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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1860 on: November 16, 2014, 06:16:31 PM »
What does that mean?
$75 if you don't have status if you change it more than 21 days out

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1861 on: November 16, 2014, 06:17:51 PM »
Thanks
$75 if you don't have status if you change it more than 21 days out

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1862 on: November 19, 2014, 10:29:35 PM »
Anyone else noticing no Business Class direct flight avail on United whatsoever from EWR to TLV?  Over suucos there was a ton

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1863 on: November 19, 2014, 10:42:07 PM »
Anyone else noticing no Business Class direct flight avail on United whatsoever from EWR to TLV?  Over suucos there was a ton
Go ahead with Plan B

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1864 on: November 19, 2014, 10:45:34 PM »
plan b works great but was trying to book with ana which makes plan b complicated

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1865 on: November 19, 2014, 10:48:24 PM »
plan b works great but was trying to book with ana which makes plan b complicated impossible.
FTFY.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1866 on: November 24, 2014, 03:38:30 PM »
I booked two one way tickets. The first:

LGA-IAD-JNB

The second:

JNB-FRA-LHR-JNB

I did it that way because I wanted the stop in LHR on the return, and it wasn't giving me those flights when I tried to book it all as one return flight.

Now I want to change it to stop in LHR on the way to JNB instead of the way back. Phone rep says the reservations can't be combined into one return flight to make the change, and as a one way I can't book EWR-LHR-FRA-JNB at the same rate. Should I HUCA, or is she correct?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1867 on: November 24, 2014, 11:00:52 PM »
I booked two one way tickets. The first:

LGA-IAD-JNB

The second:

JNB-FRA-LHR-JFK

I did it that way because I wanted the stop in LHR on the return, and it wasn't giving me those flights when I tried to book it all as one return flight.

Now I want to change it to stop in LHR on the way to JNB instead of the way back. Phone rep says the reservations can't be combined into one return flight to make the change, and as a one way I can't book EWR-LHR-FRA-JNB at the same rate. Should I HUCA, or is she correct?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1868 on: November 24, 2014, 11:02:28 PM »
I booked two one way tickets. The first:

LGA-IAD-JNB

The second:

JNB-FRA-LHR-JNB

I did it that way because I wanted the stop in LHR on the return, and it wasn't giving me those flights when I tried to book it all as one return flight.

Now I want to change it to stop in LHR on the way to JNB instead of the way back. Phone rep says the reservations can't be combined into one return flight to make the change, and as a one way I can't book EWR-LHR-FRA-JNB at the same rate. Should I HUCA, or is she correct?
First of all, the stop in LHR was for more than 24 hours?
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1869 on: November 24, 2014, 11:08:14 PM »
First of all, the stop in LHR was for more than 24 hours?

Originally, no. Now I want it to be. Though when I price out my intended itinerary, it comes out to the same mileage cost (slightly more taxes). To do it as a change it adds 14k miles and close to $600.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1870 on: November 24, 2014, 11:22:49 PM »
Originally, no. Now I want it to be. Though when I price out my intended itinerary, it comes out to the same mileage cost (slightly more taxes). To do it as a change it adds 14k miles and close to $600.
You can't do a stopover more than 24 hours on a one way. Taxes ex-LHR is sky rocking.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1871 on: November 24, 2014, 11:26:03 PM »
You can't do a stopover more than 24 hours on a one way. Taxes ex-LHR is sky rocking.

Right, so my question is: it it possible to combine 2 one way tickets into one return ticket.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1872 on: November 25, 2014, 12:14:59 AM »
Right, so my question is: it it possible to combine 2 one way tickets into one return ticket.
Why do you wanna combine them? To get the stopover for free? The $600 you'll have to pay regardless.

I don't think its an easy process to combine two tickets. Next time book a RT over the phone.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1873 on: November 25, 2014, 10:35:03 AM »
Why do you wanna combine them? To get the stopover for free? The $600 you'll have to pay regardless.

If I can combine them, the difference in taxes plus only one change fee will be about $150. and yes, the free stopover would be nice, too, though I am not so worried about dishing out the extra 14k points.



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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1874 on: November 26, 2014, 11:13:56 AM »
HUCA definitely worked.

I ended up changing the first one way to a return, paid the extra mileage and taxes - but they didn't charge me a change fee. The rep didn't know why.

Cancelled the second one way, and have a year to use those miles so I avoid the redeposit fee.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1875 on: November 26, 2014, 01:59:33 PM »
HUCA definitely worked.

I ended up changing the first one way to a return, paid the extra mileage and taxes - but they didn't charge me a change fee. The rep didn't know why.

Cancelled the second one way, and have a year to use those miles so I avoid the redeposit fee.
You paid the UK tax?

Also, I hope you know that when you will be using the miles that were not deposited back into the account you'll have to pay a change fee.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1876 on: November 26, 2014, 02:13:27 PM »
You paid the UK tax?

Also, I hope you know that when you will be using the miles that were not deposited back into the account you'll have to pay a change fee.

Yup, and yes. The difference in taxes plus the future change fee (they didn't charge one for this change) is $170.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1877 on: November 26, 2014, 09:02:18 PM »
Parden me im lazy to search

Does plan B work only for United metal ?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1878 on: November 26, 2014, 09:06:15 PM »
Parden me im lazy to search

Does plan B work only for United metal ?
Yes.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1879 on: November 26, 2014, 10:24:55 PM »
When crossing the Verrazano, can I check in luggage?