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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #180 on: September 10, 2014, 05:17:07 PM »
"Not all who wander are lost"

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #181 on: September 11, 2014, 10:05:56 PM »
Thanks to everyone who helped me try to get from MEL to YYZ.

Here is what I did in the end. I think it's the simplest and best itinerary as far as connections and miles used.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #182 on: September 11, 2014, 10:07:07 PM »
Plan B?
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 #183 on: September 11, 2014, 10:19:01 PM »
Thanks to everyone who helped me try to get from MEL to YYZ.

Here is what I did in the end. I think it's the simplest and best itinerary as far as connections and miles used.
Why no Plan B from SFO-YYZ?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #184 on: September 11, 2014, 10:20:08 PM »
Plan B?

You can't tell? Yes. MEL-SYD cleared for I while still on the phone with the agent. SYD-SFO is waitlisted. SFO-YYZ is AC metal so not eligible for I.

Looks good?

Why no Plan B from SFO-YYZ?

As explained above.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #185 on: September 11, 2014, 10:25:59 PM »
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
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 #186 on: September 11, 2014, 10:30:35 PM »
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
That's exactly what I did on an UA-US routing.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #187 on: September 11, 2014, 10:34:41 PM »
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

You can?! DDMS said that the non-UA metal leg cannot be hooked up with plan B.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #188 on: September 11, 2014, 10:35:56 PM »
You can?! DDMS said that the non-UA metal leg cannot be hooked up with plan B.
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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 #189 on: September 11, 2014, 10:36:14 PM »
That's exactly what I did on an UA-US routing.

So I guess I should keep checking the SFO-YYZ leg and call in to be seated in I?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #190 on: September 11, 2014, 10:37:20 PM »
S'iz an andera zach.

S'redt zich do veggen tzvei bazunderer inyonim? Vos zeinen di tzvei zachen?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #191 on: September 11, 2014, 10:38:47 PM »
S'redt zich do veggen tzvei bazunderer inyonim? Vos zeinen di tzvei zachen?
If J opens up on AC, call UA and have them put you in J. No wait listing possible.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #192 on: September 11, 2014, 10:41:17 PM »
If J opens up on AC, call UA and have them put you in J. No wait listing possible.

What do I say to UA? How do I explain why I should be given J/I?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #193 on: September 11, 2014, 10:44:01 PM »
What do I say to UA? How do I explain why I should be given J/I?
You already paid for it.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #194 on: September 11, 2014, 10:46:13 PM »
You already paid for it.

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?

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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