I have a voucher from United Airlines worth $300. I was given this because I voluntarily gave up my seat on a full flight. Is it possible that I can exchange my voucher to receive the $300 cash instead? The voucher doesn't expire until February 2016.
There's a reason they gave you a voucher rather than cash--the voucher isn't worth anything like what the cash would have been worth. They're not going to let you trade it in!
I received a United voucher for giving up a seat a year ago, and assuming they haven't changed on the meantime, here are the terms and conditions I was given:
In particular, #3 seems to tell me that you can't use the voucher for anything but credit toward a flight ticket:
- The certificate may be redeemed for credit up to its face value only toward the purchase of an electronic airline ticket/s/- where eligible- from United.
I don't believe you'll be able to exchange it. However, it won't cost you anything but your free time to call United's customer service line and ask.