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Re: Where should I credit my miles to? - Master Thread
« Reply #120 on: August 17, 2015, 06:53:29 PM »

Thanks! It'd be more helpful if I wanted M&S, not SQ. I guess I can call SQ, but nothing they say over the phone will make much of a difference if it's not in writing somewhere.

I hear that. I guess the take away is that you need something in writing to make sure you get it which is not the best spot to be in right now. Ask if they plan on fixing that or if they plan on just not crediting N. Please let us know.
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Re: Where should I credit my miles to? - Master Thread
« Reply #121 on: August 17, 2015, 06:58:57 PM »
I hear that. I guess the take away is that you need something in writing to make sure you get it which is not the best spot to be in right now. Ask if they plan on fixing that or if they plan on just not crediting N. Please let us know.
Gary wrote a about this back in March 2015. He said it SQ credits 100% on all UA classes, yet N class was left out. If I find out anything I'll try to report back.

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Re: Where should I credit my miles to? - Master Thread
« Reply #122 on: August 17, 2015, 07:06:48 PM »

Gary wrote a about this back in March 2015. He said it SQ credits 100% on all UA classes, yet N class was left out. If I find out anything I'll try to report back.

In the comments to that article, one user says otherwise and Gary doesn't correct him. Wether that means he is right or Gary didn't see it is obviously unclear to me. Just a data point.
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Re: Where should I credit my miles to? - Master Thread
« Reply #123 on: August 17, 2015, 07:15:18 PM »
In the comments to that article, one user says otherwise and Gary doesn't correct him. Wether that means he is right or Gary didn't see it is obviously unclear to me. Just a data point.
I know. I saw that, just didn't know if Gary saw that or not.

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Where should I credit my miles to? - Master Thread
« Reply #124 on: August 17, 2015, 07:26:13 PM »
I know. I saw that, just didn't know if Gary saw that or not.

Also from FT:

"As for earning miles, you'll have to check the new, post-March award charts with the fare class info you posted above, however, IME, anything in flexi saver (and flexi), their top two fare groups, earn 100% on UA, at least before March they did. In fact, believe that anything that earned 100% on SQ also did (again, before March), on UA (and other partners) and anything earning <100% on SQ earned 0 on UA."

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Also here saying it won't.
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Re: Where should I credit my miles to? - Master Thread
« Reply #125 on: August 17, 2015, 07:41:45 PM »
Also from FT:

"As for earning miles, you'll have to check the new, post-March award charts with the fare class info you posted above, however, IME, anything in flexi saver (and flexi), their top two fare groups, earn 100% on UA, at least before March they did. In fact, believe that anything that earned 100% on SQ also did (again, before March), on UA (and other partners) and anything earning <100% on SQ earned 0 on UA."

From here

Also here saying it won't.
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SQ gives 100% miles for UA S, T, L, K, G fares. I may just not fly UA enough anymore to have N fares on the brain.

Seems like it won't work. Is it even possible for UA to change your fare class? I'm not asking if they will, just if they could.

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Re: Where should I credit my miles to? - Master Thread
« Reply #126 on: August 17, 2015, 08:14:28 PM »
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Seems like it won't work. Is it even possible for UA to change your fare class? I'm not asking if they will, just if they could.

You could pay for an upgrade.
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Re: Where should I credit my miles to? - Master Thread
« Reply #127 on: August 17, 2015, 08:40:31 PM »
You could pay for an upgrade.
To W or G class?

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Re: Where should I credit my miles to? - Master Thread
« Reply #128 on: August 17, 2015, 08:55:02 PM »
To W or G class?

From your chart both are 100% to Krisflyer so whichever is cheaper/available I suppose.

CMIIW but according to your chart why not upgrade for 7500 to Y which also gets you 100%?

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Re: Where should I credit my miles to? - Master Thread
« Reply #129 on: August 17, 2015, 08:57:01 PM »
From your chart both are 100% to Krisflyer so whichever is cheaper/available I suppose.

CMIIW but according to your chart why not upgrade for 7500 to Y which also gets you 100%?
I didn't know you could even do that. I'll have to look into it.

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Re: Where should I credit my miles to? - Master Thread
« Reply #130 on: August 18, 2015, 06:20:37 PM »
After calling UA a couple times the unanimous opinion is that you cannot upgrade with miles to another economy fare, just business. They won't charge you a change fee to buy a higher fare class, but I'm not paying $486/person for a measly 2422 SQ miles.

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Re: Where should I credit my miles to? - Master Thread
« Reply #131 on: August 18, 2015, 06:24:18 PM »

After calling UA a couple times the unanimous opinion is that you cannot upgrade with miles to another economy fare, just business. They won't charge you a change fee to buy a higher fare class, but I'm not paying $486/person for a measly 2422 SQ miles.

Hmm. Interesting. I wonder what that chart with those economy fare miles upgrades is supposed to be for then.
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Re: Where should I credit my miles to? - Master Thread
« Reply #132 on: August 18, 2015, 07:10:39 PM »
Hmm. Interesting. I wonder what that chart with those economy fare miles upgrades is supposed to be for then.
Not sure. I wanted the rep to look at that page online, but she wouldn't.

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Re: Where should I credit my miles to? - Master Thread
« Reply #133 on: August 18, 2015, 08:18:26 PM »
Not sure. I wanted the rep to look at that page online, but she wouldn't.

I just called cause I was curios myself and she looked at the chart with me and told me that the miles listed there are to upgrade to business/first. She said you can't use miles to upgrade within economy to a different fare but did say that for a change fee ($200) they can change the fare class within economy no questions asked.

I guess its YMMV and DROPR in one.
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Re: Where should I credit my miles to? - Master Thread
« Reply #134 on: August 18, 2015, 08:29:11 PM »
I just called cause I was curios myself and she looked at the chart with me and told me that the miles listed there are to upgrade to business/first. She said you can't use miles to upgrade within economy to a different fare but did say that for a change fee ($200) they can change the fare class within economy no questions asked.

I guess its YMMV and DROPR in one.
Yup! Oh well, I'll just get my 600 UA miles out of it.