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DCAhome Jan 2, 22 3:20 pm

Have a Simple Question About United Airlines/MileagePlus? Ask Here [2022]
 
I'm looking to qualify as Gold this year, and noticed the 4 flight on United requirement for qualification:

A minimum of 4 flights on United or United Express is always required to achieve Premier status

I have a flight booked through LH with a LH code share number and on LH ticket stock. But, it's operated by United (IAD-FRA). Would this count as one of the 4 flights on United?

mahasamatman Jan 2, 22 3:22 pm


Originally Posted by DCAhome (Post 33864750)
I have a flight booked through LH with a LH code share number and on LH ticket stock. But, it's operated by United (IAD-FRA). Would this count as one of the 4 flights on United?

Yes. The operator is all that matters.

Dpetryszyn Jan 3, 22 3:38 pm

PZ upgrade on cancelled flight
 
Just received notice my lax to ewr flight was cancelled.

I upgraded using MUA to PZ space. No other flights that day have PZ available..

Any tips on getting United to open up PZ space on another flight? I am UA gold.

mahasamatman Jan 3, 22 3:49 pm


Originally Posted by Dpetryszyn (Post 33868058)
Just received notice my lax to ewr flight was cancelled.

I upgraded using MUA to PZ space. No other flights that day have PZ available..

Any tips on getting United to open up PZ space on another flight? I am UA gold.

If you were already upgraded before the flight was cancelled, they should give you an upgraded seat on your new flight without issue. Inventory should not matter.

Dpetryszyn Jan 3, 22 4:02 pm

Great. Supervisor approval was necessary, but it was all done in less than 8 minutes on the phone.

FTDDD Jan 6, 22 12:46 pm

Hi Team - Silver here, been waiting on a response for 4 weeks. Emailed in again a week ago without a response. How can I escalate and get a response from United? What am I entitled to in terms of compensation? Help is much appreciated

On Nov 3rd I was scheduled to fly DUB - EWR - SFO. Due to a 2h delay leaving DUB I was rebooked to LAX via EWR instead of arriving into SFO, forcing me to overnight in LAX instead of attending business meetings in San Francisco in the evening. The equipment was also unclean and had used napkins under the seat and stuffed into the sides of the seats. Very disgusting especially in times of Covid - I would expect the cleaning protocols to be strictly followed despite delays. The staff apologized but said it wasn't their responsibility as they received the plane this way??
In LAX I was provided with a hotel voucher which worked fine even though the Sheraton LAX hotel is in abysmal state, however, the $40 digital credit card meal vouchers did not work. None of the delivery apps were able to process them.

WineCountryUA Jan 6, 22 12:52 pm

What was the reason for the initial delay?

The USA has no required compensation on delays but Best Practices for Filing EU 261 Claims Against United? might be an option

getagb Jan 7, 22 7:05 am

Which of the major UA hubs (EWR, ORD, SFO, DEN, etc) still have premier access security lanes that donít require TSA Pre or Clear?

FTDDD Jan 7, 22 10:58 am


Originally Posted by WineCountryUA (Post 33877538)
What was the reason for the initial delay?

The USA has no required compensation on delays but Best Practices for Filing EU 261 Claims Against United? might be an option

The reason for the initial delay was: schedule disruptions caused by an out-of-service aircraft

Thanks for the best practices, I will look into that - they actually gave me that document at the airport as well.

I still havent received a response from United - is there any way to escalate this for faster resolution?

Cheers!

Repooc17 Jan 7, 22 1:12 pm


Originally Posted by getagb (Post 33879843)
Which of the major UA hubs (EWR, ORD, SFO, DEN, etc) still have premier access security lanes that donít require TSA Pre or Clear?

All of them should have those lanes.

FlyingHighlander Jan 7, 22 1:42 pm


Originally Posted by Repooc17 (Post 33881042)
All of them should have those lanes.

https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly...er-access.html
Huge list in the FAQ there of airports that apparently have Premier Access security lines. Personally I have never noticed them anywhere, that includes IAD, ORD, and SFO. Do they hide them somewhere?

Repooc17 Jan 7, 22 1:51 pm


Originally Posted by FlyingHighlander (Post 33881159)
https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly...er-access.html
Huge list in the FAQ there of airports that apparently have Premier Access security lines. Personally I have never noticed them anywhere, that includes IAD, ORD, and SFO. Do they hide them somewhere?

They are usually tucked in between regular security lines and TSA Pre lines. Fairly small affair in terms of real estate, so might be easy to miss, especially if you'd normally only use one of the three exclusively. I can confirm EWR and SFO have them, as those airports make up my primary O/D route.

Kacee Jan 7, 22 2:05 pm


Originally Posted by Repooc17 (Post 33881204)
I can confirm EWR and SFO have them, as those airports make up my primary O/D route.

At SFO, both the F1 and F3 checkpoints (per SFO website). SFO - Security

dave16 Jan 9, 22 11:20 am

Quick question around Plus Points upgrades.

I'm a gold flier and my parents (Both 1K) regularly apply plus points to my bookings when I travel for business and I would say it works out probably 75% of the time.

I'll be taking a trip with my gf next month (no status) and my parents want to do the usual Plus Point assignment to our tickets. Is it better for us to be on the same booking or separate, or does it matter at all? (from a confirmation number perspective, i'm not up to speed on on the lingo if this is wrong)

WineCountryUA Jan 9, 22 11:30 am

Welcome to FT!, dave16


Originally Posted by dave16 (Post 33886525)
... I'm a gold flier and my parents (Both 1K) regularly apply plus points to my bookings when I travel for business and I would say it works out probably 75% of the time.

I'll be taking a trip with my gf next month (no status) and my parents want to do the usual Plus Point assignment to our tickets. Is it better for us to be on the same booking or separate, or does it matter at all? (from a confirmation number perspective, i'm not up to speed on on the lingo if this is wrong)

Two conflicting answers

1) Better to be on same PNR as the companion "inherits" your status and status is a key determination of who gets upgraded

2) Better to be on different PNRs if only 1 space opens up -- meaning you would be separated.

If you do not want to be split, single PNR is best.

Note , if you don't clear before boarding, then it is possible still to be split -- mention to the gate agent if you don't want to be split up if at the top of the displayed gate upgrade list


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