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Old Apr 2, 17, 2:53 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post

If you want the upgrade, do not board until they say that J has BOARDED full. Boarding drops you off the public list, which lines up with what a few employees have said. That's not to say they couldn't go deeper into the system, upgrade you, walk on board, and tell you. But I've certainly had the opposite experience.
This is consistent with what I've been told by the concierge before ... that boarding, takes you off the list.

I was told that "good" agents/concierge can monitor the boarding process, and may board the plane to pull you out of Y if a space opens up ... but that's an extra step, and the core of what cow says (do not board until they say that J has BOARDED full) is good advice. (As it always is )
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