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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 275066 times)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1410 on: June 25, 2015, 03:32:48 PM »
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which check in is better ?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1411 on: June 25, 2015, 06:32:23 PM »
Business check-in at EWR was not very helpful but the service desk at the gates were able to set it up correctly.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1412 on: June 25, 2015, 06:36:29 PM »
Business check-in at EWR was not very helpful but the service desk at the gates were able to set it up correctly.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1413 on: June 26, 2015, 12:27:37 AM »
Business check-in at EWR was not very helpful but the service desk at the gates were able to set it up correctly.
Did it clear?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1415 on: June 26, 2015, 06:38:32 AM »
can I call up for plan B a week after I purchase my tickets? or does it have to be done within 24 hrs?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1417 on: July 03, 2015, 06:20:16 PM »
Does Plan B have to be put in place right after booking or can you wait sometime (over 24 hours) before setting it up?
What's the chance that 4 seats clear the list if half the seats are already booked?
What happens if only some of them clear, can I refuse it and get a refund for all 4 tickets on the upgrade?
The flight is EWR-LAX RT (end of July-begining of August?), if that makes any difference.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1418 on: July 07, 2015, 03:07:32 PM »
does this still with miles someone told me that it doesnt

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1419 on: July 07, 2015, 03:32:55 PM »
does this still with miles someone told me that it doesnt
Uh please explain

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1420 on: July 07, 2015, 03:52:58 PM »
does this still with miles someone told me that it doesnt
You mean work with miles? As apposed to what?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1421 on: July 07, 2015, 05:27:20 PM »
Nice! How did it confirm in LAX? Did you get PR1 status?
Awesome! Please do fill in the details - for LAX as ilherman asked and for JFK - did it automatically put you in J or you got an email and had to call in?
Re JFK we got email confirmation within 48 hours of confirmed upgrade. Upon arrival in LAX we approached the counter as to the status of our upgrade and they confirmed our seats on the spot. There were empty seats in Business so didn't have to wait on upgrade list.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1422 on: July 08, 2015, 02:18:50 AM »
You mean work with miles? As apposed to what?
someone told me you can no longer book a plan b ticket and wanted to know if that was true

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1423 on: July 10, 2015, 10:09:05 AM »
Does plan B have any advantage over waitlisting prior to the day of the flight (where you get pr-1 status? )

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1424 on: July 12, 2015, 12:56:54 AM »
someone told me you can no longer book a plan b ticket and wanted to know if that was true
I booked one on Friday...