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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 269976 times)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1455 on: July 29, 2015, 01:08:57 AM »
If I'm planning at doing Plan B for this monday EWR-AMS, is Plan-B that much of a chance on clearing that it doesn't pay to confirm LH J for the same time (albeit an hr stop and another bit of points)?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1456 on: July 29, 2015, 01:28:08 AM »
Does plan b work for first class also?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1457 on: July 29, 2015, 02:47:57 AM »
Does plan b work for first class also?
Yes

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1458 on: July 29, 2015, 04:34:37 PM »
I set up a plan B. Flight is for tomorrow in less then 24hr and its fully booked. Should i check in online or wait till tomorrow and check in at the airport?
On the app its showing the following:
Capacity 16
Booked full
Checked in 7
And theres a list of 6 names after the checked in names.
Is there any chance ill still get the seats?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1459 on: July 30, 2015, 02:28:44 AM »
Just set up EWR-AMS for Sunday night. There are 12 seats available...what are my chances for this route? Anyone?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1460 on: July 30, 2015, 07:48:42 AM »
31.9% give or take a buy up at the last moment or two.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1461 on: July 30, 2015, 09:25:42 AM »
31.9% give or take a buy up at the last moment or two.
You need to calculate the possibility of the buy up into that equation to come up with the true number.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1462 on: July 30, 2015, 09:42:36 AM »
Didn't feel like doing that much work. I kept it as part of the margin of error.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1463 on: July 30, 2015, 09:43:38 AM »
Didn't feel like doing that much work. I kept it as part of the margin of error.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1464 on: July 30, 2015, 10:20:43 AM »
31.9% give or take a buy up at the last moment or two.
that low?! So why the heck is this option so popular? Why don't people just book a connection when there is 85% one available?!
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Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1465 on: July 31, 2015, 03:57:17 PM »
I did a plan b reward for myself wife and kid. If i want to go to the airport 24 hours before the flight to get us all PR1 status, can i go myself for all three tickets or do i have to shlep all of them along?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1466 on: August 01, 2015, 11:33:29 PM »
Placed in PR2 for tomorrow.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1467 on: August 02, 2015, 02:44:19 AM »
Placed in PR2 for tomorrow.
Why not PR1?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1468 on: August 02, 2015, 05:53:53 AM »
Why not PR1?
agent said PR1 is only when you were at 1 point confirmed into business but flight was interrupted.


If I'm in PR2 does this mean I'm basically out of luck?

"Currently 7 United BusinessFirst seats available and 8 customers eligible for an upgrade"
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1469 on: August 02, 2015, 08:04:00 AM »
agent said PR1 is only when you were at 1 point confirmed into business but flight was interrupted.


If I'm in PR2 does this mean I'm basically out of luck?

"Currently 7 United BusinessFirst seats available and 8 customers eligible for an upgrade"

She's wrong. But you is what you is.
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