Equipment change on Award (3 class to 2 class)

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  1. CDKing
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    I'm booked on UA Saver award on TG BKK-BRU in J. They are currently using the leased Jet Airways 777-300ER with F seats. Their plans is to change to their own brand new 777-300ER where J is the highest cabin. There is no definitive date for the equipment change.

    Saver F is available so i'm thinking about paying the extra 10K miles. What happens if the swap occurs prior to my flight? Do i get downgraded back to J where I request a refund of the miles difference? What if J saver award space is no longer available, do i get put in coach?
     
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    I'd struggle to see them putting you in Y if there are any J seats open (even if no business award seats are available).

    As to getting a partial miles refund, first, a question to you...is that the only F segment for this leg of the journey?
     
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    Yes, That's the only segment that has a F cabin.
     
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    You would get a refund in the mileage difference then.

    I think therefore I Poast!
     
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    D'accord.

    If you had multiple F segments in that part of the journey, you'd not get a refund.
     
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    You can definitely get the points back if you no longer have any F segments. The harder part of the query is what they'll do about the reservation when that happens. While most likely you'll be offered a downgrade to business the part where it is an award on partner metal makes that less certain.
     
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