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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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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2325 on: October 27, 2019, 02:40:49 PM »
does plan b work with domestic?
is there a premier status number i can call to get a us based agent that speaks english?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2326 on: October 27, 2019, 02:47:31 PM »
does plan b work with domestic?
is there a premier status number i can call to get a us based agent that speaks english?

Do u have Premier Status?
Plan B works domestic
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2327 on: October 27, 2019, 08:24:35 PM »
Do u have Premier Status? no
Plan B works domestic Thx

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2329 on: October 28, 2019, 08:54:35 AM »
So call regular line.

i've tried a number of times. the regular CS agents dont speak english properly. was hoping that i could get someone usa based

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2330 on: October 28, 2019, 09:10:12 AM »
i've tried a number of times. the regular CS agents dont speak english properly. was hoping that i could get someone usa based
Call from a premier member's phone...

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2331 on: October 28, 2019, 09:17:19 AM »
Call from a premier member's phone...
Or he needs some real numbers.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2332 on: November 11, 2019, 08:42:42 AM »
I have never done Plan B, so please forgive the naive question.  Can I book Plan B with an Economy "Lowest Award" but not "Saver" ticket? See screenshot.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2333 on: November 11, 2019, 09:59:17 AM »
I have never done Plan B, so please forgive the naive question.  Can I book Plan B with an Economy "Lowest Award" but not "Saver" ticket? See screenshot.
Officially, NO.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2334 on: November 11, 2019, 10:02:30 AM »
Officially, NO.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2335 on: November 12, 2019, 03:25:28 PM »
I just got one of these booked (my first one).  Took me 3 agents (all 3 were definitely overseas).  I was told by the third rep this is no longer offered but she will make an exception (rang over to the helpdesk and got it sorted out).  Thanks, Dan and crew!

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2336 on: November 12, 2019, 03:27:05 PM »
I just got one of these booked (my first one).  Took me 3 agents (all 3 were definitely overseas).  I was told by the third rep this is no longer offered but she will make an exception (rang over to the helpdesk and got it sorted out).  Thanks, Dan and crew!
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2337 on: November 15, 2019, 11:55:49 AM »
Anyone try one of these today?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2338 on: November 17, 2019, 08:37:35 AM »
Nice!

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2339 on: November 17, 2019, 09:02:09 AM »
Nice!
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