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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 279815 times)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2400 on: February 09, 2020, 05:28:09 PM »
Called the 1K desk and spoke to rep who is there 21 years and didn't know a freaking clue about this process went back and fourth until she transferred to supervisor who
it didn't look like she knew anything about it either fast forward she deducted 75k miles for EWR-TLV for tomorrow which should've been 78k but it still shows XN without the the IN Class requested
anything to worry about ? 
The fare rules are CSM which is for a business class award
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2401 on: February 09, 2020, 06:02:48 PM »
Called the 1K desk and spoke to rep who is there 21 years and didn't know a freaking clue about this process went back and fourth until she transferred to supervisor who
it didn't look like she knew anything about it either fast forward she deducted 75k miles for EWR-TLV for tomorrow which should've been 78k but it still shows XN without the the IN Class requested
anything to worry about ? 
The fare rules are CSM which is for a business class award
Less than 24 hours?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2402 on: February 09, 2020, 06:40:16 PM »
No

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2403 on: February 10, 2020, 09:59:33 PM »
Successfully booked United plan B (I think). 7 seats left as of now and flight is early next week. Anyone out there that can help it get cleared in advance please PM me.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2404 on: February 15, 2020, 11:17:10 PM »
I'm having the same issue as Menachem. I booked 2 tickets and it shows as XN but no "IN Class requested". When I look at my itinerary online, it looks like there are 2 bookings and the second says "waitlisted". Does this seem correct or is there something I can/should change? they did debit my account the 75k miles x 2.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2405 on: February 16, 2020, 01:01:31 AM »
Called the 1K desk and spoke to rep who is there 21 years and didn't know a freaking clue about this process went back and fourth until she transferred to supervisor who
it didn't look like she knew anything about it either fast forward she deducted 75k miles for EWR-TLV for tomorrow which should've been 78k but it still shows XN without the the IN Class requested
anything to worry about ? 
The fare rules are CSM which is for a business class award
Any update?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2406 on: February 16, 2020, 05:05:49 AM »
I'm having the same issue as Menachem. I booked 2 tickets and it shows as XN but no "IN Class requested". When I look at my itinerary online, it looks like there are 2 bookings and the second says "waitlisted". Does this seem correct or is there something I can/should change? they did debit my account the 75k miles x 2.
This is correct.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2407 on: February 16, 2020, 07:55:25 AM »
Any update?
flight was within 30 hours from booking and was booked thru 1k account. it cleared a few hours later that night +10 upgrades

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2408 on: February 18, 2020, 10:46:21 AM »
Is it possible to request plan B on only 1 leg of a round trip? Or, do you need to book each leg separately to make that work?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2409 on: February 18, 2020, 10:56:17 AM »
Is it possible to request plan B on only 1 leg of a round trip? Or, do you need to book each leg separately to make that work?
You can book both together on the phone and request the waitlist on one way only.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2410 on: February 18, 2020, 11:06:58 AM »
If the Saver Coach is priced at 55K miles for one leg, (instead of the base 42.5K) how many additional miles would need to be debited to book a plan B business saver? Would it be only an additional 20K?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2411 on: February 18, 2020, 11:21:49 AM »
Also, if you purchase premium economy and then are upgraded can you get that refunded?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2412 on: February 18, 2020, 02:18:46 PM »
If the Saver Coach is priced at 55K miles for one leg, (instead of the base 42.5K) how many additional miles would need to be debited to book a plan B business saver? Would it be only an additional 20K?
As i understand your looking at the tlv route so if there is no saver at 42.5k you can't do plan B

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2413 on: February 18, 2020, 03:37:31 PM »
I’m looking at a TLV-EWR which does not come up as savor awards but has a fee of 68k + $44.11. But when I look at the available fare classes there’s availability in classes that have an “N”. Does this only work in X-XN or in other award categories as well?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2414 on: February 18, 2020, 04:44:13 PM »
I’m looking at a TLV-EWR which does not come up as savor awards but has a fee of 68k + $44.11. But when I look at the available fare classes there’s availability in classes that have an “N”. Does this only work in X-XN or in other award categories as well?
Only X/XN.
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