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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2017, 01:03:18 PM »
Lol, welcome to TLV flights.
Yes, there is the standard Tlv flight, then there is the lag flights which are in a way worse than bein hazmanim

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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2017, 01:04:09 PM »
Not nice...People have to learn how to behave...
Yup, was woken up many times.....

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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #32 on: May 11, 2017, 01:05:19 PM »
So it should open up last minute for mileage/upgrade etc
Thats what it sounded like

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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #33 on: May 11, 2017, 01:22:45 PM »
Ok, so the guy behind me said that his ta held him 2 seats in J but at last second was put into economy plus, didn't know  what went wrong so you were the one.....
Plus he paid $2800, for that ticket!!
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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #34 on: May 11, 2017, 01:35:42 PM »
Did you get a peek in eco on the new 5-8-5 config?
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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #35 on: May 11, 2017, 01:45:17 PM »
That was a crazy story in and of itself...

We were originally supposed to fly EWR-ZRH-TLV (on UA and LX) at 6:30 PM. Our flight from Newark to Zurich was delayed, to the point where we'd miss our connecting flight to Tel Aviv. And thanks to Lag Ba'omer being Sunday, pretty much every flight was booked solid - with stops and without.

But... after a heck of a lot of skilled maneuvering by an angel named Lynn in the United Club at EWR, we somehow found ourselves in literally the last two J seats on a overbooked, Erev Lag Ba'omer, 10:45 PM nonstop flight to Tel Aviv... in United Polaris, no less. 8)

The short version is: after a LOT of back and forth, trying different connecting city options, calling other departments (help desk?) etc, someone she was talking to on the phone told her there's 2 seats on UA90. She said "I don't see them, the flight is sold out" and he told her "there's two seats that are reserved, but not ticketed; I'll cancel them out for you." She then booked us into those two seats.

Somewhere, some TA is probably REALLY pissed.
Wow this whole story is crazy!
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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #36 on: May 11, 2017, 01:55:57 PM »
Would love to know what the UA upgrade list looked like.
Did it show J was full?
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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #37 on: May 11, 2017, 01:56:04 PM »
Did you get a peek in eco on the new 5-8-5 config?
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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #38 on: May 11, 2017, 01:59:29 PM »
Would love to know what the UA upgrade list looked like.
Did it show J was full?
Classic story would have been Dan getting upgraded to those seats after booking into Y
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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #39 on: May 11, 2017, 02:02:04 PM »
Would love to know what the UA upgrade list looked like.
Did it show J was full?

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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #40 on: May 11, 2017, 02:03:42 PM »
Attached.
So we're assuming it was 58 checked in when the agent was able to cancel the unticketed reservation?
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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #41 on: May 11, 2017, 02:05:01 PM »
Would love to know what the UA upgrade list looked like.
Did it show J was full?

Yes it was full. I needed 2 J seats but was never available for more than 5 seconds before someone grabbed it.

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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #42 on: May 11, 2017, 02:05:04 PM »
So we're assuming it was 58 checked in when the agent was able to cancel the unticketed reservation?

No - its was this amount.

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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #43 on: May 11, 2017, 02:06:29 PM »
No - its was this amount.
At what time?
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Re: AMA: United Polaris EWR-TLV
« Reply #44 on: May 11, 2017, 02:06:54 PM »
At what time?
Before he was confirmed