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Title: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on May 23, 2017, 04:00:32 PM
thanks to everyone who killed it  :'(
Title: Re: Chase $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Emkay on May 23, 2017, 04:03:57 PM
thanks to everyone who killed it  :'(
Title: Re: Chase $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: mmgfarb on May 23, 2017, 04:04:12 PM
Chase?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: yechiel on May 23, 2017, 04:06:05 PM
Let's hear
Title: Re: Chase $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on May 23, 2017, 04:06:11 PM
Chase?
united
im in a different battle with chase. frustrating day in the points game
Title: Re: Chase $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: mochjas on May 23, 2017, 04:07:09 PM
united
im in a different battle with chase. frustrating day in the points game
just use sq I dont get the big deal?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: yitrap on May 23, 2017, 04:07:48 PM
thanks to everyone who killed it  :'(
Source?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: mmgfarb on May 23, 2017, 04:07:49 PM
united
im in a different battle with chase. frustrating day in the points game
Figured, thanks for fixing the title.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on May 23, 2017, 04:08:00 PM
just use sq I dont get the big deal?
sometimes you only have united points.
or no saver available
Title: Re: Chase $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: yechiel on May 23, 2017, 04:08:17 PM
united
im in a different battle with chase. frustrating day in the points game

Ah is that right?

Brutal.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on May 23, 2017, 04:08:25 PM
Source?

try it and you will see
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: yitrap on May 23, 2017, 04:09:41 PM
try it and you will see
That's not a source.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on May 23, 2017, 04:10:49 PM
That's not a source.

whats a better source then seeing it not work.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: yitrap on May 23, 2017, 04:11:21 PM
whats a better source then seeing it not work.
Can you provide a little more details?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on May 23, 2017, 04:12:46 PM
yes
was just tried
booked further out. then clicked on change. and then it said 0 miles need but $75 needed
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: jj1000 on May 23, 2017, 04:14:53 PM
I just want to say thanks to the people that shared it with me, without them I wouldn't know it existed before it died.

And to the people that shared it with ANYONE besides ME screw you!
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: mochjas on May 23, 2017, 04:15:30 PM

And to the people that shared it with ANYONE besides ME screw you!
That would be your brother
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: username on May 23, 2017, 04:18:38 PM
Well he didn't really share it online. he said it at a seminar.
years later he buried it in a long post on DD.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Aerial Dag on May 23, 2017, 04:21:19 PM
Well he didn't really share it online. he said it at a seminar.
years later he buried it in a long post on DD.
Unlike other bloggers who were acting like all their readers were crazy for not taking advantage of it while it was still alive. Talk about a self fulfilling prophecy.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on May 23, 2017, 04:25:14 PM
I just want to say thanks to the people that shared it with me, without them I wouldn't know it existed before it died.

And to the people that shared it with ANYONE besides ME screw you!

I agree
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: ash on May 23, 2017, 04:31:22 PM
is it confirmed? i use it all the time i.e i used it yesterday

did you try incognito?

did you try logging in with just the record locator and the last name ?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: yelped on May 23, 2017, 04:32:24 PM
Sad. It was very useful.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: nobiggy on May 23, 2017, 04:42:31 PM
What work around?  ::)
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Dan on May 23, 2017, 04:43:17 PM
Unlike other bloggers who were acting like all their readers were crazy for not taking advantage of it while it was still alive. Talk about a self fulfilling prophecy.
Including one just this week.

But has anyone besides the CRONY confirmed this?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: elimmm on May 23, 2017, 04:50:26 PM
anyone try it w phone reps?
i heard that the international ones forget to charge the fee sometimes, but i'm not in the mood of doing a booking, just to find out
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Hershelsdeals on May 23, 2017, 04:50:44 PM
Shouldn't take more than a min to check

If it's not dead, please delete the thread and ban the OP. Thanks
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on May 23, 2017, 04:51:05 PM
Including one just this week.

But has anyone besides the CRONY confirmed this?

you think united is being select?
just like chase is with shutting down accounts  >:(
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: aygart on May 23, 2017, 04:52:22 PM
Shouldn't take more than a min to check

If it's not dead, please delete the thread and ban the OP. Thanks
a bit harsh, no?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: yitrap on May 23, 2017, 04:52:37 PM
If it was reprogrammed then phone reps may not need to manually charge the $75 anymore...
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: as2 on May 23, 2017, 04:53:59 PM
Including one just this week.

