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I Got/Didn't Get MVP/Gold/75K Upgrade on AS (2018)

Old Jan 8, 2018, 3:39 pm
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Please post your upgrade successes & failures including:

Date
Route (Please bold if failure)
Flight Number
Status (MVP, Gold or 75K)
Fare Class
Add companion if there was one
Time the upgrade cleared or position on waitlist if didn't clear
Date of ticket purchase

Examples:
2/2/18 SEA-ANC AS 67 75K Upgrade cleared at T-120 hours
2/19/18 MSY-SEA AS 887 MVPG Didn't clear 4/22 on waitlist
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I Got/Didn't Get MVP/Gold/75K Upgrade on AS (2018)

Old Mar 13, 2018, 11:37 am
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How do you see what position of waitlist you are in?
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Old Mar 13, 2018, 12:09 pm
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You need to check-in to see your position on the waitlist.
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Old Mar 13, 2018, 12:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Akck
You need to check-in to see your position on the waitlist.
But is that position on the wait list actually meaningful?

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29463334-post356.html
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Old Mar 23, 2018, 2:54 pm
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I was able to purchase a pair of upgrades for a 90-minute flight tomorrow, checking in at T-24 with no status. Our coach seats were not bad ones, but the upgrade cost was $52.something per passenger, and we are planning to check somewhere between 1-3 bags total, so it was an easier decision. There was very little upgrade activity at/during the MVP/Gold/75K windows, so my guess is that we didn't "hop the list" -- U was open throughout the days leading up to check-in.
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Old Mar 23, 2018, 3:07 pm
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Originally Posted by PV_Premier
I was able to purchase a pair of upgrades for a 90-minute flight tomorrow.
Route info is always helpful and appreciated.
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Old Mar 23, 2018, 5:46 pm
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3/24/18 SEA-LAS AS 616 MVPG Upgrade cleared at T-72 hours

(I will almost certainly lose the upgrade in order to fly into LAS ~8 hours earlier though, once I SDC at 10 pm tonight.)
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Old Apr 9, 2018, 12:35 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2017
Programs: AS MVP, Marriott Platinum
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Date April 4th
Route PDX-SEA
Flight Number AS 423
Status MVP
Fare Class G
Date of ticket purchase Feb 23, 2018

Was provided with the option to upgrade when checking in for no cost, so I grabbed it. Sounds like this is an issue with the upgrade system, and I was the beneficiary of it this time around.
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Old Apr 12, 2018, 11:20 am
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I had to call in to get VX MCS upgrade for MVP Gold. Then I tried to buy the first class upgrade for $240 (LAX-JFK) and they said you can only do it at the gate...
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Old Apr 12, 2018, 12:31 pm
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AS457 LAX-SEA (1740 departure), Wed 11 Apr ... originally booked on VX1797 at 1940, opted in for MCS but couldn't select an MCS seat at OLCI (~T-22) even though AS website was showing both MCS and F for sale

called at 1615 to SDC to AS445 (1830 departure which had a PC aisle available) but asked about 457 anyway (seat map had only scattered middle seats; the app showed only F for sale, and five unassigned seats) ... agent confirmed it and said he would skip assigning a seat because the upgrade was probably going to clear in the next 10 min or so
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Old Apr 12, 2018, 12:51 pm
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4/9/18 SEA-BOI AS 590 MVPG Upgrade cleared at T-72 hours on W class partner redemption SEA-BOI-PHX (BOI-PHX on AA)

There's a surprising amount of last-minute saver award inventory on BOI-PHX, so this is how AS makes connections to AA...
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Old Apr 12, 2018, 2:47 pm
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4/10 SMF-SEA AS800
4/10 SEA EWR AS790
4/11 EWR-SEA AS791
4/11 SEA-SMF AS542

All R class as part of a MR.
Cleared like clockwork at T-120, 75K
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Old Apr 13, 2018, 11:50 pm
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PDX-BUR Flight 456
4/16
MVP Gold
With Companion
Not sure Fare basis but $58 a piece
Cleared to F T-48hr

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Old Apr 14, 2018, 12:13 am
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4/15 AS702 YVR-SEA
G fare
Cleared around T-72.

Not sure how I'd survive coach on this flight, really
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Old Apr 14, 2018, 5:49 am
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4/5 AS895 HNL-SAN
W Fare
Negative upgrade. U0 anyway. F0/A0 starting about a week from departure on 73H.

4/8 AS641 TUS-SEA
Z Fare
Negative upgrade. U0 yet again and was F0/A0 weeks ahead on a 73J.

4/8 AS145 SEA-HNL
Z Fare
Upgraded on booking including my +1.
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Old Apr 14, 2018, 3:42 pm
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4/9 LAX-DCA AS 6 Gold Upgrade cleared at T-12 hours (surprising)
4/11 DCA-DAL AS 33?? Gold Upgrade cleared at T-24 hours, but.... I changed to AS 3333 at 10PM and lost the upgrade. Was 1st on the list for 3333 as well but it went out full and I was in premium instead.

While I was in DAL connecting I checked monitors and it seems like the UG lists are pretty thin. Food for thought if you're headed into DC or NY from the west coast...
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