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Old Nov 16, 15, 4:42 pm
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Originally Posted by TimeWarp View Post
... So my question is that if there are more status upgraders wanting to move up into the first class cabin than seats available, could I be downgraded to the regular economy/coach cabin since I bought a P or Z fare and have no status?
No -- paid fare wins over status. Downgrade of a confirmed passagner is exceptionally rare and I have never heard of a paid fare for a upgrader. I have had many hundreds of upgrades and have never been downgraded -- while it can happen, it is very, very rare.

In the case of FAM, which UA can not control, UA will give preference to a paid fare over upgraders.

I would have zero concern in your case.
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