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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2100 on: January 14, 2015, 01:45:30 PM »
Don't want to risk losing the flights. Better to call and change?
Come on, you have 24 hours, no worries

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2101 on: January 14, 2015, 01:48:41 PM »
Come on, you have 24 hours, no worries
flight is for tomorrow seats just opened, but never mind on the phone right now getting done, thanks.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2102 on: January 14, 2015, 02:57:33 PM »
How long after booking a ticket does the change flights option appear?
Once it tickets. Which can take
From a couple of minutes to 3 hours
or more.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2103 on: January 14, 2015, 03:51:39 PM »
Just spoke to United. Only the Standard award availability was there for 85K each way. Any way to know when they open up the seats that are 85K round trip?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2104 on: January 14, 2015, 03:53:04 PM »
Just spoke to United. Only the Standard award availability was there for 85K each way. Any way to know when they open up the seats that are 85K round trip?

Sometimes 24 hours out, sometimes less. Sometimes never
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2105 on: January 15, 2015, 01:43:46 PM »
This may be a dumb question but where is the best place to book United award flights? Can it only be done on united.com or can it be done somewhere else for better mileage utilization?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2106 on: January 15, 2015, 01:46:59 PM »
This may be a dumb question but where is the best place to book United award flights? Can it only be done on united.com or can it be done somewhere else for better mileage utilization?

Depends on the flight.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2107 on: January 15, 2015, 01:47:29 PM »
This may be a dumb question but where is the best place to book United award flights? Can it only be done on united.com or can it be done somewhere else for better mileage utilization?
Depends where you're going to, ie when flying NYC-TLV booking through ANA will be cheaper then UA (that's all I know so I can't assist you any further..).

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2108 on: January 15, 2015, 01:48:33 PM »
I have an international flight booked with United.  The economy seats  available for my family are scattered throughout. There are empty seats together in the economy plus section.

Is it likely that prior to boarding they would allow my family to sit together in the economy plus section without paying to upgrade?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2109 on: January 15, 2015, 01:50:10 PM »
We're (2 adults and 1 lap infant) flying PIT-LAX on April 2 returning the 12th.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2110 on: January 15, 2015, 01:51:55 PM »
We're (2 adults and 1 lap infant) flying PIT-LAX on April 2 returning the 12th.

Depends where you're going to, ie when flying NYC-TLV booking through ANA will be cheaper then UA (that's all I know so I can't assist you any further..).

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2111 on: January 15, 2015, 01:52:28 PM »
Depends on the flight.
We're (2 adults and 1 lap infant) flying PIT-LAX on April 2 returning the 12th.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2112 on: January 15, 2015, 02:03:35 PM »
We're (2 adults and 1 lap infant) flying PIT-LAX on April 2 returning the 12th.
Do you want to fly in Y or J?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2113 on: January 15, 2015, 02:08:19 PM »
Do you want to fly in Y or J?
With 70k miles Y makes more sense for us I guess.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2114 on: January 15, 2015, 02:13:45 PM »
With 70k miles Y makes more sense for us I guess.
I would recommend you to get the BA card and get 50K points it looks like only USair flies direct.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2115 on: January 15, 2015, 02:17:04 PM »
I would recommend you to get the BA card and get 50K points it looks like only USair flies direct.
That's the Chase BA card right? Should I 2BM with Barclays US Airways card?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2116 on: January 15, 2015, 02:20:11 PM »
That's the Chase BA card right? Should I 2BM with Barclays US Airways card?
Hmm Different banks 

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2117 on: January 15, 2015, 02:23:50 PM »
Hmm Different banks
So it never pays to do that method with 2 separate banks eh? What would be best 2nd Chase option, Sapphire Preferred? Other Chase cards we have at the moment are the Freedom and United MileagePlus Explorer.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2118 on: January 15, 2015, 02:28:18 PM »
So it never pays to do that method with 2 separate banks eh? What would be best 2nd Chase option, Sapphire Preferred? Other Chase cards we have at the moment are the Freedom and United MileagePlus Explorer.
Probably  Sapphire Preferred and Southwest. But first make sure to get approved for the BA, you dont have to do 2bm/3bm you can apply for one at a time the bank only do one pull.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2119 on: January 15, 2015, 02:31:17 PM »
Probably  Sapphire Preferred and Southwest. But first make sure to get approved for the BA, you dont have to do 2bm/3bm you can apply for one at a time the bank only do one pull.
We got the Chase United card in October and I just opened a Macys card like a couple weeks ago. Will that affect my card approval? My FICO score is 756 at the moment. What do u think?