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Did you catch the 4 mile hong kong deal and book and get ticketed??

YES
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NO
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CONFIRMED BUT NO TICKET
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Author Topic: PRICING MISTAKE: 4 miles from Hong Kong  (Read 244264 times)

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Re: PRICING MISTAKE: 4 miles from Hong Kong
« Reply #260 on: July 15, 2012, 05:58:41 PM »
Anyone have any updates on being charged the full miles? What did you do so far? What are your plans? I wasn't charged at all but a friend was charged on his 2nd ticket connecting to MEL...

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Re: PRICING MISTAKE: 4 miles from Hong Kong
« Reply #261 on: July 15, 2012, 06:03:57 PM »
Anybody realised how many members had techias hameisim with this deal? And WE BEAT THE MOST ONLINE EVER WITH THIS! THANKS OP!

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Re: PRICING MISTAKE: 4 miles from Hong Kong
« Reply #262 on: July 15, 2012, 06:05:37 PM »
Anyone have any updates on being charged the full miles? What did you do so far? What are your plans? I wasn't charged at all but a friend was charged on his 2nd ticket connecting to MEL...
i cancelled it, but the points have yet to return to my account

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Re: PRICING MISTAKE: 4 miles from Hong Kong
« Reply #263 on: July 15, 2012, 06:11:39 PM »
though it may be dead, i checked just to see what it will say and i cant seem to find one flight with availability! - any help?

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Re: PRICING MISTAKE: 4 miles from Hong Kong
« Reply #264 on: July 15, 2012, 06:14:48 PM »
If anyone booked for in a few months and doesn't want it or wants to make a couple of bucks instead.. plz message me and ill buy them off of u! i need 3 but will take wtv u have!

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Re: PRICING MISTAKE: 4 miles from Hong Kong
« Reply #265 on: July 15, 2012, 06:18:05 PM »
If anyone booked for in a few months and doesn't want it or wants to make a couple of bucks instead.. plz message me and ill buy them off of u! i need 3 but will take wtv u have!
I don't think it would be smart to buy a tickets for a few months from now just yet... Though people seemed to have made their flights it still seems pretty unlikely that UA will honor this deal...

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Re: PRICING MISTAKE: 4 miles from Hong Kong
« Reply #266 on: July 15, 2012, 06:23:46 PM »
If the DoT does fine UA, it's $10,000 per incident.

They completely blocked off HKG from the award booking system, which makes me wonder if things like SIN & SGN will still work...

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Re: PRICING MISTAKE: 4 miles from Hong Kong
« Reply #267 on: July 15, 2012, 06:24:49 PM »
If the DoT does fine UA, it's $10,000 per incident.


Highly unlikely, this is not a paid ticket.
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Re: PRICING MISTAKE: 4 miles from Hong Kong
« Reply #268 on: July 15, 2012, 06:42:30 PM »
Anyone care to guess how many tickets were booked through this glitch? got to be in the tens of thousands, no? More?

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Re: PRICING MISTAKE: 4 miles from Hong Kong
« Reply #269 on: July 15, 2012, 06:44:47 PM »
The FT thread onyl had 140 posts when it was nixed. The whole thing was live for <5 hrs. I'm guessing less than 10,000 tickets.
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Re: Re: PRICING MISTAKE: 4 miles from Hong Kong
« Reply #270 on: July 15, 2012, 06:46:25 PM »
The FT thread onyl had 140 posts when it was nixed. The whole thing was live for <5 hrs. I'm guessing less than 10,000 tickets.

It was live for a very long time for a glitch like this...

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Re: PRICING MISTAKE: 4 miles from Hong Kong
« Reply #271 on: July 15, 2012, 06:50:02 PM »
For what it's worth... UA corporate office is closed today so in my opinion the only people who won't be canceled are the ones that got out today and they will cancel everything else first thing Monday morning...

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Re: Re: PRICING MISTAKE: 4 miles from Hong Kong
« Reply #272 on: July 15, 2012, 06:54:14 PM »
For what it's worth... UA corporate office is closed today so in my opinion the only people who won't be canceled are the ones that got out today and they will cancel everything else first thing Monday morning...
If you don't think they've been alerted about this I think you are sadly mistaken. It ain't 1990, people have email
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Re: Re: Re: PRICING MISTAKE: 4 miles from Hong Kong
« Reply #273 on: July 15, 2012, 06:55:16 PM »
If you don't think they've been alerted about this I think you are sadly mistaken. It ain't 1990, people have email

He didn't say United wasn't notified about it. Just that he thinks they'll start cancelling them tomorrow since their office is closed today.
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Re: Re: Re: Re: PRICING MISTAKE: 4 miles from Hong Kong
« Reply #274 on: July 15, 2012, 06:55:53 PM »
He didn't say United wasn't notified about it. Just that he thinks they'll start cancelling them tomorrow since their office is closed today.
So they are locked out and can't get in? Don't see the connection
If you think it will take them time to legally figure out what to do, then in hear. But it has nothing to do with corporate being closed
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Re: PRICING MISTAKE: 4 miles from Hong Kong
« Reply #275 on: July 15, 2012, 06:56:19 PM »
I'm sure they were alerted... But they won't end up dealing with it til tomorrow... All I'm saying is I assume thats why we haven't received cancellation emails yet.

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Re: PRICING MISTAKE: 4 miles from Hong Kong
« Reply #276 on: July 15, 2012, 07:00:36 PM »
i would assume once he's in, he's in and they will honor it.
united doesnt need another song about being stranded in hongkong.
breaking guitars shoulda been enough for them.

I suppose one way for the airline to deal with this is to reticket him in a Y seat for the return, and maybe even limit his option to a middle seat near the lavatory unless he wishes to pay the difference to cover both directions in the premium cabin.
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Re: PRICING MISTAKE: 4 miles from Hong Kong
« Reply #277 on: July 15, 2012, 07:01:53 PM »
I suppose one for the airline to deal with this is to reticket him in a Y seat for the return, maybe even limit his option to a middle seat near the lavatory unless he wishes to pay the difference to cover both directions in the premium cabin.
No, I think a UA supervisor will make him stand in the corner until he apologizes.
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Re: PRICING MISTAKE: 4 miles from Hong Kong
« Reply #278 on: July 15, 2012, 07:02:38 PM »
Someone else on one mile at a time got on to jn post 169

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Re: PRICING MISTAKE: 4 miles from Hong Kong
« Reply #279 on: July 15, 2012, 07:07:10 PM »
Someone else on one mile at a time got on to jn post 169
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