But has anyone besides the CRONY confirmed this?
If this makes DDMS you will need to give credit to MMS, TPG etc...
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on May 23, 2017, 04:58:11 PM
Shouldn't take more than a min to check

If it's not dead, please delete the thread and ban the OP. Thanks

seriously? whats your problem? 
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Dan on May 23, 2017, 05:00:21 PM
Confirmed online.
Not sure about phone.

Another one bites the dust.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: yitrap on May 23, 2017, 05:04:29 PM
Confirmed online.
Not sure about phone.

Another one bites the dust.
I guess it's time to get status with United.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on May 23, 2017, 05:07:34 PM
Shouldn't take more than a min to check

If it's not dead, please delete the thread and ban the OP. Thanks

I think you should be banned for this
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: as2 on May 23, 2017, 05:07:39 PM
I guess it's time to get status with United.
Is it still waived with the club card too?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: AJK on May 23, 2017, 05:07:59 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: high end hobo on May 23, 2017, 05:08:26 PM
That took a long time for united to fix...
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: yitrap on May 23, 2017, 05:08:30 PM
Is it still waived with the club card too?
That hasn't changed.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: as2 on May 23, 2017, 05:09:16 PM
That hasn't changed.
What I meant was, it's easier to get a club card, then to get status
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: AJK on May 23, 2017, 05:10:08 PM
What I meant was, it's easier to get a club card, then to get status

Gosh, one would need ESP to figure out that by "Is it still waived with the club card too?" meant the above.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: yitrap on May 23, 2017, 05:10:57 PM
What I meant was, it's easier to get a club card, then to get status
Over 5/24? Maybe the business version with BRM. I'd rather do a status match + BP booking...
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: yitrap on May 23, 2017, 05:11:34 PM
It's actually surprising how long it lasted.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: as2 on May 23, 2017, 05:12:38 PM
Gosh, one would need ESP to figure out that by "Is it still waived with the club card too?" meant the above.
Chill. I meant to write "isn't"
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: yelped on May 23, 2017, 05:13:14 PM
It's actually surprising how long it lasted.
Maybe it's time to turn up the heat on the whole idea of a bogus close in fee. They should say thank you that they're not flying an empty plane..
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: as2 on May 23, 2017, 05:14:34 PM
It's actually surprising how long it lasted.
Maybe the finally Googled it
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: David Smith on May 23, 2017, 05:15:02 PM
It is a bit of a slap in the face, being as they often only release award space close in.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: shimino1 on May 23, 2017, 05:15:38 PM
This trick has personally saved me many hundreds of dollars. Thank you Dan for sharing it in the seminars and thank you even more for not sharing it on the DDMS.

