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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 275171 times)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1500 on: August 04, 2015, 01:38:09 PM »
If I book LAX-ZRH-EWR-TLV for 80k in business but  LAX-EWR is in coach
can I get PR-1 status at airport ?

Also can I book it through SQ ?

Did you mean  LAX-EWR-ZRH- TLV

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1501 on: August 04, 2015, 01:39:23 PM »


If I book LAX-ZRH-EWR-TLV for 80k in business but  LAX-EWR is in coach
can I get PR-1 status at airport ?

Also can I book it through SQ ?
no
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1502 on: August 04, 2015, 02:55:01 PM »
Did you mean  LAX-EWR-ZRH- TLV
yes, although I ended up booking direct lax-tlv in coach.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1503 on: August 05, 2015, 07:29:46 PM »

I did a plan b reward for myself wife and kid. Its lax-ewr and then ewr-tlv. We were already confirmed for first from lax-ewr. If i want to go to the airport 24 hours before the flight to get us all PR1 status, can i go myself for all three tickets or do i have to shlep all of them along? Also can i do the request for pr1 status for my second flight (ewr-tlv) in lax since it will be within 24 hours of the ewr-tlv flight? Thanx in advance!!
And lastly, are the lines to be referred to the clerk at the airport about PR-1 status still

"If the agents in the airport are all clueless you should direct them to look up “gg onestandby” in their system (they’ll know exactly what this is) and look around lines 81 which spell out the details of the procedure for this award."

or has it been changed to lines 32-57?

Does anyone know the answer to any of these questions?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1504 on: August 07, 2015, 02:03:46 AM »
had four plan b tickets setup for ewr tlv.  There was one PR1 ahead of us.  He cleared.  We ended up in Economy plus :(.  Got the miles back within 48 hours of arriving in TLV
have four J tickets back to NY via london on BA.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1505 on: August 07, 2015, 10:45:43 AM »
had four plan b tickets setup for ewr tlv.  There was one PR1 ahead of us.  He cleared.  We ended up in Economy plus :(.  Got the miles back within 48 hours of arriving in TLV
have four J tickets back to NY via london on BA.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1506 on: August 07, 2015, 10:52:42 AM »
had four plan b tickets setup for ewr tlv.  There was one PR1 ahead of us.  He cleared.  We ended up in Economy plus :(.  Got the miles back within 48 hours of arriving in TLV
have four J tickets back to NY via london on BA.
That's the problem with plan b if you are the type to only fly J/F.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1507 on: August 07, 2015, 11:38:09 AM »
had four plan b tickets setup for ewr tlv.  There was one PR1 ahead of us.  He cleared.  We ended up in Economy plus :(.  Got the miles back within 48 hours of arriving in TLV
have four J tickets back to NY via london on BA.
Can you tell us how the process of requesting PR1 in EWR went?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1508 on: August 07, 2015, 01:56:08 PM »

had four plan b tickets setup for ewr tlv.  There was one PR1 ahead of us.  He cleared.  We ended up in Economy plus :(.  Got the miles back within 48 hours of arriving in TLV
have four J tickets back to NY via london on BA.
did you have to ask for the miles back or was it an automated process

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1509 on: August 07, 2015, 02:36:37 PM »
You need to call in to get the miles back.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1510 on: August 08, 2015, 09:42:38 AM »
Is plan b in affect within the 24 hours of the flight?
What if it opens I seats in that period of time?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1511 on: August 08, 2015, 09:51:03 PM »
Is plan b in affect within the 24 hours of the flight?
What if it opens I seats in that period of time?
Itll only clear within 24 hours if requested at the airport.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1512 on: August 10, 2015, 12:21:35 PM »
if I had plan b and didn't get upgraded for the first class, how long does it take for the miles to be deposited back into my account?

also does it make a difference that the extra leg is a yr later? or will I get my miles returned back to me earlier ?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1513 on: August 11, 2015, 05:38:50 AM »
If I book EWR-TLV-EWR-LAX and they all clear except EWR-LAX, can I ditch that last leg and say that I didn't want to fly in economy to LA and get a refund on the extra miles? Effectively I would be paying 85k to fly roundtrip in business if the longhauls clear and the EWR-LAX doesn't clear.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1514 on: August 11, 2015, 05:43:22 AM »
If I book EWR-TLV-EWR-LAX and they all clear except EWR-LAX, can I ditch that last leg and say that I didn't want to fly in economy to LA and get a refund on the extra miles? Effectively I would be paying 85k to fly roundtrip in business if the longhauls clear and the EWR-LAX doesn't clear.
You won't get any miles back.