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Old Apr 1, 2008, 3:20 am
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Check in online for the YVR-YYZ portion only.

When prompted, put YVR as the departure city. That will allow you to
waitlist on that flight..


Many ways to skin said cat....
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Old Apr 1, 2008, 12:30 pm
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Originally Posted by mtacchi
Check in online for the YVR-YYZ portion only.

When prompted, put YVR as the departure city. That will allow you to
waitlist on that flight..


Many ways to skin said cat....
I see... I had no idea you can do that. Thanks mtacchi! What would I do without FT?
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Old Apr 1, 2008, 2:21 pm
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How many certs do I need if my itineraries as follow:

PNR1: LAX - YYZ AC794
PNR2: YYZ - HKG AC15

cnx between flights is 3 hours 30 mins.
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Old Apr 1, 2008, 8:35 pm
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Originally Posted by WWWILSON
How many certs do I need if my itineraries as follow:

PNR1: LAX - YYZ AC794
PNR2: YYZ - HKG AC15

cnx between flights is 3 hours 30 mins.
One or two.

Technically two, but you should be able to get the person who checks you in at LAX to make a comment on your PNR2 that the cert was lifted in LAX and the gate agent at YYZ will almost certainly let you board - especially true if your upgrade clears in advance.
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Old Apr 2, 2008, 7:25 pm
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When can I call to upgrade on a SSWU with a H class ticket from YVR to YYZ?
I am a superelite.
Departure date is Friday, April 11, 2pm..
Can I call midnight April 4th(will there be someone that answers the phone?) or 2pm April 4th?
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Old Apr 2, 2008, 8:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Commie
When can I call to upgrade on a SSWU with a H class ticket from YVR to YYZ?
I am a superelite.
Departure date is Friday, April 11, 2pm..
Can I call midnight April 4th(will there be someone that answers the phone?) or 2pm April 4th?
This is a trade secret.

Anyway, you can find out by trial and error. Or by doing a more thorough search on FT.

And if that fails, some good soul will come out and give the the answer anyway. And you'll probably like it. Enough said.
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Old Apr 2, 2008, 9:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Commie
When can I call to upgrade on a SSWU with a H class ticket from YVR to YYZ?
I am a superelite.
Departure date is Friday, April 11, 2pm..
Can I call midnight April 4th(will there be someone that answers the phone?) or 2pm April 4th?
Try any time after 12:01 AM on April 4th.
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Old Apr 3, 2008, 5:31 am
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Originally Posted by The Lev
Try any time after 12:01 AM on April 4th.
12:01 AM West Coast time ^
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Old Apr 4, 2008, 8:17 am
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Well I called for the YVR-YYZ 2pm flight upgrade....All the I-class are gone and i was put on waitlist....Right now J is showing 5 left.
This flight is on a 763-Xm'ed..

Would it be better for me to switch to the 3pm flight, but its the 762, J is showing 9 on that flight...not sure what the I is.

or the 4pm flight which is a 319 flight...and J is showing 5..

What are my chances that by flight time, I would clear the upgrade on the 2pm with J5, and being on a H class and SE?
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Old Apr 4, 2008, 12:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Commie
Well I called for the YVR-YYZ 2pm flight upgrade....All the I-class are gone and i was put on waitlist....Right now J is showing 5 left.
This flight is on a 763-Xm'ed..

Would it be better for me to switch to the 3pm flight, but its the 762, J is showing 9 on that flight...not sure what the I is.

or the 4pm flight which is a 319 flight...and J is showing 5..

