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Jun 28, 12, 7:51 am
Replies: 127
Views: 16,928
Posted By ExExpat

This JUST happened to me last weekend- experience + results

OP, I can sympathize. My husband and I were on a DXB > IAD flight that was diverted to LHR because of a medical emergency. I said to my husband that if it were him, I would of course want the plane...
Jun 27, 12, 8:52 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,203
Posted By ExExpat

Thanks for the insight. For what it's worth, I am...

Thanks for the insight. For what it's worth, I am 7 days out from the return, but of course it's not round trip. The tool will let me purchase H fares one way from LHR, but not one way from BRU. The...
Jun 27, 12, 7:52 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,203
Posted By ExExpat

Flight showing YBMH 9 but will only let me purchase Y?

I am headed BOS > LHR next week and home BRU > BOS. I have to travel AA there because I will be with colleagues, but I am hoping to come home on UA for the miles (and better traveling experience,...
May 31, 12, 1:20 pm
Replies: 138
Views: 19,490
Posted By ExExpat

I am actually very excited. I flew CO BF back in...

I am actually very excited. I flew CO BF back in November EWR > PVG and found the food to be pretty good. I was impressed with the service from an open air cart which was more in line with what you'd...
May 31, 12, 11:15 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,476
Posted By ExExpat

Even the fare you're looking at is not Premium...

Even the fare you're looking at is not Premium Voyageur, I still recommend AF. We flew their Seat Plus product BOS > CDG and it still beats UA. Like UA E+, you get more legroom and an advantageous...
May 30, 12, 7:05 am
Replies: 323
Views: 31,745
Posted By ExExpat

Other posters with more experience with this will...

Other posters with more experience with this will have to chime in, but I can share what worked for me:

1. Re: finding the right agent- it's less about knowing what to say and more about finding...
May 26, 12, 10:24 am
Replies: 323
Views: 31,745
Posted By ExExpat

She was able to force it with the GPUs that were...

She was able to force it with the GPUs that were on the record. Apparently. I will have to ask my dad when he lands if he is missing more than two from his account.
May 26, 12, 9:37 am
Replies: 323
Views: 31,745
Posted By ExExpat

Just thought I'd report back here with another ^...

Just thought I'd report back here with another ^ for the "hang up, call back again" method. At almost exactly T-24, R9 opened up. I called right away and said that my parents' waitlist requests had...
May 25, 12, 2:54 pm
Replies: 323
Views: 31,745
Posted By ExExpat

Next steps?

Am now a victim of this lovely "feature".

My parents are traveling on a sponsored upgrade tomorrow BOS > IAD > DXB. Their upgrade on the inbound didn't clear, so of course the PNR split at 24...
May 23, 12, 3:40 pm
Replies: 631
Views: 174,338
Posted By ExExpat

When trying to upgrade an LH Y fare on LH metal...

When trying to upgrade an LH Y fare on LH metal with United miles:

Agent 1: "I'm sorry, but you can't upgrade on a partner airline with United miles. This is not possible."
Agent 2: "I'm sorry,...
May 14, 12, 11:59 am
Replies: 13
Views: 4,680
Posted By ExExpat

This is a notoriously difficult route to upgrade,...

This is a notoriously difficult route to upgrade, because of large number of foreign service officers and contractors. I fly this route around 3 times a year and it's always a full flight.

Your...
Apr 10, 12, 4:29 pm
Replies: 322
Views: 32,504
Posted By ExExpat

+1. Really?? Do we have to reticket when an RPU...

+1. Really?? Do we have to reticket when an RPU clears?
Mar 23, 12, 7:17 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 4,894
Posted By ExExpat

PM UAInsider- they are working through these...

PM UAInsider- they are working through these situations and need specific examples in order to solve the problem. This is really, truly alarming as it seems like they are simultaneously holding back...
Mar 20, 12, 3:19 pm
Replies: 1,392
Views: 131,991
Posted By ExExpat

CPU Success- Premier Gold

After reading this thread, was not expecting anything for my BOS>IAD (same day return) today. Also did not really care, as the flight is just over an hour.

Outbound CPU cleared at the window (48...
Mar 14, 12, 8:23 am
Replies: 3,428
Views: 348,230
Posted By ExExpat

^

^
Mar 13, 12, 9:10 pm
Replies: 3,428
Views: 348,230
Posted By ExExpat

Do GMs really get ToD offers that elites don't? I...

Do GMs really get ToD offers that elites don't? I see a buy-up offer on almost all of my itineraries right now and don't really get the logic that a GM would see the same offer at a lower cost.

At...
Mar 13, 12, 9:10 am
Replies: 1,392
Views: 131,991
Posted By ExExpat

Do we not?? Currently, all of my reservations...

Do we not?? Currently, all of my reservations have buy-up offers (they appear to be close to the fare difference). As the flights get closer to departure, are these buyups offered to GMs at a...
Mar 12, 12, 10:00 am
Replies: 29
Views: 4,010
Posted By ExExpat

Wow, it also seems like few SWUs are clearing in...

Wow, it also seems like few SWUs are clearing in advance...granted, this thread is not exactly a representative sample, but thats' what stood out to be from the anecdotes here. That obviously...
Sep 26, 11, 6:19 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 640
Posted By ExExpat

Fare code glitch, Z and A swapped- does the fare not exist?

Hi- I have an interesting challenge. I have a roundtrip to PVG coming up originating in Boston connecting through Newark. The outbound is businessfirst but the return is coach (that's the fare I had...
Sep 19, 11, 8:47 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By ExExpat

Thank you for all of the input! I actually hadn't...

Thank you for all of the input! I actually hadn't even thought about the fact that UA might not deal with the ticket because it will be booked through AMEX- thanks for pointing that out.

But I...
Sep 19, 11, 1:40 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By ExExpat

Paying fare difference to C after reservation is ticketed?

I have a buy-up question- not to be confused with a discounted upsell offered either at the airport or prior to the trip as a "travel option".

I have to head to Shanghai on business in a few...
Jun 5, 11, 4:24 pm
Replies: 642
Views: 102,054
Posted By ExExpat

I am 8/8 for SWUs clearing on IAD>DXB and return...

I am 8/8 for SWUs clearing on IAD>DXB and return as a 2p traveling on W fares. My GM husband is 6/6.

However, I think the only reason our stats are so good is that I've taken considerable steps to...
May 29, 11, 3:42 pm
Replies: 612
Views: 43,319
Posted By ExExpat

Husband (GM) and I (2P) cleared 5/17 IAD >DXB at...

Husband (GM) and I (2P) cleared 5/17 IAD >DXB at booking with gifted SWU from my dad at booking...after an equipment swap to old C it actually swapped back to new C four hours before departure. PNR...
May 29, 11, 3:34 pm
Replies: 1,352
Views: 128,996
Posted By ExExpat

We (2P and GM) were waitlisted Y > C for last...

We (2P and GM) were waitlisted Y > C for last night's DXB >IAD (C9 Z9 J9) when there was an equipment swap from new to old configuration about 30 hours before our flight; travel options showed buy-up...
May 16, 11, 1:57 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By ExExpat

Thank you :-)

Thank you :-)
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