Old Nov 11, 13, 2:02 am
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Originally Posted by UA-NYC View Post

Did you book this segment by segment, or did the site suggest such a crazy routing?

Worthy of a how-to blog post!
Oh no, united.bomb and even Award Nexus are not this clever!

This wasn't my trip, but for a family of four--that made the routing even more challenging along with a requirement for lie-flat seats on the transatlantic flights. Thank God for LH's new route with O space.

I booked YYZ-MUC//ASM-IST-IAH online and added everything else over the phone. I was shocked when it priced, particularly with six segments on the outbound (unless the computer calculated EDI as the point of turnaround).

Had to fight one agent for the routing when I called back to ticket it ("even if the computer prices it doesn't mean its valid"), but eventually got it to work.

Tip: If you are a 1K and the agent answers the phone "United Premier Line" hang up--it's an ex-Con. Legacy UA folks almost always answer "1K desk" (even though there isn't one anymore).
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