Visit Micronesia Discount Airfare!!! UPDATE

Hi Folks,

In the week since I published the original article, a lot of new information has come to light, so this is an update to the original article with more accurate and current information.

United Airline’s discounted Visit Micronesia fare:

Here are the details on how to buy this discounted ticket and the rules that currently apply:

  • The Visit Micronesia fare is available for ticketing Dec 1, 2012 – March 31, 2014.
  • It can be used to travel beginning February 14, 2013.
  • Travelers cannot live in the Micronesia region. (i.e. The Commonwealth of the Marianas, Guam, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands or Hawaii).
  • The ticket must be purchased outside of the Micronesia region and must be purchased before the trip begins.
  • Travel on United or United Express must begin outside of the Micronesia region. So, your flight into Hawaii or Guam must be on United or United Express.
  • The ticket number for the trip to Guam or Hawaii must be cross referenced on the Visit Micronesia ticket.
  • The Visit Micronesia fare provides a discount fare with multiple stops (2 – 5 islands, depending on the ticket purchased) for travel to the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, CNMI and Palau. The turnaround island is included in the number of stops.
  • The first stop must be scheduled when the ticket is purchased, but the rest can be left open. The traveler has 30 days to complete their travel on the Visit Micronesia ticket.
  • There is a $250 fee for refunds and changes made by the issuing agency (United or your travel agent) before departure. After departure this fare is not refundable or changeable.
  • These fares aren’t available online. Since these tickets have many possible combinations of routes and islands to be visited, you need to buy the ticket through a travel agent or by calling a United reservations agent.
  • The Visit Micronesia fare details are found on page “GG VUS MIC” in United’s reservation system.
  • This is the current contact information for United, from the United Airlines website:
    • For reservations in the USA and Canada: 1-800-864-8331
    • This page, has contact options for other countries and regions.

Your potential savings are huge, for example right now (Nov 2012) the round trip Visit Micronesia ticket from Honolulu to Kosrae and Pohnpei is currently priced at $620.00. But remember that this does not include the taxes and fuel surcharge, which can be quite hefty! Your mileage may vary. :)

Now that you can afford the trip you have always wanted to take, do it!

See you soon!
Katrina

 
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7 Responses to Visit Micronesia Discount Airfare!!! UPDATE

  1. Alex says:

    Hi! Is there a direct link to the Micronesia fare details page? I tried looking in their reservations system and could not find anything. Thanks so much!

    • Katrina says:

      Hi Alex,

      Thanks for your message. I don’t think that they have the Visit Mic details posted. They might in the future, but Continental never posted the details of the original Visit Mic fare. Your best bet is the info I posted here and on the travel tips page on my main site: http://kosraevillage.com/traveltips.shtml#vismic.

      If you tell the United reservations agent that the fare details are found on page GG VUS MIC in their system, that should do the trick. If you run into trouble (it’s still early days for this fare) let me know, and I will try to help.

      Cheers,
      Katrina

  2. Jacky Smith says:

    When planning a trip and looking for the best deals, be open to planning your trip during different dates. This allows you more flexibility with getting the best flight prices available.

    • Katrina says:

      Hi Jacky,

      Thanks for your comments. Another point to remember is that in general US airline prices are higher between Memorial Day and Labor Day and during the Christmas holidays.

      Cheers,
      Katrina

  3. Walt says:

    Wasn’t able to successfully get any information. Gave the VMICR code as well as the GG code, but the agent couldn’t find anything and said I needed a PIN code.

  4. Tim says:

    Greetings! Have we established that this fare is indeed “legit”? I really want it to be, as I was in the Micronesia with the Peace Corps and would love to travels back…but I just got off the phone with a United rep who was completely clueless! Please let me know if anyone has had success and maybe some additional pointers! Cheers, Tim

    • Katrina says:

      Hi Tim,

      Well – the fare is real, but people are having a devil of a time getting it. Did you give the reservations person the “GG VUS MIC” code? Supposedly if they have that code they can pull up the information in their system.

      I’d like to know if anyone has successfully purchased one of these tickets.

      Cheers,
      Katrina