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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 339052 times)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #200 on: September 12, 2013, 06:20:43 PM »
get confirmed before if they open something up.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #201 on: September 12, 2013, 07:10:09 PM »
tried again today and the first rep knew exactly what i was talking about.
it took a while bec she said that she only does it once a year (bec most people dont know about it)
and bec they have to do each part seperately
but after about 45 minutes, it says I class requested.
she told me that the miles will only be pulled if the seats are cleared

i fly this thursday the 22nd - with 5 passengers. hope it works

the I class request dropped off when it hit 24 hours before the flight and i got some type of email about being on  the waitlist at the airport.
did this happen bec it was set up incorrectly?

in any case, United cancelled the flight and rebooked us on Air New Zealand where i got to use the sky couch for my kids

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #202 on: September 12, 2013, 07:22:57 PM »
I have to call back up soon anyways to add on a flight but my current Plan B reservation has the "A modification has been made to your flight.... please call to have your ticket reissued" message.  I only added the Plan B on after making the original Coach reservation. I see it says I'm confirmed in coach and requested for I class. Does that message always show for Plan B or did they not ticket it all the way?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #203 on: September 12, 2013, 07:36:02 PM »
I have to call back up soon anyways to add on a flight but my current Plan B reservation has the "A modification has been made to your flight.... please call to have your ticket reissued" message.  I only added the Plan B on after making the original Coach reservation. I see it says I'm confirmed in coach and requested for I class. Does that message always show for Plan B or did they not ticket it all the way?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #204 on: September 12, 2013, 07:41:42 PM »
Something isn't right. PUTPAC.

On my way. Actually already had to HUCA. They're making me trouble adding on a flight after I return home.  Fun fun.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #205 on: September 12, 2013, 10:29:42 PM »
Plan B only works until 24 hours before the flight. Within 24 hours you need to be wait listed at the airport.

It is set up correctly if it says "I class requested" on your reservation. If it says to call chances are it's not fully reticketed correctly so PUTPAC.

AFAIK Plan B only works on United metal.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #206 on: September 12, 2013, 10:50:03 PM »
Is this Plan B done right? Looks different than the examples Dan has posted.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #207 on: September 12, 2013, 11:04:23 PM »
Yup, looks good to me (at least that's exactly how mine looks).

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #208 on: September 12, 2013, 11:08:30 PM »
Is this Plan B done right? Looks different than the examples Dan has posted.
Did they deduct the 120?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #209 on: September 12, 2013, 11:12:26 PM »
Did they deduct the 120?

They did. And it showed on the receipt. Then I added a segment. And now it says 80k. Even though the 120 is still gone.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #210 on: September 29, 2013, 08:55:10 AM »
Would it be possible to do plan b when booking an award ticket thru ana

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #211 on: September 29, 2013, 09:18:06 AM »
Would it be possible to do plan b when booking an award ticket thru ana
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #212 on: October 15, 2013, 12:15:46 AM »
Is this Plan B done right? Looks different than the examples Dan has posted.
I have the same image but they didn't deduct the miles. Anything wrong?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #213 on: October 15, 2013, 12:23:36 AM »
I have the same image but they didn't deduct the miles. Anything wrong?
If they didn't deduct the miles you're not set up right.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #214 on: October 16, 2013, 02:37:13 PM »
If they didn't deduct the miles you're not set up right.
If they deduct the miles after being on a waitlist will it help?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #215 on: October 16, 2013, 02:44:51 PM »
Chances are it's set up correctly if they deducted the miles.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #216 on: October 17, 2013, 08:03:53 PM »
Is this Plan B done right? Looks different than the examples Dan has posted.
Did you get upgraded (with this image)?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #217 on: October 17, 2013, 08:34:54 PM »
Just booked 2 seats NYC- PEK on saver award. Called up to do the plan b business
wait list, they deducted the 60k from my acct and said that i am waitlisted, but in my reservation online i don't see anything that i am
waitlisted is that ok?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #218 on: October 18, 2013, 03:59:36 AM »
Just booked 2 seats NYC- PEK on saver award. Called up to do the plan b business
wait list, they deducted the 60k from my acct and said that i am waitlisted, but in my reservation online i don't see anything that i am
waitlisted is that ok?
no, it should say in your online res next to the flight bucket that you're waitlisted for business

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #219 on: November 06, 2013, 05:53:12 PM »
So it's 26 hours will departure and we're still not cleared in I class. Any tips on how to get top priority at the airport when checking in tomorrow? I know about being a "displaced first" passenger, but a few CSRs I spoke to said it's not likely Plan B tickets will get upgraded at the airport. Now there are 9 seats showing available in J class. What are my chances the upgrade will work?