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Old Jun 18, 19, 4:25 pm
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: San Diego, CA
Programs: AS MVPG, Hyatt EXPL, *all* the CC statuses
Posts: 63
Obviously reading the given links will provide you with most of the necessary knowledge.

Coming from UA, the major differences are:
  • Award ticket fare classes are scattered throughout the standard upgrade order; having a co-brand credit card is not necessary and only the lowest award class comes last.
  • MVP (Silver) does not get a companion for upgrades
  • You can't waitlist instrument upgrades. Therefore the only hierarchy within the 120-, 72-, or 48-hour upgrade window is status > fare class > time of request (not time of ticketing).
  • All upgrades clear into the U fare bucket, and U class is never eligible for lounge access.
  • All flights operated by AS (or OO or QX) are eligible for upgrades.
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