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Re: United Basic Economy- How bad is it?
« Reply #30 on: July 30, 2020, 10:26:35 PM »
cant book it.  pity i got 200 credit for renewing and rt to florida are $29...[bags free with platinum status]

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Re: United Basic Economy- How bad is it?
« Reply #31 on: July 30, 2020, 11:27:13 PM »
cant book it.  pity i got 200 credit for renewing and rt to florida are $29...[bags free with platinum status]
If you have the Amex business platinum, then when you call Amex travel you can ask to transfer to the platinum travel desk. They can book BE fares even though the regular Amex travel cannot (though, they might charge you $25 booking fee, but they might wave it)

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Re: United Basic Economy- How bad is it?
« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2020, 12:23:51 AM »
The workaround I've come up is book an economy ticket   cancel it on united and get a travel certificate then rebook it as basic economy . . . Will hopefully work

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Re: United Basic Economy- How bad is it?
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2020, 12:49:01 AM »
personal platinum can also get you to the platinum desk ?

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Re: United Basic Economy- How bad is it?
« Reply #34 on: August 04, 2020, 10:44:33 AM »
If i buy a basic economy ticket with my club card do i get seat selection?

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Re: United Basic Economy- How bad is it?
« Reply #35 on: August 04, 2020, 11:54:07 AM »
BE doesn't allow online check-in unless you prepurchase a  checked bag.

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Re: United Basic Economy- How bad is it?
« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2020, 11:58:24 PM »
BE doesn't allow online check-in unless you prepurchase a  checked bag.
Someone posted on DDF a hack. When checking in online, click that you will be checking in a stroller (which is free to check in). You will then be able to check in online.

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Re: United Basic Economy- How bad is it?
« Reply #37 on: August 06, 2020, 12:47:40 AM »
Someone posted on DDF a hack. When checking in online, click that you will be checking in a stroller (which is free to check in). You will then be able to check in online.
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Re: United Basic Economy- How bad is it?
« Reply #38 on: August 06, 2020, 04:49:19 PM »
Slightly OT, does anyone have recent DP on how long BE booked with ETC refund takes?
Want to know when I should start getting worried