Does Award Waitlist Work?

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  1. Explore
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    So I have a I (or IN) award booking from EWR-SFO Tuesday morning. I called United and they put me on the waitlist for a flight on the same route the previous evening. This would provide a same-day connection with an arriving overseas flight that is part of the same award booking.

    Assuming award space opens up, even 3 hours before the flight, is the automated system likely to grab that space based on status etc., or will it not perform as hoped?

    Thanks.....
     
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  2. Flyer1976
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    The waitlist expires 24 hours before the flight so it's not possible to waitlist inside 24h however if the inventory opens up then you can switch right away.
     
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