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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4125 on: May 15, 2017, 12:14:07 PM »
Does making a change to the reservation (eg, changing the date of the ticket) reset the clock for 24hr free changes?
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4126 on: May 15, 2017, 12:20:28 PM »
Does making a change to the reservation (eg, changing the date of the ticket) reset the clock for 24hr free changes?
No.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4127 on: May 15, 2017, 12:23:26 PM »
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4128 on: May 15, 2017, 03:55:54 PM »
No
Thanks. Didn't end up paying it, but in the airport they wanted to charge me $100.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4129 on: May 19, 2017, 09:31:18 AM »
Is it still possible to check for economy nonstop saver awards flights only on the United site like EWR to TLV route? Most times even when I check off nonstop box and even if I see saver award availability with their marked lines when I go to actual flight details it is not the 42500 saver award miles

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4130 on: May 19, 2017, 09:36:47 AM »
Thanks. Didn't end up paying it, but in the airport they wanted to charge me $100.
Why not change online?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4131 on: May 19, 2017, 09:37:42 AM »
Why not change online?
I did change online. They were asking for money at check-in. It was weird.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4132 on: May 19, 2017, 09:40:48 AM »
I did change online. They were asking for money at check-in. It was weird.
Weird indeed. What changed that you didn't pay?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4133 on: May 19, 2017, 09:46:34 AM »
Weird indeed. What changed that you didn't pay?
It was in LHR. I don't know if the agent was a United agent, or some sort of contactor. I said the change was within 24 hours, and thus free. He clicked away at his keyboard for a while, didn't seem to know the rules, and was reading away. His screen was telling him to charge me, but apparently he found a way around it and said he didn't know why it was charging me.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4134 on: May 19, 2017, 09:48:05 AM »
It was in LHR. I don't know if the agent was a United agent, or some sort of contactor. I said the change was within 24 hours, and thus free. He clicked away at his keyboard for a while, didn't seem to know the rules, and was reading away. His screen was telling him to charge me, but apparently he found a way around it and said he didn't know why it was charging me.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4135 on: May 19, 2017, 04:26:20 PM »
I booked a United flight, rewards ticket from EWR-LAX for JUNE 7th.  Not on the same reservation, but traveling with me will be my wife who has Silver elite status. We just found out that we need to leave a day earlier, June 6th. You think if she calls United maybe they will waive the change fee for me or at least reduce it? any tips how to go about this, do the agents at the end of the day have lee-way or its stone written what they can and cant do? thanks!

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4136 on: May 20, 2017, 09:53:14 PM »
I am trying to book Turkish Business class using United miles. What fare code is Turkish's award business class? I thought it was "I" class but I am seeing "I" class availability in Sabre but nothing is available on United.com. Help please?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4137 on: May 20, 2017, 10:08:53 PM »
I am trying to book Turkish Business class using United miles. What fare code is Turkish's award business class? I thought it was "I" class but I am seeing "I" class availability in Sabre but nothing is available on United.com. Help please?
Did you check AC to see if its available there?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4138 on: May 21, 2017, 07:33:18 AM »
Did you check AC to see if its available there?
Not available there. I saw the "I" availability in Sabre when searching TK but when I search United in expert mode, it doesn't show any I availability. After playing around with the United website, It seems that United has to have "I" availability for revenue travel in order to be able to book business class awards on TK and that their "I" availability is different then the actual revenue "I" availability on the TK flight.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4139 on: May 21, 2017, 07:53:13 AM »
Not available there. I saw the "I" availability in Sabre when searching TK but when I search United in expert mode, it doesn't show any I availability. After playing around with the United website, It seems that United has to have "I" availability for revenue travel in order to be able to book business class awards on TK and that their "I" availability is different then the actual revenue "I" availability on the TK flight.
Can you always see award bucket availability in Sabre? I thought that was blocked from TA's
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