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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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Author Topic: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability  (Read 294139 times)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #360 on: January 28, 2014, 01:33:25 PM »
Can I request a PR-1 status by calling United or only airport agent (in 24 hour mark) can do it? The thing is - we are wait listed on domestic flight which is immediately after our TATL flight (on *A partner from Europe). There will be only 1.5 - 2 hours connection time, so I think that all seats will be gone. In the airport in Europe we are flying out (VIE)  there is no United presence.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #361 on: January 28, 2014, 01:48:43 PM »
Airport only.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #362 on: January 28, 2014, 04:32:00 PM »
I'm trying to do a Plan B right now for a United flight from Zurich to EWR in June.
After a few HUCAs, I got a woman, Clara, who said she knows what to do. She then proceeded to book us on the wrong date because its the nearest date with Saver business availability and then instructed me to call back and change it to the proper dates with the "XN Class (IN class requested)". I thought it was the wrong thing to do but she insisted.

I received the ticket and called the P1K line to make the change to the right dates and the guy, John, said she did the wrong thing and that he will cancel and rebook the ticket on the correct dates.
He said I should get the econ ticket and waitlist for business. I told him that I DO NOT want to do that so he put me on hold to check the CORE system again.

Still waiting on hold.

#PlanBinprogress

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #363 on: January 28, 2014, 04:33:02 PM »
updates to follow.

any talking points/pointers appreciated.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #364 on: January 28, 2014, 04:46:40 PM »
Ok so John confirmed that what she did was wrong and he said that there is absolutely no way to set up a Business-level debited Econ ticket. I have to book the Saver Econ ticket and keep looking in the future to see if saver business open up.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #365 on: January 28, 2014, 04:48:36 PM »
Should I just cancel the whole flight and start from scratch or book the Saver Econ on the correct day and go from there?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #366 on: January 28, 2014, 04:59:33 PM »
Should I just cancel the whole flight and start from scratch or book the Saver Econ on the correct day and go from there?

#PlanBinprogress
Sounds like the simplest way to go about it.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #367 on: January 28, 2014, 05:04:39 PM »
#PlanBfail
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #368 on: January 28, 2014, 05:08:30 PM »
#PlanBfail
this war is FAR from over  :) :) :)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #369 on: January 28, 2014, 05:10:51 PM »
i just read a supervisor the riot act because they wont give me the waitlist.
I even read for him, verbatim, the award rules from the website. http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/mileageplus/awards/travel/types.aspx

He's going to ask his boss. I'm gonna work my way up to Smisek himself!!

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #370 on: January 28, 2014, 05:11:56 PM »

I even read for him, verbatim, the award rules from the website. http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/mileageplus/awards/travel/types.aspx

p.s. you have to drop down the award rules and its the 13th bullet down

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #372 on: January 28, 2014, 10:58:35 PM »

Ummmmmmmmmmmm... you know that this is not Twitter, right?  ???

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Umm. I think I'm on the wrong site. #mybad

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #373 on: January 29, 2014, 04:54:02 PM »
So I just put on hold NYC-ZRH-TLV ZRH-TLV is in I NYC-TLV is in x they said when ticketed they will take 60k does this count as plan b even though this is the rate on such a flight?
Oh and btw called 1 800-396-1751 and got it done on first try
« Last Edit: January 29, 2014, 05:00:38 PM by SamKey »

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #374 on: January 29, 2014, 05:07:04 PM »
Did they deduct 60K or 40K?

Not sure what you mean that they will charge 60K when ticketed.
You can say what you think when you think what you say.