I purchased a one way ticket from Seoul Korea to Baltimore in November. I arrived from Seoul on time at 5:30PM March 1st. After being required to wait almost two hours in an immigration line I arrived at the United ticket counter at 7:35PM to get my boarding pass for my 8:25PM flight but was told that I could not board my flight#199 because "The gate for this flight closes one hour before flight time". They forced me to buy another flight telling me that it would cost $879.00. Several other passengers had the same experience. The bill arrived on my credit card for "Yaun Lu Businiess 9200043 Shanghai" for $1009.27. This clearly is a blatant scam! United has refused to honor my refund request because "We are unable to honor your request and would like to explain why. Our records show the ticket was used; therefore, no refund is due." I was FORCED to buy this ticket. And when I flew on the rebooked flight about 2 hours later people were boarding the plane right up until about 15 minutes before take off time - again pointing to the fact that I was scammed because they lied that my original flight was closed a full hour before flight time. I am working on a charge back with my bank but not sure they will honor it. I definitely will NEVER pay this bill but don't want to ruin my credit or reputation with my bank. I would love some advice!