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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2020 on: December 30, 2014, 11:27:37 PM »
Are there blackout dates with UA awards? EWR-HNL has basically no Saver or Standard avail from June-August. Is that because we're too far away or because it's blacked out?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2021 on: December 30, 2014, 11:31:49 PM »
Are there blackout dates with UA awards? EWR-HNL has basically no Saver or Standard avail from June-August. Is that because we're too far away or because it's blacked out?
No black out dates.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2022 on: December 30, 2014, 11:33:44 PM »
No black out dates.
So why would there be a ton of avail in Feb-Apr, nothing Jun-Aug and then random dates from Sep-Dec? Some summer flights have no J seats booked at all (if you look at the seat map), so why doesn't UA release any seats to awards?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2023 on: December 30, 2014, 11:35:41 PM »
So why would there be a ton of avail in Feb-Apr, nothing Jun-Aug and then random dates from Sep-Dec? Some summer flights have no J seats booked at all (if you look at the seat map), so why doesn't UA release any seats to awards?
No black out dates. They hope to sell the seats.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2024 on: December 30, 2014, 11:38:49 PM »
No black out dates. They hope to sell the seats.
Aha, okay. Then I shall wait.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2025 on: December 31, 2014, 11:05:23 AM »
Anyway to have less than 21 days before departure $75 fee waived on a reward ticket if you are a "general member"?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2026 on: December 31, 2014, 12:15:34 PM »
Anyway to pull up a lx booking done with UA awards on the SWISS website?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2027 on: December 31, 2014, 12:15:47 PM »
Anyway to have less than 21 days before departure $75 fee waived on a reward ticket if you are a "general member"?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2028 on: December 31, 2014, 12:16:38 PM »
go to a dansdeals seminar
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2029 on: January 04, 2015, 06:35:02 PM »
I'm planning an award and need advice on whether this itinerary is valid. It won't price online and a UA phone rep told me that it was invalid because you have to take the most direct route  ::). I DROPR, but I'm actually not sure that it's valid.

EWR-IAD-FRA-IST-TLV[stop]-VIE-NRT[stop]-ORD-LGA

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2030 on: January 04, 2015, 07:07:19 PM »
Crossing both oceans on 1 award can cause pricing issues
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2031 on: January 04, 2015, 08:13:00 PM »
Is there a Difference in F or J with UA besides the F service?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2032 on: January 04, 2015, 08:23:42 PM »
Is there a Difference in F or J with UA besides the F service?

Not sure what you're asking, but there is definitely a difference between F and J on a three-class plane, e.g. 777.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2033 on: January 04, 2015, 08:28:49 PM »
Not sure what you're asking, but there is definitely a difference between F and J on a three-class plane, e.g. 777.
In the actual seat or the service and more private? I'm talking about 777 from FRA-NYC

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2034 on: January 04, 2015, 08:31:53 PM »
In the actual seat or the service and more private? I'm talking about 777 from FRA-NYC
of course the hard product.  Its not LH F but its much better than J.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2035 on: January 04, 2015, 08:34:03 PM »
Crossing both oceans on 1 award can cause pricing issues

I modified the routing to not cross both oceans. Now they're saying that the problem is not crossing both oceans (rep said explicitly that I could do NYC-TLV/NRT-NYC), but instead that I can't have TLV-NRT together with the rest of the segments because it's a third region and would make it a RTW ticket. The reps I spoke to didn't want to try to manually price it. Progress of a sort, I suppose.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2036 on: January 04, 2015, 08:45:10 PM »
of course the hard product.  Its not LH F but its much better than J.
So is LH J on a 747 better then UA F on a 777?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2037 on: January 04, 2015, 08:48:26 PM »
So is LH J on a 747 better then UA F on a 777?

I would say UA F
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2038 on: January 04, 2015, 08:51:20 PM »
Basically I'm looking at a flight from TLV-NYC on Feb 10 and deciding my best option.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2039 on: January 04, 2015, 08:59:01 PM »
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