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Re: UA Expert Mode
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2012, 11:05:19 PM »
Interesting.
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Re: UA Expert Mode
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2012, 11:18:03 PM »
got it

IIRC it was CHaikel posting showing a screenshot of EF showing ON awards...
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Re: UA Expert Mode
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2012, 01:22:39 AM »
IIRC it was CHaikel posting showing a screenshot of EF showing ON awards...
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Re: UA Expert Mode
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2012, 01:56:59 AM »
and your posting In this thread why
Weird I posted that a while back in award flight search and just came across it while going through this thread. Have no idea how it got here.

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Re: UA Expert Mode
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2014, 07:53:34 PM »
So for example on the attached flight there are:

Paid buckets:
J9, C9, D9, Z9, P9=At least 9 seats in these paid business buckets.
Y9, B9, M9, E9, U9, H9, Q9, V9=At least 9 seats in these paid coach buckets.
W0, S0, T0, L0, K0, G0, N0=No seats in these paid coach buckets.

Award/Upgrade buckets:
X0=No coach saver award seats for non-elites.
XN0=No coach saver award seats for elites or cardholders.
I9=At least 9 business saver award seats for non-elites.
IN9=At least 9 business saver award seats for Platinum, 1K, or GS elites.
HN9=At least 9 coach standard award seats.
ZN9=At least 9 business standard award seats.
YN9=At least 9 coach standard elite/cardholder award seats.
JN9=At least 9 business standard elite/cardholders award seats.
R9=At least 9 seats upgradable to business using any upgrade instrument by non-elites.
RN9=At least 9 seats upgradable to business using any upgrade instrument by elites.
PN9=Not applicable as far as I know on BF flights?

Hi,
I'm using expert mode , searching lax>yul. Theses are the fares that show up:  Economy (V)
Available Cabins: F9, A9, P4, Y9, B9, M9, U9, H9, Q9, V9, W0, S0, T0, L0, K0

The flight is operated by AC which of the above fares would be equivalent to XN and IN?
Thank you.

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Re: UA Expert Mode
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2014, 08:10:06 PM »
This only works for UA flights.
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Re: UA Expert Mode
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2014, 09:43:01 PM »
This only works for UA flights.
Any way of knowing how many saaver award seats remaining on AC flight?

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Re: UA Expert Mode
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2014, 10:51:50 PM »
I see the award for coach says X0 does that mean that there is no way that this flight will have saver awards?
If it doesn't how about the point that there are almost no paid economy tickets left?

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Re: UA Expert Mode
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2014, 11:36:16 PM »
X0 means it currently doesn't have saver awards. Doesn't tell you what will happen
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Re: UA Expert Mode
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2014, 01:01:55 AM »
X0 means it currently doesn't have saver awards. Doesn't tell you what will happen
I thought so but what about the point that there are basically no seats left in economy?

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Re: UA Expert Mode
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2014, 11:19:52 AM »
I thought so but what about the point that there are basically no seats left in economy?
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Re: UA Expert Mode
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2014, 10:51:21 AM »
If you see a flight has no award seats whether you just simply looked it up as an award search or you checked it out in expert mode, is there a point of checking expert mode as the flight gets closer or could you just do a regular award search to see if anything opened up?

I don't see the benefit of expert mode in this case. Am I missing something?

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Re: UA Expert Mode
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2014, 10:53:17 AM »
If they're only selling very expensive fares (Y/B) then it probably won't open for miles.
If they're selling lower fares then there's better odds.
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Re: UA Expert Mode
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2014, 11:08:06 AM »
If they're only selling very expensive fares (Y/B) then it probably won't open for miles.
If they're selling lower fares then there's better odds.
Thanks, so that means it's still worth checking up on if they have the discounted fares now. They do have C, D, Z, and P right now, so I can keep hoping. :)

Just curious - how does pricing work for paid tickets? Besides for those fares, there are also J seats. How could someone search UA.com and be presented with a C fare instead of the J fare? i.e. Why would UA every show someone the C fare, when they still have J fare they want to sell?
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Re: UA Expert Mode
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2014, 11:39:16 AM »
Thanks, so that means it's still worth checking up on if they have the discounted fares now. They do have C, D, Z, and P right now, so I can keep hoping. :)

Just curious - how does pricing work for paid tickets? Besides for those fares, there are also J seats. How could someone search UA.com and be presented with a C fare instead of the J fare? i.e. Why would UA every show someone the C fare, when they still have J fare they want to sell?
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