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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #45 on: April 28, 2016, 01:29:37 PM »
can anyone with a Chase united mileage plus card or premier status check for me if there are any available saver awards (economy or business) for 2 or 3 ppl from AMS to Newark on May 2nd? THIA

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #46 on: April 28, 2016, 02:44:28 PM »
can anyone with a Chase united mileage plus card or premier status check for me if there are any available saver awards (economy or business) for 2 or 3 ppl from AMS to Newark on May 2nd? THIA
They have on AC 825 and AC 768 through YYZ.
leaving 11:55 am Amsterdam, NL (AMS), Arriving 8:22 pm EWR
No saver awards on the direct UA 71 flight

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #47 on: February 12, 2017, 06:24:05 AM »
In order to get the first bag free on a United flight, according to the description of the benefit, you need to have bought the ticket with your Mileage Plus Explorer Card. Does anybody have experience getting the free baggage by showing their card, without having bought the ticket with the card?
I was going to ask this same question!
I just bought UA tickets using MR BP hybrid points. Any way to get free first checked bag, since I have (but did not use) the UA MP CC, or otherwise?

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #48 on: February 12, 2017, 10:41:05 AM »
I was going to ask this same question!
I just bought UA tickets using MR BP hybrid points. Any way to get free first checked bag, since I have (but did not use) the UA MP CC, or otherwise?
yes many times!
At the time I was an AU on the presidential card
That gave me 2/3 free bags.
I would always tell them I forgot to use this card..
This was my experience
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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #49 on: February 12, 2017, 10:42:19 AM »
yes many times!
At the time I was an AU on the presidential card
That gave me 2/3 free bags.
I would always tell them I forgot to use this card..
This was my experience
thanks! So I'm sure it's YMMV. But it never hurts to smile and ask nicely. :)

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #50 on: February 12, 2017, 12:08:38 PM »
I was going to ask this same question!
I just bought UA tickets using MR BP hybrid points. Any way to get free first checked bag, since I have (but did not use) the UA MP CC, or otherwise?
IME (one time only) they wouldn't budge, and since ticket wasn't purchased with United card (had Club card at the time) they wouldn't allow the free luggage.

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #51 on: February 12, 2017, 06:24:52 PM »
IME (one time only) they wouldn't budge, and since ticket wasn't purchased with United card (had Club card at the time) they wouldn't allow the free luggage.
Thanks, sounds like YMMV.  We'll probably just do carry-ons and avoid the issue. I'll post in "what award flight did you just book" with the details.

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #52 on: February 13, 2017, 12:28:09 PM »
IME (one time only) they wouldn't budge, and since ticket wasn't purchased with United card (had Club card at the time) they wouldn't allow the free luggage.

+1 although paying the taxes with the card even on award flights does the trick IME and even if i use someone else's card

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #53 on: February 13, 2017, 12:33:01 PM »
+1 although paying the taxes with the card even on award flights does the trick IME and even if i use someone else's card
IME (one time only) they wouldn't budge, and since ticket wasn't purchased with United card (had Club card at the time) they wouldn't allow the free luggage.
was this Recently?
Last time I tried was about a year ago
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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #54 on: February 13, 2017, 12:35:27 PM »
was this Recently?
Last time I tried was about a year ago
It was sometime last year. Flight to TLV, wouldn't allow 2nd free checked bag despite having United Club CC, since ticket wasn't paid for with it.

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #55 on: February 13, 2017, 12:36:52 PM »
It was sometime last year. Flight to TLV, wouldn't allow 2nd free checked bag despite having United Club CC, since ticket wasn't paid for with it.
I guess it really is YMMV. I used it on a EWR-TLV flight
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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #56 on: April 03, 2017, 02:02:22 AM »
ETA; I found for $93 a one way paid flight which I think I will beh take!
 Wish I can book on ba, I have so many avios sitting not knowing what to do with them!

Below in the picture you can see this united flight is operated by air Canada! Will I still be able to get a free bag as I'm booking through united while having the mileage Explorer card? And is it like that always when they fly on another carrier you can't choose online your seats unless I go on air Canada's website or call?
 Thanks

« Last Edit: April 03, 2017, 02:31:45 AM by myi »
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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #57 on: April 03, 2017, 02:14:09 AM »
This is not a united flight operated by AC. It's an AC flight with a UA flight number.

No free bags.

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #58 on: April 03, 2017, 02:15:13 AM »
This is not a united flight operated by AC. It's an AC flight with a UA flight number.

No free bags.
Interesting! 
And then they have the ability to charge 12.5k for the flight?!? Wonder if it's the same amount on AC website?
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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #59 on: April 03, 2017, 03:49:44 PM »
ETA; I found for $93 a one way paid flight which I think I will beh take!
 Wish I can book on ba, I have so many avios sitting not knowing what to do with them!

Below in the picture you can see this united flight is operated by air Canada! Will I still be able to get a free bag as I'm booking through united while having the mileage Explorer card? And is it like that always when they fly on another carrier you can't choose online your seats unless I go on air Canada's website or call?
 Thanks



Make sure to try the UA close-in trick.