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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2295 on: February 18, 2015, 07:18:41 AM »
I'm contemplating booking a flight that departs next morning, and wanted to know if the following would work (I have UR that I need to transfer in, and don't want to pay the closing fee).

a) ask them to hold the tickets that I actually want, on the basis that the UR transfer takes a bit.
b) transfer UR to UA
c) when the transfer completes, book a different flight >21 days out
d) ask them to cancel my hold, and then switch my reservation myself online.

Would that work? (if TMI here, let me know and I'll delete it).

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2296 on: February 18, 2015, 07:22:37 AM »
I'm contemplating booking a flight that departs next morning, and wanted to know if the following would work (I have UR that I need to transfer in, and don't want to pay the closing fee).

a) ask them to hold the tickets that I actually want, on the basis that the UR transfer takes a bit.
b) transfer UR to UA
c) when the transfer completes, book a different flight >21 days out
d) ask them to cancel my hold, and then switch my reservation myself online.

Would that work? (if TMI here, let me know and I'll delete it).
UR>UA transfers are instant.
The hold will not necessarily go back into inventory.
Just transfer and do the rest online....

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2297 on: February 18, 2015, 07:23:49 AM »
UR>UA transfers are instant.
The hold will not necessarily go back into inventory.
Just transfer and do the rest online....
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2298 on: February 18, 2015, 07:45:38 AM »
I don't always use my united card but I always get free bag

How?? On app its charging me for it. Can i change the card i used for the fees?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2299 on: February 18, 2015, 08:21:50 AM »
I don't always use my united card but I always get free bag
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2300 on: February 18, 2015, 09:22:20 AM »
How?? On app its charging me for it. Can i change the card i used for the fees?
Try your luck with the check in agent. You can't change the card.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2301 on: February 18, 2015, 05:01:23 PM »
Are there official dates to UA unofficial award blackout dates?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2302 on: February 18, 2015, 10:18:42 PM »
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2303 on: February 18, 2015, 10:20:24 PM »
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IINM there are no official blackout dates for award space. But unofficially, summer award space is empty on certain routes. I was wondering if there are dates that begin and end this "blackout" period to determine whether it's worth checking certain dates consistently or just waiting till close-in.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2304 on: February 22, 2015, 05:21:00 PM »

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2305 on: February 23, 2015, 12:26:26 PM »
Anybody knows if I book a united ticket for a relative on priceline and enter my mileage number will I get credit for these miles? if yes how long does it take to post? thanks.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2306 on: February 23, 2015, 01:04:35 PM »
Anybody knows if I book a united ticket for a relative on priceline and enter my mileage number will I get credit for these miles? if yes how long does it take to post? thanks.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2307 on: February 23, 2015, 01:35:39 PM »
Anybody knows if I book a united ticket for a relative on priceline and enter my mileage number will I get credit for these miles? if yes how long does it take to post? thanks.

You won't.
+1 your name has to match to the ticket.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2308 on: February 23, 2015, 02:11:26 PM »
+1 your name has to match to the ticket.

if your relative has the same name as you then it would probably work

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2309 on: February 23, 2015, 03:13:17 PM »
Officially you need to use the card to book the reservation to get the free bag. Even just the $5.60 taxes.

Reports of people being charged otherwise. Obviously YMMV.
I've flown my MIL on award flights without using the United card to book and have simply told the agents at the check in counter that we are cardholders and that the baggage fee should be waived. But yes, definitely YMMV.