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Advice: First class to Germany on points?

Advice: First class to Germany on points?

Old Jul 16, 13, 9:31 am
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Originally Posted by LM225 View Post
What's the best way to snag a RT in LH F, if you're going for longer than a week or so? Even if you book the outbound in F, it'll be tough to get any availability on the return before travel begins (correct me if I'm wrong, but if UA is like US, you can't make changes after start of travel). Is booking the trip as separate OW tickets the best way to accomplish this, or is there another program/trick here?
UA is not like US.
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Old Jul 16, 13, 9:47 am
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Originally Posted by eponymous_coward View Post
UA is not like US.
A-ha. That is very good to know. Thank you

So to confirm, I can change when I'm already en route? In this case, would best course of action be to either book the return on LH C (or UA F), and then call to reticket the return while I'm traveling?
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Old Jul 16, 13, 10:04 pm
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Originally Posted by LM225 View Post
A-ha. That is very good to know. Thank you

So to confirm, I can change when I'm already en route? In this case, would best course of action be to either book the return on LH C (or UA F), and then call to reticket the return while I'm traveling?
Right.
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Old Jul 16, 13, 10:12 pm
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How much does it cost to change a rt itin for someone without UA status?
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Old Jul 18, 13, 9:15 am
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Originally Posted by Bloodshot2k View Post
How much does it cost to change a rt itin for someone without UA status?
http://www.united.com/web/en-US/cont...ticketing.aspx
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Old Jul 19, 13, 12:05 am
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True, THEORETICALLY, you can change a UA award ticket (if you pay--unless fee waived for status, etc.) but, it all depends on availability.

I tried this a couple of times a while ago and didn't have much luck. No availability for when I wanted to change to, so was stuck with original dates.

In other words, don't count on being able to change dates on route.
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Old Jul 24, 13, 11:05 am
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Still looking, Lufthansa might be an option, just trying to get the best value out of my points.

Originally Posted by satman40 View Post
UA has a place for me and my wife this year, and staying at
angelo Hotel Munich Leuchtenbergring

FC keep opening and closing, but we did find a spot. out of IND/MUC
I stayed there last year for Oktoberfest, it was very nice. Nothing over the top, but the front desk folks were extremely helpful and the place was well kept. I am sure you will like it.

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Old Jul 31, 13, 2:08 pm
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Guys, any ideas here? I can't find ANYTHING available. Looking to go out Sep 27th and return Oct 6. I would even be open to buying the economy ticket and upgrading with points.

Thanks!
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Old Aug 1, 13, 6:14 am
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Beyond what was already mentioned within this thread? No, other than to just be patient.

I’d echo the thoughts of others and say that you just need to get TATL, and you can get yourself to MUC or closer by LCC and then to your final destination by train. I would hold out almost no hope that award space to MUC direct opens up. If you’ve never been to Oktoberfest, it’s a pretty substantial event.

I went to Oktoberfest last year, and while my travel was not on an award, for cost considerations I flew into HAM and took the train (6 hours IIRC) to MUC the following day. I flew out of MUC on the return.
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Old Aug 5, 13, 7:51 am
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Thanks everyone, ended up booking biz class in SQ - excited to try them out.
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