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What Did You Just HUCA For?
« on: March 19, 2015, 10:17:07 PM »
Attempting to: Add a connection from ORD to CLE the day after flying NRT-ORD on a UA award.
UA.com: Error.
UA callback line: Offered to open up coach saver award space on same day flight, refused to open up space on flight later that night or allow overnight connection.
UA 1K line: Booked overnight connection in F with saver award space.
Outcome: success.
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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2015, 11:11:08 PM »
Attempting to: Add a connection from ORD to CLE the day after flying NRT-ORD on a UA award.
UA.com: Error.
UA callback line: Offered to open up coach saver award space on same day flight, refused to open up space on flight later that night or allow overnight connection.
UA 1K line: Booked overnight connection in F with saver award space.
Outcome: success.
Just out of curiosity why not go straight to the UA 1K line?

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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2015, 11:15:32 PM »
Just out of curiosity why not go straight to the UA 1K line?
I usually prefer the callback line.  The 1K line didn't offer to open up space for example.
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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2015, 11:19:00 PM »
Attempting to: Change the SQ FFN to a UA FFN on a CLE-EWR-HNL J award booked by SQ in order to be eligible for economy plus and upgrade list on the CLE-EWR segment that was only available in Y.
UA.com: No changes are allowed to mileage numbers as of January.
UA callback line: Fail.
UA 1K line: Added economy plus seating, refused/unable to change FFN to be added to upgrade list.
Outcome: Success, had BAHayman help me with UA.com troubles :D
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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2016, 01:00:45 AM »
Attempting to: Book a J award showing on UA.com from CLE to YVR via EWR for 25K with a connection greater than 4 hours.
UA.com: Error.
UA callback line: Routed to India, said can't be booked for 25K.
UA 1K line: Could not book for 25K. Rep tried to force open a shorter connection but failed.
Alternate attempt: Booked YVR-EWR in J.
UA callback line: Could not add CLE-EWR at 25K rate.
UA 1K line: Could not add CLE-EWR at 25K rate.
Alternate attempt: Cancelled award, did not return to inventory immediately, but did return the next day.
UA 1K line: Escalated to supervisor and booked award at 25K rate.
Outcome: Success.
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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2016, 01:07:59 AM »



Call a spade a spade. Please rename title to "what did Dan just HUCA for?" Lol

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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2017, 03:39:51 PM »
New record: Success after 39 HUCAs!
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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2017, 03:41:10 PM »
New record: Success after 39 HUCAs!
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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2017, 03:43:10 PM »
Getting an EY F MLE-AUH seg to be on the same itin as EY F AUH-JFK when married logic prevented them from being on the same itin. EY won't even sell the legs together for a revenue ticket.

Been calling 6 times/day to the AA US, AU, and NZ desks for the past week ever since EY up-gauged the MLE-AUH equipment from 321 to 333.
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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2017, 05:14:35 PM »
New record: Success after 39 HUCAs!
was it worth the time?
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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2017, 05:18:13 PM »
was it worth the time?
I do it while I'm working on the computer on speakerphone, so it's hard to quantify. Still you couldn't pay me to do it for you.
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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2017, 05:21:34 PM »
I do it while I'm working on the computer on speakerphone, so it's hard to quantify. Still you couldn't pay me to do it for you.
well I guess in your case it was worth it but sometimes people get so stuck up on things that will huca for so long that they practically could of made a lot more money during that time than what they saved!
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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2017, 05:22:17 PM »
Depends on how good you are multi-tasking I suppose.
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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2017, 05:35:34 PM »
well I guess in your case it was worth it but sometimes people get so stuck up on things that will huca for so long that they practically could of made a lot more money during that time than what they saved!

It's like people who spend 30 minutes finding and stacking coupons/portals etc on a $10 purchase to save 50 cents. For some people it's a lifestyle  :P

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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2017, 06:32:25 PM »
It's like people who spend 30 minutes finding and stacking coupons/portals etc on a $10 purchase to save 50 cents. For some people it's a lifestyle  :P
Or do an extra 30 minutes of driving to save $5 on gas
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