The real jerks aren't those that light the match but those that pour the gasoline. It kills me when I see someone blatantly, explicitly, explaining something like this trick in an online forum that anyone with Google can easily find and when you gently chastise them for their behavior they will stupidly/Innocently respond that "they already saw it hinted to somewhere else so it's obviously an open policy now". No deal got killed with one mention on one forum, It's all the reposts that get those forks sharpened.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: yitrap on May 23, 2017, 05:16:19 PM
Maybe it's time to turn up the heat on the whole idea of a bogus close in fee. They should say thank you that they're not flying an empty plane..
United frequently releases a nice amount of seats within the last 24 hours and to a lesser degree within the few weeks before the flight, I imagine part of their cheshbon is the $75 fee.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: yitrap on May 23, 2017, 05:17:22 PM
Interestingly this was so well known that I've had phone reps tell me they'll book me 3 weeks out and change the ticket so I can avoid the fee.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: yelped on May 23, 2017, 05:22:14 PM
United frequently releases a nice amount of seats within the last 24 hours and to a lesser degree within the few weeks before the flight, I imagine part of their cheshbon is the $75 fee.
So they're charging to use miles. The same with YQ. We should start making noise. AA credit card sign-ups are already lower...
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Dan on May 23, 2017, 05:23:54 PM
It is a bit of a slap in the face, being as they often only release award space close in.
Would you rather Delta's system where the rates skyrocket within 3 weeks?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: dpk4588 on May 23, 2017, 05:26:01 PM
This trick has personally saved me many hundreds of dollars. Thank you Dan for sharing it in the seminars and thank you even more for not sharing it on the DDMS.
Um...
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/94908
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: yelped on May 23, 2017, 05:48:18 PM
Would you rather Delta's system where the rates skyrocket within 3 weeks?
Would rather a write up about how the US Big 3 all stack the cards. Maybe we can start a letter writing campaign to the Dot to regulate the mileage programs.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: mmgfarb on May 23, 2017, 05:53:04 PM
Would rather a write up about how the US Big 3 all stack the cards. Maybe we can start a letter writing campaign to the Dot to regulate the mileage programs.
You really want more scrutinization?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: as2 on May 23, 2017, 05:56:03 PM
You really want more scrutinization?
+1 And cuts to balance out the new terms they would be forced into?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: mmgfarb on May 23, 2017, 05:57:18 PM
+1 And cuts to balance out the new terms they would be forced into?
Exactly, you would never know beforehand how it would turn out and it probably wouldn't be for the better overall.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: hide4 on May 23, 2017, 05:59:24 PM
Would rather a write up about how the US Big 3 all stack the cards. Maybe we can start a letter writing campaign to the Dot to regulate the mileage programs.
Don't think we can do anything. But I dont understand how the banks go for this garbage when they pay so much for the points.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: yelped on May 23, 2017, 06:24:25 PM
Exactly, you would never know beforehand how it would turn out and it probably wouldn't be for the better overall.
+1 And cuts to balance out the new terms they would be forced into?
You really want more scrutinization?
With United you may have a point, even though I'm not sure what they will do. But with Delta and American there isn't really anything to lose. I think the Dot or FTC have what you enforce. They bait and switch, change the terms, limit the redemptions, charge bogus fees. There definitely is precedent for prosecuting such behavior.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: ExGingi on May 23, 2017, 07:06:07 PM
Wow. Kept a Chase Club card for a while, until I found out about this trick. Used it for the first time ever last week, and now....
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: ad120 on May 23, 2017, 07:29:24 PM
If it's not dead, please delete the thread and ban the OP. Thanks
Regardless if it is dead, the troll should be banned!
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: mmgfarb on May 23, 2017, 07:41:03 PM
Regardless if it is dead, the troll should be banned!
Huh? Why?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: yelped on May 23, 2017, 08:08:11 PM
Does the system charge $5.60+$75 or $75+5.60 ;)
?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: efflpetzel on May 23, 2017, 08:40:25 PM
Regardless if it is dead, the troll should be banned!
+100
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: mochjas on May 23, 2017, 08:41:21 PM
Who exactly is trolling?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: high end hobo on May 23, 2017, 08:53:04 PM
http://mommypoints.boardingarea.com/2017/05/22/lifemiles-discounted-star-alliance-redemptions-from-10000-miles-each-way/

Kadma refuah lemakoh
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: yelped on May 23, 2017, 09:03:24 PM
http://mommypoints.boardingarea.com/2017/05/22/lifemiles-discounted-star-alliance-redemptions-from-10000-miles-each-way/

Kadma refuah lemakoh
And no YQ. Only transfers from SPG?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: high end hobo on May 23, 2017, 09:49:32 PM
And no YQ. Only transfers from SPG?
You can buy the points for as low as 1.1 from avaianca or get the 60k Signup bonus
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: yitrap on May 23, 2017, 10:01:52 PM
http://mommypoints.boardingarea.com/2017/05/22/lifemiles-discounted-star-alliance-redemptions-from-10000-miles-each-way/

Kadma refuah lemakoh
Till May 30th.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: username on May 24, 2017, 12:11:14 AM
Time for a DD post on the United Club card. With $100 off, after a few bookings, its not so expensive at all.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: aygart on May 24, 2017, 01:12:59 AM
Time for a DD post on the United Club card. With $100 off, after a few bookings, its not so expensive at all.
A Chase card getting a dedicated post?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Aerial Dag on May 24, 2017, 09:12:56 AM
Time for a DD post on the United Club card. With $100 off, after a few bookings, its not so expensive at all.
If only it wasn't 5/24  >:(
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: itsyehuda on May 24, 2017, 02:54:18 PM
If only it wasn't 5/24  >:(

