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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2145 on: January 16, 2015, 09:29:05 AM »
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2146 on: January 16, 2015, 09:56:07 AM »
It's been like this since September or so. they open up a day or two in advance, but used to be UA was wide open and AA was hard to get, now AA is slightly easier, and they have a bunch of different levels, not just 25 and 50
So you basically cant plan a trip to far ahead!

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2147 on: January 16, 2015, 10:10:38 AM »
Trying to book award flight ORD>TLV then TLV> stopover in ORD for a few months> MIA.  Having trouble trying to do it via UAL.com.  Do I need to call in to do a stopover?
Got it to work!  Thanks to Dan and the community I got 4 round trip award tickets from ORD>TLV for 2 weeks in August with 4 free 1 ways to ORD>FLL for Thanksgiving.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2148 on: January 16, 2015, 10:13:11 AM »
Got it to work!  Thanks to Dan and the community I got 4 round trip award tickets from ORD>TLV for 2 weeks in August with 4 free 1 ways to ORD>FLL for Thanksgiving.
Awesome :)

Wish my route would open up...

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2149 on: January 18, 2015, 08:07:39 AM »
If you have seats on hold and release them, do they go back into inventory immediately?
Do they return to their original fare class?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2150 on: January 18, 2015, 08:39:48 AM »
If you have seats on hold and release them, do they go back into inventory immediately?
Do they return to their original fare class?
YMMV
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2151 on: January 18, 2015, 11:37:58 AM »
YMMV
Seats just returned to inventory at the same level. I guess it's not even worth the data point if it's normally YMMV.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2152 on: January 18, 2015, 11:39:23 AM »
Seats just returned to inventory at the same level. I guess it's not even worth the data point if it's normally YMMV.
It's a total crapshoot. Data points are worthless, trust me.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2153 on: January 18, 2015, 11:41:07 AM »
It's a total crapshoot. Data points are worthless, trust me.
Well, if you want to go to HNL on Sunday, 10/25... feel free. :)

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2154 on: January 18, 2015, 11:42:46 AM »
I enjoy HNL more when there's a pile of snow at home :)
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2155 on: January 19, 2015, 12:34:29 AM »
Saved today $75 close in fee  :D
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2156 on: January 19, 2015, 12:35:24 AM »
Can someone please PM me the "right" way to save the $75 United fee?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2157 on: January 22, 2015, 03:38:03 PM »
A route I'm looking at has spotty availability from now till mid-May. From mid-May to mid-August, there is 0 availability - not even Standard. Does that mean it's silly to check everyday hoping for something to open? Does it make more sense to just wait until closer to the summer when they may release seats that didn't sell?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2158 on: January 22, 2015, 04:46:39 PM »
Do I need to pay taxes on my award flight with my Chase United MileagePlus Explorer card in order to get a free bag?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2159 on: January 22, 2015, 05:03:15 PM »
Do I need to pay taxes on my award flight with my Chase United MileagePlus Explorer card in order to get a free bag?

Yes