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"You may redeem miles for travel in United Global FirstSM, United First®, United Business® or United BusinessFirst® , even if the space is not available. In these cases, United Economy in the same award type must be confirmed, and the front cabin will be waitlisted. For example, a Saver United First award must be confirmed in Saver United Economy to be eligible for waitlisting. If the courtesy waitlist does not clear, it will expire 24 hours before itinerary departure, and you will automatically be added to the airport upgrade standby list upon check-in. In these cases, you will be confirmed on a space-available basis by a United airport representative at the gate once the flight has closed for check-in. For United BusinessFirst and United Business travel awards, the difference in miles will be refunded when the United BusinessFirst or United Business class segment of the trip could not be confirmed. Waitlist requests may only be made over the phone with your local United Reservations office"


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Author Topic: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability  (Read 275151 times)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1380 on: June 05, 2015, 08:18:54 AM »
If I book plan B and don't get upgraded, would I be able to switch to the non-saver business if I want to?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1381 on: June 05, 2015, 09:57:37 AM »
If its available, why not?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1382 on: June 05, 2015, 09:59:08 AM »
If its available, why not?
They wouldn't try to charge a change fee?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1383 on: June 05, 2015, 10:00:03 AM »
They may.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1384 on: June 05, 2015, 10:00:09 AM »
They wouldn't try to charge a change fee?
I don't think so. You're upgrading.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1385 on: June 05, 2015, 10:01:06 AM »
So what? Its still considered a CHANGE.

You may have luck with HUCA though.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1386 on: June 05, 2015, 10:02:10 AM »
So what? Its still considered a CHANGE.
So it's only AA who doesn't charge a fee to upgrade an award ticket?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1387 on: June 05, 2015, 10:03:30 AM »
So it's only AA who doesn't charge a fee to upgrade an award ticket?
AA does not charge a CHANGE fee as long you keep origin / dest.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1388 on: June 05, 2015, 11:57:23 AM »

AA does not charge a CHANGE fee as long you keep origin / dest.

They charge to change from regular down to saver.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1389 on: June 05, 2015, 12:30:49 PM »
They charge to change from regular down to saver.
+1 in practice they only waive the change fee if you are spending more miles, I. E. Upgrading

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1390 on: June 05, 2015, 12:32:02 PM »
+1 in practice they only waive the change fee if you are spending more miles, I. E. Upgrading
To clarify: For AA.  United officially charges for all changes but YMMV with an agent on the phone, status etc.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1391 on: June 05, 2015, 02:00:56 PM »
+1 in practice they only waive the change fee if you are spending more miles, I. E. Upgrading
Not exactly. They don't charge a change fee for date changes.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1392 on: June 05, 2015, 02:03:11 PM »
Not exactly. They don't charge a change fee for date changes.
Yes. Already mentioned upthread. Was commenting on changing classes. 

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1393 on: June 09, 2015, 07:58:23 PM »
If I"m using plan B for 3 passengers does it mean that I"ll only get upgraded if there are 3 upgrades available at the same time or it will upgrade one at a time?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1394 on: June 09, 2015, 09:54:34 PM »
If I"m using plan B for 3 passengers does it mean that I"ll only get upgraded if there are 3 upgrades available at the same time or it will upgrade one at a time?
Probably only if 3 seats open up. Though at the airport it will probably clear even if just one seat is available.
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