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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 287293 times)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #465 on: February 23, 2014, 12:53:53 PM »
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O is first class award; I is business class award.

R is upgrade space. If it changes to R, it should mean you've cleared. Congratulations. :)

You need to reticket sometimes. Make sure it says "ticketed".

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #466 on: February 23, 2014, 01:26:26 PM »
What are my chance of a successful Plan B on the EWR-HNL flight? Please share any experiences.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #467 on: February 24, 2014, 12:02:46 PM »
It took an hour and a half but i finally got it set up correctly.
Would it make any difference if I add the lap child now, or after it (assuming it does) clears ?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #468 on: March 03, 2014, 06:57:56 PM »
Can I setup plan B within 24 hours of departure?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #469 on: March 03, 2014, 06:59:17 PM »
Can I setup plan B within 24 hours of departure?
I highly doubt it.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #470 on: March 06, 2014, 12:16:55 PM »
Set up a plan B today in 15 min :)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #471 on: March 06, 2014, 12:19:25 PM »
Set up a plan B today in 15 min :)
Nice, which route?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #475 on: March 06, 2014, 03:37:13 PM »
so I'm flying next week UA 85 TLV-EWR, I booked plan b and it was set up correctly but still has not gotten upgraded to I Class (it does says i class requested). My feeling is that I'll have to have it set up in the airport. Has anyone had any experience with Plan B in TLV?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #476 on: March 06, 2014, 05:22:16 PM »
No experience, but be there early enough.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #477 on: March 14, 2014, 11:23:49 AM »
Good luck!
Business class became available but the upgrade wasn't processed automatically. There also wasn't any message to call in.
I called in and had them manually upgrade it.  :)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #478 on: March 14, 2014, 11:37:53 AM »
Business class became available but the upgrade wasn't processed automatically. There also wasn't any message to call in.
I called in and had them manually upgrade it.  :)

WATT *A alerts really came through the clutch.
Nice!

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #479 on: March 23, 2014, 12:03:56 AM »
can someone tell me if this is right?
this was originally a flight i had booked preval as a stopover, but now UA90 became availability so i asked them to change to a plan b. took 40 minutes, and agent insists it right, but the HN class instead of X class had me worried.. although no more miles were deducted from acct, just the original 60k... any help much appreciated!