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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1980 on: December 28, 2014, 07:26:07 PM »
question:
looking to book a flight for tomorrow morning. i was just approved for united CC but have not received it yet.... what do i lose?
United club card? Or regular credit card?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1981 on: December 28, 2014, 07:34:47 PM »
question:
looking to book a flight for tomorrow morning. i was just approved for united CC but have not received it yet.... what do i lose?
Free checked bag
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1982 on: December 28, 2014, 08:10:50 PM »
United club card? Or regular credit card?
Regular

Free checked bag
Anyway to get refunded since I technically have it?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1983 on: December 28, 2014, 08:11:42 PM »
With United you need to pay for the flight (or taxes) on the card to get the free bag.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1984 on: December 29, 2014, 12:37:19 AM »
Why can't I sign in???

Same here.
Says "username and email address sign on are currently unavailable"
As if I remember my FFN....

Site says you need to use your membership # right now to sign in-
"MileagePlus Number (username and e-mail address sign-on are currently unavailable)"
Was some kind of security breach

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1985 on: December 29, 2014, 01:01:07 AM »
Was some kind of security breach
How bad ?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1987 on: December 29, 2014, 01:06:37 AM »
http://blog.wandr.me/2014/12/united-mileageplus-data-attacked/
Not good.
"If your profile includes a cc#, all but the last 4 digits are masked." As if hackers have no way to get through that.  ::)

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1988 on: December 29, 2014, 01:28:42 AM »
Not good.
"If your profile includes a cc#, all but the last 4 digits are masked." As if hackers have no way to get through that.  ::)
It is entirely possible that United does not store the whole CC #
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1989 on: December 29, 2014, 01:33:15 AM »
It is entirely possible that United does not store the whole CC #
What would be the point of only storing the last 4 ?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1991 on: December 29, 2014, 01:48:15 AM »
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokenization_%28data_security%29
I hear, but it has its limits. & why can't that be applied to usernames & passwords too ?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1992 on: December 29, 2014, 12:10:23 PM »
i know Ive seen it, there is an $80 fee to book united mileage within 21 days of travel. Can I book for a later flight that i don't intend on flying, and then change it to within 21 days.
p.s. i have the united mileagePlus Explorer

thank you in advance

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1993 on: December 29, 2014, 12:16:42 PM »
i know Ive seen it, there is an $80 fee to book united mileage within 21 days of travel. Can I book for a later flight that i don't intend on flying, and then change it to within 21 days.
p.s. i have the united mileagePlus Explorer

thank you in advance
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1994 on: December 29, 2014, 12:45:34 PM »

Yes. And Sheh  ;)
can this all be done or do i have to call in to change it?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1995 on: December 29, 2014, 12:51:10 PM »
call in. may need huca.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1996 on: December 29, 2014, 12:52:39 PM »
Can be done online as well

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1997 on: December 29, 2014, 03:05:39 PM »
Can all be done on line. But changes to the initial booking has to be done within the 1st 24 hours of booking.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1998 on: December 29, 2014, 08:59:01 PM »
Trying to fly LAX JFK at the saver economy rate and all I can find is LAX EWR.
Any chance they would let me standby on a JFK flight?  Anyone have experience with this?
They were unable to waitlist me over the phone as OP suggested.
However, at the airport they were also unable to put me on standby, but they did confirm me on the JFK flight.
Not sure if this had to do with status or not.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #1999 on: December 29, 2014, 09:01:54 PM »
Can be done online as well
+1 as soon as it is ticketed.
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