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Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
« Reply #45 on: May 23, 2017, 05:15:02 PM »
It is a bit of a slap in the face, being as they often only release award space close in.
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Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
« Reply #46 on: May 23, 2017, 05:15:38 PM »
This trick has personally saved me many hundreds of dollars. Thank you Dan for sharing it in the seminars and thank you even more for not sharing it on the DDMS.

The real jerks aren't those that light the match but those that pour the gasoline. It kills me when I see someone blatantly, explicitly, explaining something like this trick in an online forum that anyone with Google can easily find and when you gently chastise them for their behavior they will stupidly/Innocently respond that "they already saw it hinted to somewhere else so it's obviously an open policy now". No deal got killed with one mention on one forum, It's all the reposts that get those forks sharpened.

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Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
« Reply #47 on: May 23, 2017, 05:16:19 PM »
Maybe it's time to turn up the heat on the whole idea of a bogus close in fee. They should say thank you that they're not flying an empty plane..
United frequently releases a nice amount of seats within the last 24 hours and to a lesser degree within the few weeks before the flight, I imagine part of their cheshbon is the $75 fee.

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Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
« Reply #48 on: May 23, 2017, 05:17:22 PM »
Interestingly this was so well known that I've had phone reps tell me they'll book me 3 weeks out and change the ticket so I can avoid the fee.

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Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
« Reply #49 on: May 23, 2017, 05:22:14 PM »
United frequently releases a nice amount of seats within the last 24 hours and to a lesser degree within the few weeks before the flight, I imagine part of their cheshbon is the $75 fee.
So they're charging to use miles. The same with YQ. We should start making noise. AA credit card sign-ups are already lower...

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Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
« Reply #50 on: May 23, 2017, 05:23:54 PM »
It is a bit of a slap in the face, being as they often only release award space close in.
Would you rather Delta's system where the rates skyrocket within 3 weeks?
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Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
« Reply #51 on: May 23, 2017, 05:26:01 PM »
This trick has personally saved me many hundreds of dollars. Thank you Dan for sharing it in the seminars and thank you even more for not sharing it on the DDMS.
Um...
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Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
« Reply #52 on: May 23, 2017, 05:48:18 PM »
Would you rather Delta's system where the rates skyrocket within 3 weeks?
Would rather a write up about how the US Big 3 all stack the cards. Maybe we can start a letter writing campaign to the Dot to regulate the mileage programs.

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Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
« Reply #53 on: May 23, 2017, 05:53:04 PM »
Would rather a write up about how the US Big 3 all stack the cards. Maybe we can start a letter writing campaign to the Dot to regulate the mileage programs.
You really want more scrutinization?
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Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
« Reply #54 on: May 23, 2017, 05:56:03 PM »
You really want more scrutinization?
+1 And cuts to balance out the new terms they would be forced into?

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Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
« Reply #55 on: May 23, 2017, 05:57:18 PM »
+1 And cuts to balance out the new terms they would be forced into?
Exactly, you would never know beforehand how it would turn out and it probably wouldn't be for the better overall.
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Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
« Reply #56 on: May 23, 2017, 05:59:24 PM »
Would rather a write up about how the US Big 3 all stack the cards. Maybe we can start a letter writing campaign to the Dot to regulate the mileage programs.
Don't think we can do anything. But I dont understand how the banks go for this garbage when they pay so much for the points.

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Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
« Reply #57 on: May 23, 2017, 06:24:25 PM »
Exactly, you would never know beforehand how it would turn out and it probably wouldn't be for the better overall.
+1 And cuts to balance out the new terms they would be forced into?
You really want more scrutinization?
With United you may have a point, even though I'm not sure what they will do. But with Delta and American there isn't really anything to lose. I think the Dot or FTC have what you enforce. They bait and switch, change the terms, limit the redemptions, charge bogus fees. There definitely is precedent for prosecuting such behavior.

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Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
« Reply #58 on: May 23, 2017, 07:06:07 PM »
Wow. Kept a Chase Club card for a while, until I found out about this trick. Used it for the first time ever last week, and now....
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
« Reply #59 on: May 23, 2017, 07:29:24 PM »
If it's not dead, please delete the thread and ban the OP. Thanks
Regardless if it is dead, the troll should be banned!