I am new to International flights. I have a cruise in October that starts in Venice, Italy. I have a great deal on a hotel there too. My TA will not book a flight without book hotel through cruise line. I fly UA and have FF miles. I read a post for finding flights using FF. But I seem to be doing something wrong. I login and have expert checked. But when I place flight for business it come up with price same as no FF. Could someone help me with this? Or at least tell how to find economy plus. I am 60 and a long flight such as this my feet tend to swell. Or at least they do when going from SFO to Washington DC or New York.
Also, am I searching to early for October? Does it matter if you fly on weekday versus weekend?