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http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/mileageplus/awards/travel/types.aspx
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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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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #405 on: January 31, 2014, 02:01:47 PM »
if this isn't plan b what is
that's "Plan B Lite"

there are two problems:
1) if/when they fulfill the upgrade in the future, you will be charged the NEW mileage rate to move up.
2) when you get to the airport (after NOT getting the upgrade before then), you are not a displaced business passenger because you have not actually paid for a business seat. you paid for economy but asked for the right to pay for a business seat if it becomes available. BIG difference.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #406 on: January 31, 2014, 02:02:39 PM »
that's "Plan B Lite"

there are two problems:
1) if/when they fulfill the upgrade in the future, you will be charged the NEW mileage rate to move up.
2) when you get to the airport (after NOT getting the upgrade before then), you are not a displaced business passenger because you have not actually paid for a business seat. you paid for economy but asked for the right to pay for a business seat if it becomes available. BIG difference.
-1 My receipt says I paid 60k

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #407 on: January 31, 2014, 02:04:07 PM »
They officially took the full amount as per the receipt but my account says otherwise  8)
interesting...
I have no experience with this.
What do you suppose that means?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #408 on: January 31, 2014, 02:10:05 PM »
Very weird you may be right might receipt says nothing about the IN requested and says economy price but the reservation/flight details on the website says IN and price is full

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #409 on: January 31, 2014, 02:11:43 PM »
Very weird you may be right might receipt says nothing about the IN requested and says economy price but the reservation/flight details on the website says IN and price is full
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I don't have an answer for this one. Maybe Dan can shed some light.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #410 on: January 31, 2014, 02:52:21 PM »
Sometimes it takes a while for your mileage account to get updated. So you were probably charged the full amount it just doesn't say yet on your account.

What did the rep tell you? did she charge the full amount or not?
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 #411 on: January 31, 2014, 02:55:49 PM »
Oh boy he knows it  ;D ;D ;D

Nice to meet you. :)

Awesome job getting it to work out. Follow my thread to see/help the planning of my trip!

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #412 on: January 31, 2014, 03:00:11 PM »
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I don't have an answer for this one. Maybe Dan can shed some light.
You can also try logging out and back in to see if it's been updated.

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #413 on: January 31, 2014, 03:12:35 PM »
Sometimes it takes a while for your mileage account to get updated. So you were probably charged the full amount it just doesn't say yet on your account.

What did the rep tell you? did she charge the full amount or not?
The receipt says 115 and x but the reservation says IN and 120The Rep said that when it gets ticketed I'll be charged 120k

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #414 on: January 31, 2014, 04:00:48 PM »
Interesting SamKey. It does seem like everything worked other than the wording she gave you that you booked economy and will be wait listed. But if the miles worked and it says IN requested, it seems like it would work. (Although I have no experience in Plan B.)

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #415 on: January 31, 2014, 04:06:44 PM »
Interesting SamKey. It does seem like everything worked other than the wording she gave you that you booked economy and will be wait listed. But if the miles worked and it says IN requested, it seems like it would work. (Although I have no experience in Plan B.)
but the receipt says 115

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #416 on: February 01, 2014, 07:22:32 PM »
Nice to meet you. :)

Awesome job getting it to work out. Follow my thread to see/help the planning of my trip!
sure!
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #417 on: February 02, 2014, 11:17:45 AM »
Ok so I called up United and they took the additional 5k out of my account and now my receipt says 120k but x class the reservation says IN requested is that normal?

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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #418 on: February 02, 2014, 07:09:54 PM »
Ok so I called up United and they took the additional 5k out of my account and now my receipt says 120k but x class the reservation says IN requested is that normal?
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Re: Plan B Discussion: Booking BusinessFirst Awards Without Availability
« Reply #419 on: February 02, 2014, 07:51:52 PM »
What is x class?
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