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Old Jan 20, 16, 7:58 am
Join Date: Dec 2015
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
From a couple years back,

>100 is not unknown in recent sightings for hub-to-hub peak business travel times

I have seen 117! FC was checked in full (I was in the high teens) -- this was IAD-SFO Friday afternoon.
Let's say the plane has 16 empty first class seats. With 117 people on the
list, at least 101+ people will not make the upgrade. Out of those 101
people, how many believe in miracles? "hey, I'm 97 on the list, but
there is still a chance... difficult, but not technically impossible..."
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