Award Redemption Questions

Discussion in 'United Airlines | MileagePlus' started by PointOfTraveling, May 5, 2013.  |  Print Topic

  1. PointOfTraveling

    PointOfTraveling Active Member

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    I am looking to book the following award...

    YVR-SFO (~Sept)
    SFO-FRA-EDI (~Oct)
    DUB-IAD-SFO (~Oct)

    The first leg is simply a free one way that I will use for another trip that is over a month away from SFO-FRA-EDI. If I want to book this in economy, I can do this right now, which leads me to my two questions:

    1. I would like to change this award from Economy to LH First on SFO-FRA when seats begin to open up the week before the flight. Will this be possible since I already flew the first leg of "this trip" in economy 6 weeks earlier? If so I assume it will be the 37.5k mileage difference and tax difference.

    2. What fees will occur when I make this change as a UA Gold or Plat (I might make the latter by then)? Is it $25/$0 for award change fee, or would it be award change fee and close-in award booking fee?

  2. Wandering Aramean
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    Wandering Aramean Gold Member

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    Should be possible to change and should only be the award change fee, not also the close-in fee.

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