Naive question: how to find NF/NC?

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Old Jan 3, 12, 12:01 am
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How to check loads?

I often read other posters' commenting on checking current loads and specific fare classes on UA and CO flights. Where can I find those numbers?
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Old Jan 3, 12, 12:06 am
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You can use ExpertFlyer, use ITA (www.itasoftware.com) or "expert mode" on united.com, all of which will tell you specifics on fare classes and will give you an estimate, though not an exact number on loads.
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Old Jan 3, 12, 12:13 am
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What is "expert mode?"
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Old Jan 3, 12, 12:25 am
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What is "expert mode?"
Log on to UAL.com and click "My Profile" followed by "My Travel Information" and then scroll down to "Display Preferences." In the "Availability format" select "an expert." This will allow you to see the various seats available for purchase (up to 9) in all of the fare buckets. To do this, just put your mouse over "flight details" of various flights that come up. To see award availability, just search for award flights and mouse over flight details.
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Originally Posted by fzwinter View Post
Log on to UAL.com and click "My Profile" followed by "My Travel Information" and then scroll down to "Display Preferences." In the "Availability format" select "an expert." This will allow you to see the various seats available for purchase (up to 9) in all of the fare buckets. To do this, just put your mouse over "flight details" of various flights that come up.
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http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/conti...pert-mode.html
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I am familiar with the "expert mode", but how to use ITAsoftware.com to provide information on fare buckets?
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I am familiar with the "expert mode", but how to use ITAsoftware.com to provide information on fare buckets?
It's not all in one place but this will get you started:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/2903888-post1.html
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Old Jan 6, 12, 10:47 am
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Naive question: how to find NF/NC?

I am trying to book TATL SWU-upgrade-able flights. However, when I search and click on flight details, I dont get to see NF/NC availability. Is there a way to do it - since I end up paying $150 more for booking in W. Also is GLA/EDI - EWR is worth upgradeable in 752?
See the screenshot here:
http://iktp.tu-dresden.de/~dkar/ug.jpg

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Originally Posted by dipthought View Post
I am trying to book TATL SWU-upgrade-able flights. However, when I search and click on flight details, I dont get to see NF/NC availability. Is there a way to do it - since I end up paying $150 more for booking in W. Also is GLA/EDI - EWR is worth upgradeable in 752?
See the screenshot here:
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Use co.com in "expert" mode (requires a download to your computer).

Subscribe to Expert Flyer, even for the 5-day trial period.
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On UA, to see award/upgrade inventory, you need to be in "Expert Mode" and checking an AWARD booking. Then Flight details will have the info
Or have a subscription to KVS or ExpertFlyer.


http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...e-buckets.html

To see CO operated flights, you need to go to co.com ...and look for R/RN


Originally Posted by aacharya View Post
Use co.com in "expert" mode (requires a download to your computer). ....
if you mean ua.com, no download is needed

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Old Jan 6, 12, 11:05 am
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
On UA, to see award/upgrade inventory, you need to be in "Expert Mode" and checking an AWARD booking. Then Flight details will have the info
Or have a subscription to KVS or ExpertFlyer.


http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...e-buckets.html

To see CO operated flights, you need to go to co.com ...and look for R/RN


if you mean ua.com, no download is needed
I meant co.com. It has the ability to show upgrade availability directly (without having to designate an award ticket upfront).
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Old Jan 6, 12, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by aacharya View Post
I meant co.com. It has the ability to show upgrade availability directly (without having to designate an award ticket upfront).
what was confusing is to refer to "expert mode" and the need for a download -- I need to do neither on co.com
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Old Jan 6, 12, 11:18 am
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
what was confusing is to refer to "expert mode" and the need for a download -- I need to do neither on co.com
My apologies. I used the download (see link below) to not have to click on the flight status (and also to see the award buckets in bigger font), but it's not necessary.

http://boardingarea.com/blogs/thewan...w-on-steroids/

ps - visiting Napa/Sonoma on p.s. in February - anywhere you recommend for someone who's been many times? I'd be going alone, so probably nowhere that needs a real "appointment".
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Old Jan 6, 12, 11:24 am
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Originally Posted by aacharya View Post
... ps - visiting Napa/Sonoma on p.s. in February - anywhere you recommend for someone who's been many times? I'd be going alone, so probably nowhere that needs a real "appointment".
Assume you are asking about wineries -- there are hundreds -- depends on the types wines you like? are you looking to do just tasting or talk to the winemaker or a tour of the winery ,..... things are pretty quiet in February. Probably a better topic for http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/california-450/
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