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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.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2310 on: March 01, 2015, 11:53:27 PM »
I booked a OW nyc- kbp with the United promo rate of 57K last night, now a much better routing just opened but they want to charge me the regular rate of 70k,

any way around that?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2311 on: March 01, 2015, 11:54:19 PM »
Doubt it
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2312 on: March 04, 2015, 10:10:46 AM »
I booked a United award flight a couple weeks ago and  I wanted to change the time of the day for travel, does anyone know what their flight change/ Cancellation fees are on award flights?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2313 on: March 04, 2015, 10:13:51 AM »
I booked a United award flight a couple weeks ago and  I wanted to change the time of the day for travel, does anyone know what their flight change/ Cancellation fees are on award flights?
IIRC its somewhere between $50 and $75, I guess you can call and ask.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2314 on: March 04, 2015, 10:17:37 AM »
I booked a United award flight a couple weeks ago and  I wanted to change the time of the day for travel, does anyone know what their flight change/ Cancellation fees are on award flights?
With no status:
Change- $75 for more than 21 days, $100 if less than 21 days.
Cancel-$200

http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/mileageplus/awards/travel/ticketing.aspx?Mobile=1
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2315 on: March 04, 2015, 11:05:07 AM »
If i keep the origin and destination, but just change the length of time at the stopover, what is the fee.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2316 on: March 04, 2015, 11:06:06 AM »
If i keep the origin and destination, but just change the length of time at the stopover, what is the fee.
Same fees apply.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2317 on: March 04, 2015, 12:32:21 PM »
Will I be able to upgrade to economy plus on an Air Canada flight?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2318 on: March 04, 2015, 02:46:35 PM »
for some reason United website doesnt show business class availability for TK flights from IST to JFK, even though ExpertFlyer shows available space. is this a known issue that just needs to be booked over the phone?

what's also odd, is that United website does show business class availability for TLV-IST, so it seems just the US routes are somehow restricted?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2319 on: March 04, 2015, 03:39:48 PM »
for some reason United website doesnt show business class availability for TK flights from IST to JFK, even though ExpertFlyer shows available space. is this a known issue that just needs to be booked over the phone?

what's also odd, is that United website does show business class availability for TLV-IST, so it seems just the US routes are somehow restricted?
There are 2 levels of award space on TK. So even though space is showing on EF, if it's not showing on UA/ANA/AC, it means it's a higher  level and can only be booked through TK's award program.