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Re: United award flights
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2013, 01:32:45 PM »
Dan what is the "callback line." Are you saying that technically they can charge the 75 fee but with a callback they will accommodate?

Also what is you opinion on whether it is better to reserve now a flight with stop over in Turkey or waiting for non-stop from Newark to tel aviv to open up before scheduled departure date of April 24, 25??

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2013, 01:18:06 AM »
Grab what's available now, very slim chance for direct lights NYC-TLV to open up during prime time as lag b'omer. My2c

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2013, 01:44:06 AM »
Dan what is the "callback line." Are you saying that technically they can charge the 75 fee but with a callback they will accommodate?

Also what is you opinion on whether it is better to reserve now a flight with stop over in Turkey or waiting for non-stop from Newark to tel aviv to open up before scheduled departure date of April 24, 25??
If it's Turkish between JFK & IST, its better than United anyway.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2013, 03:13:24 AM »
I had a similar situation I called united and they changed my seat to preferred economy.
I saw they have over 20-30 seats open, so I requested it for the 4 of us, and they said no.
They waitlisted us in biz, but only 4 seats are currently available, and the flight is in almost a month, so they probably won't clear.
But I'll ask again at the gate.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2013, 02:16:05 PM »
My bad. I thought he said the fee was for outside of 21 days, not within them.
Dan's correct that no fee is applied if it's outside of 21 days.


not sure why you changed your mind. ???  Here is the official united policy

Changing the cabin, award type, or changing a flight to a different airline, regardless of departure date(3)   $75

This is pretty clear 75 dollars Regardless of departure date so if you change airlines like I pointed out from Turkish airlines to United within or outside 21 days you get charged.  Now if Dan is saying that can be waived if you call then that is something else.  Can someone confirm that is what Dan means but not sure why you backed down from the official United policy

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2013, 02:18:10 PM »
If it's Turkish between JFK & IST, its better than United anyway.
  why is a stop over in istanbul  from JFK to tel aviv better than non stop from newark to tel aviv :o

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2013, 07:56:55 PM »
I saw they have over 20-30 seats open, so I requested it for the 4 of us, and they said no.
They waitlisted us in biz, but only 4 seats are currently available, and the flight is in almost a month, so they probably won't clear.
But I'll ask again at the gate.

I booked a flight for mom INLAW coach ATH JFK via. GVA . Too coach and check each day for Biz to
Open . How did you get waitlisted ?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2013, 01:47:12 AM »
  why is a stop over in istanbul  from JFK to tel aviv better than non stop from newark to tel aviv :o
Better service and seats. (in Business).
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2013, 09:23:44 PM »
Didn't know where to put this so stuck it here.

I booked a last minute ticket for someone with 10k Saver.

When I confirmed his seat he was in 4d (EP) without me paying for it and it wasn't an elites account.

There were no regular economy seats left. Is that normal OR a UA glitch.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2013, 09:24:37 PM »
Didn't know where to put this so stuck it here.

I booked a last minute ticket for someone with 10k Saver.

When I confirmed his seat he was in 4d (EP) without me paying for it and it wasn't an elites account.

There were no regular economy seats left. Is that normal OR a UA glitch.

Well if there was no other economy where did you expect them to put him?:)
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2013, 09:25:33 PM »
Well if there was no other economy where did you expect them to put him?:)
I didn't expect them to sell me a ticket.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2013, 11:06:27 PM »
I didn't expect them to sell me a ticket.

Airlines will almost always sell you a ticket. Overbooking is how they make money stay in business.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2013, 11:13:54 PM »
Airlines will almost always sell you a ticket. Overbooking is how they make money stay in business.
Even an award ticket?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2013, 11:28:44 PM »
Even an award ticket?

I read too quickly, missed the award part.

In any event, the same logic would work for an award ticket, though admittedly I'd imagine its rarer.

E.g. if a flight has a 100 seats, and 100 seats are sold, odds dictate someone (or someones) will not show up. Being able to remove some miles from their balance sheet by way of booking someone in Y on an award serves the same purpose.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2013, 11:39:27 PM »
I read too quickly, missed the award part.

In any event, the same logic would work for an award ticket, though admittedly I'd imagine its rarer.

E.g. if a flight has a 100 seats, and 100 seats are sold, odds dictate someone (or someones) will not show up. Being able to remove some miles from their balance sheet by way of booking someone in Y on an award serves the same purpose.
??

Which award gets booked in "Y" class.