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HUCA tips:

1) To avoid being told "You already called about this and were told no". The trick is to call about other things in the middle, so when the rep looks at the notes of the last few calls it's other stuff.

2) To avoid speaking to the same rep you just spoke to. The trick is to use 2 phones, so when the tzaddik answers, you quickly call on the other line and ensure you get a different one.
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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #140 on: March 19, 2015, 11:11:08 PM »
Attempting to: Add a connection from ORD to CLE the day after flying NRT-ORD on a UA award.
UA.com: Error.
UA callback line: Offered to open up coach saver award space on same day flight, refused to open up space on flight later that night or allow overnight connection.
UA 1K line: Booked overnight connection in F with saver award space.
Outcome: success.
Just out of curiosity why not go straight to the UA 1K line?

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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #141 on: March 19, 2015, 11:15:32 PM »
Just out of curiosity why not go straight to the UA 1K line?
I usually prefer the callback line.  The 1K line didn't offer to open up space for example.
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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #142 on: March 19, 2015, 11:19:00 PM »
Attempting to: Change the SQ FFN to a UA FFN on a CLE-EWR-HNL J award booked by SQ in order to be eligible for economy plus and upgrade list on the CLE-EWR segment that was only available in Y.
UA.com: No changes are allowed to mileage numbers as of January.
UA callback line: Fail.
UA 1K line: Added economy plus seating, refused/unable to change FFN to be added to upgrade list.
Outcome: Success, had BAHayman help me with UA.com troubles :D
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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #143 on: November 15, 2016, 01:00:45 AM »
Attempting to: Book a J award showing on UA.com from CLE to YVR via EWR for 25K with a connection greater than 4 hours.
UA.com: Error.
UA callback line: Routed to India, said can't be booked for 25K.
UA 1K line: Could not book for 25K. Rep tried to force open a shorter connection but failed.
Alternate attempt: Booked YVR-EWR in J.
UA callback line: Could not add CLE-EWR at 25K rate.
UA 1K line: Could not add CLE-EWR at 25K rate.
Alternate attempt: Cancelled award, did not return to inventory immediately, but did return the next day.
UA 1K line: Escalated to supervisor and booked award at 25K rate.
Outcome: Success.
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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #144 on: November 15, 2016, 01:07:59 AM »



Call a spade a spade. Please rename title to "what did Dan just HUCA for?" Lol

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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #145 on: February 27, 2017, 03:39:51 PM »
New record: Success after 39 HUCAs!
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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #146 on: February 27, 2017, 03:41:10 PM »
New record: Success after 39 HUCAs!
Details, details?

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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #147 on: February 27, 2017, 03:43:10 PM »
Getting an EY F MLE-AUH seg to be on the same itin as EY F AUH-JFK when married logic prevented them from being on the same itin. EY won't even sell the legs together for a revenue ticket.

Been calling 6 times/day to the AA US, AU, and NZ desks for the past week ever since EY up-gauged the MLE-AUH equipment from 321 to 333.
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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #148 on: February 27, 2017, 05:14:35 PM »
New record: Success after 39 HUCAs!
was it worth the time?
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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #149 on: February 27, 2017, 05:18:13 PM »
was it worth the time?
I do it while I'm working on the computer on speakerphone, so it's hard to quantify. Still you couldn't pay me to do it for you.
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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #150 on: February 27, 2017, 05:21:34 PM »
I do it while I'm working on the computer on speakerphone, so it's hard to quantify. Still you couldn't pay me to do it for you.
well I guess in your case it was worth it but sometimes people get so stuck up on things that will huca for so long that they practically could of made a lot more money during that time than what they saved!
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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #151 on: February 27, 2017, 05:22:17 PM »
Depends on how good you are multi-tasking I suppose.
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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #152 on: February 27, 2017, 05:35:34 PM »
well I guess in your case it was worth it but sometimes people get so stuck up on things that will huca for so long that they practically could of made a lot more money during that time than what they saved!

It's like people who spend 30 minutes finding and stacking coupons/portals etc on a $10 purchase to save 50 cents. For some people it's a lifestyle  :P

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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #153 on: February 27, 2017, 06:32:25 PM »
It's like people who spend 30 minutes finding and stacking coupons/portals etc on a $10 purchase to save 50 cents. For some people it's a lifestyle  :P
Or do an extra 30 minutes of driving to save $5 on gas
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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #154 on: February 27, 2017, 06:35:37 PM »
Did you ever HUCA more than 39 times and gave up before succeeding?

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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #155 on: February 27, 2017, 07:43:06 PM »
Did you ever HUCA more than 39 times and gave up before succeeding?
start a new thread called "most amount of Huca's without success"
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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #156 on: February 27, 2017, 07:44:52 PM »
Did you ever HUCA more than 39 times and gave up before succeeding?
Here at DansDeals we don't give up or take no for an answer.
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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #157 on: February 27, 2017, 07:48:17 PM »
Here at DansDeals we don't give up or take no for an answer.
once its about pride and stubbornness then I guess you'll probably waste your time
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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #158 on: February 27, 2017, 07:49:03 PM »
once its about pride and stubbornness then I guess you'll probably waste your time
Depends on how good you are multi-tasking I suppose.
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Re: What Did You Just HUCA For?
« Reply #159 on: February 27, 2017, 10:44:13 PM »
New record: Success after 39 HUCAs!
I like the way you keep track how many times you call (If I know you, you probably noted every call with the reps name, lol) , after 8 times calling I usually lose track..
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