What are my chances that by flight time, I would clear the upgrade on the 2pm with J5, and being on a H class and SE?
FYR
Code:
Departure Date:2008/04/11 FRI              Query Page 
1 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I7 AC136  0600 1328 04:28 320 0 
2 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I9 AC108  0700 1425 04:25 333 0 
3 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I0 AC142  0800 1527 04:27 763 0 
4 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I0 AC34   0910 1640 04:30 77L 0 
5 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I7 AC116  1030 1802 04:32 320 0 
6 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I0 AC1130 1130 1903 04:33 321 0 
7 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I4 AC180  1200 1932 04:32 320 0 
8 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I8 AC1166 1230 2000 04:30 763 0 
9 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I3 AC148  1315 2043 04:28 763 0 
10 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I0 AC192  1400 2130 04:30 763 0 
11 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I4 AC100  1530 2257 04:27 767 0 
12 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I0 AC152  1630 2359 04:29 319 0
AC192 is now J4, maybe they cleared your w/l
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Old Apr 4, 2008, 1:52 pm
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Originally Posted by WWWILSON
FYR
Code:
Departure Date:2008/04/11 FRI              Query Page 
1 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I7 AC136  0600 1328 04:28 320 0 
2 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I9 AC108  0700 1425 04:25 333 0 
3 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I0 AC142  0800 1527 04:27 763 0 
4 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I0 AC34   0910 1640 04:30 77L 0 
5 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I7 AC116  1030 1802 04:32 320 0 
6 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I0 AC1130 1130 1903 04:33 321 0 
7 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I4 AC180  1200 1932 04:32 320 0 
8 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I8 AC1166 1230 2000 04:30 763 0 
9 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I3 AC148  1315 2043 04:28 763 0 
10 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I0 AC192  1400 2130 04:30 763 0 
11 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I4 AC100  1530 2257 04:27 767 0 
12 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I0 AC152  1630 2359 04:29 319 0
AC192 is now J4, maybe they cleared your w/l
Thanks for the info....how do I check what my current seat is?
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Old Apr 4, 2008, 2:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Commie
Thanks for the info....how do I check what my current seat is?
ac.com -> Manage my Bookings -> Single Booking
Then enter you PNR and Last Name

It should tell u either upgraded or waitlisted

Click "View Itinerary/Receipt" and you should be able to find your new seat # (if upgraded)
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Old Apr 7, 2008, 9:46 am
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Originally Posted by WWWILSON
ac.com -> Manage my Bookings -> Single Booking
Then enter you PNR and Last Name

It should tell u either upgraded or waitlisted

Click "View Itinerary/Receipt" and you should be able to find your new seat # (if upgraded)

Thanks... never even knew about this functionality on ac.com...lol

Now its showing J3 and i am still waitlisted......how is my chances of being cleared as a superelite?

Or should I change to the 3:30pm flight which is showing J9.

But is the older 767 versus the XM'ed 763..
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Old Apr 7, 2008, 1:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Commie
Thanks... never even knew about this functionality on ac.com...lol

Now its showing J3 and i am still waitlisted......how is my chances of being cleared as a superelite?

Or should I change to the 3:30pm flight which is showing J9.

But is the older 767 versus the XM'ed 763..
I would say if you can take AM flight, take the one in the morning instead of afternoon. Most afternoon YVR - YYZ feed flight from Asia so other SE / E might on the airport list much earlier than you checking in @ local time.

Keep in mind that if you are not cleared before the departure date, AC might: (sometime ground staffs do not follow this rule, and .. who knows?)

1. Status (SE > E > P)
2. Fare (B > H > V > Q > L ...)
3. Time on the list (the earlier one get on the higher part on the airport list)

Code:
Departure Date:2008/04/11 FRI              Query Page 
1 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I5 AC136  0600 1328 04:28 320 0 
2 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I9 AC108  0700 1425 04:25 333 0 
3 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I0 AC142  0800 1527 04:27 763 0 
4 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I0 AC34   0910 1640 04:30 77L 0 
5 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I4 AC116  1030 1802 04:32 320 0 
6 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I0 AC1130 1130 1903 04:33 321 0 
7 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I5 AC180  1200 1932 04:32 320 0 
8 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I9 AC1166 1230 2000 04:30 763 0 
9 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I2 AC148  1315 2043 04:28 763 0 
10 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I0 AC192  1400 2130 04:30 763 0 
11 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I4 AC100  1530 2257 04:27 767 0 
12 	VANCOUVER TORONTO ON AC I0 AC152  1630 2359 04:29 319 0
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Old Apr 17, 2008, 1:51 am
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I have a question about combining waitlisting and confirmed upgrades.

Calling quite soon about a three-flight itin I have coming up, LHR-YUL-YYZ-DEN. I class is available on all legs except the first one, LHR-YUL.

Can I confirm the other two legs, whilst waitlisting for LHR-YUL? If it comes down to it I don't mind burning a cert for YUL-YYZ-DEN alone.
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