UA flights on *A RTW

 
Old Jul 20, 07, 10:07 am
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UA flights on *A RTW

Hi,

Questions for ya'll:
I am a UA Premier Executive member and have just booked a *A RTW fare in economy (26000 miles) and will be flying UA B777 from TPE-SFO and B777 from SFO-LHR.
1. How do I go about arranging that I am in E+ (as it is not in My Itineraries as I did not book this online)?
2. Would you spend 15000 or 30000 miles to upgrade to C? (not sure which class I have been booked in)

Thanks.
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Old Jul 20, 07, 10:10 am
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Call the 1P desk and give them the flight numbers, ask them to put in your MP number, and select seats.

Yes, I'd upgrade. It will cost you 30,000 for each of TPE-SFO and SFO-LHR
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Old Jul 20, 07, 10:23 am
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I have done RTW on *A and my econ tix were booked in H class (the upgradeable fare bucket on UA transpacs) ^. As the other poster states worth finding out for sure though.

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Old Jul 20, 07, 10:28 am
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The OP is booked in M, not H (you're a lucky dog for getting you hands on Star-Lite). And therefore it is upgradeable, and 30k miles per segment, as I said above.
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Old Jul 20, 07, 11:08 am
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So on Econ RTW tix, are UA tix ever booked into Y, B fare classes? Or is it usually M, H? Would make for a wicked cheap upgrade.
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Old Jul 20, 07, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by jerriblank55 View Post
So on Econ RTW tix, are UA tix ever booked into Y, B fare classes? Or is it usually M, H? Would make for a wicked cheap upgrade.
Not anymore. Used to B, almost exclusively M now, with one, hard-to-find exception, which books into H.
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Old Jul 20, 07, 6:44 pm
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Where can I find trip reports on UA C service on the 777? Looked up airliners.net but only one photo available there..
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Old Jul 20, 07, 6:47 pm
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Originally Posted by jerriblank55 View Post
So on Econ RTW tix, are UA tix ever booked into Y, B fare classes? Or is it usually M, H? Would make for a wicked cheap upgrade.
There are links to the *A RTW fare rules, including booking classes on all airlines, in the *A forum sticky, *A reference links. (Sorry this computer is rubbish or I'd include a link here.)
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Old Jul 20, 07, 7:10 pm
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Originally Posted by stevenshev View Post
Not anymore. Used to B, almost exclusively M now, with one, hard-to-find exception, which books into H.
True apart from the 26,000 YRWSPCL fare which almost exlusively book in to H (which the OP has booked)

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Old Jul 20, 07, 10:04 pm
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Originally Posted by stevenshev View Post
(you're a lucky dog for getting you hands on Star-Lite)
What exactly are the restrictions on purchasing this. The rules for the fare mention ex-NA but I don't think that is allowed, for example.

Is H a significant disadvantage compared to M? (Or what is the disadvantage of buying the star-lite.)
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Old Jul 20, 07, 10:18 pm
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Originally Posted by jswong View Post
True apart from the 26,000 YRWSPCL fare which almost exlusively book in to H (which the OP has booked)

Jeff
I'm on the *A 29,000 RTW and am booked into H
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Old Jul 20, 07, 10:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Kanada goose View Post
I'm on the *A 29,000 RTW and am booked into H
Hmmm, Mine is all in M. Also the rules, assuming I have the currrent ones, specify M except the special star-lite 26,000 mile fare which is in H.
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