Old Mar 21, 12, 11:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Beerman92 View Post
3/3 was the date United migrated to SHARES and there are many reports of issues/bugs with the system since that date.

Its too early to tell what your chances are for the earlier flight. Do you have status? That is supposed to play a role in where you wind up on any standby list.
Status plays a HUGE role. It got me on a later PDX-ORD and ORD-LGA flight when it was Y1 and zeros everywhere else. Even the polite yet curt was a little surprised when BPs came out instead of a standby one.

OP - you can theoretically standby for free, as you're on a connection, if memory serves, even as a no status member. Just don't check bags.

Hard to tell if the Wednesday before Memorial Day will have a lot of Alaska traffic.
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