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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4035 on: October 19, 2016, 08:49:21 AM »
Fare lock. Costs $
Sorry, for not posting update. I got them to hold it for me for 3 days for free until the mikes posted. Then they wanted to charge me for booking over the phone and close in fee, even though they told me it wouldn't apply. So I canceled the hold and booked it online with the trick discussed here.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4036 on: October 19, 2016, 10:23:13 AM »
When is end of year with United for earning status? I am 6k short of Gold and have a flight in January.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4037 on: October 19, 2016, 10:29:01 AM »
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IINM it goes by calendar year for earning.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4038 on: October 27, 2016, 10:09:50 AM »
So im in KBP now and my flight to WAW is delayed. Its a revenue ticket. Need to catch a flight from WAW as my next flight tonight to start my award itinerary.  Both these flights are on LOT. If i misconnect in WAW my only option is to have them reroute me on LH. Tomorrow morning from WAW to FRA then on to NY as opposed to tonights WAW-HAM-EWR routing. What happens if the reroute me:
1. will they charge the addl points.
2. Will they even be able to reroute me or its tough on me because of shabbos?
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4039 on: October 27, 2016, 12:26:02 PM »
Are the two itinerarys linked

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4040 on: October 28, 2016, 03:26:08 PM »
Are the two itinerarys linked
Made all my flights BH.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4041 on: November 06, 2016, 09:14:39 AM »
Is there a good chance that I can get someone from UA to waive change fee, due to an emergency, where the passenger needs to get home asap, bec. of sick parent ?
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4042 on: November 06, 2016, 07:01:14 PM »
Is there a good chance that I can get someone from UA to waive change fee, due to an emergency, where the passenger needs to get home asap, bec. of sick parent ?
I got them to waive the cancelation fee.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4043 on: November 15, 2016, 09:34:08 AM »
I saw 0 business saver award seats for ewr-lax or ewr-san from now until Feb.  Is that the norm now?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4044 on: November 15, 2016, 05:50:51 PM »
I saw 0 business saver award seats for ewr-lax or ewr-san from now until Feb.  Is that the norm now?
Not neccesarily Normal but pretty frequent occurrence (and has been for awhile)

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4045 on: November 15, 2016, 05:54:34 PM »
I saw 0 business saver award seats for ewr-lax or ewr-san from now until Feb.  Is that the norm now?
Comes and goes. Just last week I booked a friends family of 4 EWR-LAX in business saver. 
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4046 on: November 15, 2016, 06:26:10 PM »
Comes and goes. Just last week I booked a friends family of 4 EWR-LAX in business saver.
I guess we know where all the tickets went  ;)

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4047 on: November 20, 2016, 06:16:40 PM »
United.com was showing availability for JFK-ZRH-TLV on LX RT in J so transferred 480k from UR to UA to book, and it errored out when I tried to book. Called, turns out it was phantom availability. UA basically said tough luck but we're not doing anything. HUCA'd a few times, suggested they open space for me on UA EWR-TLV but no dice.

Called Chase to tell them and ask them to reverse the transfer and they put in a request to escalate. Any hope? Anyone have this happen to them?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4048 on: November 20, 2016, 06:19:09 PM »
United.com was showing availability for JFK-ZRH-TLV on LX RT in J so transferred 480k from UR to UA to book, and it errored out when I tried to book. Called, turns out it was phantom availability. UA basically said tough luck but we're not doing anything. HUCA'd a few times, suggested they open space for me on UA EWR-TLV but no dice.

Called Chase to tell them and ask them to reverse the transfer and they put in a request to escalate. Any hope? Anyone have this happen to them?
follow tips here
https://thepointsguy.com/2013/03/the-phantom-award-space-menace-united-ghost-availability-and-how-to-fix-it/

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4049 on: November 20, 2016, 06:24:56 PM »
follow tips here
https://thepointsguy.com/2013/03/the-phantom-award-space-menace-united-ghost-availability-and-how-to-fix-it/

Good luck
Tried that 3 times. 2 of the reps hung up on me when I suggested that they open space for me on a UA flight (and no, I wasn't being obnoxious).