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UA: EWR-MNL RT $510 same day 2.3 cpm 21,546 mi

Old Apr 3, 17, 6:59 pm
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Originally Posted by thejaredhuang View Post
Whenever I try Island Hopper its $500 more than HNL-GUM straight. There have been multiple reports of people SDC'ing onto it.
I bit the bullet and booked a round trip DEN-MNL ticket in May (through HNL and GUM on the outgoing as well as incoming leg of the journey). I only have a little over a 1 hour layover in MNL before beginning the flight home again. If I were to try to SDC onto the island hopper (assuming it's available...aren't there only certain days of the week that it flies?), how would that work as far as affecting my return journey home? Would I have to SDC that flight also? Unfortunately, I depart DEN before the 24 hour SDC time before my return trip from MNL, so I'm not sure how that would work. Anyone have any recommendations on how I could make this work? This may be the one/only time I could possibly do the island hopper, so I'd really like to look into it if I could.

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Old Apr 3, 17, 7:13 pm
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Originally Posted by mpiotrow View Post
I bit the bullet and booked a round trip DEN-MNL ticket in May (through HNL and GUM on the outgoing as well as incoming leg of the journey). I only have a little over a 1 hour layover in MNL before beginning the flight home again. If I were to try to SDC onto the island hopper (assuming it's available...aren't there only certain days of the week that it flies?), how would that work as far as affecting my return journey home? Would I have to SDC that flight also? Unfortunately, I depart DEN before the 24 hour SDC time before my return trip from MNL, so I'm not sure how that would work. Anyone have any recommendations on how I could make this work? This may be the one/only time I could possibly do the island hopper, so I'd really like to look into it if I could.

Thanks for the help!
Island hopper is only available MWF westbound and it leaves at 7:30AM meaning you need to get to HNL on Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday to do it. IIRC there isn't a flight that leaves from anywhere on the continent that arrives in HNL before 7AM. From what I've read it's not as nice to do it eastbound as most of the flight is during night time.

Island hopper arrives into GUM at the same time as the nonstop from HNL so it shouldn't affect your MNL connections.

Suggest you look at the SDC thread in the UA forum for more details:
UA Same-Day Travel Change (SDC) Fees/Questions (with Wiki) [2017-forward]

And the Island Hopper thread for more info on it:
UA's Micronesia Island Hopper - consolidated questions, advice, ....
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Old Apr 3, 17, 7:34 pm
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Originally Posted by thejaredhuang View Post
Island hopper is only available MWF westbound and it leaves at 7:30AM meaning you need to get to HNL on Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday to do it. IIRC there isn't a flight that leaves from anywhere on the continent that arrives in HNL before 7AM. From what I've read it's not as nice to do it eastbound as most of the flight is during night time.

Island hopper arrives into GUM at the same time as the nonstop from HNL so it shouldn't affect your MNL connections.
My current flight departs DEN on Saturday morning and I return to DEN on Monday morning. Looks like I'm out of luck!
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Old Apr 3, 17, 11:22 pm
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nyc-mnl april 24-may 1 $500 21,394 total miles per mile 0.0233 all ua
or apr24-27 $550
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Old Apr 4, 17, 12:12 am
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Originally Posted by mpiotrow View Post
My current flight departs DEN on Saturday morning and I return to DEN on Monday morning. Looks like I'm out of luck!
Since you just booked the ticket today, do the cancellation before 24 hours and then rebook so that you synchronize with the hopper schedule.

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Old Apr 4, 17, 9:34 am
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Originally Posted by DELee View Post
Since you just booked the ticket today, do the cancellation before 24 hours and then rebook so that you synchronize with the hopper schedule.

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I actually booked the ticket a few days ago, but I just posted about it here.
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Old Apr 4, 17, 10:31 am
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I actually booked the ticket a few days ago, but I just posted about it here.
Ah. You could still change the ticket for $200 and have them move you onto the Hopper dates.

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Old Apr 4, 17, 11:37 am
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Originally Posted by DELee View Post
Ah. You could still change the ticket for $200 and have them move you onto the Hopper dates.

