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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 275459 times)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1425 on: July 12, 2015, 01:00:21 AM »
I booked a plan B domestic and it says "I requested" but only
12.5k was deducted.
Anyone know if I got lucky or if something wasn't done right?
Did this happen to anyone else?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1426 on: July 12, 2015, 01:15:25 AM »
I booked a plan B domestic and it says "I requested" but only
12.5k was deducted.
Anyone know if I got lucky or if something wasn't done right?
Did this happen to anyone else?
Why do you think you got lucky? If something, you are not lucky... Plan B is not set up correctly.
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1427 on: July 12, 2015, 01:18:46 AM »
Why do you think you got lucky? If something, you are not lucky... Plan B is not set up correctly.
I called them back and they said it was set up correctly but mistakenly charged only 12.5k.
What do you suggest I do?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1428 on: July 12, 2015, 01:25:33 AM »
I called them back and they said it was set up correctly but mistakenly charged only 12.5k.
What do you suggest I do?
Have them deduct additional 12.5k. You will not be able to reissue the ticket in I class unless you pay the additional 12.5k
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1429 on: July 12, 2015, 01:26:16 AM »
You may want to leave your PNR out..
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1430 on: July 12, 2015, 01:27:13 AM »
Have them deduct additional 12.5k. You will not be able to reissue the ticket in I class unless you pay the additional 12.5k
Ok thanks

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1431 on: July 12, 2015, 01:29:01 AM »
Now that the expert has spoken, you may want to delete your post. I dont think that its prudent to have your confirmation# posted publicly
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1432 on: July 12, 2015, 01:31:06 AM »
Done. What can be done with a pnr/ confirmation number?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1433 on: July 12, 2015, 08:34:57 AM »
On a ticket issued a while ago they say they can do it by reissuing. But there is a $100 fee nonrefundable.
Is there a way around it?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1434 on: July 13, 2015, 02:51:54 PM »
I just placed a Plan B ticket, but only says that I requested I class. Right amount was deducted. Does this make a difference?


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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1435 on: July 13, 2015, 02:52:34 PM »
That's exactly what it should look like.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1436 on: July 13, 2015, 02:55:07 PM »
Thank you Dan!

And I should also thank my good friend Joe4007 for helping me.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1437 on: July 13, 2015, 03:40:04 PM »
Btw: When I sign in with my account it shows less availability than when I'm signed out!

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1438 on: July 13, 2015, 08:09:53 PM »
Power of Huca - they charged me for the reissue of ticket, since I booked awhile ago, $50, but one agent wanted $100 and one $75.

Also, I had no problem explaining what I wanted. I said "I want to waitlist for business but deduct the miles now." They all seemed to follow. I have I class requested and the miles are deducted. I think it is correctly done.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1439 on: July 20, 2015, 07:12:27 AM »
Just a thought as to why so many people are having issues getting PR-1 at the airport.

When I called to book agent wanted $25 ticketing for for each ticket and would not waive the fee unless I booked a saver economy online and then switched to be wait listed.

While on the phone I booked and she then went ahead and re-credited the miles and booked a proper plan B.

The problem started at EWR when everyone kept on insisting that I had only 30k deducted from account and that I was not booked in business.

I went to the ticketing desk at the gates and they reluctantly called the mileage desk and finally had me set up properly and our tickets cleared into business.