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Travel Waiver: Chicago Winter Weather (January 27, 2019 - February 1, 2019)

Travel Waiver: Chicago Winter Weather (January 27, 2019 - February 1, 2019)

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Old Jan 25, 19, 4:22 pm
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Travel Waiver: Chicago Winter Weather (January 27, 2019 - February 1, 2019)

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  • Chicago-O'Hare, IL (ORD)​
Rebook by February 4, 2019.

Waiver (normal folks): https://www.united.com/CMS/en-US/travel/news/Pages/travelnotices.aspx#ExceptionPolicies

Waiver Parameter Code (posted): 1+

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Old Jan 25, 19, 6:40 pm
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It's posted now as a 1+.

I am scheduled to fly DCA-ORD-SFO in the midst of this. If ORD is a mess, UA is likely to rebook me IAD-XXX-SFO the next morning. Is there any chance I can get my return changed to IAD as well, since that is where my car will be? What magic words need to be spoken to make this happen?
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Old Jan 25, 19, 7:09 pm
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This is three weeks in a row. So much for a mild winter!
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Old Jan 25, 19, 7:14 pm
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Originally Posted by DetroitFlyer View Post
This is three weeks in a row. So much for a mild winter!
I'm doing a separate ticket connection on UA1769 YYZ-ORD to JL9 ORD-NRT in mid-Feb so I really hope the weather troubles subside. 5.5hr delay on that flight today.
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Old Jan 25, 19, 9:11 pm
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I'm doing a separate ticket connection on UA1769 YYZ-ORD to JL9 ORD-NRT in mid-Feb ...
Separate tickets for ORD in Jan/Feb just asking for trouble. Consider SDCing YYZ-ORD to the day / night before.
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Separate tickets for ORD in Jan/Feb just asking for trouble. Consider SDCing YYZ-ORD to the day / night before.
Yup. Hotel booked. Watching the weather closely. If it's forecasting sun and decent temps a couple days before I'll probably chance it since it is a 3.5hr connection.
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Old Jan 25, 19, 10:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Miles Ahead View Post
It's posted now as a 1+.

I am scheduled to fly DCA-ORD-SFO in the midst of this. If ORD is a mess, UA is likely to rebook me IAD-XXX-SFO the next morning. Is there any chance I can get my return changed to IAD as well, since that is where my car will be? What magic words need to be spoken to make this happen?
Ask politely? I'd say there's a decent chance.
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Old Jan 26, 19, 11:08 am
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I got notified about this by UA and rebooked my LHR-ORD-STL flight tomorrow as LHR-IAH-STL. The problem is the 3-5 inches of snow which was originally scheduled to hit Chicago around midnight and they think may now be as early as 6 pm.
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Old Jan 26, 19, 11:25 am
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Is there any chance I can get my return changed to IAD as well, since that is where my car will be? What magic words need to be spoken to make this happen?
Yes, decent chance, and the magic words would be "Any chance I can get my return changed to IAD as well, since that is where my car will be?" :-p

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This is three weeks in a row. So much for a mild winter!
Yes, though in this case the snow that is the cause of this waiver is the mild weather, before we plunge down to -17 F on Wednesday.
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Old Jan 26, 19, 11:29 am
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I got notified about this by UA and rebooked my LHR-ORD-STL flight tomorrow as LHR-IAH-STL. The problem is the 3-5 inches of snow which was originally scheduled to hit Chicago around midnight and they think may now be as early as 6 pm.
Hopefully hits as early as possible on 1-27-19. Get it over with so Monday morning outbounds are not affected as much
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Old Jan 26, 19, 11:31 am
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Yes, though in this case the snow that is the cause of this waiver is the mild weather, before we plunge down to -17 F on Wednesday.
Crunchy _and_ slippery _and_ cold!

Good luck to ORD flyers!

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Old Jan 26, 19, 1:01 pm
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with all the runways in ORD why cant they deal with snow better..
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Old Jan 26, 19, 1:32 pm
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with all the runways in ORD why cant they deal with snow better..
There's a limit to how many planes you can de-ice in a given period.
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Old Jan 26, 19, 1:44 pm
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with all the runways in ORD why cant they deal with snow better..
And the many miles of taxi ways, runways, tarmac and other road surfaces you have to keep clear in order for not only planes but support vehicles to traverse in and around ORD for airport operations to continue.

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Old Jan 26, 19, 5:02 pm
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with all the runways in ORD why cant they deal with snow better..
I often ask this question. In the past wed land in horrible blizzards, etc. Now, 2 flakes and game over.
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