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Re: Hurry! Aeroplan allowing Swiss first class bookings!
« Reply #90 on: December 03, 2017, 02:14:53 PM »
Interesting data point: I had booked TLV-ZRH-EWR in Swiss First for 115,000. I just called aeroplan, and after HUCAing Aeroplan, they rebooked me in United Polaris DIRECT TLV-EWR on the 777-300ER. While I understand that to most people this wouldn’t be an upgrade, to me it’s l’chatchila. Seems that they’re desperate to re-accommodate. Just figured I’d share...
Did they refund you the extra miles you paid for first?

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Re: Hurry! Aeroplan allowing Swiss first class bookings!
« Reply #91 on: December 03, 2017, 02:19:05 PM »
Interesting data point: I had booked TLV-ZRH-EWR in Swiss First for 115,000. I just called aeroplan, and after HUCAing Aeroplan, they rebooked me in United Polaris DIRECT TLV-EWR on the 777-300ER. While I understand that to most people this wouldn’t be an upgrade, to me it’s l’chatchila. Seems that they’re desperate to re-accommodate. Just figured I’d share...
That's great that they accommodated you but I really don't think they can afford to rebook everyone in paid F or J, it's gonna cost them millions.
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Re: Hurry! Aeroplan allowing Swiss first class bookings!
« Reply #92 on: December 03, 2017, 02:22:33 PM »
Did they refund you the extra miles you paid for first?
Yes

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Re: Hurry! Aeroplan allowing Swiss first class bookings!
« Reply #93 on: December 03, 2017, 02:23:29 PM »
Where were you coming back from?
NRT-JFK
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Re: Hurry! Aeroplan allowing Swiss first class bookings!
« Reply #94 on: December 03, 2017, 02:23:47 PM »
That's great that they accommodated you but I really don't think they can afford to rebook everyone in paid F or J, it's gonna cost them millions.
Agreed. IMO, they sense an inevitability that they will be on the hook for this and are trying to mitigate it as much as possible, hence booking me in United J. Cash value is wayyy less than half of LX F.

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Re: Hurry! Aeroplan allowing Swiss first class bookings!
« Reply #95 on: December 03, 2017, 02:24:54 PM »
Interesting data point: I had booked TLV-ZRH-EWR in Swiss First for 115,000. I just called aeroplan, and after HUCAing Aeroplan, they rebooked me in United Polaris DIRECT TLV-EWR on the 777-300ER. While I understand that to most people this wouldn’t be an upgrade, to me it’s l’chatchila. Seems that they’re desperate to re-accommodate. Just figured I’d share...
What fare class is it showing on UA.com?
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Re: Hurry! Aeroplan allowing Swiss first class bookings!
« Reply #96 on: December 03, 2017, 02:30:28 PM »
What fare class is it showing on UA.com?
J

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Re: Hurry! Aeroplan allowing Swiss first class bookings!
« Reply #97 on: December 03, 2017, 02:32:04 PM »
J
That's full fare, that's gonna be really expensive for a one way.
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Re: Hurry! Aeroplan allowing Swiss first class bookings!
« Reply #98 on: December 03, 2017, 02:36:38 PM »
That's full fare, that's gonna be really expensive for a one way.
Still less than half of a Swiss First

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Re: Hurry! Aeroplan allowing Swiss first class bookings!
« Reply #99 on: December 03, 2017, 02:37:39 PM »
Still less than half of a Swiss First
Would you get miles from United for this flight?

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Re: Hurry! Aeroplan allowing Swiss first class bookings!
« Reply #101 on: December 03, 2017, 02:39:36 PM »
Interesting data point: I had booked TLV-ZRH-EWR in Swiss First for 115,000. I just called aeroplan, and after HUCAing Aeroplan, they rebooked me in United Polaris DIRECT TLV-EWR on the 777-300ER. While I understand that to most people this wouldn’t be an upgrade, to me it’s l’chatchila. Seems that they’re desperate to re-accommodate. Just figured I’d share...
was the saver award availability there already? Or did they have to get the space opened?

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Re: Hurry! Aeroplan allowing Swiss first class bookings!
« Reply #102 on: December 03, 2017, 02:40:17 PM »
was the saver award availability there already? Or did they have to get the space opened?
Presumably they booked a cash ticket, no?
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Re: Hurry! Aeroplan allowing Swiss first class bookings!
« Reply #103 on: December 03, 2017, 02:40:33 PM »
Would you get miles from United for this flight?
Should get a ton. Is there a price paid listed on the receipt?
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Re: Hurry! Aeroplan allowing Swiss first class bookings!
« Reply #104 on: December 03, 2017, 02:40:48 PM »
Would you get miles from United for this flight?
Yup, here’s proof