PHX>SEA question

Old Feb 2, 11, 8:56 am
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PHX>SEA question

Flying to SEA today from PHX. Checked F, and none of the flights today have F availability. Is this typical out of PHX or an anomaly for today (2/2)?
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Old Feb 2, 11, 9:23 am
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AS 637, the 8:20PM departure, is showing F2. There is F1 or better on three of five flights tomorrow.
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Old Feb 2, 11, 10:56 am
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Yes, F is usually full with upgrades on the day of departure on AS flights.
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Old Feb 2, 11, 12:35 pm
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We fly that route regularly and, as MVPs, rarely get an UG into FC. I think we have had two in the past several years.

When the Golds are called to board in PHX about half the boarding area lines up.....
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Old Feb 2, 11, 12:42 pm
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I fly this route almost exclusively, and over the past few months it has been harder and harder to get an upgrade.

I've seen two trends that are impacting u/g's:

1. Lots of -400s and -700s - there aren't as many a/c flying to Phoenix these days with 16F seats

2. More F seats reserved 7-14 days out - I don't know if these are paid F, MVPG certs, auto-upgrade fares, or mileage tickets but there are a lot of seats getting snapped up well in advance of the upgrade window(s) for lower fares.

Add in a low number of daily flights compared to other west coast cities and you have a recipe for fewer upgrades.
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Old Feb 2, 11, 1:15 pm
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Just come back from May 15 to August 31.....
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Old Feb 4, 11, 3:12 pm
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I asked the FA: 10 Golds and 3 75s
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