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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 284413 times)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2340 on: November 20, 2019, 04:58:53 PM »
I'm wondering if Plan B is best option at this point?
as I don't see an availability saver awards j tickets ow NYC-SFO lie flat seats in Mid Jan
whats the best number to call?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2341 on: November 20, 2019, 06:10:46 PM »
It's basically impossible to find saver seats on these routes.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2342 on: November 21, 2019, 12:53:04 AM »
does this seem to be a successful plan B?
75 deducted.

This reservation is for 2 pax. does it matter? If only 1 seat opens will 1 at least clear, or since 2 pax on reservation it will not?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2343 on: November 21, 2019, 01:45:20 AM »
does this seem to be a successful plan B?
75 deducted.

This reservation is for 2 pax. does it matter? If only 1 seat opens will 1 at least clear, or since 2 pax on reservation it will not?
Yup.
If there's 2 on the res you'll need 2 open seats to clear.
If you're willing to be separated then split it.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2344 on: November 21, 2019, 01:47:44 AM »
Yup.
If there's 2 on the res you'll need 2 open seats to clear.
If you're willing to be separated then split it.
Thanks!
Just noticed that seperating can be done online, which is great.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2345 on: November 21, 2019, 09:28:31 AM »
Thanks!
Just noticed that seperating can be done online, which is great.

great job!
what number did you call?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2346 on: November 22, 2019, 01:35:37 AM »
great job!
what number did you call?
Reservations.
agent tried a few times. I told  that previous time the agent told me to mention CORE... and asked, you know what I mean? She says, go ahead, what is it that you wanted....
anyway got a supervisor that had to contact another dept while I was on hold, and I received the reservation right away.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2347 on: November 23, 2019, 10:38:45 PM »
Which phone # is the best  to call

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2348 on: November 24, 2019, 01:38:07 PM »
Which phone # is the best  to call
I called reservations and supervisor did it.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2349 on: November 24, 2019, 05:14:26 PM »
Do I have a good chance to get a plan B through? Flight shows that there are 15 seats still avail. This is for this Thurs 4pm flight from EWR-TLV. I'm confirmed saver economy as of now.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2350 on: November 24, 2019, 05:53:33 PM »
Just got off the phone with agent. He insists that he did it correctly even though he did not yet deduct the extra miles for business saver. Is he correct? He says I have a good chance as there is only one person ahead of me. See attached

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2351 on: November 24, 2019, 05:55:33 PM »
Just got off the phone with agent. He insists that he did it correctly even though he did not yet deduct the extra miles for business saver. Is he correct? He says I have a good chance as there is only one person ahead of me. See attached
No, that's a regular waitlist. It can still work, but plan B requires that the miles be deducted.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2352 on: November 24, 2019, 06:33:06 PM »
Thank You

Problem is it took five hucas just to get this!

I'll keep trying

What happens to the nature of this reservation 24 hours before departure.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2353 on: November 25, 2019, 02:48:37 AM »
Thank You

Problem is it took five hucas just to get this!

I'll keep trying

What happens to the nature of this reservation 24 hours before departure.

The waitlist should’ve cleared already as the flight is I3 right now.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2354 on: November 25, 2019, 12:12:01 PM »
Thanks
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