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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4095 on: January 30, 2017, 01:57:39 PM »
AC, NH, or SQ, but you'll pay YQ.
AC has tons of partners without YQ, and for only 80k RT in Y (with a free stopover available both ways) it's a great option.

If flying on OS metal (or some other carriers) there will be high YQ. Find a date with LX availability (or another 1 stop option) to keep cost down.

Play around with dates online to see what's available and accurate costing.
Thanks for the info guys.

I can see what you're saying with AC. The TLV-GVA/ZRH and GVA/ZRH segments are available nonstop on LX. But the JFK-TLV only shows LH (or multi stop) options. So even though it's pricing out to 80k like you said, I'm having trouble avoiding the YQ on the way there - total fees end up ~$500. I guess I'll keep this option in mind going forward, check on availability every so often.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4096 on: January 30, 2017, 02:33:52 PM »
Thanks for the info guys.

I can see what you're saying with AC. The TLV-GVA/ZRH and GVA/ZRH segments are available nonstop on LX. But the JFK-TLV only shows LH (or multi stop) options. So even though it's pricing out to 80k like you said, I'm having trouble avoiding the YQ on the way there - total fees end up ~$500. I guess I'll keep this option in mind going forward, check on availability every so often.
What about EWR-TLV? There might be a UA direct flight (or at least something with UA for the trans-Atlantic flight).

If doing out of EWR and into JFK, you won't be able to search it as a multi-city online (or book online for that matter). But if it's available when you search it individually you can call in to confirm pricing and book.

For Aeroplan, continue discussion or questions here.

Random dates I searched is $150 USD (200 CAD).
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4097 on: January 30, 2017, 08:32:49 PM »
Got an offer in mail to purchase Silver Status for $349 for 2017; worth it? Currently have Club Card so baggage not an issue, but I get 7x mileage bonus which I'll easily hit as I lay out more than $2,500 annually on United tickets.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4098 on: February 01, 2017, 12:24:59 PM »
So when United rolls out basic economy will it have any effect on miles/point tickets?  In other words when booking economy saver award tickets with united miles or for example M&M miles will we get regular or basic economy tickets?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4099 on: February 11, 2017, 10:09:15 PM »
How come when checking united flight status by upgrades, it shoes like 2 people already upgraded with a check on the side for a flight which is in like 36 hours from now. Isn't this list for the battlefield?
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4100 on: February 11, 2017, 10:32:13 PM »
How come when checking united flight status by upgrades, it shoes like 2 people already upgraded with a check on the side for a flight which is in like 36 hours from now. Isn't this list for the battlefield?

It's for CPU/RPU/GPU as well.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4101 on: February 11, 2017, 10:40:50 PM »
It's for CPU/RPU/GPU as well.
not Ime.

In fact, whenever I get GPUs cleared even on day of departure by reservations it never showed up on list.

Am I missing anything?
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4102 on: February 11, 2017, 10:43:55 PM »
CPUs cleared at T-120:

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4103 on: February 11, 2017, 11:34:07 PM »
I hear. Guess I'll have to chk it out again.

When being wait listed for a CPU with a companion obviously it will only clear is 2 seats become available for upgrade. If I split the PNR will the companion still stay wait listed or he will lose the companion status?
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4104 on: February 12, 2017, 06:15:21 PM »
I apologize if this is the wrong thread, I am trying to follow Dan's advice to search for things on DDF, information regarding close-in fees on United mileage bookings. Ive searched with various keywords and have not found the info I am looking for. Can someone at least give me the keywords I should search for and then Ill do the rest myself? TIA

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4105 on: February 12, 2017, 06:22:06 PM »
I apologize if this is the wrong thread, I am trying to follow Dan's advice to search for things on DDF, information regarding close-in fees on United mileage bookings. Ive searched with various keywords and have not found the info I am looking for. Can someone at least give me the keywords I should search for and then Ill do the rest myself? TIA

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search for it on Google, and you'll find some options.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4106 on: February 12, 2017, 06:25:12 PM »
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4107 on: February 12, 2017, 06:33:04 PM »
Thanks Dan! As always, you da man! :D

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4108 on: February 13, 2017, 05:12:31 PM »
Worth a cross-post:

Awesome. United now books inter-island legs at no extra cost!


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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4109 on: February 21, 2017, 06:54:36 PM »
Looking at united awards flight from TPE to SEA on Nov 27th, and see a $32.66 fee (along with 35K miles) for a direct flight on EVA.  Why is this not $5.60?  I looked through the united awards fee page and I can't figure it out. I didn't log into the united site.

Oh, one more question...United Business class redemption still maps to EVA first class, right?

Thanks!