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Yeah, I thought about that...but as it is I'm doing this trip without any days off from work, which was the plan from the beginning. Switching to the hopper would require at least 2 days off, it seems. Oh well...maybe next time! ^
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Old Apr 5, 17, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by mpiotrow View Post
I bit the bullet and booked a round trip DEN-MNL ticket in May (through HNL and GUM on the outgoing as well as incoming leg of the journey). I only have a little over a 1 hour layover in MNL before beginning the flight home again.
One hour layover in MNL

If it's back via GUM, that is probably the same 737, but if there is a way to NOT go through security and stay inside, I never saw it on any of my flights.
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Old Apr 5, 17, 3:24 pm
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One hour layover in MNL

If it's back via GUM, that is probably the same 737, but if there is a way to NOT go through security and stay inside, I never saw it on any of my flights.
Yep, GUM-MNL-GUM...I had read on another FT post (which I can't seem to find now, of course) that it shouldn't be a problem, that there is a United transit desk nearby that can help. Does anyone happen to have a link to that post so that I can read through it again? It was a post that contained transit info for a bunch of different airports (I think it was a sticky somewhere, and it has links in that post to other posts, etc, as sort of a main glossary for airports). Or, does anyone have any more up to date knowledge? ^
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Originally Posted by mpiotrow View Post
Yep, GUM-MNL-GUM...I had read on another FT post (which I can't seem to find now, of course) that it shouldn't be a problem, that there is a United transit desk nearby that can help. Does anyone happen to have a link to that post so that I can read through it again? It was a post that contained transit info for a bunch of different airports (I think it was a sticky somewhere, and it has links in that post to other posts, etc, as sort of a main glossary for airports). Or, does anyone have any more up to date knowledge? ^
I was on this flight on Monday for a MR (GUM-MNL-GUM) and can confirm how easy it is: There was an contracted agent with a sign with my name upon deplaning, they took me directly from the flight to return security, processed me in 2 minutes, no passport control, and escorted me to the (horrible) Miascor lounge. Could not have been more seamless. If they aren't prepared for you, just mention that you're headed right back to Guam and they'll help.
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Old Apr 5, 17, 3:46 pm
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Originally Posted by flycal312 View Post
I was on this flight on Monday for a MR (GUM-MNL-GUM) and can confirm how easy it is: There was an contracted agent with a sign with my name upon deplaning, they took me directly from the flight to return security, processed me in 2 minutes, no passport control, and escorted me to the (horrible) Miascor lounge. Could not have been more seamless. If they aren't prepared for you, just mention that you're headed right back to Guam and they'll help.
Excellent! Thank you for the info! I'm guessing no passport stamp, right? Not a big deal, but would have been a fun addition to the trip (so that I at least come back with SOMETHING from Manila...haha)
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Originally Posted by flycal312 View Post
I was on this flight on Monday for a MR (GUM-MNL-GUM) and can confirm how easy it is: There was an contracted agent with a sign with my name upon deplaning, they took me directly from the flight to return security, processed me in 2 minutes, no passport control, and escorted me to the (horrible) Miascor lounge. Could not have been more seamless. If they aren't prepared for you, just mention that you're headed right back to Guam and they'll help.
Thanks for posting ^

Flew to MNL a few times, but never noticed it.

Then again wasn't looking, since when I fly that long I may as well visit friends

My shortest stay was four days back with PMCO 762, and boy was I sore on the last leg HNL-IAH. No E+ back then
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Old Apr 7, 17, 4:41 pm
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RE: The Island Hopper $500 dollar fare increase

RE: The Island Hopper $500 dollar fare increase

On these longer routes, I've been noticing this language put into the fare rules


AND - A SURCHARGE OF USD 500.00 PER DIRECTION WILL BE
ADDED TO THE APPLICABLE FARE FOR TRAVEL. APPLIES PER
ADULT. CHILD/INFANT DISCOUNTS APPLY.
PROVIDED TRAVEL IS ON ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
UA FLIGHT 154
UA FLIGHT 155.
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Old Apr 7, 17, 10:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Yidy View Post
EWR-IAH-HNL-GUM-MNL;MNL-GUM-NRT-SFO-EWR same day turn around $510
or next day for $570
i just booked it for march 7 - march 8
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who's coming along ??
Hello! How do you book this flight and until when is this fare good? Thanks
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