Saver F Award with Economy segments

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  1. misman
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    We're booked with a Saver F award to Hawaii with J/F (whatever) over the water. Will we be automatically waitlisted if F opens on the other segments? If not, how can I watch for them to open up?

    I've gone into Expert mode and can see I available by segment... but when I marry them all together, there is no I available.
     
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    Why do they make this so hard. One of my segments opened up with I availability. Called in to have it changed, and they want more miles. Will be a HUCA all day, probably!
     
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    An agent can add you to the waitlist for the uncleared segments. One piece of advice: Any time you talk to an agent about it, don't refer to putting you in J as an "upgrade". You paid for First Class with your miles... calling it an upgrade is probably why the agent wanted to charge you more.

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    Yeah, it is all academic. The space went away before I could get a competent agent (and I never used the term upgrade with them, knowing that "trap".)
     
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    I always say something along the lines of, "I have a first class award with a segment in economy and see on your website that business/first is now available, please will you change that segment to business."

    Its worked for me, but I'm not surprised that you could have a bad day where it didn't work... Sorry.
     
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    I was finally able to get an agent to waitlist us in F (I) for ABQ-SFO and SFO-LAX. Based on the seatmaps, I doubt the latter will clear, but am hopeful for the former.
     
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