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http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/mileageplus/awards/travel/types.aspx
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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 #2520 on: July 10, 2021, 10:59:45 PM »
I saw that but what part? That Dan did it by making a new ticket?
It's possible, but it's not Plan B. They don't have to put at the beginning of the line at the airport if it doesn't clear before, but most agents don't do that anyways anymore (CMIIW) even if they're supposed to.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2521 on: July 10, 2021, 11:13:23 PM »
Ok, since I already have a ticket, I'll take my chances that nowadays some TLV flights will have empty anyway.

But I already tried twice and they had no idea what I was talking about...

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2522 on: July 13, 2021, 08:46:20 PM »
What are my chances getting upgraded using plan b ewr to kef for next week... as of now only 2 seats left in j
Sorry I don't have any snarky line for this space

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2523 on: July 15, 2021, 09:37:14 AM »
Has anyone ever tried (I’m sorry if it’s discussed in the previous 125 pages) to modify an existing coach reservation to take additional miles and change the reservation to Plan B?  I’m going to try but I’d like to see if I can get confirmation that it’s possible before beating up phone agents.

It worked for me. Waitlisted and cleared days in advance to TLV. Pretty sure in normal times it would not have cleared, I'd be at end of line.
He deducted too many miles, but pretty sure I can get those back as it's documented in the chat.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2524 on: July 15, 2021, 11:47:09 AM »
It worked for me. Waitlisted and cleared days in advance to TLV. Pretty sure in normal times it would not have cleared, I'd be at end of line.
He deducted too many miles, but pretty sure I can get those back as it's documented in the chat.
Wow that's major, how far down we're you on the wait list, any status?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2525 on: July 15, 2021, 02:46:24 PM »
Wow that's major, how far down we're you on the wait list, any status?

Don't know how far down, passenger has no status