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Note that Chrome recently changed its rules so most users will need to pull scripts from their store to use them.

From sbm12 (available from the Chrome Store or direct download for GreaseMonkey users):
From jasonvr
From Darlox:
Note: Both are defunct (no longer maintained by the creators), have known issues on the current site, will not work on the Beta site, and are of marginal usefulness in the $-based RDM era. Use for reference only.
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Old Jun 13, 14, 3:11 pm   #1
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Browser extensions/scripts for United.com

ETA: Wikified to help make managing the list easier. Feel free to edit above as appropriate.

I've made a few; I know others have as well. Why not a thread which collects all of them so people can have them readily available?

Here are the ones I've created (available from the Chrome Store or direct download for GreaseMonkey users):
  • United.com Expert Mode (fare buckets)
  • United Receipt Parser (Useful for PQDs)
  • Searching for upgradeable fares on United.com



From Darlox:
The UA Site Fare Evaluator Userscript
Greasemonkey/Tampermonkey script to highlight R/RN bucket availability

Note that Chrome recently changed its rules so most users will need to pull scripts from their store to use them.

n.b. Some links above and in the wiki go to my blog or to one which I am a regular contributor. FT rules require that I disclose that in the post.

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Old Jun 13, 14, 3:40 pm   #2
  
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Thanks for creating a consolidated thread!

Two notes:
1) Greasemonkey or Tampermonkey are user script agents that are available and approved in the Chrome store. If you were loading scripts directly into Chrome, the recent change means that your script won't work. However, if you are loading scripts into one of the agents above (which I personally recommend, because they provide some value-add features above Chrome native), you shouldn't have any issue in continuing to run them, regardless of Chrome changes.

2) Our scripts (the two listed above) are no longer being actively maintained, and recent changes to the UA website mean that there are some scenarios in which they no longer work. (Most notably, they no longer show total-trip earnings and CPM on the final purchase confirmation page.)

While we're still trying to keep on top of user suggestions, updates are few and far between. The biggest reason is a complete lack of active itineraries to test with!! Everybody in my office who cared about UA is no longer flying UA... but we still care about the FT community, and will try to make updates that don't consume zillions of man-hours of time!
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Old Jun 14, 14, 2:31 pm   #3
  
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Grease Monkey help needed

Honest, I have been searching for this answer for over an hour but cannot find it. I have a new computer and want to use Firefox to see the UA upgrade buckets using Grease Monkey. I have downloaded the program but cannot find the link for Firefox. Help! As always, thanks.
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http://gallery.theopalgroup.com/UARBucket/
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Old May 26, 15, 2:38 pm   #6
  
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Greasemonkey script questions

For the past few years I have enjoyed using the script that shows me upgrade and award availability in large green or red numbers; however, I cannot seem to get it to work on my new workstation running Windows 7 Professional. I have downloaded Greasemonkey and can seeing his little grinning face in the upper right corner of Firefox. I have also gone back through FT and found what I think to be the needed script. When I open the UA website and log in to search for a flight, no numbers pop us as before. I confirmed that I am using the "expert" mode.

Does anyone have a suggestion as how to restore this valuable asset while using Firefox? As always, thanks for the help.
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Old May 26, 15, 3:38 pm   #7
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For the past few years I have enjoyed using the script that shows me upgrade and award availability in large green or red numbers; however, I cannot seem to get it to work on my new workstation running Windows 7 Professional. I have downloaded Greasemonkey and can seeing his little grinning face in the upper right corner of Firefox. I have also gone back through FT and found what I think to be the needed script. When I open the UA website and log in to search for a flight, no numbers pop us as before. I confirmed that I am using the "expert" mode.

Does anyone have a suggestion as how to restore this valuable asset while using Firefox? As always, thanks for the help.
You may be able to see the grinning face in the upper right corner of Firefox, but this doesn't mean anything. Take a look at the drop-down menu (click on the triangle next to the grinning face) and make sure that "Enabled" is checked. That should do the trick.
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Old Jun 29, 15, 4:36 pm   #8
  
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Search by Upgrade/Fare Levels + Software Highlight???

Hi All,
A few years ago a very helpful person de-coded fare & upgrades that can be visible during reservation search. And another very helpful person developed a little software doodad to provide highlight.

New computer so I am hoping to find those instructions again to transform my search so I can see available upgrades by elite levels and get the highlight.

Interestingly when I enable "expert mode", I didn't see the upgrade openings...its been a while since I set this up, so perhaps I'm missing something?

Many thanks!

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Old Jun 30, 15, 9:48 am   #9
  
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UA Expert mode+

UA Fare Construction Details

BTW, these don't work on the new United Beta site.
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UA Expert mode+

UA Fare Construction Details

BTW, these don't work on the new United Beta site.
Both should, actually. The fare construction uses the receipt page and that hasn't changed yet (AFAIK). And the Expert Mode + doesn't auto-expand all the details but the highlighting should still work.

Are you not seeing that?
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Both should, actually. The fare construction uses the receipt page and that hasn't changed yet (AFAIK). And the Expert Mode + doesn't auto-expand all the details but the highlighting should still work.

Are you not seeing that?
This is what I see

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This is what I see
I'm a moron. I did all the development and never updated the version on the Chrome store. I'll get it up there shortly.

And, needless to say, it works just fine on my laptop, but that's not going to help the rest of you.
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I'm a moron. I did all the development and never updated the version on the Chrome store. I'll get it up there shortly.

And, needless to say, it works just fine on my laptop, but that's not going to help the rest of you.
sbm12, could you please update it to highlight PN space? Good for YBM-ups and also for the GS people out there .
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Old Jul 21, 15, 3:52 pm   #14
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Took a bit longer than I hoped but I now have updated the United Expert Mode+ code to v7 on the server and it is working on the Beta site just like on the old site.



Read more and get the script from the link above.

n.b. The link above is to my blog or to one which I am a regular contributor. FT rules require that I disclose that in the post.
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