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http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/mileageplus/awards/travel/types.aspx
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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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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2236 on: February 27, 2018, 09:37:56 AM »
BP?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2237 on: February 27, 2018, 10:09:31 AM »
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2238 on: February 27, 2018, 10:28:16 AM »
Final months for that...
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2240 on: February 27, 2018, 12:27:43 PM »
Boy this thread had gotten quiet.
It was never that busy.

TBH having successfully done plan B twice & failed miserably other times, unless you have connections at UA to get placed as a PR1 or PR2 it won't work.

Most agents are clueless with the procedure & will treat you as if you're lying,

It might be a published policy but for 99% of people it's unworkable

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2241 on: February 27, 2018, 01:07:49 PM »
It was never that busy.

TBH having successfully done plan B twice & failed miserably other times, unless you have connections at UA to get placed as a PR1 or PR2 it won't work.

Most agents are clueless with the procedure & will treat you as if you're lying,

It might be a published policy but for 99% of people it's unworkable
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I recently found myself in a situation to do that but wasn't willing to put up with the hassle.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2242 on: February 27, 2018, 01:30:31 PM »
Just booked B6 mint SFO to BOS for under 20k MR and I will earn points for flying. Who needs Plan B when you have plan A?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2243 on: March 22, 2018, 11:54:45 AM »
I'm looking at calling to do a Plan B on this flight. Is it possible if it's operated by non-united?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2244 on: March 22, 2018, 12:00:41 PM »
I'm looking at calling to do a Plan B on this flight. Is it possible if it's operated by non-united?
No.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2245 on: March 22, 2018, 12:25:26 PM »
Thanks for the quick response

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2246 on: March 23, 2018, 11:39:43 AM »
Anyone had this work on EWR->TLV for >2 business tickets? Do they generally have enough unsold seats for this to work with like 5 seats? (Looking for tickets in December)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2247 on: April 25, 2018, 03:06:13 PM »
I want to book an RT award using United Miles where the outbound flights are business saver award on Lufthansa metal and the return flight is a coach (non-saver) award on United metal.  The return flight is 70k in coach.  Can i do a plan B business saver award on that return flight? The plan B business saver award is the same price as non-saver coach award travel.  Any guidance or advice would be appreciated. thanks.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2248 on: May 06, 2018, 10:42:48 AM »
If waitlist doesn’t clear (what it would probably not)

Do I have anything to call after 24 hrs before flight? (Ticket number was booked out of a GS account)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2249 on: May 22, 2018, 06:36:34 PM »
TLV-EWR (Not 77W) showing Saver Y available to the public. No availability in J, public or expanded. Expert Mode shows J9 JN9. Flight is 3 weeks out. Hate to ask what are the chances. But...
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