Stopover in the USA for a Domestic Flight

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  1. edekba

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    So I think I've found a good itenerary for me; but it starts in SFO @ 12:50pm.

    Can I add an LAX -SFO leg the night before? or early in the morning? When i searched LAX - BKK there was no option to fly to SFO first.
     
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    On an International itinerary any connection that is less than 23:59 hours is not considered a stopover so you could do this as an example

    UAXXX LAX SFO 1250 1420
    (23:30 Hours in SFO)
    UAXXX SFO NRT 1350 1720
    NHXXX NRT BKK 1850 2327

    That would be legal and would not count against your stopover at all.

    However if this is a domestic itinerary then a stopover would cost additional miles.
     
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    UA    263    LAX    SFO    12/28/2012 22:50:00    12/29/2012 0:13:00
    SQ    15    SFO    ICN    12/29/2012 12:50:00    12/30/2012 18:35:00
    TG    693    ICN    BKK    12/30/2012 19:50:00    12/30/2012 23:45:00
                       
    TG    746    KBV    BKK    1/9/2013 14:10:00    1/9/2013 15:30:00
    TG    409    BKK    SIN    1/9/2013 16:35:00    1/9/2013 19:55:00
                       
    SQ    634    SIN    HND    1/13/2013 15:35:00    1/13/2013 23:05:00
    NH    1006    HND    LAX    1/14/2013 0:05:00    1/13/2013 16:55:00
    so this would 100% groovy?
     
  4. Wandering Aramean
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    Yup.
     
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    Do i book the main parts online & call in to add the LAX - SFO
     
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    Totally Shag-a-delic! Have fun in Bangkok, Singapore, and Krabi... Be sure to check out the Phi Phi Islands from Krabi if you can!
     
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    Yeah, if you get an agent that tells you that you can't do the 23:59 tell them to store it and price it. If it prices then they can't really say anything, if they refuse to do it politely thank them and call back for a better agent.
     
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    I havent been back to BKK in 5 yrs; Sin about 8 yrs ago. Should be fun since i'm fluent in Thai
     
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    Sure, or try multi-city and see if you can get it all at once online.

    Depending on your elite status there may be a charge to change the starting point on the trip once issued so getting it all done at once is probably best.
     
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    I am a nonelite

    Multicity gives me this :(

    ! We were not able to find any available flights for award travel meeting your requirements. You may modify your search criteria or review the MileagePlus Travel Award Rules. If you need additional assistance, call 1-800-UNITED-1 (1-800-864-8331) within the U.S. or Canada; elsewhere contact your local United Reservations Office.
     
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    Then don't book starting in SFO and try to change later to LAX.

    Try booking it as a multi-city award (or just put LAX-BKK and see if it offers up the long connection at SFO). If that fails, call in and feed the segments to the agent. You can try to get around paying the $25 phone fee by saying the website won't book the award but you might have to pay it anyways. Still cheaper than changing once booked.
     
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    Then call UA and they should be able to waive the $25 phone fee since the website is unable to book the itinerary you're searching for.

    ETA: I didn't know we could route through Africa for North America to Asia Rewards, it's offering me ET options via ADD :eek:!
     
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    While one can ask for this it isn't official policy that the fee be waived.
    For a while now.
     
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    Key word here is should but it isn't official policy though.

    I learned something new today if I can find C inventory I'd grab that routing.
     
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    Yeah I wanna do c class but not Enuf points for 2 ppl
     
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    Hmm I just saw this and was wondering if I could do this instead of LAX - SFO

    LAX - IAH (787!); next day IAH - SFO

    :)
     
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    If you got a good agent... MAYBE...
     
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    That makes me sad. Oh well I won't touch it then. I happy w/my current BOGO
     

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