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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #180 on: January 16, 2019, 04:20:02 PM »
can i enter the Polaris lounge if im silver? and can i take anyone in? what about star alliance gold?
must be flying Polaris, regadless of status.
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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #181 on: January 16, 2019, 04:28:13 PM »
must be flying Polaris, regadless of status.
No guests. Unless flying *A F
*A J as well, at departing airport only.
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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #182 on: January 16, 2019, 05:07:13 PM »
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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #183 on: January 19, 2019, 06:00:49 PM »
United can no longer book Singapore Airlines, TAP/Thai awards at the moment.
this started on January 15, 2019
there is a memo to agents regarding this.

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #184 on: January 19, 2019, 08:42:19 PM »
United can no longer book Singapore Airlines, TAP/Thai awards at the moment.
this started on January 15, 2019
there is a memo to agents regarding this.

HT:all over lol
Thanks. Any reason given?

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #185 on: January 20, 2019, 06:31:53 PM »
Thanks. Any reason given?
from one mile at a time.com United Blocking Singapore, Thai, And TAP Portugal Awards
JANUARY 19, 2019   BY LUCKY   36
AWARDS, SINGAPORE
Airline partnerships can be complicated, and this is especially true when it comes to redeeming miles on partner airlines.

Different airlines take different approaches to releasing award space. Some airlines make more award seats available to members of their own frequent flyer program, while other airlines make the same award space available to members of partner airline programs as they do to members of their own program.

At a minimum, typically whatever partner award seats are made available are consistent across partners. Sometimes there are disputes or system issues between airlines, though, and it seems like thatís exactly whatís going on with United at the moment.

United MileagePlus seems to not have access to Singapore Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, and Thai Airways awards at the moment. Apparently this started on January 15, 2019, and there was a memo to agents regarding this, so itís not just a system outage for a few hours, or anything.
United claims that this issue is because some partner award tickets are not confirming correctly, so theyíve pulled those partners for the time being. However, itís anyoneís guess what the full story is here. Itís a bit suspicious that only United seems to be having issues confirming space on these partners.

Iím not saying that this is the case here, but historically these issues have sometimes happened when there were disputes between partners over award reimbursements.

There are of course plenty of other ways to redeem miles on these three airlines:

Singapore Airlines makes much of their award space available only to members of their own KrisFlyer program
Thai Airways generally makes the same space available to their own members as they do to members of partner programs, so you could book these tickets through Avianca LifeMiles, etc.
TAP Air Portugal makes the same space available to members of all partner programs, and they also often have very reasonable paid business class fares
Bottom line
Hopefully this issue gets solved soon, because it sure is a nuisance if youíre not able to complete a reservation due to there not being access to partner award reservations at the moment. If youíre looking to travel on these airlines there are lots of other options for redeeming miles.
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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #186 on: February 28, 2019, 01:09:56 PM »
..Just read whole thread to find what are the best (economy) redemptions for UA Miles, and saw no insights..

Are there any such posts? If not, can anyone volunteer to post what routes/destinations are best redeemed in UA?

(Personally, I fly from NYC, main destination of interest is TLV, and currently curious about PTY)

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #187 on: February 28, 2019, 01:24:59 PM »
TLV can be a good redemption (however good an Economy one can be), PTY as well, more so if you book direct.
That is at a saver level of course
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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #188 on: February 28, 2019, 01:55:11 PM »
TLV can be a good redemption (however good an Economy one can be), PTY as well, more so if you book direct.
That is at a saver level of course

Ty, though to clarify, I'm trying to determine what routes are best redeemed in UA vs other programs. For example, I know that there are several more inexpensive redemption options  for NYC <=> TLV. Therefore, being that UA is often referenced as a great airline and program by such experts as Dan, I was wondering if a list was compiled showing best use-cases, as has been done for other programs such as BA.

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #189 on: March 02, 2019, 11:37:56 PM »
If I am elite now, but won't be by the time my flight it. If I book now tickets now will I be able to book economy plus for free? And will i stay with them even after my status expires?

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #190 on: March 02, 2019, 11:44:16 PM »
If I am elite now, but won't be by the time my flight it. If I book now tickets now will I be able to book economy plus for free? And will i stay with them even after my status expires?
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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #191 on: March 03, 2019, 01:10:27 AM »
yes.
Thanks! And luggage allowances?

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #192 on: March 03, 2019, 02:18:41 AM »
Thanks! And luggage allowances?
nope :-[
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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #193 on: March 05, 2019, 01:17:44 AM »
Warning!

UA has recently started playing (again) the NYC/EWR game where if you put NYC it will resort back to EWR. Putting JFK will give you BOTH, JFK and EWR, so JFK it is.


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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #194 on: March 05, 2019, 01:22:35 AM »
Warning!

UA has recently started playing (again) the NYC/EWR game where if you put NYC it will resort back to EWR. Putting JFK will give you BOTH, JFK and EWR, so JFK it is.
I found even when it reverts back to EWR, you will still find search results from JFK.
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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #195 on: March 05, 2019, 01:29:14 AM »
I found even when it reverts back to EWR, you will still find search results from JFK.
Correct, just tested it.
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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #196 on: March 05, 2019, 01:32:06 AM »
Not by me. I'm on mobile. It forces me to sign in, then it just reverts back to EWR. You can clearly see EWR in the field.

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #197 on: March 05, 2019, 01:36:09 AM »
Not by me. I'm on mobile. It forces me to sign in, then it just reverts back to EWR. You can clearly see EWR in the field.
That's true but you will still see results for JFK.
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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #198 on: March 05, 2019, 01:39:38 AM »
 That not the case by me. I see no JFK flights. It may have to do that I'm on mobile, but it does not show JFK.

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #199 on: March 05, 2019, 07:59:40 AM »
That not the case by me. I see no JFK flights. It may have to do that I'm on mobile, but it does not show JFK.
Same here on mobile.