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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 #420 on: February 02, 2014, 07:52:52 PM »
What is x class?

Isnt X class economy saver award?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #421 on: February 02, 2014, 08:11:25 PM »
Isnt X class economy saver award?
Yes. So @Samkey, you're set up. What looks NOT normal?
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #422 on: February 02, 2014, 09:54:46 PM »
Yes. So @Samkey, you're set up. What looks NOT normal?
the receipt doesn't say IN requested only the reservation does

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #423 on: February 04, 2014, 08:41:50 PM »
Does anyone know how the baggage situation works with plan b?
What happens if I don't get the upgrade before I get to the airport?
Am I entitled to two bags because I paid for a business class ticket, or can I only get one bag because I'm seated in economy?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #424 on: February 05, 2014, 11:33:09 PM »
Can I do Plan B on only one way of a round trip?

Example: Booked in business on the way there, but wish to Plan B the way back.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #425 on: February 05, 2014, 11:36:42 PM »
Can I do Plan B on only one way of a round trip?

Example: Booked in business on the way there, but wish to Plan B the way back.
Why not.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #426 on: February 06, 2014, 12:03:12 AM »
Can I do Plan B on only one way of a round trip?

Example: Booked in business on the way there, but wish to Plan B the way back.
I did it on one leg of a ow

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #427 on: February 06, 2014, 01:12:01 AM »
Can I do Plan B on only one way of a round trip?

Example: Booked in business on the way there, but wish to Plan B the way back.
I also did it on a OW without a problem.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #428 on: February 06, 2014, 01:14:57 AM »
Thanks, guy.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #429 on: February 06, 2014, 10:43:18 AM »
which is nicer/better business class united direct to tlv or Brussels air with stop to tlv ?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #430 on: February 06, 2014, 10:50:35 AM »
which is nicer/better business class united direct to tlv or Brussels air with stop to tlv ?

I'd go UA.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #431 on: February 06, 2014, 10:54:48 AM »

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #432 on: February 06, 2014, 11:05:40 AM »
Direct and a great product.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #433 on: February 06, 2014, 11:36:22 AM »
anybody have experience on united partner Brussels in business to TLV?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #434 on: February 06, 2014, 11:38:56 AM »
It's a good product; in fact the soft product is likely better than UA.

But it isn't worth the stop.
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