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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 257499 times)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #240 on: November 20, 2013, 12:44:48 AM »
To rebook you would have to pay a change fee (I believe $150/pax) if saver opened up.
Don't understand your second Q
Thanks - I may have the open jaw thing wrong, but I thought i could book a third flight, say LAX-JFK, and sneak it in on this reservation at no extra cost. When I put that itinerary in on UA it for some reason didn't give me the same options on the first two flights.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #241 on: December 02, 2013, 12:01:52 AM »
Do all segments need to be on UA metal to qualify for Plan B?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #242 on: December 02, 2013, 01:27:47 AM »
Do all segments need to be on UA metal to qualify for Plan B?
No. I booked with 2 legs on UA Plan B. The 3rd leg was on US metal and there was O availability so they just booked me in it.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #243 on: December 10, 2013, 06:58:30 PM »
Can I book one leg of a otherwise all business multi-destination itinerary in coach online and call to have it waitlisted for J or the entire booking needs to be done over the phone?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #244 on: December 10, 2013, 07:12:21 PM »
It's based on one way. You can do Plan B on only one way, including a free stop if you have one, or both ways. Does this answer your question?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #245 on: December 10, 2013, 07:20:13 PM »
It's based on one way. You can do Plan B on only one way, including a free stop if you have one, or both ways. Does this answer your question?
No. I want to know if I need to book the entire itin on the phone in order to get it waitlisted or I can book the flight I am looking to get upgraded in coach online and then call in afterwards to get it waitlisted?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #246 on: December 10, 2013, 07:50:08 PM »
No. I want to know if I need to book the entire itin on the phone in order to get it waitlisted or I can book the flight I am looking to get upgraded in coach online and then call in afterwards to get it waitlisted?
You can book online then call to get wait listed. That's what I did, but it did take some HUCA to find someone who knew how to do it.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #247 on: December 10, 2013, 07:53:50 PM »
You can book online then call to get wait listed. That's what I did, but it did take some HUCA to find someone who knew how to do it.
Perfect, that answers my question. Thanks :)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #248 on: December 10, 2013, 07:54:58 PM »
Perfect, that answers my question. Thanks :)
Glad I could help. Good luck!

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #249 on: December 10, 2013, 08:00:03 PM »
If the flight I am waitlisting for currently has R space available, then the upgrade should clear immediately no?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #250 on: December 10, 2013, 09:00:49 PM »
When you wait list you should be in I class. If R is available they should just upgraded you for that segment and waitlist the other in R. However, IME if that's the case most of the time you can just book in Businsss/First straight from the website.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #251 on: December 10, 2013, 09:01:57 PM »
If the flight I am waitlisting for currently has R space available, then the upgrade should clear immediately no?
no that is upgrade space not saver award space

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #252 on: December 10, 2013, 09:04:12 PM »
no that is upgrade space not saver award space
So they need to open up I space for the upgrade to clear?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #253 on: December 10, 2013, 09:10:48 PM »
For me, when Plan B was set correctly it showed I was waitlisted in I. It only changed to R within 24 hours of the flight.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #254 on: December 10, 2013, 09:12:56 PM »
For me, when Plan B was set correctly it showed I was waitlisted in I. It only changed to R within 24 hours of the flight.
So you were waitlisted for I and when your upgrade cleared, you were booked into R?