You can product change your MPE
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: username on May 24, 2017, 05:22:57 PM
You can product change your MPE
Will it count towards my 5/24?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: mochjas on May 24, 2017, 05:23:57 PM
Will it count towards my 5/24?
no
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: AJK on May 24, 2017, 05:24:05 PM
It will count no more and no less than the account your PC'ing from.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: username on May 24, 2017, 06:41:04 PM
Thank you all.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: yitzgar on May 24, 2017, 07:32:35 PM
You can product change your MPE
If you have one.....
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: myi on May 26, 2017, 03:20:35 PM
Time for a DD post on the United Club card. With $100 off, after a few bookings, its not so expensive at all.
What's the AF on this card? And any perks to it aside from the simple MPX(baggage,award avlblty)?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: as2 on May 26, 2017, 03:21:45 PM
What's the AF on this card? And any perks to it aside from the simple MPX(baggage,award avlblty)?
$450. You get United Club access, free bag, GE etc..
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: myi on May 26, 2017, 03:23:47 PM
$450. You get United Club access, free bag, GE etc..
I guess that's only worth it for frequent flyers.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: username on May 26, 2017, 03:36:36 PM
I guess that's only worth it for frequent flyers.

Or you plan on making 3 r/t tickets within 21 days notice. Less than that if you are checking luggage.
I think there is $100 off for the first year.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Something Fishy on May 28, 2017, 06:38:07 PM
Worked fine over the phone just now.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: hide4 on May 28, 2017, 06:47:28 PM
Worked fine over the phone just now.
Something fishy!
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: ash on May 28, 2017, 08:06:10 PM
worked over the phone for me too
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: yelped on May 28, 2017, 08:11:00 PM
worked over the phone for me too
Worked fine over the phone just now.
That's great.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Freddie on May 28, 2017, 08:53:35 PM
If you book a RT there's only one close in fee? As opposed to booking the same itin as two OWs there'd be 2x$75, correct?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Lou Bob on May 28, 2017, 09:27:05 PM
If you book a RT there's only one close in fee? As opposed to booking the same itin as two OWs there'd be 2x$75, correct?
correct
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Myccrabbi on May 28, 2017, 10:12:27 PM
Worked fine over the phone just now.


worked over the phone for me too
So it still works?

Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: theyankel on May 29, 2017, 12:26:42 PM
With United you may have a point, even though I'm not sure what they will do. But with Delta and American there isn't really anything to lose. I think the Dot or FTC have what you enforce. They bait and switch, change the terms, limit the redemptions, charge bogus fees. There definitely is precedent for prosecuting such behavior.
terms subject to change at any time. appreciate it while you have it.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: jj1000 on May 29, 2017, 12:53:13 PM
Worked fine over the phone just now.

I just want to say thanks to the people that shared it with me, without them I wouldn't know it existed before it died.

And to the people that shared it with ANYONE besides ME screw you!
>:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on May 29, 2017, 04:42:47 PM
>:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

So you are upset that it works ?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: LoLo on May 29, 2017, 05:00:42 PM
Time for a DD post on the United Club card. With $100 off, after a few bookings, its not so expensive at all.
First year free in-branch IIRC, although subject to 5/24.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: LoLo on May 29, 2017, 05:03:48 PM
So you are upset that it works ?
Did he say that?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on May 29, 2017, 05:19:40 PM
Did he say that?

Did I ever say that he said that ?
If you are going to ask stupid questions, then I will reply with stupid questions
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: sillypainter on May 29, 2017, 05:19:50 PM
Did he say that?

You need to know our in-house chief rabbi for that......
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: BarryLincoln on July 24, 2017, 11:37:22 PM
No dice over the phone today...
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: ckmk47 on July 25, 2017, 12:57:55 AM
No dice over the phone today...
HUCA?
It worked for me 8 days ago.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: normathej on August 09, 2017, 07:02:19 PM
HUCA?
It worked for me 8 days ago.

