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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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Author Topic: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability  (Read 294465 times)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #435 on: February 06, 2014, 12:45:21 PM »
It's a good product; in fact the soft product is likely better than UA.

But it isn't worth the stop.
if they open up an availability on UA in business you think they will allow the change with not charging more miles?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #436 on: February 06, 2014, 03:17:27 PM »
How much can I rely on Plan B JFK-LAX anyone with experience?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #437 on: February 06, 2014, 03:27:01 PM »
If I may ask does Plan B work for domestic flights as well?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #438 on: February 06, 2014, 03:29:29 PM »
If I may ask does Plan B work for domestic flights as well?
It does, just most people don't want to spend the miles on domestic flights IMO.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #439 on: February 06, 2014, 03:34:17 PM »
It does, just most people don't want to spend the miles on domestic flights IMO.
Ummmm LAX-JFK, I would. I would rather spend 35K LH Miles or 40K SQ miles, but f it's not availible now ill have to use UA miles and do plan B.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #440 on: February 06, 2014, 03:38:07 PM »
Ummmm LAX-JFK, I would. I would rather spend 35K LH Miles or 40K SQ miles, but f it's not availible now ill have to use UA miles and do plan B.
I might consider it for a redeye, but otherwise I don't care that much.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #441 on: February 06, 2014, 03:56:56 PM »
Has anyone had success changing a Plan B itin online before it clears?
I have one booked but UA.com is not pulling up results.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #442 on: February 06, 2014, 04:09:06 PM »
Ummmm LAX-JFK, I would. I would rather spend 35K LH Miles or 40K SQ miles, but f it's not availible now ill have to use UA miles and do plan B.
If your a little flexible on times, almost always a UA flight will open up, but will need to book via SQ and not LH.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #443 on: February 06, 2014, 04:57:39 PM »
If your a little flexible on times, almost always a UA flight will open up, but will need to book via SQ and not LH.
Yeah i've done that before but they became horrible with opening the last minute....

I ended up booking AA first, it looks awesome!
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #444 on: February 06, 2014, 05:41:48 PM »
Yeah i've done that before but they became horrible with opening the last minute....

I ended up booking AA first, it looks awesome!
I have flown close to 100 flights in my life and I have yet to encounter a stewardess who looked like that.
Maybe I'm flying the wrong airlines...

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #445 on: February 06, 2014, 05:53:26 PM »
I have flown close to 100 flights in my life and I have yet to encounter a stewardess who looked like that.
Maybe I'm flying the wrong airlines...

Fly SQ.

Otherwise:
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #446 on: February 06, 2014, 05:56:39 PM »
Fly SQ.

Otherwise:


I respectively disagree. I think SQ stewardess (flight attendants) are very jolly and childy, but EXCELLENT. Rather make it for LH F stewardess, more professional, older, more experienced.

I never flew SQ in suites, so I am not sure, but I assume they are all fired when they hit 30...

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #447 on: February 06, 2014, 06:00:28 PM »
I respectively disagree. I think SQ stewardess (flight attendants) are very jolly and childy, but EXCELLENT. Rather make it for LH F stewardess, more professional, older, more experienced.
No idea what you're disagreeing with.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #448 on: February 07, 2014, 10:27:13 AM »
No idea what you're disagreeing with.
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I think sillypainter missed the point of my joke.  ;) ;) ;)
I respectively disagree. I think SQ stewardess (flight attendants) are very jolly and childy, but EXCELLENT. Rather make it for LH F stewardess, more professional, older, more experienced.

I never flew SQ in suites, so I am not sure, but I assume they are all fired when they hit 30...

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #449 on: February 07, 2014, 10:28:31 AM »
Hey Dan! between the two of us we have over 32,900 posts!!
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