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Re: United award flights
« Reply #180 on: July 30, 2013, 11:56:56 AM »
If i flew lets say 25,000 miles to earn silver status next year, can i use this miles now for a award flight, and still get the silver status?
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #181 on: July 30, 2013, 12:23:53 PM »
@ilherman:
If its less than 24 hours they consider it a connection on int'l trips.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #182 on: July 30, 2013, 03:10:41 PM »
Can I have overlapping itineraries booked, or will it cancel out?

I have both tickets already, I'm just wondering if it's going to wreak havoc closer in.

My goal is to cancel the paid ticket 36 hours before the flight and see if Saver Business opens up. Otherwise I will just take my (already booked) stopover award flight.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #183 on: August 04, 2013, 06:49:49 PM »
Can I have overlapping itineraries booked, or will it cancel out?

I have both tickets already, I'm just wondering if it's going to wreak havoc closer in.

My goal is to cancel the paid ticket 36 hours before the flight and see if Saver Business opens up. Otherwise I will just take my (already booked) stopover award flight.
Dan claims its risky to do that.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #184 on: August 04, 2013, 06:57:38 PM »
Gold status with United is officially giving you free upgrades 48 hours before the flight, is this as simple? If there is available business class seats 48 hours before the flight Will i clear? they will not try to sell it till the last minute? (trying to help out a friend that is flying a lot he had no idea about miles/status, when I checked his account now I'm seeing he haves gold status with about 100,000 miles!!
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #185 on: August 04, 2013, 07:53:01 PM »
Gold status with United is officially giving you free upgrades 48 hours before the flight, is this as simple? If there is available business class seats 48 hours before the flight Will i clear? they will not try to sell it till the last minute? (trying to help out a friend that is flying a lot he had no idea about miles/status, when I checked his account now I'm seeing he haves gold status with about 100,000 miles!!

IME it occurs based on availability and ranking amongst fellow passengers, it is not guaranteed.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #186 on: August 04, 2013, 08:02:23 PM »
IME it occurs based on availability and ranking amongst fellow passengers, it is not guaranteed.
So if 48 prior to flight there is available biz. class seats and there is no higher elites then me, will i get the seat? in other words when there is saver awards available 24 hours before the fligh this means that all gold members cleared already? (i dont think there is any post or thread for this topic, if yes please advise.)
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #187 on: August 04, 2013, 08:26:50 PM »
So if 48 prior to flight there is available biz. class seats and there is no higher elites then me, will i get the seat? in other words when there is saver awards available 24 hours before the fligh this means that all gold members cleared already? (i dont think there is any post or thread for this topic, if yes please advise.)

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #188 on: August 04, 2013, 09:55:45 PM »
Dan claims its risky to do that.

Do you have the marei mekomos for that?
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #189 on: August 04, 2013, 10:14:41 PM »
Do you have the marei mekomos for that?

Here:

I wouldn't recommend that as a strategy, I'd hate to hear from people losing their mileage accounts over something stupid like that.

And later:

They're far more sophisticated then that. Don't come crying when you're blacklisted.

And I concurred:

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UA has a department called Revenue Integrity. As a travel agent, I've run afoul of them in the past, and let me tell you: they're veeeeery good at connecting the dots.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #190 on: August 04, 2013, 10:15:58 PM »
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #191 on: August 04, 2013, 10:19:25 PM »
My question is, per the T&C from United, do they have to upgrade a gold member 48 hours before the flight if there is avail. seats in biz. class? (not what my chances are?)
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #192 on: August 04, 2013, 11:17:57 PM »
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My question is, per the T&C from United, do they have to upgrade a gold member 48 hours before the flight if there is avail. seats in biz. class? (not what my chances are?)

United will only upgrade you if there is "R" class avail. Saver award is "!" or "IN" which has nothing to do with the avail. of "R" class.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #193 on: August 04, 2013, 11:20:57 PM »

United will only upgrade you if there is "R" class avail. Saver award is "!" or "IN" which has nothing to do with the avail. of "R" class.
What is R class, if i may ask? and where can i know if its avail.?
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #194 on: August 04, 2013, 11:26:59 PM »
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What is R class, if i may ask? and where can i know if its avail.?
R is the booking class that represents upgrade space from Economy to the next cabin level.
You could find it on ua.com after searching for a ticket by clicking on fare class. or expertflyer and similar sites will search for it.