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Seeking 4 Business Class Saver seats anywhere -- suggestions?

Seeking 4 Business Class Saver seats anywhere -- suggestions?

Old Jul 6, 17, 9:44 am
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Seeking 4 Business Class Saver seats anywhere -- suggestions?

Looking for suggestions on which airline you can get 4 business class seats using UA miles and or AA miles anywhere in the world. Thanks.
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Old Jul 6, 17, 9:50 am
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If you don't care how many miles you pay, in prinicple, you should be able to use AA/UA miles for four AA/UA business class seats on any AA/UA operated flight where AA/UA is still selling four business class tickets. The seats just won't be at the saver level and this cannot be done on any partner operated flights.
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Old Jul 6, 17, 9:58 am
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I would want saver level awards on partner flights. I typically see 1 or 2 seats available but not 4.
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Old Jul 6, 17, 10:06 am
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You rarely see four saver business class seats offered to partners. Maybe a last minute booking on a very low demand travel day?
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Old Jul 6, 17, 10:20 am
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As noted above, 4 open at one time is almost like finding a unicorn.

The only time I've ever seen it is when I was looking into a South American trip and found 4 each on Avianca and Copa and this was right around 300+ days out.

Edit: If you see 2 you should take them as one booking and then do a separate waitlist reservation for the others. I've had this work out for me in the past.

Last edited by NoLaGent; Jul 6, 17 at 10:22 am Reason: edited to add booking tip.
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Old Jul 6, 17, 10:27 am
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Originally Posted by NoLaGent View Post
Edit: If you see 2 you should take them as one booking and then do a separate waitlist reservation for the others. I've had this work out for me in the past.
I don't think you can waitlist for partner awards.
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Old Jul 6, 17, 10:30 am
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I got all four of my family saver business award tix from HSV through Europe to MNL, then through ICN on the return. A true RTW experience. The only UA metal were the in and outbound RJ's in HSV. The rest was on LH, TG and OZ. It was an effort though, more than an hour on the line with the 1K desk. The agent booked us two at a time.
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Old Jul 6, 17, 10:35 am
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LAX-ICN on OZ is one where you can see at least 4 in J nearly all dates, some dates even 4 in F
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Old Jul 6, 17, 10:45 am
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I don't understand the question. Anywhere in the world?

If there's award space available on a flight, I4 is not that unusual.
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Old Jul 6, 17, 10:47 am
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Originally Posted by rufflesinc View Post
LAX-ICN on OZ is one where you can see at least 4 in J nearly all dates, some dates even 4 in F
Could this be because ICN is < 30 miles from the North Korean border? I'll bet if OP does get ticket these flights, there will be plenty of space on DMZ tours as well!
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Old Jul 6, 17, 10:51 am
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Originally Posted by rufflesinc View Post
LAX-ICN on OZ is one where you can see at least 4 in J nearly all dates, some dates even 4 in F
BR has been fairly generous with J award availability through/to TPE (e.g. just randomly pulled up 7 March LAX-TPE, and there are 4 saver awards. Great product as well. And good to book before these go up in November.
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Old Jul 6, 17, 10:54 am
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Originally Posted by transportprof View Post
Could this be because ICN is < 30 miles from the North Korean border? I'll bet if OP does get ticket these flights, there will be plenty of space on DMZ tours as well!
well OP doesn't have to have ICN as their destination, they could ticket US-LAX-ICN-asia for example.
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Old Jul 6, 17, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by transportprof View Post
Could this be because ICN is < 30 miles from the North Korean border? I'll bet if OP does get ticket these flights, there will be plenty of space on DMZ tours as well!
The DMZ tours are usually cancelled when tensions escalate.
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Old Jul 6, 17, 11:16 am
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Originally Posted by rufflesinc View Post
LAX-ICN on OZ is one where you can see at least 4 in J nearly all dates, some dates even 4 in F
Agreed with this. I find saver level OZ J class and F class nearly everyday on UA's site between LAX and ICN. I've taken advantage of these numerous times. I travel to BOM a lot, so one time for 140K miles, I got LAX to ICN OZ A388 F class, then ICN-BKK in TG 744 F class, and BKK-BOM AI 788 J class. 140K is not cheap for one way, but for what I got, it was decent.

BR also publishes a lot of saver level J awards out of LAX to TPE that you can find frequently. I hope this helps!
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Old Jul 6, 17, 11:18 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
The DMZ tours are usually cancelled when tensions escalate.
In that case, I bet there is very little space available on DMZ tours these days.
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