I called twice already with no luck. Should I be saying something soecial?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: yitrap on August 09, 2017, 07:48:44 PM
I called twice already with no luck. Should I be saying something soecial?
Please
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: aygart on August 09, 2017, 08:01:12 PM
Please
that would be social.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: normathej on August 09, 2017, 09:22:04 PM
that would be social.

Ok, ok. I meant should I say something "special" as the reason I should be charged. I actually asked nicely all three times, the first time I got a no, the second time I asked if it could be waived because it was within 24 hours of booking and got a no, and the third time before I said anything at all, she said that because i was in the special "risk free" period - I.e. 24 hours, there would be no charge. So end of story, it does still work.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: aygart on August 09, 2017, 09:23:09 PM
Ok, ok. I meant should I say something "special" as the reason I should be charged. I actually asked nicely all three times, the first time I got a no, the second time I asked if it could be waived because it was within 24 hours of booking and got a no, and the third time before I said anything at all, she said that because i was in the special "risk free" period - I.e. 24 hours, there would be no charge. So end of story, it does still work.
Long live HUCA!
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: mmgfarb on August 09, 2017, 09:40:09 PM
Ok, ok. I meant should I say something "special" as the reason I should be charged. I actually asked nicely all three times, the first time I got a no, the second time I asked if it could be waived because it was within 24 hours of booking and got a no, and the third time before I said anything at all, she said that because i was in the special "risk free" period - I.e. 24 hours, there would be no charge. So end of story, it does still work.
Did you book an award for a few weeks out and then ask to change it to an award within the next few weeks?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: David Smith on August 09, 2017, 10:22:27 PM
Ok, ok. I meant should I say something "special" as the reason I should be charged. I actually asked nicely all three times, the first time I got a no, the second time I asked if it could be waived because it was within 24 hours of booking and got a no, and the third time before I said anything at all, she said that because i was in the special "risk free" period - I.e. 24 hours, there would be no charge. So end of story, it does still work.
The first two times you called and asked them to waive the close in fee?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: yitrap on August 09, 2017, 10:31:06 PM
The first two times you called and asked them to waive the close in fee?
Sounds like it.

Ok, ok. I meant should I say something "special" as the reason I should be charged. I actually asked nicely all three times, the first time I got a no, the second time I asked if it could be waived because it was within 24 hours of booking and got a no, and the third time before I said anything at all, she said that because i was in the special "risk free" period - I.e. 24 hours, there would be no charge. So end of story, it does still work.

The trick here is to just ask them to switch the booking for you. Don't mention any fee, in fact if they start mentioning it tell them it's within 24 hours and there shouldn't even be a fee.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: normathej on August 09, 2017, 11:39:37 PM
Sounds like it.

The trick here is to just ask them to switch the booking for you. Don't mention any fee, in fact if they start mentioning it tell them it's within 24 hours and there shouldn't even be a fee.

First time I said nothing specific, just that I wanted to change the booking.  She said sure but there is a change fee. By the way that was $125, more than the $75 close in fee.
Second time I asked to change and also was told - sure, but there is a change fee. I asked if the change fee is waived because it's within 24 hours and she said no.  American agent. Both of these agents did not mention the close in fee, but the change fee.
Third time I again said nothing specific and she said sure I can change it and you won't even be charged any fees. This one was a very foreign sounding agent.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: normathej on August 09, 2017, 11:43:26 PM
The first two times you called and asked them to waive the close in fee?

The change fee that they said they would charge if I made a change to the booking.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: yitrap on August 09, 2017, 11:58:55 PM
First time I said nothing specific, just that I wanted to change the booking.  She said sure but there is a change fee. By the way that was $125, more than the $75 close in fee.
Second time I asked to change and also was told - sure, but there is a change fee. I asked if the change fee is waived because it's within 24 hours and she said no.  American agent. Both of these agents did not mention the close in fee, but the change fee.
Third time I again said nothing specific and she said sure I can change it and you won't even be charged any fees. This one was a very foreign sounding agent.
That has nothing to do with close in fee working or not. That's a case of a bad rep.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: myi on August 10, 2017, 05:37:28 AM
That has nothing to do with close in fee working or not. That's a case of a bad rep.
I assume it does show, as he clearly said that the rep offered a change to the flight without the close in fee which would have occurred.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: beeweegee on September 10, 2017, 11:36:45 PM
(https://i.redd.it/f5v2oxrhg3lz.jpg)
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: mmgfarb on September 11, 2017, 02:25:41 AM
(https://i.redd.it/f5v2oxrhg3lz.jpg)
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Name Changed on April 26, 2018, 12:42:58 PM
Definitely not dead.

