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http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/mileageplus/awards/travel/types.aspx
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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 278495 times)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1470 on: August 02, 2015, 08:07:04 AM »
She's wrong. But you is what you is.
how do I check what PR I'm in?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1471 on: August 02, 2015, 08:19:16 AM »
how do I check what PR I'm in?

You can't directly; a phone agent may be able to tell you.

Though if you're not 1 or 2 on the list, you're likely not PR 1.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1472 on: August 02, 2015, 08:20:51 AM »
how do I check what PR I'm in?
upgrade or standby list?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1473 on: August 02, 2015, 08:32:22 AM »
... Well, which one are you trying to do?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1474 on: August 02, 2015, 08:34:39 AM »
... Well, which one are you trying to do?
well then riddle me this batman...why does everyone refer it to the standby list when there is both a standby and upgrade list?
 I am indeed 1&2 on upgrade list.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1475 on: August 02, 2015, 08:39:57 AM »
well then riddle me this batman...why does everyone refer it to the standby list when there is both a standby and upgrade list?
 I am indeed 1&2 on upgrade list.
Robin, I guarantee not *everyone* refers to Plan B as getting on the standby list, not even most people, and those who do would be incorrect.

But 1&2 is good. Just hope you stay there.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1476 on: August 02, 2015, 09:03:27 AM »
Robin, I guarantee not *everyone* refers to Plan B as getting on the standby list, not even most people, and those who do would be incorrect.

But 1&2 is good. Just hope you stay there.
ok thanks here's to hoping.

But this would give us some sort of clarity on where plan B places is officially. I clearly heard her say PR2 and I see others on the list as well after me.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1477 on: August 02, 2015, 09:34:06 AM »
I'm sure she did say PR2. She just decided not to give you PR1.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1478 on: August 02, 2015, 09:43:50 AM »
I'm sure she did say PR2. She just decided not to give you PR1.
so then why would be top 2 out of 5?

Also availability in J just changed to Full :(

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1479 on: August 02, 2015, 09:50:29 AM »
so then why would be top 2 out of 5?

Also availability in J just changed to Full :(
If she gave you PR2 and you're at the top of the list, it's safe to assume they were given a lower priority.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1480 on: August 02, 2015, 09:51:20 AM »
If she gave you PR2 and you're at the top of the list, it's safe to assume they were given a lower priority.
bottom gets cleared first?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1481 on: August 02, 2015, 09:51:57 AM »
... No? Huh?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1482 on: August 02, 2015, 09:52:37 AM »
... No? Huh?
so why isn't safe to assume I have lower priority if I'm at the top

ETA my bad misread your last post

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1483 on: August 02, 2015, 09:53:03 AM »
Reread what I wrote.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1484 on: August 02, 2015, 09:53:55 AM »
so why isn't safe to assume I have lower priority if I'm at the top

ETA my bad misread your last post
Top clears first
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