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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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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2445 on: October 18, 2020, 04:27:44 PM »
whats the chances of plan b to clear on UA14 (flight this Tuesday)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2446 on: October 18, 2020, 04:30:19 PM »
whats the chances of plan b to clear on UA14 (flight this Tuesday)
Greater than 95%
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2447 on: October 18, 2020, 04:32:33 PM »
Greater than 95%
thanks, just one more question, will i still get a kosher meal?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2448 on: October 18, 2020, 04:33:05 PM »
thanks, just one more question, will i still get a kosher meal?
Nope. BYOK.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2449 on: October 18, 2020, 04:37:04 PM »
In is available
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2450 on: October 18, 2020, 04:39:49 PM »
In is available
so that means it will clear today?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2451 on: October 18, 2020, 04:44:55 PM »
so that means it will clear today?
No, it means Plat/1K can book it now.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2452 on: October 18, 2020, 08:49:22 PM »
It worked! I actually cleared to I class
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2453 on: October 18, 2020, 08:51:32 PM »
Nope. BYOK.
even though it cleared? Why is that? Due to COVID?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2455 on: October 29, 2020, 12:20:42 PM »
Is there any way to clue an agent that says she's been there 19 years and isn't aware that it can still be done ("unless it's something new")? What does she need to do?

ETA: she checked and was able to do it (took about an hour on the phone).
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2456 on: October 29, 2020, 12:47:27 PM »
Is there any way to clue an agent that says she's been there 19 years and isn't aware that it can still be done ("unless it's something new")? What does she need to do?
HUCA
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2457 on: October 29, 2020, 01:27:06 PM »
HUCA

Post above edited. Agent claimed (which doesn't seem to make sense) that chances of clearing are very low because they are taking a lot of cargo so they keep the passenger load light. My logic would say that's a reason to clear the list, as J won't be full (all revenue classes are showing 9). Does anything need to be done proactively at check in time (which is very soon)?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2458 on: October 29, 2020, 01:49:39 PM »
Post above edited. Agent claimed (which doesn't seem to make sense) that chances of clearing are very low because they are taking a lot of cargo so they keep the passenger load light. My logic would say that's a reason to clear the list, as J won't be full (all revenue classes are showing 9). Does anything need to be done proactively at check in time (which is very soon)?
Flight details?
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