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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 347252 times)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #220 on: November 06, 2013, 05:55:45 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?
They are wrong

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #221 on: November 06, 2013, 06:00:52 PM »
They are wrong
Any lines I should point out to them in their handbook?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #222 on: November 06, 2013, 06:32:25 PM »
GG onestandby lines 85-89.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #224 on: November 06, 2013, 06:53:09 PM »
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De nada.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #225 on: November 06, 2013, 08:16:45 PM »
Now officially been moved to R class. Still hoping...

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #226 on: November 07, 2013, 10:53:46 AM »
Update: I class became available. After HUCAing about 10 times now, I finally got someone to confirm us in I I'm including seat assignments. She made the change even though it's 10 hours till departure. Yay for Plan B!

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #227 on: November 07, 2013, 10:59:32 AM »
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #228 on: November 14, 2013, 08:33:40 PM »
Please help me with advice. I have tickets for Sunday EWR-TLV with Plan B and I'm not upgraded yet. Anything from my side what I could do?

Thanks 4 your help!!!!!

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #229 on: November 16, 2013, 10:30:46 PM »
What means R class requested?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #230 on: November 16, 2013, 10:33:42 PM »
What means R class requested?
For me it meant it was within 24 hours of the flight and we didn't get automatically confirmed. A few calls to United got an agent to confirm us manually.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #231 on: November 16, 2013, 10:37:26 PM »
For me it meant it was within 24 hours of the flight and we didn't get automatically confirmed. A few calls to United got an agent to confirm us manually.
But business class is completely full. Is there anything I could do?

But for my ticket (what was in a sepreate reservation) the charged me 75 dollars to confirm the upgrade should been like this?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #232 on: November 16, 2013, 10:40:28 PM »
Not sure. For me there was availability the day of, we just weren't upgraded automatically.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #233 on: November 17, 2013, 03:39:03 PM »
At the end flying Business!!!!!! (Hope on the way back it wont be so hard)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #234 on: November 17, 2013, 03:44:32 PM »
At the end flying Business!!!!!! (Hope on the way back it wont be so hard)
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #235 on: November 17, 2013, 05:22:45 PM »
At the end flying Business!!!!!! (Hope on the way back it wont be so hard)
I think you should credit where credit is due.........

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #236 on: November 18, 2013, 10:20:47 PM »
I'm not sure if this is technically a Plan B, but I had trouble finding the right thread (feel free to point me the right way).

I booked LAX-TLV in Business class for 300K miles because there's no saver availability, and i don't expect any (Dec 31 - Jan 4)
If it were too open up, would I be able to change to the cheaper fare? I'm still within 24 hours so could cancel and rebook if I should have done it fifferently.
And a related question - when I tried to add an OJ the flights I needed for the LAX-TLV would come up as Mixed Cabin, wasn't worth downgrading to economy for the OJ, but why was that? and could I add it now?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #237 on: November 19, 2013, 09:36:46 PM »
Any help would be very appreciated

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #238 on: November 19, 2013, 09:38:41 PM »
I've never heard of doing what you described.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #239 on: November 19, 2013, 10:37:36 PM »
To rebook you would have to pay a change fee (I believe $150/pax) if saver opened up.
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