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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #920 on: August 28, 2023, 04:49:05 PM »
Is it possible to combine Travel Credits and Travel Bank dollars when purchasing a United ticket online? I'm trying and its not letting me. Anything I'm missing?
Book a random ticket with travel bank (not basic eco) then cancel it for travel credit then combine (wait 24hrs before canceling)

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #921 on: August 31, 2023, 08:19:34 PM »
Looking to book an intra-eruope austrian flight with united miles, 6k economy. Any know if:


1. Is that fare cancellable/changeable?
2. Does that fare come with a checked bag?

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #922 on: September 06, 2023, 09:11:16 PM »
Trying to help a family member:

Booked a RT refundable flight last year Sep on United from TLV to EWR when only one leg was needed since it was cheaper than one way. K fare.
After moving the return leg forward several times in an effort to find a time that suits my schedule, it is now scheduled for next week and there's no way I can use it. That's the latest I can move it to (after that it'll be 1+ yr from originally scheduled flight).
I inquired with United about canceling the unused portion for a refund, and they're saying that I can cancel the ticket and they'll deposit whatever value is left over to my United travel bank, but they cannot check the value prior to canceling. Does that sound right? They don't know the ticket valuation prior to canceling?

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #923 on: September 06, 2023, 09:48:13 PM »
Trying to help a family member:

Booked a RT refundable flight last year Sep on United from TLV to EWR when only one leg was needed since it was cheaper than one way. K fare.
After moving the return leg forward several times in an effort to find a time that suits my schedule, it is now scheduled for next week and there's no way I can use it. That's the latest I can move it to (after that it'll be 1+ yr from originally scheduled flight).
I inquired with United about canceling the unused portion for a refund, and they're saying that I can cancel the ticket and they'll deposit whatever value is left over to my United travel bank, but they cannot check the value prior to canceling. Does that sound right? They don't know the ticket valuation prior to canceling?
United can, but the phone agent can't...
Alternatively you can construct the same ticket in matrix, and get an idea.

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #924 on: September 06, 2023, 10:47:25 PM »
Trying to help a family member:

Booked a RT refundable flight last year Sep on United from TLV to EWR when only one leg was needed since it was cheaper than one way. K fare.
After moving the return leg forward several times in an effort to find a time that suits my schedule, it is now scheduled for next week and there's no way I can use it. That's the latest I can move it to (after that it'll be 1+ yr from originally scheduled flight).
I inquired with United about canceling the unused portion for a refund, and they're saying that I can cancel the ticket and they'll deposit whatever value is left over to my United travel bank, but they cannot check the value prior to canceling. Does that sound right? They don't know the ticket valuation prior to canceling?

I once asked them to refund it and I was pleasantly surprised with how much they refunded me- close to half the value.

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #925 on: September 06, 2023, 11:06:12 PM »
United can, but the phone agent can't...
Meaning?

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #926 on: September 06, 2023, 11:08:50 PM »
Trying to help a family member:

Booked a RT refundable flight last year Sep on United from TLV to EWR when only one leg was needed since it was cheaper than one way. K fare.
After moving the return leg forward several times in an effort to find a time that suits my schedule, it is now scheduled for next week and there's no way I can use it. That's the latest I can move it to (after that it'll be 1+ yr from originally scheduled flight).
I inquired with United about canceling the unused portion for a refund, and they're saying that I can cancel the ticket and they'll deposit whatever value is left over to my United travel bank, but they cannot check the value prior to canceling. Does that sound right? They don't know the ticket valuation prior to canceling?
Iím in a similar situation: booked a RT and donít want to take the way back yet. Debating between keeping the value of the return and using it eventually and requesting a partial refund, which I canít know how much itíll be.
BTW, wrong thread for this question.

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #927 on: September 07, 2023, 09:11:19 AM »
BTW, wrong thread for this question.
Apologies. Was looking for a generic United thread but couldn't find it.

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #928 on: September 18, 2023, 01:26:44 PM »
I added an infant to my ticket 2 weeks ago and they told me is confirmed and told me she has another confirmation code
i do not see it on my ticket do i need to call them to add it to my confirmation or is it ok to be seperate?
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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #929 on: September 18, 2023, 04:27:00 PM »
I added an infant to my ticket 2 weeks ago and they told me is confirmed and told me she has another confirmation code
i do not see it on my ticket do i need to call them to add it to my confirmation or is it ok to be seperate?

can be ok, but more importantly make sure you get a ticket number and save it for reference if they ask for it in the airport

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #930 on: September 18, 2023, 05:46:46 PM »
Does anyone know how strict UA is with the *earliest* bag check time in EWR?

I'm thinking of WFH from the club since my wife drives to Newark in the AM, so I don't need to pay for an Uber.

Would probably arrive 9:30am for a flight at 4pm, so not like there's an overnight involved...

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #931 on: September 20, 2023, 12:25:57 AM »
i could not login to my lifemiles account- so I booked 2 saver tickets with united miles-  what are the chances that if i cancel the united tickets- then the saver space will show up again and i can book the tickets with lifemiles?

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #932 on: September 20, 2023, 02:36:56 AM »
How many checked bags do lab children get ewr-tlv on a ua silver booking?

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #933 on: September 22, 2023, 06:45:52 PM »
can be ok, but more importantly make sure you get a ticket number and save it for reference if they ask for it in the airport
I added an infant to my ticket 2 weeks ago and they told me is confirmed and told me she has another confirmation code
i do not see it on my ticket do i need to call them to add it to my confirmation or is it ok to be seperate?
I called united and asked them to connect the bookings they said that it is an international lap infant so its on a separate confirmation
So i came to the desk in the airport and they said my infant ticket is not showing up it was on a partner airline so i had to call united and make them connect it to my ticket
Came super early to checkin as i felt they would make me issues for the infant.
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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #934 on: September 27, 2023, 08:01:46 AM »
If I book a partner airline points ticket with air canada for a united flight, will I still get all the united benefits of a free checked bag and boarding second?

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #935 on: September 27, 2023, 08:24:59 AM »
If I book a partner airline points ticket with air canada for a united flight, will I still get all the united benefits of a free checked bag and boarding second?
Status or credit card benefits?

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #936 on: September 27, 2023, 09:51:51 AM »
Can I call to switch to a Plan B award if I already have an XN award booked?

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #937 on: September 27, 2023, 11:15:40 AM »
Can I call to switch to a Plan B award if I already have an XN award booked?

That's what "Plan B" is. You're waitlisting Business saver award from economy saver award.
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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #938 on: September 27, 2023, 11:17:11 AM »
That's what "Plan B" is. You're waitlisting Business saver award from economy saver award.
Just to add that is easier to get it done right if it's done at the time of booking.

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Re: United Mileage Plus
« Reply #939 on: September 27, 2023, 12:35:34 PM »
That's what "Plan B" is. You're waitlisting Business saver award from economy saver award.
My question was whether it could only be done when booking or whether they can add it after the fact.