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Re: United award flights
« Reply #120 on: July 05, 2013, 02:49:21 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?

Up to 7 days
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #121 on: July 05, 2013, 03:07:44 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?
Why would you do that?

Unless you are willing to pay for a J ticket.


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Re: United award flights
« Reply #122 on: July 06, 2013, 10:30:24 PM »

Why would you do that?

Unless you are willing to pay for a J ticket.

I was thinking it might be a way to increase the chances of saver business being opened up, if I release the seats the day before.

In this instance I have a non-direct flight already, and I'm hoping to get saver availability on this UA flight. I figure that my chances for getting saver are better if I can guarantee that there are open seats by the day before.

I was wondering if anyone had tried this method and had success or otherwise.

The only downside would be locking up the money for that period of time.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #123 on: July 09, 2013, 06:54:58 PM »
Does anyone know of any other downsides or can confirm upside to this method?
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #124 on: July 09, 2013, 10:36:41 PM »
Can I book a saver award economy ticket, and then if business saver is opening up call them up and change it to business by adding the additional points, is there a fee for doing that?
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #125 on: July 09, 2013, 10:39:55 PM »
Can I book a saver award economy ticket, and then if business saver is opening up call them up and change it to business by adding the additional points, is there a fee for doing that?
Yes.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #126 on: July 10, 2013, 12:46:11 AM »
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #127 on: July 10, 2013, 06:24:15 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 was thinking it might be a way to increase the chances of saver business being opened up, if I release the seats the day before.
In this instance I have a non-direct flight already, and I'm hoping to get saver availability on this UA flight. I figure that my chances for getting saver are better if I can guarantee that there are open seats by the day before.
I was wondering if anyone had tried this method and had success or otherwise.
The only downside would be locking up the money for that period of time.

Anyone?
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #128 on: July 24, 2013, 06:38:36 PM »
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #129 on: July 24, 2013, 10:20:45 PM »
I booked a UA award 22 hours ago FRA-NYC. I totally forgot to add a "free" ticket to somewhere else in the USA. Is that even possible? Or just with AA?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #130 on: July 24, 2013, 10:34:51 PM »
I booked a UA award 22 hours ago FRA-NYC. I totally forgot to add a "free" ticket to somewhere else in the USA. Is that even possible? Or just with AA?

Officially possible on a RT only.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #131 on: July 24, 2013, 10:38:43 PM »
Officially possible on a RT only.

It is a RT.

Will there be a change fee for me to add a flight? Can it be to the 50 USA or only 48?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #132 on: July 24, 2013, 11:34:17 PM »
Gotta do it within the first 24 hours or change fee.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #133 on: July 25, 2013, 12:15:49 AM »
Gotta do it within the first 24 hours or change fee.

Got it in with 3 minuets to spare. I added EWR-LAX in first for free. Thanks AJK

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #134 on: July 25, 2013, 12:32:34 AM »
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