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Post 3-Mar-2012:How to find upgrade inventory [+how to see fare bucket availability]

Old Mar 4, 12, 7:40 pm
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Wow -- what an awesome post -- thanks so much for sharing.

This restores my faith in flyertalk....
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Old Mar 4, 12, 7:51 pm
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Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post

If you want to get a bit more fancy and make it even easier - AND if you have a browser which supports GreaseMonkey scripts - I've created a script which causes the inventory to always be displayed for all flights and which highlights the award buckets. The downside is that there is no "X" button to close it and it obscures some other information, but I like the inventory info more so that's how I roll. For more information on that script check out my post here. Version 6.1 of the script is the first to support the new United.com and PSS site in it; older versions need to be upgraded.
I'll give ^^ to the above. For those of us PMUAers who miss .bomb , install this and you'll find it much easier to find upgradeable flights.
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Old Mar 4, 12, 8:01 pm
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Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
Just click the link on the page that says "head here to get the script" and Chrome should prompt you to load it.
Excellent! Thanks so much. And, yes, the availability information is far better on the new site (or the old CO) site. Of course, this doesn't help with the actual availability .
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Old Mar 4, 12, 8:53 pm
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Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
Yes, that listing is out of date. A current list is here: http://boardingarea.com/blogs/thewan...he-new-united/.
This is excellent. Just what I was looking for.
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Old Mar 4, 12, 8:57 pm
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Awesome! Works perfectly in Chrome on Mac. Thanks, sbm12.
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Old Mar 4, 12, 10:03 pm
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Is I = XC?

Please clarify
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Old Mar 4, 12, 10:05 pm
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Originally Posted by kan1011 View Post
Is I = XC?

Please clarify
I/IN = XC (3 cabin planes and 2 Cabin international) and XF (2 Cabin domestic)
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Old Mar 4, 12, 10:06 pm
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Originally Posted by kan1011 View Post
Is I = XC?

Please clarify
smb12 has created a complete lists in http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...uckets-ua.html

I/IN (IN for elites) are equivalent to XC
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Old Mar 4, 12, 10:12 pm
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Works as advertised for my two flights coming up next week and the week after--yet another triumph of crowdsourced documentation.

But... I thought miles trumped other upgrade instruments under the new system. So why would the site show RN0 (miles) and JN9 (UDU, if I understand correctly)? The flight's UA 1638 on 3/14, if anybody wants to check for themselves.
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Old Mar 5, 12, 4:32 am
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Originally Posted by DCA writer View Post
Works as advertised for my two flights coming up next week and the week after--yet another triumph of crowdsourced documentation.

But... I thought miles trumped other upgrade instruments under the new system. So why would the site show RN0 (miles) and JN9 (UDU, if I understand correctly)? The flight's UA 1638 on 3/14, if anybody wants to check for themselves.
They way I understood sbm12's post is that JN bucket is upgrade space availability from Y->(higher class), as in if you buy a full econ fare (Y) ticket. (no upgrade instrument involved).

Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
There are four different types of upgrade space available in the new United:
  • Miles/Instrument Coach->Biz (R/RN)
  • Top Elite B/M->One cabin higher (PN)
  • All Elite Y->One cabin higher (JN)
  • Miles/Instrument Biz->First (ON)
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Old Mar 5, 12, 7:15 am
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Originally Posted by jtn View Post
They way I understood sbm12's post is that JN bucket is upgrade space availability from Y->(higher class), as in if you buy a full econ fare (Y) ticket. (no upgrade instrument involved).
Correct. In this particular context "Y" really means "Y" and not anything in economy.
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Old Mar 5, 12, 8:23 am
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I have a question about ps flights. It shows JN and PN buckets for these flights but I thought there were no CPUs of any kind on ps. I'm curious if you are on YBM (and plat or above) on ps can you use an instrument to UG from JN or PN inventory versus needing R?
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Old Mar 5, 12, 8:54 am
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Note that a connecting flight seems to show R[lowest R on any flight] for all flights. For example, I was looking at DEN-ORD-BWI, and the DEN-ORD 772 showed R5, as did the ORD-BWI 320. When checking the individual flights, the 772 showed R9 and the 320 showed R5. United.com did not work that way...it showed the actual availability for each connecting flight.
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Old Mar 5, 12, 9:03 am
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Yes, it is very nice that UA has moved over to the CO system. Now we see all the fare buckets for the legacy UA fights as well. This is a big improvement over what UA legacy website showed. ^

Only problem is that R=0 for all the international flights I have looked at.
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Old Mar 5, 12, 9:20 am
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Thanks for a very helpful post.
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