Recent experience with AVR ( Automatic VisaRevalidation)

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I am on H1b and the visa on my passport has expired. I have a valid i797 with i94 and my wife has valid i797 for h4. We are thinking of going to Cancun for vacation and planning to use AVR (Automatic Visa Revalidation) to reenter USA.

  1. I have read online that some airlines may stop you from boarding when you return because the visa on the passport has expired and they do not fully understand AVR.

  2. The expired visa I have on my passport is from my previous employer and i797 is from my current employer. Does that matter ?

I would like to hear from anyone who has gone through this process recently. Please let me know if we need to be aware of anything.

Side note - I reached out to United airlines customer care and they sent only some general information back but nothing specific.