ON2 but no saver award?

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Old Dec 19, 13, 1:18 pm
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ON2 but no saver award?

Hi,

Two part question.

Looking at a flight tomorrow, SFO->PEK. United.com shows:
Available Cabins: F2, FN2, A2, ON2, O0, J0, JN0, C0, D0, Z0, ZN0, P0, PN0, R0, RN0, IN0, I0, Y9, YN9, B9, M9, E9, U9, H9, HN9, Q9, V9, W9, S9, T0, L0, K0, G0, N0, XN0, X0

I'm 1k, but when I go to do a reward search, it doesnt give me a saver award for that flight in F, just a standard award. what am i missing?

On another note, how would you programatically find discrepancies like that? I know EF used to screen scrape for R bucket space, but there must be some legit way to do it? Fairly competent coder, fwiw, just don't want to violate a TOS.
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Old Dec 19, 13, 1:22 pm
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if no connecting flights to effect availability, then call, should book.
see next post

Not uncommon for upgrades to be available but no saver award space -- in either business or first.

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Old Dec 19, 13, 1:25 pm
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UA enhanced away ON award seats for some elites a while ago.

ON is C->F upgrades
O is saver First for everyone including 1Ks

See this thread for a full list.
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Old Dec 19, 13, 1:26 pm
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I think ON is upgrade space, you need O for three cabin F awards. I could be wrong.
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Old Dec 19, 13, 1:27 pm
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Originally Posted by mduell View Post
UA enhanced away ON award seats for some elites a while ago.

ON is C->F upgrades
O is saver First for everyone including 1Ks

See this thread for a full list.

ah. i was looking at this but i didnt catch there was an updated chart.

http://boardingarea.com/frequentlyfl...-fare-buckets/

thanks.
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Old Dec 19, 13, 1:33 pm
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ah. i was looking at this but i didnt catch there was an updated chart.

http://boardingarea.com/frequentlyfl...-fare-buckets/

thanks.
that post is from just after the system merger and is out of date. About a year later, this happened http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...-1-2013-a.html
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Old Dec 19, 13, 2:57 pm
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Yup, this is one of the most painful take-aways from the many many take-aways from United lately. Makes 1K far less valuable for getting award seats. OTOH, it does improve the chances of GPU to GF.
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Old Dec 19, 13, 3:16 pm
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And not surprising on a flight which is F2 J0 that UA will let you upgrade from J, thus freeing up a J seat, but will not give you an award F seat (which would reduce its options to deal with a potentially oversold J cabin).
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