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http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/mileageplus/awards/travel/types.aspx
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 287526 times)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #390 on: January 30, 2014, 11:23:02 PM »
Have you tried having United call you? The agents there (former Continental agents) seem to know how to do it better than the normal United agents.
Have United call you
That was my 1st move. They completely bungled it up.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #391 on: January 31, 2014, 12:32:32 AM »
That was my 1st move. They completely bungled it up.

Is the zrh-ewr flight on ua metal?
Life isn't about checking the boxes. Nobody cares.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #392 on: January 31, 2014, 03:10:13 AM »
SUCCESS!!!!

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #393 on: January 31, 2014, 09:39:12 AM »

Is the zrh-ewr flight on ua metal?
yes

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #394 on: January 31, 2014, 09:39:44 AM »
Today is the day...
I gotta make my move on Plan B now or never...

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #395 on: January 31, 2014, 10:10:40 AM »
Today is the day...
I gotta make my move on Plan B now or never...
Best of luck!

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #396 on: January 31, 2014, 10:26:38 AM »
Ha!!!!
SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#PlanBconfimed

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #397 on: January 31, 2014, 10:33:38 AM »
Just an update on Plan B:

The United agents may claim that the system of charging Business amounts ONLY once you're confirmed in business is for YOUR benefit. "To save you the hassle of calling for refund in case you don't get it" she said. How cute  :D :D
You can by-pass it by specifically saying "I want you to charge me business amounts". Once again, show them the website rules on http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/mileageplus/awards/travel/types.aspx (expand the "United air travel award rules" link) that allow for you to be charged business even if its not available.

Also, HUCA HUCA HUCA

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #398 on: January 31, 2014, 12:45:23 PM »
Just an update on Plan B:

The United agents may claim that the system of charging Business amounts ONLY once you're confirmed in business is for YOUR benefit. "To save you the hassle of calling for refund in case you don't get it" she said. How cute  :D :D
You can by-pass it by specifically saying "I want you to charge me business amounts". Once again, show them the website rules on http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/mileageplus/awards/travel/types.aspx (expand the "United air travel award rules" link) that allow for you to be charged business even if its not available.

Also, HUCA HUCA HUCA
Or you can do what I did and get charged economy and be waitlisted

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #399 on: January 31, 2014, 12:50:29 PM »
Or you can do what I did and get charged economy and be waitlisted
No, my friend.
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #400 on: January 31, 2014, 01:15:52 PM »
No, my friend.
+1 that's not Plan B.

Also, MoGro17 is planning this trip w/ my brother and he doesn't even know it. :)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #401 on: January 31, 2014, 01:52:08 PM »
+1 that's not Plan B.

Also, MoGro17 is planning this trip w/ my brother and he doesn't even know it. :)
Oh boy he knows it  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #402 on: January 31, 2014, 01:56:23 PM »

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #403 on: January 31, 2014, 01:57:44 PM »
Or you can do what I did and get charged economy and be waitlisted
you, sir, WILL be charged the new, inflated rate when/if they upgrade your ticket after tomorrow.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #404 on: January 31, 2014, 01:59:22 PM »
you, sir, WILL be charged the new, inflated rate when/if they upgrade your ticket after tomorrow.
They officially took the full amount as per the receipt but my account says otherwise  8)