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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2325 on: March 06, 2015, 04:41:48 PM »
I put 3 award tickets on hold using the trick but when I went back to manage reservations, I don't see the "confirmation number." It must of worked cause there were only 3 seats left and now they are gone.
Any tips on how to obtain the reference number?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2326 on: March 08, 2015, 03:37:14 AM »
If I book a flight on united using points, is there a cancellation charge? Will I get the points back into my account?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2327 on: March 08, 2015, 03:42:01 AM »
If I book a flight on united using points, is there a cancellation charge? Will I get the points back into my account?
Within 24 hours - free cancellation and redeposit.
After 24 hours - $75/$100/$200 fees apply.
http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/mileageplus/awards/travel/ticketing.aspx

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2328 on: March 08, 2015, 06:27:08 AM »
Thanks to DDS I've been experimenting :)

United.com won't let you connect in TLV when going US-Europe, correct? Would a phone rep price it at 30k, or no chance? 

US-Asia is possible? ETA: Figured it out, never mind. (first Q is still relevant though :) )
« Last Edit: March 08, 2015, 07:07:09 AM by AharonInIsrael »

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2329 on: March 08, 2015, 08:29:16 AM »
Thanks to DDS I've been experimenting :)

United.com won't let you connect in TLV when going US-Europe, correct? Would a phone rep price it at 30k, or no chance? 

US-Asia is possible? ETA: Figured it out, never mind. (first Q is still relevant though :) )
I wouldn't say impossible but you'd need an agent with "US Air" geographical skills who is also willing to override the computer.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2330 on: March 08, 2015, 08:45:42 AM »
I wouldn't say impossible but you'd need an agent with "US Air" geographical skills who is also willing to override the computer.
Lol, thanks. Does judging by accent ever help in that field?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2331 on: March 08, 2015, 08:50:25 AM »
Any good tricks to getting around the change fee? HUCA?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2332 on: March 08, 2015, 08:51:50 AM »
Any good tricks to getting around the change fee? HUCA?
They change the timing of any of your flights?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2333 on: March 08, 2015, 08:52:22 AM »
They change the timing of any of your flights?
Nope. Just booked last week

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2334 on: March 08, 2015, 09:09:53 AM »
Lol, thanks. Does judging by accent ever help in that field?
Feel free to try :)
Question is whether 15x HUCA's is worth saving 10k miles...

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2335 on: March 08, 2015, 09:12:13 AM »
UA.bomb's multiple destination search engine seems to be getting worse and worse. Now it's getting tougher to force simple routings that don't violate any rules.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2336 on: March 08, 2015, 09:18:47 AM »
Feel free to try :)
Question is whether 15x HUCA's is worth saving 10k miles...
If it's X3 tickets it might be

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2337 on: March 09, 2015, 11:55:50 AM »
Looking to travel from the US to Asia in August. Would JFK-TLV-HND for 115K in J or 70K in Y (using TLV as the free stopover) work for half the miles OW? Can I stop in a few European cities for under 24 hours at a time for free? Any ideas of some cities to stop in? TIA

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2338 on: March 09, 2015, 11:56:28 AM »
Looking to travel from the US to Asia in August. Would JFK-TLV-HND for 115K in J or 70K in Y (using TLV as the free stopover) work for half the miles OW? Can I stop in a few European cities for under 24 hours at a time for free? Any ideas of some cities to stop in? TIA
Not sure you get a free stopover on a OW.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2339 on: March 09, 2015, 11:57:51 AM »

Not sure you get a free stopover on a OW.
That would likely explain why it showed 75K to book... Thanks