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http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/mileageplus/awards/travel/types.aspx
Click on "United air travel award rules:"
"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 233614 times)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1905 on: February 17, 2016, 11:13:56 AM »
Then you shouldn't have thought it would work in the first place.
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 #1906 on: February 17, 2016, 12:06:31 PM »
Then you shouldn't have thought it would work in the first place.
It didn't matter when I showed up. The entire business class was booked and showed up.
If you see something that is 50% off but don't need it, walk away and save yourself 100%

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1907 on: February 17, 2016, 01:44:50 PM »
It didn't matter when I showed up. The entire business class was booked and showed up.
Route? Date?
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 #1908 on: February 17, 2016, 01:50:14 PM »
Route? Date?

Hnl-ewr 2/6
I checked everyday for 4 months and j never opened up, even non-saver
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1909 on: February 17, 2016, 01:51:34 PM »
Hnl-ewr 2/6
I checked everyday for 4 months and j never opened up, even non-saver
We're all the J seats already sold when you booked the Plan B?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1910 on: February 17, 2016, 01:53:20 PM »
We're all the J seats already sold when you booked the Plan B?

Yes
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1911 on: February 17, 2016, 01:58:15 PM »
Yes
Even revenue? Then you had to realize that your chances were slimmer than when other people do it because your only chance was a cancellation...

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1912 on: February 17, 2016, 02:04:28 PM »
Even revenue? Then you had to realize that your chances were slimmer than when other people do it because your only chance was a cancellation...

Or a no show.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1913 on: February 17, 2016, 02:05:18 PM »
Or a no show.
True. Though I never really understood how that happens. Like how do you just not show up? Forget that you had a flight booked?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1914 on: February 17, 2016, 02:06:07 PM »
True. Though I never really understood how that happens. Like how do you just not show up? Forget that you had a flight booked?
Running late

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1916 on: February 17, 2016, 02:07:52 PM »
True. Though I never really understood how that happens. Like how do you just not show up? Forget that you had a flight booked?

You never missed a flight? Lol

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1917 on: February 17, 2016, 02:09:46 PM »
You never missed a flight? Lol
No. And I better no be jinxing myself.  ::)

Let me guess. Missing a flight is part of the fun, right? That would be a classic D93 quote haha.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1918 on: February 17, 2016, 02:13:47 PM »
No. And I better no be jinxing myself.  ::)

Let me guess. Missing a flight is part of the fun, right? That would be a classic D93 quote haha.

It's not fun, but it's part of life.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #1919 on: February 17, 2016, 02:37:15 PM »
Even revenue? Then you had to realize that your chances were slimmer than when other people do it because your only chance was a cancellation...

Of course I realized that. Still disappointing
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