Possible to waitlist on UA flight with CO miles?

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  1. penumpang
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    Here's the situation. I used CO miles to book an award ticket to Hawaii in F. All but one segment have been confirmed in F (saver). The one leg that currently has no XF availability is on UA from CMH to ORD. I know that I can keep checking, but can I be waitlisted? If I can't do it now, can I be put on the waitlist at the airport?

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    I could be wrong but I do believe UA flights can now be waitlisted with CO Miles.
     
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    Did you check equipment on the CMH-ORD route? They may not have metal with F seats. The several times I've flow that route its been on a glorified puddle jumper with no F.
     
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    Looking on expert flyer, looks like about 1/2 the flights have F. Seats usually are released day before departure, so perhaps best bet is 24 hours out when OLCI opens, maybe call UA and ask at that point.
     
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    The flight I'm on is an A320. If I can't get the F seat, it won't be a big deal -- it's a short flight. But since I already redeemed the miles for F, I thought I should at least try to get it.
     
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    I'm not familiar with the process here. When I call UA, what do I need to tell them? Upgrade or waitlist? Can I call now and be put on the waitlist? The flight is still a month away.
     
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    If you are redeeming CO miles then calling UA will be a waste of time. You would call CO and ask them and to waitlist you for F on the segment for the flight that is currently in Y. If they can do it then they will. I have no idea if it can be done or not.
     
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    I just called CO regarding this. The rep said that I couldn't be put on a waitlist on UA, but I could keep checking to see if something comes up. If a seat is available, say 3 days before departure, will there be a change fee to get the F seat? I know about the close-in (ticketed in <21 days) fee, but I'm not sure if the change I'd make would fall under the close-in booking situation.

    Thanks again for all the replies!
     

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