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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4000 on: October 07, 2016, 10:55:49 AM »
Anybody try to book and avoid close in fee by changing the flight right after booking, since the Oct 6 changes?  Not anxious to risk the change fee if it no longer works, better off spending the $75 close in fee.
What risk? You can cancel within 24 hr.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4001 on: October 07, 2016, 11:03:01 AM »
What risk? You can cancel within 24 hr.

award flights as well?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4002 on: October 07, 2016, 11:08:51 AM »
award flights as well?
Yes. (That's the whole foundation behind this; free changes and cancellations within 24 hours.)
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4003 on: October 07, 2016, 12:14:25 PM »
It still works :)

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4004 on: October 08, 2016, 08:41:44 PM »
Just called and they want to charge $125?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4005 on: October 08, 2016, 08:42:56 PM »
What risk? You can cancel within 24 hr.
Not according to the rep I just spoke to...

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4006 on: October 08, 2016, 09:37:06 PM »
Worked for  me online on Friday, I did the switch less than an hour after I booked, though.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4007 on: October 08, 2016, 11:34:42 PM »
Fare buckets are showing again!!!!
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4008 on: October 08, 2016, 11:36:00 PM »
Yup, noticed that yesterday :)
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4009 on: October 08, 2016, 11:51:40 PM »
Yup, noticed that yesterday :)
Now what's with 24 hour cancellation? They must allow it per DOT rules, right?
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4010 on: October 09, 2016, 12:30:48 AM »
Fare buckets are showing again!!!!
N00b question but what are fare buckets?
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4011 on: October 09, 2016, 12:39:24 AM »
N00b question but what are fare buckets?
How many seats are avaliable in each class of service. You can basically see if there are multiple award seats available etc.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4012 on: October 09, 2016, 12:41:43 AM »
How many seats are avaliable in each class of service. You can basically see if there are multiple award seats available etc.
Thanks
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4013 on: October 09, 2016, 12:48:07 AM »
If I fly XXX-SFO-EWR with the first leg in domestic business and the second leg in economy, purchased with LH miles, what are the chances of flying the second leg in first?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4014 on: October 09, 2016, 07:50:28 AM »
If I fly XXX-SFO-EWR with the first leg in domestic business and the second leg in economy, purchased with LH miles, what are the chances of flying the second leg in first?
37.988382648268382782 give or take 3 decimal points

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4015 on: October 09, 2016, 08:57:50 AM »
37.988382648268382782 give or take 3 decimal points
Ha

How does it compare to plan B?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4016 on: October 09, 2016, 10:26:32 AM »
UA- Ewr to YYZ Oct 14 7-30 am flight. Can some one let me know how Many economy saver award seats are available ? Need total of 7 seats. Booked 2 via aeroplan. Need 5 more. When do the buckets get refreshed?  If it's only 2 per day,  what are my options ?
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4017 on: October 09, 2016, 10:29:05 AM »
Anybody try to book and avoid close in fee by changing the flight right after booking, since the Oct 6 changes?  Not anxious to risk the change fee if it no longer works, better off spending the $75 close in fee.

Just tried as well and rep wanted $100. Change fee

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4018 on: October 09, 2016, 12:13:38 PM »
Just tried as well and rep wanted $100. Change fee
Did u try online?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4019 on: October 09, 2016, 04:30:03 PM »
Trying to book VIE-KBP-WAW-HAM-EWR

The KBP-WAW-HAM-EWR is showing as 57.5k UA in J (mixed cabin) If I want to start my trip in VIE its pricing at 105k, 85k, or 72.5k using the multi-city tool depending on how i enter KBP-EWR

Does anyone know what the price should be? Ive called and they dont either know. I was hoping it can be included in the 57.5k because the KBP-EWR routing through WAW-HAM is included in their one-way award and i'm just adding on a segment in the same zone (Europe) I am not yet familiar with the new rules.

First rep couldnt even acknowledge that VIE and KBP are in the same zone.
Assuming all stopovers are until 24 hours it should be 57.5k.
Just keep HUCAing
If I fly XXX-SFO-EWR with the first leg in domestic business and the second leg in economy, purchased with LH miles, what are the chances of flying the second leg in first?
Pretty much Zero