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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 287954 times)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2250 on: May 31, 2018, 10:37:15 PM »
does plan b still work

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2251 on: May 31, 2018, 10:59:22 PM »

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2252 on: June 08, 2018, 09:40:08 AM »
does plan b still work

Yes.  Flew EWR-TLV in April using Plan B.  The seats didn't automatically clear to IN though when there was availability .  I was randomly checking availability on expert mode one morning and saw that they had space in IN and ended up calling.  Although I had to explain what I wanted done, and after a pause to speak to her supervisor, I was placed in biz without a problem

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2253 on: June 10, 2018, 02:04:45 PM »
In my mind, there are two parts to plan B. 1st is getting wait listed for IN availability. Second is getting onto the PR-1 list that will get you pushed to the top of the upgrade list when it ces down to the wire.

The first part works as it should and is a good way to await an opening on tough flights.

The second part should work, but most report I've read seem to indicate that finding an agent to do it is close to impossible these days.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2254 on: July 04, 2018, 10:01:34 AM »
Does gg "onestandby" clearly state that a plan B ticket qualifies for PR-1on the upgrade waitlist?

(Or is this just based on logic that such a pax is technically a displaced biz class pax)

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Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2255 on: July 04, 2018, 10:04:22 AM »
Does gg "onestandby" clearly state that a plan B ticket qualifies for PR-1on the upgrade waitlist?

(Or is this just based on logic that such a pax is technically a displaced biz class pax)
The real question is whether anyone has actually reported seeing it in person at all. Though I'm pretty sure that it does say that as that's what people refer agents to when trying to get them to put them at PR-1.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2256 on: July 16, 2018, 10:04:19 AM »
Anyone successfully get PR-1 status this year?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2257 on: August 16, 2018, 01:09:34 PM »
Hi,
I'm new to plan B.
Does plan b work only if there is a UA segment to the trip, only on UA operated flight, UA operated segment or any partner airline?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2258 on: August 16, 2018, 01:18:24 PM »
Hi,
I'm new to plan B.
Does plan b work only if there is a UA segment to the trip, only on UA operated flight, UA operated segment or any partner airline?
Only on UA metal.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2259 on: August 23, 2018, 10:38:41 AM »
Can one do a plan B for a different flight?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2260 on: August 23, 2018, 10:51:22 AM »
Does gg "onestandby" clearly state that a plan B ticket qualifies for PR-1on the upgrade waitlist?

(Or is this just based on logic that such a pax is technically a displaced biz class pax)
Yes.
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Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2261 on: August 23, 2018, 01:41:39 PM »
Can one do a plan B for a different flight?
What do you mean?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2262 on: August 23, 2018, 01:42:57 PM »
What do you mean?
book economy on Sunday and waitlst for biz on Thursday before.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2263 on: August 23, 2018, 05:43:18 PM »
Eta. Yes
book economy on Sunday and waitlst for biz on Thursday before.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2264 on: August 23, 2018, 07:02:01 PM »
Eta. Yes
Interesting.
Report back if it clears :)
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