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"You may redeem miles for travel in United Global FirstSM, United Firstģ, United Businessģ or United BusinessFirstģ , 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 #2500 on: February 17, 2021, 09:39:52 AM »
Just made a EWR-TLV plan B booking. For some odd reason was charged 98,000 miles and $23.06 rather than 78,000 and $5.60.

How do I fix that?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2501 on: February 17, 2021, 10:06:35 AM »
Just made a EWR-TLV plan B booking. For some odd reason was charged 98,000 miles and $23.06 rather than 78,000 and $5.60.

How do I fix that?
I'm not familiar with the rates, but I would putpac if you were charged the wrong amount...
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2502 on: March 07, 2021, 11:59:20 PM »
Just spoke with 2 agents. The first said it couldn't be done. The second came back saying that he spoke with a supervisor who said they used to be able to do it but cant anymore. i asked him about CORE, he paused for a second and then said, it took him a minute to remember what core is, they haven't been using that for a while. I will try again later. Anyone have any luck lately with plan B?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2503 on: March 08, 2021, 12:32:55 AM »
Just spoke with 2 agents. The first said it couldn't be done. The second came back saying that he spoke with a supervisor who said they used to be able to do it but cant anymore. i asked him about CORE, he paused for a second and then said, it took him a minute to remember what core is, they haven't been using that for a while. I will try again later. Anyone have any luck lately with plan B?
yes, did a few weeks ago
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2504 on: March 08, 2021, 01:26:16 PM »
Thank you. I just booked for 3 passengers RT. Is it suggested to put all 3 on 1 booking?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2505 on: March 08, 2021, 08:11:52 PM »
Thank you. I just booked for 3 passengers RT. Is it suggested to put all 3 on 1 booking?
I think that if you put all 3 on 1 booking and there is 2 or less business saver available then non of the 3 will be upgraded however if it is separate bookings then even 1 out of 3 can be upgraded

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2506 on: March 09, 2021, 07:30:09 PM »
I asked that question to the agent who made the booking. He said that if one became available they would give me that option. I donít  know if that means at the airport? Would it make sense to cancel them now and make new bookings?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2507 on: March 09, 2021, 07:31:04 PM »
I think that if you put all 3 on 1 booking and there is 2 or less business saver available then non of the 3 will be upgraded however if it is separate bookings then even 1 out of 3 can be upgraded
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2508 on: March 10, 2021, 01:08:25 AM »
I asked that question to the agent who made the booking. He said that if one became available they would give me that option. I donít  know if that means at the airport? Would it make sense to cancel them now and make new bookings?
there is much more risk that you won't get the available seat if it is one booking

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2509 on: April 11, 2021, 04:36:56 PM »
I think its about time for an Advanced Plan B Discussion. Anyone in ?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2510 on: April 11, 2021, 04:41:32 PM »
I think its about time for an Advanced Plan B Discussion. Anyone in ?
Sure. You can start.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2511 on: May 23, 2021, 07:55:46 PM »
Has anyone ever tried (Iím sorry if itís discussed in the previous 125 pages) to modify an existing coach reservation to take additional miles and change the reservation to Plan B?  Iím going to try but Iíd like to see if I can get confirmation that itís possible before beating up phone agents.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2512 on: May 23, 2021, 09:53:26 PM »
Has anyone had success recently? Are the chances high these days?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2513 on: May 25, 2021, 11:39:46 AM »
What are my odds on UA 84 May 30?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2514 on: May 26, 2021, 01:54:04 AM »
If I booked as Saver Award, and then they waitlist it, can it work? Both flight show up, The economy as confirmed, and the Business as waitlisted.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2515 on: May 26, 2021, 09:26:22 AM »
If I booked as Saver Award, and then they waitlist it, can it work? Both flight show up, The economy as confirmed, and the Business as waitlisted.
Sounds right, don't get your hopes up though

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2516 on: May 26, 2021, 01:29:49 PM »
Sounds right, don't get your hopes up though
If not confirmed before, I should make it on standby, no? The it looks like now, most flights have some J seats avail by takeoff.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2517 on: July 10, 2021, 10:45:56 PM »
Has anyone ever tried (Iím sorry if itís discussed in the previous 125 pages) to modify an existing coach reservation to take additional miles and change the reservation to Plan B?  Iím going to try but Iíd like to see if I can get confirmation that itís possible before beating up phone agents.

Anyone know an answer to this question?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2518 on: July 10, 2021, 10:48:28 PM »
Anyone know an answer to this question?
Read the DDMS post.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #2519 on: July 10, 2021, 10:52:41 PM »
Read the DDMS post.

I saw that but what part? That Dan did it by making a new ticket?