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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 #2460 on: October 29, 2020, 01:57:16 PM »
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if it was set up correctly, you will clear.
Probably in the next few hours.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2461 on: October 29, 2020, 02:10:01 PM »
if it was set up correctly, you will clear.
Probably in the next few hours.

Flight is in about 2 hours...

How do we know? What do we do? Receipt says X for booking class and 78,000 miles charged.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2462 on: October 29, 2020, 02:28:10 PM »
Flight is in about 2 hours...

How do we know? What do we do? Receipt says X for booking class and 78,000 miles charged.
Does it show waitlisted for I?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2463 on: October 29, 2020, 02:33:50 PM »
Flight is in about 2 hours...

How do we know? What do we do? Receipt says X for booking class and 78,000 miles charged.

Care to share how you get into Israel, with their ban on travelers...

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2464 on: October 29, 2020, 02:41:43 PM »
Care to share how you get into Israel, with their ban on travelers...
Citizenship?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2465 on: October 29, 2020, 03:53:16 PM »
Does it show waitlisted for I?

Not that I could see. But BH was put on standby list at check in and cleared. However they did charge her 2nd bag fee at check in because she was only confirmed in economy.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2466 on: October 29, 2020, 06:02:56 PM »
Not that I could see. But BH was put on standby list at check in and cleared. However they did charge her 2nd bag fee at check in because she was only confirmed in economy.
Summited for a refund online.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2467 on: October 29, 2020, 07:58:48 PM »
Will plan b work if priced at 45k or is it just 42.5?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2468 on: October 29, 2020, 08:00:32 PM »
Will plan b work if priced at 45k or is it just 42.5?
Is it labeled as a saver award?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2469 on: October 29, 2020, 08:00:59 PM »
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2471 on: October 29, 2020, 11:21:46 PM »
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2473 on: October 29, 2020, 11:23:36 PM »
Citizenship?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2475 on: November 03, 2020, 01:19:19 PM »
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2476 on: November 16, 2020, 09:59:57 AM »
Hi,

Apologies if this is the wrong thread - would greatly appreciate if you could put it somewhere it might be seen. Unfortunately several of my family members must fly to Israel ASAP for a kevurah (body is currently in US but will be leaving soon). They would prefer to fly with the body (which will be on United), and I'm doing everything I can to figure out a way to get them on the plane.

United is asking 90k miles roundtrip, but they only have Amex points, though quite a few (295k). Is there anyway for me to transfer them to United, or any other workaround? Cash flights are around $1500 currently so desperately trying to find another option for them.

Any options you could suggest would be incredibly appreciated. (Even if you could suggest a workaround for a different flight in case we can't get anything for United, I'd be grateful). I'm scrambling here.

Thank you all so much and may you only know simchas.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2477 on: November 16, 2020, 10:02:21 AM »
Hi,

Apologies if this is the wrong thread - would greatly appreciate if you could put it somewhere it might be seen. Unfortunately several of my family members must fly to Israel ASAP for a kevurah (body is currently in US but will be leaving soon). They would prefer to fly with the body (which will be on United), and I'm doing everything I can to figure out a way to get them on the plane.

United is asking 90k miles roundtrip, but they only have Amex points, though quite a few (295k). Is there anyway for me to transfer them to United, or any other workaround? Cash flights are around $1500 currently so desperately trying to find another option for them.

Any options you could suggest would be incredibly appreciated. (Even if you could suggest a workaround for a different flight in case we can't get anything for United, I'd be grateful). I'm scrambling here.

Thank you all so much and may you only know simchas.
Ames doesn’t transfer to United, but you can transfer Amex to Aeroplan and book United flight with Aeroplan points.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2478 on: November 16, 2020, 11:49:59 AM »
Hi,

Apologies if this is the wrong thread - would greatly appreciate if you could put it somewhere it might be seen. Unfortunately several of my family members must fly to Israel ASAP for a kevurah (body is currently in US but will be leaving soon). They would prefer to fly with the body (which will be on United), and I'm doing everything I can to figure out a way to get them on the plane.

United is asking 90k miles roundtrip, but they only have Amex points, though quite a few (295k). Is there anyway for me to transfer them to United, or any other workaround? Cash flights are around $1500 currently so desperately trying to find another option for them.

Any options you could suggest would be incredibly appreciated. (Even if you could suggest a workaround for a different flight in case we can't get anything for United, I'd be grateful). I'm scrambling here.

Thank you all so much and may you only know simchas.
Please list dates so I can search for you
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2479 on: November 16, 2020, 01:43:26 PM »
Should we discuss Plan D here or open a new thread?