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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

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Re: United Basic Economy- How bad is it?
« Reply #39 on: August 16, 2020, 08:04:00 PM »
slightly off topic, but UA has gotten extremely strict about 50lb suitcase weight- beware!!!

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Re: United Basic Economy- How bad is it?
« Reply #40 on: August 16, 2020, 09:36:30 PM »
slightly off topic, but UA has gotten extremely strict about 50lb suitcase weight- beware!!!
recent experiences. one flight I had a 52.5 pounder and no problem another flight 51 pounds and she made me take something out

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Re: United Basic Economy- How bad is it?
« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2020, 10:14:31 PM »
Which airport?
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Re: United Basic Economy- How bad is it?
« Reply #42 on: August 16, 2020, 10:44:58 PM »
slightly off topic, but UA has gotten extremely strict about 50lb suitcase weight- beware!!!
The most hated part of airline travel. I had to pay $100 in EWR last week, even though another suitcase was underweight by the same amount this suitcase was overweight (no room in the other one to move the stuff around).

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Re: United Basic Economy- How bad is it?
« Reply #43 on: August 17, 2020, 12:43:04 AM »
Which airport?
EWR no problem BZN gave me trouble (my second suitcase was an empty cooler that wheighed around 10 pounds).

The most hated part of airline travel. I had to pay $100 in EWR last week, even though another suitcase was underweight by the same amount this suitcase was overweight (no room in the other one to move the stuff around).
put something in your hand luggage or just throw something out.

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Re: United Basic Economy- How bad is it?
« Reply #44 on: August 17, 2020, 04:19:54 PM »
BE doesn't allow online check-in unless you prepurchase a  checked bag.
Had the same issue. Worked via the app.