Now possible to book non UA tickets on united.com

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  1. meFIRST

    meFIRST Silver Member

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    Nice feature. I typed in a few destinations (not served by united ) to another city (not served by United) and it returned a bunch of options. I remember this being available on the old PMUA United.com, but this was never a feature of the old continental.com.

    Personally, I think this is nice, but I am inclined to book these outside of united.com.
    I shudder to think what positions united would take it something went wrong. I use a reliable TA for outside bookings.
     
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    OAL booking was available on continental.com, generally as part of an itinerary connecting to/from a CO flight, for example, EWR-LHR-AUH with LHR-AUH on BA. I remember seeing this capability prior to the entrance into *A. You could also call the electronic support desk to add segments of any airline to an unissued PNR, as long as the carrier had an interline e-ticketing agreement with CO.
     
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    I did book a standalone ticket on SK without any UA flights on the PNR CPH-OSL it was very nice.
     
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    It was available on PMCO, I looked up several flights to JNB and CPT and they came up often.
     
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    I was checking on this earlier today, but the flights wanted (Air Canada) were $980 on united.com, and only $650 on aircanada.com.

    So not always the lowest fares -- UA was only selling as low as S-fares, AC was selling T-fares.
     
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    UA wanted the same prices as SK so I booked through them.
     
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    Do you get united.com club credit too?
     
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    Good question I'll check the TravelBank later.
     
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    In my experiece I had to call reservations to ticket this. The old system generallly did not ticket anything that did not include a CO code.

    It appears that you can now book any star alliance flight. From anywhere to anywhere.
     
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    It's not as seamless though I had to call 2-3 times to have it ticketed.
     
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    Has anyone tried to do anything out of the ordinary with these off carrier, but issed on UA ticket stock tickets?
    Specifically, are agents trained on how to handle these tickets?

    - Change/Reschedule/Reroute
    - Also what if the flight is cancelled?

    I am considering buying a few tickets, but I am electing to use my TA for this. For better protection
     

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