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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 287524 times)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #495 on: April 27, 2014, 07:31:14 PM »
My IN class just switched to R class requested
Are you within 24h?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #497 on: April 27, 2014, 08:43:18 PM »
Sounds right

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #498 on: April 27, 2014, 08:59:31 PM »
Sounds right
So I just go to airport and tell them to give me pr-1?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #499 on: April 27, 2014, 09:57:43 PM »
Call and ask. I did when I was in your situation and they confirmed me in I over the phone.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #500 on: April 27, 2014, 10:09:06 PM »
Call and ask. I did when I was in your situation and they confirmed me in I over the phone.
I called they didn't help, I will HUCA but what exactly do I tell them?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #501 on: April 27, 2014, 10:13:48 PM »
I called they didn't help, I will HUCA but what exactly do I tell them?
Is there Saver award space?
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 #502 on: April 27, 2014, 10:35:54 PM »
Is there Saver award space?
no only standard

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #503 on: April 27, 2014, 10:36:51 PM »
Will the phone rep know what gg onestanby is?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #504 on: April 27, 2014, 10:57:10 PM »
Will the phone rep know what gg onestanby is?
No. Only at the airport - AFAIK.
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 #505 on: April 28, 2014, 09:50:24 AM »
Go to the airport as early as possible.
What route are you flying?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #506 on: April 28, 2014, 11:12:19 AM »
Go to the airport as early as possible.
What route are you flying?
NYC-ZRH-TLV ZRH-TLV was booked in I NYC-ZRH in x. Last night I saw there was a flight with lx that opened up business saver I called and got a nice rep that switched me to that flight in I

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #507 on: April 28, 2014, 11:20:55 AM »
Can you do plan B with partners as well? ???
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 #508 on: April 28, 2014, 11:25:52 AM »
Can you do plan B with partners as well? ???
you definitely can't book it that way

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #509 on: April 28, 2014, 08:16:34 PM »
Set up Plan B for my flight (have I requested next to my award reservation) but was not ticketed yet. Is that standard procedure?