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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #195 on: September 11, 2014, 10:48:38 PM »
Ah, gotya. BTW I see right now that the 10:25pm SFO-YYZ that arrives at 6am the next morning is already open for I. (I am currently seated in X on the 3:15pm.)

Hmmm. What would you do?
If you can make changes for free then switch to the later flight, and if the earlier flight becomes available in J then switch back.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #196 on: September 13, 2014, 06:50:37 AM »
Thanks to everyone who helped me try to get from MEL to YYZ.
Looks good. If business class opens up on AC you can call in and UA will put you in business class (assuming the SYD-SFO leg clears
If you can make changes for free then switch to the later flight, and if the earlier flight becomes available in J then switch back.

So I have never actually had a successful Plan B because every time I set up a Plan B, suddenly space opens up in the award I wanted all along!  8)

As you guys remember, I was waitlisted for I on my intercontinental SYD-SFO leg... well, I just checked now right after shabbos was over here in Melbourne and there was suddenly availability in O on SYD-LAX.

So I changed from MEL-SYD-SFO-YYZ to MEL-SYD-LAX-YYZ by using a trivial extra 10k miles and the phone rep (from Manilla, Phillipines) waived the change fee even though my itinerary was booked about 36 hours ago.

PLUS... added bonus... I now have the AC connection to YYZ booked in business! So everything worked out the best possible way. Attached is my new itinerary.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #197 on: September 13, 2014, 04:42:11 PM »
Nice! how many miles is this OW?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #198 on: September 13, 2014, 09:26:34 PM »
Nice! As I suspected ;)
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #199 on: September 13, 2014, 10:08:31 PM »
waitlisted for SQ/R from JFK in november

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #200 on: September 13, 2014, 10:13:03 PM »
waitlisted for SQ/R from JFK in november
Good luck, you'll need it.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #201 on: September 13, 2014, 10:16:27 PM »
Nice! As I suspected ;)

Yes, I also suspected that in the end I would get that award. It's just crazy how I must have checked that award at least 100 times, that's three or four times every day for the past month.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #202 on: September 13, 2014, 11:49:41 PM »

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #203 on: September 13, 2014, 11:52:24 PM »
Yes, I also suspected that in the end I would get that award. It's just crazy how I must have checked that award at least 100 times, that's three or four times every day for the past month.
Glad it all worked out!

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #204 on: September 14, 2014, 05:22:09 AM »
Good luck, you'll need it.
Really that difficult to get ?
What happens if it doesnt open up ?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #205 on: September 16, 2014, 09:45:48 PM »
What is the best way of finding availability on TG J?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #206 on: September 16, 2014, 09:54:09 PM »
UA.com?
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: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #207 on: September 16, 2014, 10:06:41 PM »
I was referring on what time of the day they release seats and how close to the flight they release and how many they release at a time?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #208 on: September 17, 2014, 12:48:20 AM »
Trying to convince my friend to book the following for next summer.
TLV - HKG - MNL - SYD

45k AA miles in J

He needs 7 seats, and all the legs have except for final one which currently has 5 seats available, and 2 more in Y.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #209 on: September 17, 2014, 06:41:43 AM »
Are those all connections or is he staying in each city?