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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4920 on: October 09, 2021, 09:39:58 PM »
Do you by any chance live in Lakewood?🤔🤷‍♂️
If he lived in Lakewood, he wouldn’t have asked.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4921 on: October 09, 2021, 11:34:10 PM »
If he lived in Lakewood, he wouldn’t have asked.
Do you by any chance live in Lakewood?
This is how you know Lakewood is not Lakewood of old anymore. Opposite stereotypes :)

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4922 on: November 09, 2021, 01:23:54 PM »
Yup. So switch your flight to 30+ days out at no cost and then cancel.

If i booked a flight for 7.6k points, would it be easy to find another flight at that price point to be able to switch to? if it's more miles, i don't have more miles in the account to add then cancel.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4923 on: November 25, 2021, 12:11:08 PM »
Is it better to use mileage or cash for a trip from Newark to LAX around December 5th or 6th? Best way to get the best deal? Would prefer a better class than plain economy but I'm only taking a small carryon.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4924 on: November 28, 2021, 10:40:43 PM »
Is it better to use mileage or cash for a trip from Newark to LAX around December 5th or 6th? Best way to get the best deal? Would prefer a better class than plain economy but I'm only taking a small carryon.

What are the cash/miles prices for the flights you're considering? We need that info to give you good advice

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4925 on: December 13, 2021, 03:44:15 PM »
Yup. So switch your flight to 30+ days out at no cost and then cancel.
Can anyone confirm that this actually works when cancelling a United award flight within 30 days to avoid the $125 fee? Or it doesn't and they would just carry over the original fee to the new, changed ticket?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4926 on: December 13, 2021, 10:25:43 PM »
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Re: United award flights
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4928 on: January 23, 2022, 10:52:09 AM »
I had to share my recent experience with canceling and rebooking numerous mileage tickets on United. On January 5th I booked three tickets from PBI to EWR, mileage per ticket was 28,300 for a total of 84,900 miles. Due to current generous cancellation policies, on January 19th I went back on to United and saw that the flight had gone down to 20,600 miles per person so I did instant cancellation, the mileage went right back into my account and I rebooked at 20,600 miles for a total of 61,800 miles. On January 21st I looked again and the miles per ticket had gone down to 14,000 miles for a total of 44,700 so I canceled, had the miles put back into my account and rebooked in about 3 minutes. Today,  January 23rd I went to look again and the mileage was down to 11,600 per ticket. So I went and canceled my tickets and went back to book and the miles per ticket went down to 9,200 per ticket for a total of 27,600 mile. So I booked today with total savings from the original 84,900 miles of 57,300 just by going back and checking regularly.

I can honestly say I never would have thought about doing this if not for following Dan's Deals for so many years. Shout out to Dan and everyone else on the forum. Thank you!

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4929 on: January 23, 2022, 10:54:39 AM »
I had to share my recent experience with canceling and rebooking numerous mileage tickets on United. On January 5th I booked three tickets from PBI to EWR, mileage per ticket was 28,300 for a total of 84,900 miles. Due to current generous cancellation policies, on January 19th I went back on to United and saw that the flight had gone down to 20,600 miles per person so I did instant cancellation, the mileage went right back into my account and I rebooked at 20,600 miles for a total of 61,800 miles. On January 21st I looked again and the miles per ticket had gone down to 14,000 miles for a total of 44,700 so I canceled, had the miles put back into my account and rebooked in about 3 minutes. Today,  January 23rd I went to look again and the mileage was down to 11,600 per ticket. So I went and canceled my tickets and went back to book and the miles per ticket went down to 9,200 per ticket for a total of 27,600 mile. So I booked today with total savings from the original 84,900 miles of 57,300 just by going back and checking regularly.

I can honestly say I never would have thought about doing this if not for following Dan's Deals for so many years. Shout out to Dan and everyone else on the forum. Thank you!
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4930 on: January 23, 2022, 03:49:49 PM »
If a few passengers on same reservation booked from passenger A's account, using passenger B's United card for taxes-

 will the system recognize to give free baggage?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4931 on: February 03, 2022, 11:45:45 AM »
Award cancellation and redeposit (free) needs to be 30 day out is alos for originating outside US? and even non United metal?

TY

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4932 on: February 03, 2022, 05:30:08 PM »
Award cancellation and redeposit (free) needs to be 30 day out is alos for originating outside US? and even non United metal?

TY

Officially free only if starting in US, what actually happens i'd like to know also.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4933 on: February 03, 2022, 06:26:54 PM »
Officially free only if starting in US, what actually happens i'd like to know also.
So do you wanna TOFTT?  ;D

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4934 on: February 03, 2022, 06:59:00 PM »
Someone knows I'm sure

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4935 on: February 09, 2022, 10:27:21 PM »
Bought an award ticket on United but didn't use the Explorer card for the taxes. What are the odds in 2022 that I can get free checked bags at the airport by showing the card?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4936 on: February 10, 2022, 12:07:13 AM »
Officially free only if starting in US, what actually happens i'd like to know also.
So this wouldn't work for  booking 2 seperate one ways to israel. If i book it as a round trip would it work or is each leg of the trip?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4937 on: February 10, 2022, 12:04:56 PM »
So this wouldn't work for  booking 2 seperate one ways to israel. If i book it as a round trip would it work or is each leg of the trip?

Yes round trip will work

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4938 on: March 31, 2022, 01:36:38 PM »
How many miles one way NYC-TLV nonstop does United website have to show in award calendar for it to be available on partner websites?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4939 on: March 31, 2022, 01:42:18 PM »
How many miles one way NYC-TLV nonstop does United website have to show in award calendar for it to be available on partner websites?

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