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Old Jan 6, 16, 3:14 pm
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Fare Class P Available but not...

I want to take advantage of a P class business fare that UA has from DUB to TPA. The DUB-EWR books fine into P, but will only allow me P Class on the special fare later in the day from EWR to TPA. It is forcing me to Z Class for both flights to get on the earlier flight despite P class being available if I look to book EWR to TPA on the earlier flight I want. Any thoughts on how this can be sorted? Is it a UA glitch?

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Old Jan 6, 16, 3:26 pm
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Dates and flights? I can book DUB-EWR-TPA on UA22 ex-DUB and connect to any EWR-TPA flight with a through fare in P: 1,875 EUR or 2,046 USD r/t.
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Old Jan 6, 16, 3:32 pm
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April 6 this is what I want and is available separately

Dublin, IE (DUB) to New York/Newark, NJ, US (EWR - Liberty)
9:00 am - 11:30 am (7h 30m)
UA 22 | Boeing 757-200
Available fare classes:J9JN9C9D9Z9ZN9P0PN0R0RN0IN0I0Y9YN9B9M9E9U9 H9HN9Q9V9W9S9T9L1K0G0N0XN0X0

New York/Newark, NJ, US (EWR - Liberty) to Tampa, FL, US (TPA)
12:30 pm - 15:23 pm (2h 53m)
UA 371 | Boeing 737-900
Wi-Fi Power outlets
Available fare classes:F9A9JN9C9D9Z9ZN9P0PN0R0RN0IN0I0Y9YN9B9M9E9 U9H9HN9Q9V9W9S9T9L1K0G0N0XN0X0

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Old Jan 6, 16, 3:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Trappy View Post
April 6 this is what I want and is available separately

Dublin, IE (DUB) to New York/Newark, NJ, US (EWR - Liberty)
9:00 am - 11:30 am (7h 30m)
UA 22 | Boeing 757-200
Available fare classes:J9JN9C9D9Z9ZN9P0PN0R0RN0IN0I0Y9YN9B9M9E9U9 H9HN9Q9V9W9S9T9L1K0G0N0XN0X0

New York/Newark, NJ, US (EWR - Liberty) to Tampa, FL, US (TPA)
12:30 pm - 15:23 pm (2h 53m)
UA 371 | Boeing 737-900
Wi-Fi Power outlets
Available fare classes:F9A9JN9C9D9Z9ZN9P0PN0R0RN0IN0I0Y9YN9B9M9E9 U9H9HN9Q9V9W9S9T9L1K0G0N0XN0X0

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I get P9 when I search that routing as part of a RT. Are you trying to search that as a one-way? The P is not available as a one-way fare.
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Old Jan 6, 16, 3:51 pm
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This is what it shows on UA Ireland site for availability
Available fare classes:J9JN9C9D9Z9ZN9P2PN0R0RN0IN0I0Y9YN9B9M9E9U9 H9HN9Q9V9W9S9T9L0K0G0N0XN0X0

2 P Class seats

Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
I get P9 when I search that routing as part of a RT. Are you trying to search that as a one-way? The P is not available as a one-way fare.
No am booking a return six days later after Sat night, thanks and as above shows 2 seats on April 6 is that what you checked?

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No am booking a return six days later after Sat night, thanks and as above shows 2 seats on April 6 is that what you checked?
I get P9 on both segments if I search an April 6 departure as part of a RT itinerary. $537 for the full routing DUB-EWR-TPA (which seems unbelievably cheap btw).

Edited to add: Wow a $1039 RT in P.
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Old Jan 6, 16, 4:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
I get P9 on both segments if I search an April 6 departure as part of a RT itinerary. $537 for the full routing DUB-EWR-TPA (which seems unbelievably cheap btw).

Edited to add: Wow a $1039 RT in P.
Poked my head in the MR forum and looks like J travel ex-DUB is stupidly cheap right now - sub 6 cpm runs in J, wow.

I can also book this easily, but I note that I cannot price it on ITA with either DUB or LON as the sale city. Overriding it to any US city works, so I wonder if there is a weird point of sale issue. Also TPA-DUB-TPA is a no-go as far as I can tell.

ed. - but now it prices with DUB point of sale...

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Old Jan 6, 16, 4:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
I get P9 on both segments if I search an April 6 departure as part of a RT itinerary. $537 for the full routing DUB-EWR-TPA (which seems unbelievably cheap btw).

Edited to add: Wow a $1039 RT in P.
That is why I am trying to book but failing
Is that on the UA22 / 371

I cannot get it go work together yet both separately are available in P on the Irish site
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Old Jan 6, 16, 4:12 pm
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That is why I am trying to book but failing
Is that on the UA22 / 371

I cannot get it go work together yet both separately are available in P on the Irish site
Yes it is exactly the flights you referenced.

Must be a point of sale issue. Why not just book the longer connection? 60 mins at EWR is very dicey anyway.
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Old Jan 6, 16, 4:13 pm
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I wish they would do TPA-DUB-TPA, but these fares tend to be the result of a strong US dollar that is a disincentive for visitors to come to the US.
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Old Jan 6, 16, 4:15 pm
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With Preclearance in DUB believe an hour should be fine especially as have hand luggage only? Have now got it to price on USA site so shall book thru that, thanks to all
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With Preclearance in DUB believe an hour should be fine especially as have hand luggage only?
You're assuming the inbound will be on time. That is always a risky assumption with UA.
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Old Jan 6, 16, 4:23 pm
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Try booking with the multi city tool
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Old Jan 6, 16, 4:26 pm
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I found the exact fare you wanted, P on all legs:

Code:
 1 UA  22P 06APR 3 DUBEWR*SS1  0900  1130  /DCUA /E             
 2 UA 371P 06APR 3 EWRTPA*SS1  1230  1523  /DCUA /E             
 3 UA 352P 11APR 1 TPAIAD*SS1  1840  2053  /DCUA /E             
 4 UA 126P 11APR 1 IADDUB*SS1  2220  1025   12APR 2 /DCUA /E    

06APR DEPARTURE DATE-----LAST DAY TO PURCHASE 09JAN/1732        
       BASE FARE      EQUIV AMT  TAXES/FEES/CHARGES    TOTAL    
 1-    EUR563.00      USD612.00     427.46XT      USD1039.46ADT 
    XT    328.20YQ      35.60US       5.50YC       7.00XY       
            3.96XA      11.20AY      13.90UP       8.60UQ       
           13.50XF                                              
          563.00         612.00     427.46           1039.46TTL 
ADT-01  PYNCZIEW                                                
 DUB UA X/EWR UA TPA306.50UA X/WAS UA DUB306.50NUC613.00        
 END ROE0.918404 XFEWR4.5TPA4.5IAD4.5                           
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Old Jan 6, 16, 4:36 pm
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Wait... is point-of-sale based inventory supposed to exist? I realize the difference is that I can price it on ITA for a US sale city, or with DUB point of sale only if I un-check the box which requires inventory to be present.
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