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Title: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: sillypainter on April 01, 2019, 08:10:18 AM
PM me your name, DOB and flight details. I'll book it for you, send you the locator number, then you can book it from your own account. You must pay $40 via Chase QP before I give you the PNR. When you ticket it, it will waive the $75 fee.

Conditions apply.

I'll not refund the fee if you cancel within 24 hours.

There is a charge for rebooking, canceling, this applies to CLOSE-IN Booking fee only.

You must have enough miles to book.

You must be an active DDF member.

I just create the PNR, from there your'e on your own.

I found a way how to do it easily, wanna monetize and help my friends at the same time. It's not something I can share because there are some steps involved and you need to have a certain tier, so it's not easily duplicated.
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: ah giten on April 01, 2019, 08:52:13 AM
Ok Dan did you figure this out yet?
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: YOSEF on April 01, 2019, 09:30:19 AM
Any metal or only United?
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: sillypainter on April 01, 2019, 09:52:15 AM
Any metal or only United?

Any metal as long as UA miles are used.
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: myi on April 02, 2019, 02:54:24 AM
Any metal as long as UA miles are used.
Good to know for the future..
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: davidrotts63 on April 03, 2019, 08:48:02 PM
Any metal or only United?
Who else charges a close in fee?
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: ExGingi on April 03, 2019, 08:50:06 PM
Who else charges a close in fee?
AA
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: davidrotts63 on April 03, 2019, 08:52:00 PM
AA
I mean booked by UA (he clearly meant that by asking "metal")
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: ExGingi on April 03, 2019, 09:18:46 PM
I mean booked by UA (he clearly meant that by asking "metal")
If booked by UA, metal doesnít matter. Thereís a close in fee for close-in award redemptions.

The question was whether OP can reduce it for all UA redemptions, or only UA redemptions on UA metal. (Metal is the operating airline).
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: davidrotts63 on April 03, 2019, 09:23:29 PM
I'm drunk
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: ExGingi on April 03, 2019, 09:27:56 PM
I'm drunk
Since Purim?
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: davidrotts63 on April 03, 2019, 09:28:57 PM
Since Purim?
Certainly not since this years.
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: Yo123 on April 04, 2019, 12:48:51 PM
Book w SQ or Avianca and donít pay the fees. Simple.
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: AJK on April 04, 2019, 12:50:08 PM
... Except when it's not.

Like non-saver or YQ-incurring awards.
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: Yo123 on April 04, 2019, 12:51:28 PM
... Except when it's not.

Like non-saver awards.

Odds are that if itís nonsaver, youíre getting pretty crappy value for your points and should consider revenue. But yes itís a fair point.
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: pointer on April 04, 2019, 01:36:50 PM
Book w SQ or Avianca and donít pay the fees. Simple.
stocked united miles?
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: davidrotts63 on April 04, 2019, 01:45:28 PM
Book w SQ or Avianca and donít pay the fees. Simple.
Lol. Besides AV is already $25 in general.
Odds are that if itís nonsaver, youíre getting pretty crappy value for your points and should consider revenue. But yes itís a fair point.
Just plain LOL.
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: myi on April 04, 2019, 04:02:08 PM
Book w SQ or Avianca and donít pay the fees. Simple.
Yes, and this is with the assumption that the miles are not already in your UA account.
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: Yo123 on April 04, 2019, 04:07:24 PM
Obviously. Thereís lots of assumptions including the assumption that you have miles. Just laying our broad alternative options to redeem UA flights without paying close in fees. Clearly $40 is better than $75 if UA miles of your only option.
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: ruv on April 04, 2019, 04:30:54 PM
Lol.
Just plain LOL.
I'm drunk
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: pointer on April 04, 2019, 06:14:00 PM
Obviously. Thereís lots of assumptions including the assumption that you have miles. Just laying our broad alternative options to redeem UA flights without paying close in fees. Clearly $40 is better than $75 if UA miles of your only option.
No, thats not what you said
Book w SQ or Avianca and donít pay the fees. Simple.
This is what you said, totally different tone of voice
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: Yo123 on April 05, 2019, 11:51:00 AM
No, thats not what you saidThis is what you said, totally different tone of voice

No you are incorrect. Both of those statements I said. I am not writing a novel or a blog. Itís common sense that if you donít have other star alliance miles, then your only option is UA miles.
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: greathummer7 on April 05, 2019, 02:23:33 PM
So based on some rumors on various blogs, $75 close-in fee will be eliminated 11/15/19.

Oh and Unitedís award charts are going away (like Deltaís) on that date and move to dynamic award pricing. sighhh
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: Dan on April 05, 2019, 02:24:24 PM
So based on some rumors on various blogs, $75 close-in fee will be eliminated 11/15/19.

Oh and Unitedís award charts are going away (like Deltaís) on that date and move to dynamic award pricing. sighhh
https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/airlines/airline-news/united-copying-delta-goodbye-award-charts-close-fees-unitedunfriendly/
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: ludmila on April 05, 2019, 05:55:27 PM
So based on some rumors on various blogs, $75 close-in fee will be eliminated 11/15/19.

Oh and Unitedís award charts are going away (like Deltaís) on that date and move to dynamic award pricing. sighhh
I 'll try doing some bookings from now to burn UA miles. Nothing good left.
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: elg5030 on April 06, 2019, 03:45:57 PM
agreed - united MP has lost a ton of value :(
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: cks33 on April 16, 2019, 06:03:04 PM
has anyone figured a work around for the 75 fee? the only thing i see is booking a later fight and HUCA until rep waives fee
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: mmgfarb on April 16, 2019, 06:03:52 PM
has anyone figured a work around for the 75 fee? the only thing i see is booking a later fight and HUCA until rep waives fee
exactly
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: Yo123 on April 16, 2019, 06:05:02 PM
Though it doesnít always work. And, even harder when it is a last minute booking as the change of date becomes much more apparent with respect to being within the 3 week window.
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: mmgfarb on April 16, 2019, 06:09:19 PM
Though it doesnít always work. And, even harder when it is a last minute booking as the change of date becomes much more apparent with respect to being within the 3 week window.
Just book exactly a month out and say you got the wrong month.
Title: Re: Reduce the UA $75 close-in fee, pay only $40
Post by: joey89 on April 16, 2019, 06:13:41 PM
Just book exactly a month out and say you got the wrong month.
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