This is a question where I would know the answer for DL, but I am doing *A *Gold on A3 and I want to be sure that all of my miles will credit as expected and that UA will not deliver any bad surprises. I am looking at a ticket on united.com where I request Business class or First class at the beginning of the booking, where these are the same as the route is flown with two class aircraft. The website shows me a ticket with Cabin First (A) and when I click for details, I see Fare code HUAUPN. I assume that this is a discounted FC ticket, essentially a coach fare with an instant upgrade into FC at time of purchase. This is a UA mainline flight, although the same is offered at other times for United Express flights. All are UA operated and would be booked as UA flight numbers on UA ticket stock purchased through the UA website. No codeshares are involved. When I attempt to verify miles to be earned on A3, I specifically need to know the BOOKING CLASS, not booking code, cabin, class of service, or fare class. Booking class A, like the true FC booking class F, earns a minimum of 1500 status and redeemable miles, while full Y would earn 750 and discounted coach H earns 500 on A3 according to the Aegean website. Can someone please reassure me that this ticket is definitely BOOKING CLASS A rather than H? Also, how would this ticket be treated in IROPs? Is it considered to be FC or not? I would be flying as only a *A *Silver with official card in hand, using my A3 FF number only, in order to avoid any possible confusion with crediting to UA or CO by mistake, where I have no status. Do I need to worry about being booted to coach or worse?