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Re: United award flights JFK-TLV-Tuscany-JFK
« Reply #4960 on: June 09, 2022, 04:33:55 PM »
We have Capital One, Amex, AA, Delta, Bonvoy, & Chase points, and (2 adults) are looking to go to TLV June 30 for a week, and then spend a few days in Tuscany before heading back to JFk. Ideally, we'd like to use miles, but are having trouble figuring the best use of the points/partners/conversions. Most United flights (<12 hour flights) are >90,000 points one way.

Any help on best conversions to airline partners that would be the least & best use of points is appreciated...

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4961 on: June 10, 2022, 01:58:18 PM »
UA has some roundtrips TLV-EWR pricing at ~2k. If you're looking for a flight OW to EWR, you can make the return as a coach cheap flight (with stopover). example - TLV-EWR in business on Mar 21, returning May 1st in coach with a stopover, will cost $1236. If you use Amex plat points, that comes to 80k. plus you get miles for flying and towards status. Even if you just need a 1 way, it's (much) cheaper to book the roundtrip...

Wasn't sure where to post a reply since the thread you posted it is alerts only, but you can do RT nonstop in business for $1,954 on these dates

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4962 on: June 10, 2022, 02:49:07 PM »
Wasn't sure where to post a reply since the thread you posted it is alerts only, but you can do RT nonstop in business for $1,954 on these dates
Great price. What other dates are available? @Dan

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4965 on: June 12, 2022, 09:34:01 AM »
Are united award flights always cancelable even on partners? It seems they're only offering flight credit

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4966 on: June 15, 2022, 02:08:26 PM »
On a United flight booked with Turkish (or other partner) points, is there an option to upgrade to premium economy or business for $$?
Or are you locked in to Economy if there's no business award availability?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4967 on: August 02, 2022, 10:05:53 PM »
anyone else noticed an extreme decrease in saver availability, even in economy?

looking for Janaury flights to Hawaii (HNL, OGG, LIH, KOA) in economy on a sunday/monday and found nothing at 22.5k

this is total contrast for past 2-3 years when wide open availability if willing to fly economy.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4968 on: August 18, 2022, 12:56:39 PM »
I had booked a cheap ticket EWR- ANC 8 months ago but canít actually make those dates (next week).
Do they still charge the close-in cancellation fee?

I canít push off the tickets and then cancel as thereís no other dates with those prices (23k RT) and I would need to transfer more

Is there a way to change the dates and retain my price?

There has been a tiny schedule change (less then 30 minutes) and the system isnít letting me change dates for free.
Can I press the issue if I call them?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4969 on: August 18, 2022, 01:49:10 PM »
Do they still charge the close-in cancellation fee?
In my experience they don't charge the fee.

In your booking choose the cancel option and see if it says it will charge you a fee or if it says $0.00 fee.
120 characters? Hmm, I wonder what I could write with 64 characters. Boy, it's gonna be hard to use up 15 characters. W-

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4970 on: August 18, 2022, 02:52:54 PM »
I had booked a cheap ticket EWR- ANC 8 months ago but canít actually make those dates (next week).
Do they still charge the close-in cancellation fee?

I canít push off the tickets and then cancel as thereís no other dates with those prices (23k RT) and I would need to transfer more

Is there a way to change the dates and retain my price?

There has been a tiny schedule change (less then 30 minutes) and the system isnít letting me change dates for free.
Can I press the issue if I call them?

Did you get a positive covid test result?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4971 on: August 18, 2022, 03:16:14 PM »
Did you get a positive covid test result?
They let you change for free if you do?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4972 on: August 22, 2022, 05:46:35 PM »
when booking an award ticket using lifemiles, is it considered basic or regular economy?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4973 on: August 22, 2022, 05:48:54 PM »
when booking an award ticket using lifemiles, is it considered basic or regular economy?
Regular.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4974 on: August 22, 2022, 06:44:10 PM »
when booking an award ticket using lifemiles, is it considered basic or regular economy?

AFAIK UA doesn't even sell/offer basic economy for award tickets

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4975 on: August 22, 2022, 06:55:09 PM »
I had booked a cheap ticket EWR- ANC 8 months ago but canít actually make those dates (next week).
Do they still charge the close-in cancellation fee?

I canít push off the tickets and then cancel as thereís no other dates with those prices (23k RT) and I would need to transfer more

Is there a way to change the dates and retain my price?

There has been a tiny schedule change (less then 30 minutes) and the system isnít letting me change dates for free.
Can I press the issue if I call them?
DP:
They offered either to move the flight within a seven day window, or a full refund.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4976 on: August 29, 2022, 02:04:12 AM »
any way to access the old UA calendar view?
was working for me up until about month ago when go through "advanced search", but stopped working now.
The new interface is just horrible when searching with flexible dates. 

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4977 on: August 29, 2022, 07:47:59 AM »
any way to access the old UA calendar view?
was working for me up until about month ago when go through "advanced search", but stopped working now.
The new interface is just horrible when searching with flexible dates. 

Yes do advance search for ďmoneyĒ prices. Results should show old calendar. Then switch to award price.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4978 on: August 29, 2022, 09:20:46 AM »
Yes do advance search for ďmoneyĒ prices. Results should show old calendar. Then switch to award price.

Awesome, got it to work as described above.
Thank you