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Found PZ>0 availability - may not last [Consolidated]

Found PZ>0 availability - may not last [Consolidated]

Old May 17, 19, 4:28 pm
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Exclamation Found PZ>0 availability - may not last [Consolidated]

Hi,

This thread should be a collection of itineraries that have PZ availability.

please post dates, airport codes, flight number and the number of available PZ seats.

Iíll start with one:
01/15/20, SFO-TPE, UA871, PZ9
01/21/20, TPE-SFO, UA872, PZ9
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Old May 17, 19, 4:31 pm
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Sorry, this is not useful. Good idea, but PZ and other buckets change so dynamically, a tread listing availability just does make sense.
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Old May 17, 19, 4:41 pm
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Hi cfischer, I certainly appreciate your opinion and in many cases you’re right. But according to that logic the Threads with Deals wouldn’t be useful either since that changes on a daily basis as well.

I believe that the thread could be useful because I for example would jump on available seats right away when they appear here and I’m sure there are others that would do the same. I’m very flexible with my travel destinations and would fly wherever PZ takes me ;-)

Also in the itinerary that I posted the PZ9 remained the same since 2 weeks.

Let’s give it a shot and see if we see value.
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Old May 17, 19, 5:02 pm
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Good idea! I suggest when posting to add PZ and PN
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Old May 17, 19, 5:11 pm
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It's been tried before.
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Old May 17, 19, 5:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
It's been tried before.
Did it fail due to what basically cfischer stated? As the OP pointed out sometimes they don't quickly change but I must admit that seems to be the exception.
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Did it fail due to what basically cfischer stated? As the OP pointed out sometimes they don't quickly change but I must admit that seems to be the exception.
Lack of interest, lack of postings, doubtful utility.

Who knows maybe this one will be different.
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Old May 17, 19, 5:56 pm
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In case somebody needs a long weekend in Aruba...

06/14/19, EWR-AUA, UA1042, PZ4, PN9
06/18/19, AUA-EWR, UA1043, PZ8, PN9
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Old May 17, 19, 7:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Nyck View Post
Hi,

This thread should be a collection of itineraries that have PZ availability.

please post dates, airport codes, flight number and the number of available PZ seats.

Iíll start with one:
01/15/20, SFO-TPE, UA871, PZ9
01/21/20, TPE-SFO, UA872, PZ9
sfo tpe is almost always available on weekdays... and far out too... March 2020 is wide open.
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Originally Posted by myperks View Post


sfo tpe is almost always available on weekdays... and far out too... March 2020 is wide open.
This has been my personal experience too, Tuesday - Thursday.
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Old May 17, 19, 8:34 pm
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I tried looking for a tough route. Found one:

8/20 SFO-FRA UA58 PZ9
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Old May 17, 19, 9:47 pm
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Originally Posted by skimthetrees View Post
I tried looking for a tough route. Found one:

8/20 SFO-FRA UA58 PZ9
Jul 10 sfo-fra UA926 has been pz>0 for months now.
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Old May 17, 19, 10:00 pm
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Jul 10 sfo-fra UA926 has been pz>0 for months now.
UA926 SFO-FRA on May 28 is PZ9.
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Old May 18, 19, 1:31 am
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Originally Posted by Nyck View Post
But according to that logic the Threads with Deals wouldn’t be useful either since that changes on a daily basis as well.
Which thread(s) does that refer to? Are you talking about the Mileage Run Deals and Premium Fare Deals forums? The difference between those and PZ is that except in some cases like mistake fares those probably as subject to fluctuation, and broadly speaking will have published start/end dates and/or it's easier to scan a range of dates with Google Flights or ITA Matrix etc., and often the fare may permit multiple routing options. Whereas posting PZ for a specific flight will only be useful to someone who wants to fly the exact same flight on the exact same date and that could change within a few hours. (EDIT: I guess it's not as bad as that, the info could be useful to someone with flexible plans if it falls in their rough range, and "exact same flight" could be hub-to-major-hub sort of thing)

It seems to me in order to usefully crowd-source this you'd have to have a browser plugin or something that could automatically submit PZ from searches to a central site for aggregation and display in a more organized and machine-searchable manner than a freeform bulletin board thread (and I imagine UA would frown upon that)

Anyway if people want to try having a forum thread, I won't stop them
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Old May 18, 19, 10:02 am
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FRA-ORD UA# 945
May 26 PN9 PZ9
May 27 PN9 PZ9
May 28 PN8 PZ8
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