Just succeeded in having fee waived.

It seems that it's not a fee that the agent adds in, but is there when you are making the change, and the agent had to manually remove it.

I said that its within my 24 hour cancellation window, so I should not have to pay the fee. The agent spoke with their help desk, and they said it could be removed.

Was the 2nd agent I spoke with for it to work.

Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: LoLo on June 12, 2018, 06:48:43 PM


https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2018/06/12/united-close-in-booking-trick-seems-to-be-dead/

Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Dan on June 12, 2018, 06:51:18 PM

https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2018/06/12/united-close-in-booking-trick-seems-to-be-dead/
Nothing has changed now.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Abey on June 12, 2018, 10:22:54 PM
Nothing has changed now.
From a bloggerís perspective wth is he trying to gain here ? Haters ?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: lubaby on June 12, 2018, 10:47:35 PM
From a bloggerís perspective wth is he trying to gain here ? Haters ?
Clicks. And credit card signups.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: as2 on June 12, 2018, 10:47:55 PM
From a bloggerís perspective wth is he trying to gain here ? Haters ?
Lol you're spot on. Have a look at the comments.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: mmgfarb on June 13, 2018, 01:45:26 AM
Lol you're spot on. Have a look at the comments.
Na, Gary usually doesn't post that many things just for clicks, my bet is that he saw some new info and really thought it might be dead. He even says at the end that he's not sure.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Dan on June 13, 2018, 07:56:10 AM
Na, Gary usually doesn't post that many things just for clicks,.
What alternate universe did I just wake up to?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: as2 on June 13, 2018, 08:01:02 AM
What alternate universe did I just wake up to?
I'm guessing this was sarcasm
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Dan on June 13, 2018, 08:03:19 AM
I'm guessing this was sarcasm
My sarcasm radar doesn't function until 8.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: JeremyG on June 13, 2018, 08:22:23 AM
FYI, I've had the change fee successfully waived with no close in fee several times since this has been "dead". Depends on the agent.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Dan on June 13, 2018, 08:23:35 AM
FYI, I've had the change fee successfully waived with no close in fee several times since this has been "dead". Depends on the agent.
Aka
Nothing has changed now.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: davidrotts63 on June 13, 2018, 10:17:21 AM
here (https://milestomemories.boardingarea.com/from-around-the-web-26/) they just are not giving up!!!
And apparently this (http://www.seat31b.com/2018/06/united-close-in-booking-trick-is-dead/) is the original "blogger" to find out its "dead"
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: shapsam on June 13, 2018, 10:26:23 AM
here (https://milestomemories.boardingarea.com/from-around-the-web-26/) they just are not giving up!!!
And apparently this (http://www.seat31b.com/2018/06/united-close-in-booking-trick-is-dead/) is the original "blogger" to find out its "dead"
It's better like this, now it actually might die slower...
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: LoLo on June 17, 2018, 09:22:59 PM
Worked fine for me today.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: davidrotts63 on July 15, 2018, 04:04:04 AM
takes a few tries ;)
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: myi on July 15, 2018, 09:02:25 PM
takes a few tries ;)
Nice, that's for 7 Tickets.
When's your flight? In 3 months? ;)
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: davidrotts63 on July 15, 2018, 09:04:39 PM
Nice, that's for 7 Tickets.
When's your flight? In 3 months? ;)
No that's 1 ticket. Canceled and rebooked as I was waiting for a new rep. Wipes the notes.
Each charge and credit is a new booking for the same flight.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: mmgfarb on July 15, 2018, 09:06:53 PM
No that's 1 ticket. Canceled and rebooked as I was waiting for a new rep. Wipes the notes.
Each charge and credit is a new booking for the same flight.
You don't usually have to do that, if they say there's a fee, just say never mind and huca.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Abey on July 15, 2018, 09:08:30 PM
Works for change of class ? Ex. Lh f
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: davidrotts63 on July 15, 2018, 09:08:39 PM
You don't usually have to do that, if they say there's a fee, just say never mind and huca.
No reason not too, takes an extra second and can make it easier. Only actually took 4 calls.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: davidrotts63 on July 15, 2018, 09:10:12 PM
Works for change of class ? Ex. Lh f
Huh. This is a close fee trick.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Abey on July 15, 2018, 09:13:36 PM
Huh. This is a close fee trick.
lh f only opens 15 days out. Can I book j far out and switch to f ?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: davidrotts63 on July 15, 2018, 09:15:56 PM
lh f only opens 15 days out. Can I book j far out and switch to f ?
We aren't opening seats here. We are talking about when they are available regardless.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Abey on July 15, 2018, 09:16:59 PM
We aren't opening seats here. We are talking about when they are available regardless.
You donít understand the q come back when you do
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Abey on July 15, 2018, 09:21:35 PM
Works for change of class ?

