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United Airlines E+ question

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United Airlines E+ question

I am a member of United's mileage plus but have no status, just accumulated miles. On past flights I have purchased E+ seats AFTER I have purchased normal economy tickets (usually some weeks after)

I have been browsing flights (not booked yet) for an upcoming 4 sector trip and when I select a specific itinerary and then select seats, E+ section is completely marked as unavailable.

Question: with no status do I have to actually purchase the ticket and then go back into travel options and purchase E+ separately? (as I have done in the past) or should I be able to select E+ seats during the initial purchase process?

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1. Re: United Airlines E+ question

I think you do have to purchase a regular seat, then after purchase you are asked if you want to upgrade to E+. For my last trip on United, there were two separate charges, one for a regular seat, the other for the upgrade.

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2. Re: United Airlines E+ question

It can go both ways. I recently purchased tickets for a family member with no status, and was offered E+ purchase for each leg when I selected seats, before the purchase was completed.

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3. Re: United Airlines E+ question

I recently booked a RT United flight. No offer of E+ on the outbound flight, but did have one for the return, before final booking & payment. The E+ fee showed up as a separate charge on my credit card. I have a FF#, but no status.

I'm pretty sure that the outbound flight with no E+ availability (domestic U.S.), was a smaller aircraft (CRJ200, 50pax capacity) and likely does not have any E+ seats at all.

Edited: 19 September 2010, 22:59
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4. Re: United Airlines E+ question

I'm pretty sure that the outbound flight with no E+ availability (domestic U.S.), was a smaller aircraft (CRJ200, 50pax capacity) and likely does not have any E+ seats at all.

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You're right; this aircraft has only economy seats.

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