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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 274637 times)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1395 on: June 10, 2015, 12:52:45 AM »
I had only one clear at the airport I didn't take it and got my miles back.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1396 on: June 11, 2015, 09:37:14 PM »
Hello,

I've booked a few Plan B tickets in the past, and all have cleared well before flight time.  I booked tickets for my husband and me a couple of days ago, and I'm not certain this was done properly.

On separate PNR's, we're flying an open jaw from ORD-SFO (stopover), and on to Honolulu.  Both these legs are in first.  Our return is just to SFO.  We're currently in coach, wait listed for first - but this ticket should have been 80,000 miles.  Instead, only 62,500 miles were deducted from our own accounts.

It's always been my understanding the full amount must be deducted for a Plan B ticket.  Do I need to call and change this, or will I be notified to call in and pay the difference when (and if), we clear?

Thanks so very much.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1397 on: June 23, 2015, 11:39:23 PM »
Can you try plan B on 2 flights for the same night ?

EWR-LHR at 625pm and if that does not clear try for the 730pm on standby ?
Will I still get PR1 on the second flight ?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1398 on: June 24, 2015, 10:18:53 AM »
Yes. Will require double the miles and a redeposit fee.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1399 on: June 24, 2015, 10:25:21 AM »
Yes. Will require double the miles and a redeposit fee.
so I can't do it on one res. ?
Lets say at 545 they tell me business is full for the 625 flight can I then asked to be switched to the 730 flight ?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1400 on: June 24, 2015, 10:30:01 AM »
Officially not. But you may find a rep at the airport who might bend the rules for you. I'd guess very unlikely.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1401 on: June 24, 2015, 10:32:18 AM »
Thanks,
What's my best bet tomorrow ewr-lhr for 2?
Both the 625 and 730 have saver award avail.
The 730 seems to have a lot more avail seats bit don't want my parents stuck in 2 middle seats (they just switched the aircraft yesterday).

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1402 on: June 24, 2015, 10:51:06 AM »
Thanks,
What's my best bet tomorrow ewr-lhr for 2?
Both the 625 and 730 have saver award avail.
The 730 seems to have a lot more avail seats bit don't want my parents stuck in 2 middle seats (they just switched the aircraft yesterday).
They both have business availability? If so take the 6:25 on the 767. If they are available in economy and you want to set up plan b, you probably have a better chance on the 7:30.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1403 on: June 24, 2015, 10:54:02 AM »
They both have business availability? If so take the 6:25 on the 767. If they are available in economy and you want to set up plan b, you probably have a better chance on the 7:30.
none of them have bus. Avail
I set up plan B 2 months ago on the 730 B/c it was the only 2 cabin plane with 2-2-2 config.
Yesterday they switched to a 3 cabin 777 with 2-4-2 and they switched the 767 to a 2 cabin plane.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1404 on: June 24, 2015, 10:56:20 AM »
you probably have a better chance on the 7:30.
I understand that probably better avail on the 7:30 flight but I don't want then stcuk in 2 middle seats in business class.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1405 on: June 24, 2015, 10:58:00 AM »
I understand that probably better avail on the 7:30 flight but I don't want then stcuk in 2 middle seats in business class.
Better than being stuck in economy.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1406 on: June 24, 2015, 11:13:52 AM »
Booked a plan b nyc-vce for tomorrow- the agent told me to book it on the computer as a saaver award to save the $25 booking fee, on top of the $50 close in fee- when I called back to change the ticket to a plan b- agent told me it costs an additional $50 close in fee cuz I am changing the class of the flight- anyone ever heard of this before?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1407 on: June 24, 2015, 11:21:52 AM »
Booked a plan b nyc-vce for tomorrow- the agent told me to book it on the computer as a saaver award to save the $25 booking fee, on top of the $50 close in fee- when I called back to change the ticket to a plan b- agent told me it costs an additional $50 close in fee cuz I am changing the class of the flight- anyone ever heard of this before?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1408 on: June 25, 2015, 03:15:12 PM »
At EWR where's the best chance of getting PR-1 ?
Economy check in ? Business check in ? Lounge ?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1409 on: June 25, 2015, 03:22:40 PM »
At EWR where's the best chance of getting PR-1 ?
Economy check in ? Business check in ? Lounge ?
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