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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 250426 times)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #285 on: December 22, 2013, 03:39:18 PM »
Finally got the plan b successfully booked, but requested class only says I not IN even though I have the explorer card and used it for the booking. When I asked about it the agent didnt know what I was talking about. Is it something they can change with HUCA or if it didnt happen automatically it wont go?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #286 on: December 22, 2013, 03:44:58 PM »
I is what you deserve, reread my post.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #287 on: December 22, 2013, 03:49:35 PM »
I is what you deserve, reread my post.
You write:
"That’s an incredibly valuable benefit of having the card, especially for a Plan B award as you’ll have expanded coach, business, and first class saver award space as well"
Did I misunderstand?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #288 on: December 22, 2013, 03:50:47 PM »
You write:
"That’s an incredibly valuable benefit of having the card, especially for a Plan B award as you’ll have expanded coach, business, and first class saver award space as well"
Did I misunderstand?
Come on, it's right there.

"Then notice how IN class is requested.  I class refers to saver business class award space. IN is expanded saver business class award space for Platinums/1Ks/Global Services."

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #289 on: December 22, 2013, 03:51:12 PM »
You have expanded first saver as a result of having expanded coach saver and using plan B.
But IN is only for top elites.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #290 on: December 22, 2013, 03:55:05 PM »
You have expanded first saver as a result of having expanded coach saver and using plan B.
But IN is only for top elites.
Aha, thanks.
Now is there any trick to getting a rep to allow an open-jaw on the stopover? FT makes it sound like its a simple thing that any rep will do, but I tried 5+ times and they all said it cant be done. The last one even told me that when she checked with other reps they said "we already told him it cant be done". Just have to keep trying?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #291 on: December 22, 2013, 03:57:22 PM »
And seriously, you are the man! Although I saw this thread before probably would never have tried it if not for the post on the main page.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #292 on: December 22, 2013, 03:59:59 PM »
Aha, thanks.
Now is there any trick to getting a rep to allow an open-jaw on the stopover? FT makes it sound like its a simple thing that any rep will do, but I tried 5+ times and they all said it cant be done. The last one even told me that when she checked with other reps they said "we already told him it cant be done". Just have to keep trying?
Try calling another number for United.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #293 on: December 22, 2013, 04:02:39 PM »
Try calling another number for United.
Will do, thanks

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #294 on: December 22, 2013, 04:13:00 PM »
Funny thing - Itinerary is ticketed and confirmed, I got the eticket numbers, but no miles were not taken out of my account. Seems all 120k are pending the upgrade. Is that normal?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #295 on: December 22, 2013, 04:18:50 PM »
Funny thing - Itinerary is ticketed and confirmed, I got the eticket numbers, but no miles were not taken out of my account. Seems all 120k are pending the upgrade. Is that normal?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #296 on: December 22, 2013, 04:21:57 PM »
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Ah, yes. Forgot about that. Thanks for all the help

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #297 on: December 22, 2013, 04:33:57 PM »
Ah, yes. Forgot about that. Thanks for all the help

Anytime.. How many HUCA did you have to do to get someone who will make the ticket?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #298 on: December 22, 2013, 04:37:19 PM »
Anytime.. How many HUCA did you have to do to get someone who will make the ticket?
I was HUCA trying to get them to do the open jaw. Tried 5-6 times none of them would do it, once I dropped the open jaw that agent booked the plan b without an issue

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #299 on: December 22, 2013, 05:07:49 PM »
I was HUCA trying to get them to do the open jaw. Tried 5-6 times none of them would do it, once I dropped the open jaw that agent booked the plan b without an issue
What was the open jaw you wanted?