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CO/UA/NH: SEA/SFO/LAX-NRT/GUM - MANILA rt.from $682 a.i.

CO/UA/NH: SEA/SFO/LAX-NRT/GUM - MANILA rt.from $682 a.i.

Old May 17, 12, 11:41 pm
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Originally Posted by hulagrrl210 View Post
anyone anticipate having any problems with Filipino customs/immigration if i am only there 3 hours?

also anyone know is HNL-GUM and/or the island hopper UDU eligible? thx!
Re customs/immigration, never had any questions about trip, purpose, stay etc. so my guess is they'll just stamp and send you on your way. But my shortest trip there was just under 24 hours and others have all been longer.
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Old May 18, 12, 9:45 am
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Originally Posted by hulagrrl210 View Post
anyone anticipate having any problems with Filipino customs/immigration if i am only there 3 hours?

also anyone know is HNL-GUM and/or the island hopper UDU eligible? thx!
Originally Posted by mobilebucky View Post
Answer is No

http://www.united.com/web/en-US/cont...e/default.aspx

Interesting fare, found some in late August, my only concern is typhoon season during that period.
I wouldn't be so sure. HNL-GUM non-stop is certainly ineligible, but the Island Hopper always has been, at least until UACO.

The trick was, *all* segments had to be upgradeable, or the u/g wouldn't clear. The odds of that were practically non-existent.

I've flown the route twice, as an NW plat back then, and wistfully looked at empty F seats on some of the segs, that I couldn't get on because the following segments were occupied.

Awesome flight tho'. ^ ^
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Old May 18, 12, 11:47 am
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Originally Posted by teddybw View Post
Non-stop HNL-GUM is not eligible for CPU.

But the island hopper version IS. However, if you book the through flight, you can only be upgraded when through flight opens R space. On the other hand, if you book them seperately, you will have more chances to be upgraded, at least on some of them. But you need to pay more taxes in this case.
That's exactly my fear. I booked a through flight so I am guessing I should reasonably expect to sit in the back with my partner all the way across the Pacific.

Look forward to enjoying the hopping though !

I see that the stopover on each island is only about 45 minutes. Can passengers get off to snap a few pictures?
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Old May 18, 12, 12:11 pm
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Anyone have any dates left with the island hopper for $800 price range?

Looks like K bucket is needed and price jumps to over $1000 when its not available.

I'm looking for November timeframe.
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Old May 21, 12, 6:00 pm
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Originally Posted by teddybw View Post
Non-stop HNL-GUM is not eligible for CPU.

But the island hopper version IS. .
And the nonstops GUM-MNL-GUM are eligible -- I booked them a few days ago as part of a msy-sfo-hnl-gum-mnl rt.
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Old May 21, 12, 8:01 pm
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So you mean the only leg that are not upgradable (on K fare) is hnl-gum right? (if gum-mnl is really upgradable?)

I don't quite understand why hnl-gum is not upgradable since they use the domestic version of 777-200 and the Business (Domestic F) class is nothing special.
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Old May 21, 12, 8:46 pm
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[QUOTE=concorde02;18618739]So you mean the only leg that are not upgradable (on K fare) is hnl-gum right? (if gum-mnl is really upgradable?)

We flew UA NRT-GUM, GUM-MNL post merger and upgraded on both flights.
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Old May 21, 12, 9:36 pm
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Originally Posted by concorde02 View Post
So you mean the only leg that are not upgradable (on K fare) is hnl-gum right? (if gum-mnl is really upgradable?)

We flew UA NRT-GUM, GUM-MNL post merger and upgraded on both flights.
Would it be better to use RPU for better chance to get upgraded?
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Old May 22, 12, 12:03 am
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Should be able to get off for photos

Originally Posted by palwhatsup View Post
I see that the stopover on each island is only about 45 minutes. Can passengers get off to snap a few pictures?
I got off at every stop except the somewhat restrictive Kwajalein. In fact they made 1/2 the passengers get off at each stop and anyone else who wanted to could also get off for the brief time we were at each island. At least that was how it was in 2007. Fun routing! The islands are really beautiful.
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Old May 22, 12, 2:49 pm
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Originally Posted by concorde02 View Post
So you mean the only leg that are not upgradable (on K fare) is hnl-gum right? (if gum-mnl is really upgradable?)

I don't quite understand why hnl-gum is not upgradable since they use the domestic version of 777-200 and the Business (Domestic F) class is nothing special.
I don't understand why HNL-GUM is not upgradeable either. May be due to duration of flight even though it is operated by a domestic 772?
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Old May 27, 12, 5:58 pm
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Originally Posted by palwhatsup View Post
I don't understand why HNL-GUM is not upgradeable either. May be due to duration of flight even though it is operated by a domestic 772?
It is what it is, I'm afraid. The rules are spelled out clearly on the upgrade overview page https://pss.united.com/web/en-US/con...de/default.asp "Global Premier Upgrades are not available on flights booked in fare classes Z, P, S, T, K, L, G or N" (for hnl-gum and some other routings)
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Old May 27, 12, 6:33 pm
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Originally Posted by palwhatsup View Post
I don't understand why HNL-GUM is not upgradeable either. May be due to duration of flight even though it is operated by a domestic 772?
It is primarily because they have a full BF service up front, just like on IAD-LHR, SFO-NRT, etc.
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Old May 28, 12, 4:07 am
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Originally Posted by golfingboy View Post
It is primarily because they have a full BF service up front, just like on IAD-LHR, SFO-NRT, etc.
Huh? I just got off UA 200, and while I was in Y, I could not identify anything about the product that would make it remotely close to BF. It's a domestic first class product. Nothing more.
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Old May 31, 12, 7:01 pm
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Is the fare still there (at least I can't find it)?
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Old May 31, 12, 7:35 pm
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Originally Posted by HCA View Post
Is the fare still there (at least I can't find it)?
Tried pre Thanksgiving week and its still available on NH from SEA, mostly 1 stop at NRT, for $769. Not MR material but a decent fare to MNL with possible UA codeshare flights thru SFO. We enjoyed flying NH, great overall product.
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