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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 #
Life isn't about checking the boxes. Nobody cares.

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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?