Booking using United or Lufthansa Flt No?

 
Old Apr 23, 11, 1:45 pm
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Booking using United or Lufthansa Flt No?

I am going to book an international ticket on united.com for flights on Lufthansa Airlines. The website lists the same itinerary twice - once using United flight numbers and again using Lufthansa flight numbers. I can book either one.

Is there a reason I should choose one reservation over the other?
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Old Apr 23, 11, 1:50 pm
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You planning on upgrading to business class?
SWU's (if you have one or get sponsored by one) are best booked using UA flight numbers. According to reports, LH flight number on UA plane may not clear (if it clears) until day of.
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Old Apr 23, 11, 1:56 pm
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Originally Posted by mikensf74 View Post
You planning on upgrading to business class?
No, I will not be upgrading. I am purchasing a discounted Z class Business fare.

I am a Premier Executive on United so I don't know if "bringing my status with me" (such as it is) is better using a United flight number.
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Old Apr 24, 11, 11:27 am
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I don't think it matters. Upgrades on LH are only day of departure anyways.
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Old Apr 24, 11, 12:35 pm
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I always prefer using the flight number of the metal I am flying on rather than a code share. Just makes things easier in case of irregular ops.
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Old Apr 24, 11, 1:50 pm
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I usually book the UA code share #, b/c I've had troubles with .bomb booking an itinerary made up completely of LH. If I use LH flight #'s, an error usually comes up asking to call customer relations. When I switch my flights to the UA codeshare #, I'm able to purchase the ticket and collect the extra EQM's using my UA visa. I've never had any troubles with EQM or RDM posting after a flight with UA codeshare #
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