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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Cancel?
« Reply #60 on: August 08, 2017, 09:53:03 PM »
Yes pretty much, how are you looking to book?
I'm currently booked ewr-bru-tlv using sq, first segment is on UA. If the first flight is delayed I would try to get them to put me on the later nonstop
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Cancel?
« Reply #61 on: August 08, 2017, 09:54:10 PM »
I'm currently booked ewr-bru-tlv using sq, first segment is on UA. If the first flight is delayed I would try to get them to put me on the later nonstop
Yes but that possible, but will only happen once the ticket is under airport control, not in advance.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Cancel?
« Reply #62 on: August 08, 2017, 09:54:14 PM »
I'm currently booked ewr-bru-tlv using sq, first segment is on UA. If the first flight is delayed I would try to get them to put me on the later nonstop
Other option is plan b but I am nervous I will land up flying back of the bus which is even worse on the new planes and only middle seats left, not even two together
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Cancel?
« Reply #63 on: August 08, 2017, 10:18:12 PM »
There are several different ways to get space that are shareable, fyi

1) book connecting flights on partner airlines and if schedule changes screw your trip, force them to put you on UA metal.

2) transfer in points for a phantom LH (or other phantom space) flight then call and cry that you transferred your points for this trip and get them to put you on UA metal
How could you confirm its phantom space without calling?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Cancel?
« Reply #64 on: August 08, 2017, 10:19:45 PM »
How could you confirm its phantom space without calling?
Check EF and AC.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Cancel?
« Reply #65 on: August 08, 2017, 10:29:37 PM »
Check EF and AC.
Doesn't AC also show phantom space?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Cancel?
« Reply #66 on: August 08, 2017, 10:37:11 PM »
Search segment by segment

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Cancel?
« Reply #67 on: August 08, 2017, 10:38:53 PM »
About to cancel EWR-TLV 77W J for next week  :'(
Curios to know what time/date for next week?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Cancel?
« Reply #68 on: August 08, 2017, 11:02:24 PM »
There are several different ways to get space that are shareable, fyi

1) book connecting flights on partner airlines and if schedule changes screw your trip, force them to put you on UA metal.

2) transfer in points for a phantom LH (or other phantom space) flight then call and cry that you transferred your points for this trip and get them to put you on UA metal
I'll look for phantom space, of course I'm risking that I'll transfer the points and then they won't open the space but probably worth the risk
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Cancel?
« Reply #69 on: August 08, 2017, 11:16:00 PM »
There are several different ways to get space that are shareable, fyi

1) book connecting flights on partner airlines and if schedule changes screw your trip, force them to put you on UA metal.

2) transfer in points for a phantom LH (or other phantom space) flight then call and cry that you transferred your points for this trip and get them to put you on UA metal

I find it surprising that UA would do that (though they definitely on occasion do), since they technically can reverse a transfer (though obviously they don't typically).

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Cancel?
« Reply #70 on: August 08, 2017, 11:16:58 PM »
I find it surprising that UA would do that (though they definitely on occasion do), since they technically can reverse a transfer (though obviously they don't typically).
Probably easier to just give you the seat than to reverse the transfer (I could be completely  wrong here)
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Cancel?
« Reply #72 on: August 08, 2017, 11:33:31 PM »
If there is a relatively similar award flight available on another carrier I would assume that they would tell me to book that one instead? Or they wouldn't necessarily?
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Cancel?
« Reply #73 on: August 08, 2017, 11:44:16 PM »
Could they? sure. They're not obligated to accommodate you.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Cancel?
« Reply #74 on: August 08, 2017, 11:45:21 PM »
Could they? sure. They're not obligated to accommodate you.
Of course they're not obligated and that's why I said above that I know I'm running the risk of just having stranded my Chase points in my United acct.
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