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Re: United award flights
« Reply #105 on: July 02, 2013, 11:57:48 PM »
Didn't know where to put this without starting a new thread so..

I Planned on booking a one way flight JFK-LAX on TLV with my 2 $100 united gift cards when I realized that I am only allowed to use 1 gc per purchase. Since I am booking for me and my wife and there are plenty of seats available right now I am considering booking seperately and just seating us next to each other.

However since I am premier silver plus I have the United Card I find I frequently get upgraded to e+, it has even happened to me at the gate as I was boarding.

What are the odds that I get upgraded without me knowing about it at the last minute and not being able to sit by my wife? Would you book this way? Both purchases would still use the united CC, just I have status as well.

Also - Could this screenshot be correct when it says sold out? It just means they have not opened up availability yet correct?
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #106 on: July 04, 2013, 02:21:49 AM »
What are the odds that I get upgraded without me knowing about it at the last minute and not being able to sit by my wife?

Just decline the upgrade/offer to change seats with the person who they placed next to your wife.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #107 on: July 04, 2013, 09:16:15 PM »
I am looking to fly Sunday 07/07 EWR - TLV united businessfirst. Right now they are showing 11 seats on the 10:45 pm flight avail. For revenue. Does anyone know when they will open that for saver rewards?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #108 on: July 04, 2013, 09:24:56 PM »
Sometime on Sunday
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Re: United award flights
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #110 on: July 05, 2013, 12:02:30 AM »
I am looking to fly Sunday 07/07 EWR - TLV united businessfirst. Right now they are showing 11 seats on the 10:45 pm flight avail. For revenue. Does anyone know when they will open that for saver rewards?
Btw just checked and there is 12 available seats... so u might have luck!!!
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #111 on: July 05, 2013, 12:03:28 AM »
Btw just checked and there is 12 available seats... so u might have luck!!!
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #112 on: July 05, 2013, 12:19:10 AM »
I am looking to fly Sunday 07/07 EWR - TLV united businessfirst. Right now they are showing 11 seats on the 10:45 pm flight avail. For revenue. Does anyone know when they will open that for saver rewards?
Btw was always wondering, is the availability that we are seeing on the United website @ the seat map accurate?
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #113 on: July 05, 2013, 12:26:54 AM »
I'm seeing some United 757-200 aircrafts routing JFK-LAX having 2 type of seats in biz. class some pic. are oval and some pictures are Boxxy, any differents? is there a differents in price/miles?
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #114 on: July 05, 2013, 12:33:14 AM »
I'm seeing some United 757-200 aircrafts routing JFK-EWR having 2 type of seats in biz. class some pic. are oval and some pictures are Boxxy, any differents? is there a differents in price/miles?
Oval = Lie flat
Boxy = Angle

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #115 on: July 05, 2013, 12:43:20 AM »
Oval = Lie flat
Boxy = Angle
So how come im seeing tons of flights that the boxy seats are taken when there is still oval seats avail.? are ppl not aware of that, and paying 3k dollars for a biz. class ticket, and taking the angle not the flat bed????
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #116 on: July 05, 2013, 01:24:29 PM »
If I'm waiting for saver business availability on a United Non Stop flight to open up, does it pay to book the seats as a paid ticket and then plan to cancel on the day before to free up the seats?
I remember when a coke was a nickel, and you could buy VRs in OD.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #117 on: July 05, 2013, 01:56:53 PM »
If I'm waiting for saver business availability on a United Non Stop flight to open up, does it pay to book the seats as a paid ticket and then plan to cancel on the day before to free up the seats?
U can but u will not get back ur money, you will be able to use it for a different flight, plus u will have to add a 200 dollars service charge... I am in this sitch. now, im working to get a full refund, my claim is that my wife is preg. so we can not fly economy.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #118 on: July 05, 2013, 02:03:18 PM »
U can but u will not get back ur money, you will be able to use it for a different flight, plus u will have to add a 200 dollars service charge... I am in this sitch. now, im working to get a full refund, my claim is that my wife is preg. so we can not fly economy.

I'm referring to a J class fare.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #119 on: July 05, 2013, 02:32:02 PM »
Im seeing on United a thing called fare lock to hold award tickets, is it as simple, that it holdes the availability for me till im getting my miles?
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