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The fare allows you to travel on the island hopper (UA132/133) westbound and/or eastbound. HKG or MNL are both possible turnarounds and the fare is combinable with NH either way.

Who are going for this run?

UA132
  • Jan 19: westleyl, jayhawk17
  • Jan 21: Gnopps
  • Mar 18: Mateuszz
  • Mar 31: jetsflier

UA133
  • Jan 21: westleyl, jayhawk17
  • Feb 4: Spectre17
  • Apr 1: jetsflier
  • May 13: sexykitten7
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Old Oct 28, 17, 11:48 am
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It's more expensive ($726), but I just booked SFO-HKG-GUM-HNL-SFO. I have limited availability so I couldn't do better on price. The nice thing about this one is a 19 hour layover in HNL. Would have preferred more time in GUM, but HNL is nice too. Now I just need to figure out what I want to do for one night/morning near Waikiki.
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Old Oct 28, 17, 12:06 pm
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Just booked it for 415 as well. I have a question though. When I booked it, I selected 7F for the entire GUM-HNL sector. However then it split out the flights, and after the GUM-TKK sector it says there is an "equipment change to 738 PNI" and all the seat assignments for the subsequent sectors are unassigned.

My question is, do I get 7F the whole way, or do I have to manually fill in the remaining sectors (7F is blocked off on the remaining sectors).

Thanks!

-IR
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Old Oct 28, 17, 1:41 pm
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Originally Posted by gokeeper View Post
Stop in HKG is possible, just little bit extra tax.
Code:
     AL FLGT  BK   DATE  TIME  FARE BASIS      NVB  NVA   BG                    
 LAX                                                                            
XSFO UA   708 K    15JAN 1030  KLE0ZBM9        15JAN15JAN 1P                    
 HKG UA   869 K    15JAN 1315  KLE0ZBM9        15JAN15JAN 1P                    
XGUM UA   116 K    20JAN 2355  KLE0ZBM9        20JAN20JAN 1P                    
XHNL UA   133 K    21JAN 0820  KLE0ZBM9        21JAN21JAN 1P                    
 LAX UA  1231 K    21JAN 0705  KLE0ZBM9        21JAN21JAN 1P                    
                                                                                
USD   261.00      15JAN18LAX UA X/SFO UA HKG130.50UA X/GUM                      
CAD   332.00      UA X/HNL UA LAX130.50USD261.00END                             
CAD     7.00YC    XT CAD 22.92US CAD 5.04XA CAD 8.91XY CAD                      
CAD    22.92US    8.91XY CAD 79.70YQ CAD 21.39AY CAD 19.58HK                    
CAD   194.21XT    CAD 14.69G3 CAD 7.34I5 CAD 5.73XF SFO4.50                     
CAD   556.13                                                                    
RATE USED 1USD=1.273279CAD
Wow that's amazing! Thanks! Here's the link if people want to book.
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Old Oct 28, 17, 3:27 pm
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Originally Posted by irelayer View Post
Just booked it for 415 as well. I have a question though. When I booked it, I selected 7F for the entire GUM-HNL sector. However then it split out the flights, and after the GUM-TKK sector it says there is an "equipment change to 738 PNI" and all the seat assignments for the subsequent sectors are unassigned.

My question is, do I get 7F the whole way, or do I have to manually fill in the remaining sectors (7F is blocked off on the remaining sectors).

Thanks!

-IR
When you view your flight on UA, check if there are seat assignments under the Traveler(s) section.
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Old Oct 28, 17, 4:58 pm
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Originally Posted by westleyl View Post
When you view your flight on UA, check if there are seat assignments under the Traveler(s) section.
Here is what it says:

Seat Assignments:
LAX - SFO: 7F
SFO - HKG: 19L
HKG - GUM: 7A
GUM - TKK: 7F
TKK - PNI: ---
PNI - MAJ: ---
MAJ - HNL: ---
HNL - LAX: 8F

So I'm assuming I have to get the seat assignments for the 3 missing sectors?

