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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 275150 times)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1440 on: July 20, 2015, 07:23:09 AM »
While on the phone I booked and she then went ahead and re-credited the miles and booked a proper plan B.
How many miles were deducted at the time the agent booked "a proper plan b"?

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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.
Were 50k actually deducted?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1441 on: July 20, 2015, 07:40:59 AM »
Yes, 57k were deducted.
That is why when they finally called they finally got it done (although at first the phone agent also said that only 30k was deducted)

A small headache to save $50.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1442 on: July 20, 2015, 07:43:03 AM »
Yes, 57k were deducted.
That is why when they finally called they finally got it done (although at first the phone agent also said that only 30k was deducted)

A small headache to save $50.
Why 57k?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1444 on: July 20, 2015, 08:57:59 AM »
Guess the lesson is to bring a printout of your account activity?

Though they'll probably need to call anyway.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1445 on: July 20, 2015, 09:26:48 AM »
Guess the lesson is to bring a printout of your account activity?

Though they'll probably need to call anyway.
showed them on the phone that 57.5k were deducted and that's the only reason the were willing to call.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1446 on: July 21, 2015, 09:25:46 AM »
What waitlist should you get if you have Presidential card/ Club Card - I or IN?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1447 on: July 21, 2015, 10:13:53 AM »
I.
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 #1448 on: July 21, 2015, 10:31:24 AM »
I.

Thanks, so then it only gives expanded availability for coach it seems.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1449 on: July 21, 2015, 10:44:16 AM »
Thanks, so then it only gives expanded availability for coach it seems.
unless you also have status which then you get access to IN

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1450 on: July 21, 2015, 02:07:26 PM »
Thanks, so then it only gives expanded availability for coach it seems.
Correct

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1451 on: July 21, 2015, 02:12:51 PM »
Correct

Now I am confused. Whats the advantage of IN over I. And will my plan B work if I requested I?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1452 on: July 21, 2015, 02:14:11 PM »
Now I am confused. Whats the advantage of IN over I.
I = Business Savor
IN = Expanded Business Savor

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And will my plan B work if I requested I?
Yes

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1453 on: July 21, 2015, 02:26:59 PM »
I = Business Savor
IN = Expanded Business Savor
Yes

Thank you!

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1454 on: July 28, 2015, 08:39:33 PM »
If I'm planning at doing Plan B for this monday EWR-AMS, is Plan-B that much of a chance on clearing that it doesn't confirm LH J for the same time (albeit an hr stop and another bit of points)?
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