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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 #330 on: January 15, 2014, 05:59:53 PM »
Am I united plan B setup?
No, you're merely waitlisted.
Plan B allows you to be a displaced business passenger at the airport. You will not.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #331 on: January 15, 2014, 06:05:36 PM »
If you read my Plan B post the internal reference code is listed.

The process is also described on United.com: http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/mileageplus/awards/travel/types.aspx
"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 #332 on: January 15, 2014, 06:16:20 PM »
If you read my Plan B post the internal reference code is listed.

The process is also described on United.com: http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/mileageplus/awards/travel/types.aspx
"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."

I read the post. My internal rate codes match what you say I should be in. Im booked in X and I requested. I also see the full business fare was charged. But the lady said this is a regular waitlist and nothing different than the typical.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #333 on: January 15, 2014, 06:26:53 PM »
As long as you're charged business you're good to go.
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #334 on: January 15, 2014, 06:31:37 PM »
As long as you're charged business you're good to go.

Nice!

Although the lady says that I'll always be charged the full business fare when I waitlist...whatever.

Thank you Dan!

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #335 on: January 15, 2014, 06:46:51 PM »
DROPR
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #337 on: January 15, 2014, 06:50:48 PM »
DROPR

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #338 on: January 15, 2014, 06:59:28 PM »
I know it. Don't rely of Phone reps. Yay me
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #339 on: January 15, 2014, 07:01:49 PM »
That's one of the most obscure acronyms I've seen in a while.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #340 on: January 15, 2014, 07:12:05 PM »
Wow!! woulda never guessed.

Thanks one and all for your help on this!

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #341 on: January 21, 2014, 10:44:03 PM »
the first rep i got today on the phone did know what i need, the phone call was over an hour he got some issues to issue the ticket he told he gets an error that the price is not entered but he see the price there finally he got it done they debited the account 117k instead of 117.5k and he also entered o class requested before he issued the ticket, i ask him when he did this last time he told me over an year ago, he told me only old CO agents know bout this 
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #342 on: January 22, 2014, 12:10:13 PM »
the first rep i got today on the phone did know what i need, the phone call was over an hour he got some issues to issue the ticket he told he gets an error that the price is not entered but he see the price there finally he got it done they debited the account 117k instead of 117.5k and he also entered o class requested before he issued the ticket, i ask him when he did this last time he told me over an year ago, he told me only old CO agents know bout this
Is there any chance to get the O seat, only one first class left to sell or I will be able to get I claas instead of O class ?

p.s. I booked on the flight 5 tickets in O class there was 1 more but till we decide to book the 6th its dissapeard

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #343 on: January 22, 2014, 03:00:21 PM »
I booked a United plan B and now there is availibilty in business. The agent is telling me it's $100 to confirm the upgrade. Does that make sense? I didn't think there was a charge to get the upgrade...

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #344 on: January 22, 2014, 03:02:37 PM »
HUCA.
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