Bump
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: mmgfarb on July 15, 2018, 09:42:52 PM

Bump
This only works for the close-in fee, not the change fee.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: davidrotts63 on July 15, 2018, 09:47:17 PM


This only works for the close-in fee, not the change fee.



You donít understand the q come back when you do

Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Abey on July 15, 2018, 09:47:32 PM
This only works for the close-in fee, not the change fee.
And a class change gets hit with change fee ?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: mmgfarb on July 15, 2018, 09:48:34 PM

-1
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: JACKBLUE on July 15, 2018, 10:05:22 PM
You don't usually have to do that, if they say there's a fee, just say never mind and huca.
+1 works for me all the time never more then 3-4 HUCAS
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: davidrotts63 on July 15, 2018, 10:06:51 PM
+1 works for me all the time never more then 3-4 HUCAS
I knew that just in this situation it didn't hurt
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: farmbochur on July 15, 2018, 10:29:12 PM
takes a few tries ;)
Kudos to you. I recently gave up after 5 HUCA's. Probably would've kept going if not for the fact that it was on behalf of my MIL (who instructed me to just give up and pay the fee).
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: davidrotts63 on July 15, 2018, 10:31:08 PM
Kudos to you. I recently gave up after 5 HUCA's. Probably would've kept going if not for the fact that it was on behalf of my MIL (who instructed me to just give up and pay the fee).
See what I did could have helped in your situation.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: farmbochur on July 15, 2018, 10:33:00 PM
See what I did could have helped in your situation.
I tried that for HUCA's 2-5, but didn't help :(
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: mmgfarb on July 15, 2018, 10:35:07 PM
See what I did could have helped in your situation.
I see no reason why canceling and rebooking should actually help, I get that you think that it does but you have no evidence that it actually does.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: davidrotts63 on July 15, 2018, 10:36:12 PM
I see no reason why canceling and rebooking should actually help, I get that you think that it does but you have no evidence that it actually does.
There is plenty of evidence of UA reps parroting the old rep, if they read the notes there is no reason they won't charge you.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: yelped on July 15, 2018, 11:07:55 PM
Do they always wrote notes?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: metsguy on July 24, 2018, 10:44:26 AM
Is this actually dead?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: myi on July 25, 2018, 04:41:50 AM
Do they always wrote notes?
If you start arguing with them, then definitely yes or good chance ,that's why the few members here said to say no thanks and adiyos Amigo..
Is this actually dead?
Go back 3-4 Pages and read a bit of the comments back and forth and see if you can get an answer.
Thats the best answer you will get. It's not a yes or no.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: Yordai Dooma on October 18, 2018, 05:16:23 PM
Any recent data points on this?
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: mmgfarb on October 18, 2018, 07:00:08 PM
Any recent data points on this?
Did a week and a half ago, he originally had it on there but I confused him enough that I got him to take it off. It's really up to the rep, if it doesn't work just HUCA.
Title: Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
Post by: JACKBLUE on October 18, 2018, 07:07:59 PM
Did a week and a half ago, he originally had it on there but I confused him enough that I got him to take it off. It's really up to the rep, if it doesn't work just HUCA.
+1 did it today. 1st rep was a no go 2nd rep didnít know whatís flying!!