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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 538765 times)

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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.
#lazy  ::)
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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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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1470 on: August 02, 2015, 08:07:04 AM »
She's wrong. But you is what you is.
how do I check what PR I'm in?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1471 on: August 02, 2015, 08:19:16 AM »
how do I check what PR I'm in?

You can't directly; a phone agent may be able to tell you.

Though if you're not 1 or 2 on the list, you're likely not PR 1.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1472 on: August 02, 2015, 08:20:51 AM »
how do I check what PR I'm in?
upgrade or standby list?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1473 on: August 02, 2015, 08:32:22 AM »
... Well, which one are you trying to do?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1474 on: August 02, 2015, 08:34:39 AM »
... Well, which one are you trying to do?
well then riddle me this batman...why does everyone refer it to the standby list when there is both a standby and upgrade list?
 I am indeed 1&2 on upgrade list.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1475 on: August 02, 2015, 08:39:57 AM »
well then riddle me this batman...why does everyone refer it to the standby list when there is both a standby and upgrade list?
 I am indeed 1&2 on upgrade list.
Robin, I guarantee not *everyone* refers to Plan B as getting on the standby list, not even most people, and those who do would be incorrect.

But 1&2 is good. Just hope you stay there.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1476 on: August 02, 2015, 09:03:27 AM »
Robin, I guarantee not *everyone* refers to Plan B as getting on the standby list, not even most people, and those who do would be incorrect.

But 1&2 is good. Just hope you stay there.
ok thanks here's to hoping.

But this would give us some sort of clarity on where plan B places is officially. I clearly heard her say PR2 and I see others on the list as well after me.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1477 on: August 02, 2015, 09:34:06 AM »
I'm sure she did say PR2. She just decided not to give you PR1.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1478 on: August 02, 2015, 09:43:50 AM »
I'm sure she did say PR2. She just decided not to give you PR1.
so then why would be top 2 out of 5?

Also availability in J just changed to Full :(

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1479 on: August 02, 2015, 09:50:29 AM »
so then why would be top 2 out of 5?

Also availability in J just changed to Full :(
If she gave you PR2 and you're at the top of the list, it's safe to assume they were given a lower priority.
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