And additionally:

"3 Stops. Time on the ground in Chuuk, FM (TKK) is 49 mn. Time on the ground in Pohnpei, FM (PNI) is 52 mn. Time on the ground in Majuro, MH (MAJ) is 1 hr 8 mn. Change Planes. Equipment changes in Chuuk, FM (TKK) to a 738 PNI"
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Old Oct 28, 17, 6:08 pm
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Originally Posted by irelayer View Post
Here is what it says:

Seat Assignments:
LAX - SFO: 7F
SFO - HKG: 19L
HKG - GUM: 7A
GUM - TKK: 7F
TKK - PNI: ---
PNI - MAJ: ---
MAJ - HNL: ---
HNL - LAX: 8F

So I'm assuming I have to get the seat assignments for the 3 missing sectors?

And additionally:

"3 Stops. Time on the ground in Chuuk, FM (TKK) is 49 mn. Time on the ground in Pohnpei, FM (PNI) is 52 mn. Time on the ground in Majuro, MH (MAJ) is 1 hr 8 mn. Change Planes. Equipment changes in Chuuk, FM (TKK) to a 738 PNI"
I'm able to change seats on each leg. Have you tried to access the seats on each individual flight?
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Old Oct 29, 17, 12:43 am
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Originally Posted by sexykitten7 View Post
Wow that's amazing! Thanks! Here's the link if people want to book.
For $447.26 you could fly ANA LAX-NRT-HKG on the outbound and enjoy an additional 4" pitch. United SFO-HKG is 30" while ANA LAX-NRT is 34" in economy. Still allowing a HKG stopover. Priced on United via Google Flights.

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Old Oct 29, 17, 1:35 am
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Did anyone manage to make this work the other way? I.e. LAX-GUM-HKG-LAX? The short red-eye HKG-GUM looks uncomfortable. Whenever I try to price it this way I only get the direct flight HNL-GUM, even though the island hopper has availability (UA154).

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Old Oct 29, 17, 1:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Gnopps View Post
Did anyone manage to make this work the other way? I.e. LAX-GUM-HKG-LAX? The short red-eye HKG-GUM looks uncomfortable. Whenever I try to price it this way I only get the direct flight HNL-GUM, even though the island hopper has availability (UA154).
Having played around some it turns out the problem was not the direction, as I managed to price out a westbound milk run. Rather, the problem seems to be that this fare won't work with flights UA154/UA155 that are the long milk runs.

The fare works with flights UA132/UA133 that make 3 stops but flights UA154/UA155 which make 4 or 5 stops don't work.
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Old Oct 29, 17, 5:58 pm
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I had almost booked it when I realized that SFO-HKG is on the new 10-abreast 777-300 now. And this is a K fare not upgradeable by a GPU. Has anyone upgraded to a W fare? How much was the difference?
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Old Oct 30, 17, 1:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Terence.Hill View Post
I had almost booked it when I realized that SFO-HKG is on the new 10-abreast 777-300 now. And this is a K fare not upgradeable by a GPU. Has anyone upgraded to a W fare? How much was the difference?
No good W fare from LAX, but you can score an $1100 W fare ex SFO:

Code:
     AL FLGT  BK   DATE  TIME  FARE BASIS      NVB  NVA   BG                    
 SFO                                                                            
 HKG UA   869 W    15JAN 1315  WLX0ZTM6        15JAN15JAN 1P                    
XGUM UA   116 W    20JAN 2355  WLW0ZTM6        20JAN20JAN 1P                    
XHNL UA   133 W    21JAN 0820  WLW0ZTM6        21JAN21JAN 1P                    
 SFO UA   724 W    21JAN 1355  WLW0ZTM6        21JAN21JAN 1P
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Old Nov 1, 17, 11:10 am
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Can we started a wiki for this?

I'm traveling 1/19-1/21.
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Old Nov 1, 17, 1:48 pm
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I'm also on the 1/19-1/21 flights... 8F on the hopper
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Old Nov 3, 17, 2:27 pm
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Originally Posted by jayhawk17 View Post
I'm also on the 1/19-1/21 flights... 8F on the hopper
Right now I'm in row 23, but will definitely be in E+ closer to the flight dates.

Would be great to meet you!
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Old Nov 4, 17, 12:33 am
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I'm also travelling on Jan 21st, but I think the opposite direction. I'm travellig HNL-GUM on UA132 and return over TYO with NH.
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