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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

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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 Jan 23, 2018, 1:01 pm
  #61  
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Date: 1/28/18
Route: SAN-BOS
Flight Number: AS 798
Status: MVPG-75K
Fare Class: R
Cleared: 144 hours. Now F5 U4 A1
Date of ticket Purchase : 1/1/18
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Old Jan 24, 2018, 2:23 am
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Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Bothell, WA
Programs: AS 75K, SPG Plat, Marriott Titanium, Hyatt Globablist, Mlife Gold, Caesar's Diamond
Posts: 79
Date: 1/27/18
Route: PDX - JFK
Flight Number: AS 480
Status: 75k
Fare Class: R
Cleared: 119 hours
Date of ticket purchase: 10/31/17
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Old Jan 24, 2018, 6:22 pm
  #63  
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
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Date: 1/22/18
Route: SEA-SJC
Flight: AS 362, 319
Status: MVPG
Fare class: dunno, I forget
Bought ticket: Three weeks ago

A tale of two flights: The 6 am morning flight was completely full, with 75+ on the waiting list. Needless to say, did not clear even into PE. My seat mate in steerage was MVPG75 and even he didn't get a PE seat. He did say that Facebook sends about 50 or so employees on this flight weekly, and that they buy Y tickets. He also told me that these Facebook guys return on Thursday night. So upgrades on the two post 8 pm flights on Thursday are hard to come by, too.

The return flight, upgraded 48 hours in advance.
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Old Jan 24, 2018, 9:49 pm
  #64  
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1/28/18 PDX-SEA AS 2684 75K Upgrade+Companion cleared at T-120 hours
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Old Jan 25, 2018, 9:03 am
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Finally cleared. Though I should probably move to coach after getting a few free drinks and my meal. 3Y is better than 1 seat in a full F cabin.

Date: 1/26/18
Route: BOS-SAN
Flight Number: AS 769
Status: 75K
Fare Class: R
Cleared: ~36 hours. Was F3 U0, now F1 U0
Date of ticket Purchase : 1/1/18

Originally Posted by CDKing
Its pretty sad when you can't clear the 75K upgrade at the window with a seat map like this: Currently F3 U0 for Fridays BOS-SAN


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Old Jan 25, 2018, 2:26 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: PNW
Programs: AS 100K
Posts: 1,535
Date: 1/27/18
Route: SEA-RDU
Flight Number: AS754
Status: 75K
Fare Class: R
Cleared: T-120
Date of ticket purchase: Dec 2017

Date: 1/27/18
Route: RDU-SEA
Flight Number: AS753
Status: 75K
Fare Class: R
Cleared: I have not cleared...EF shows F2 U0 as of now
Date of ticket purchase: Dec 2017

Interesting to note that my buddy who's flying with me on his own ticket, also a 75k, has not cleared on the SEA-RDU leg (nor on the return). I think we booked these tickets maybe a day or two apart, at most.
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Old Jan 25, 2018, 3:10 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Seattle
Programs: AS MM, MVPGold100k, Hilton Diamond, Hertz Presidents Circle
Posts: 1,475
Date 1/24/18
Route BUR SEA
Flight Number AS 589
Status (75K)
Fare Class R
position on waitlist 2nd of about 18
Date of ticket purchase Dec 30th
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Old Jan 25, 2018, 11:27 pm
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1/30/18 KOA-PDX AS 848 75K Upgrade cleared at T-120 hours W class.

Last edited by beckoa; Jan 26, 2018 at 11:43 pm Reason: city pairs reversed
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Old Jan 26, 2018, 10:31 am
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Originally Posted by atcanobbio
Date: 1/27/18
Route: SEA-RDU
Flight Number: AS754
Status: 75K
Fare Class: R
Cleared: T-120
Date of ticket purchase: Dec 2017

Date: 1/27/18
Route: RDU-SEA
Flight Number: AS754
Status: 75K
Fare Class: R
Cleared: I have not cleared...EF shows F2 U0 as of now
Date of ticket purchase: Dec 2017

Interesting to note that my buddy who's flying with me on his own ticket, also a 75k, has not cleared on the SEA-RDU leg (nor on the return). I think we booked these tickets maybe a day or two apart, at most.
Date: 1/27/18
Route: SEA-RDU
Flight Number: AS754
Status: 75K
Fare Class: R
Date of ticket purchase: Dec 2017

Look's like I'm not getting the UG on this one. 3rd on list and F0/U0

Last edited by flyupfrnt; Jan 28, 2018 at 11:08 pm
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Old Jan 26, 2018, 6:54 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: SEA and wherever else I can get to
Programs: AS MVPG -> MVP -> now nothing, DL SM, Global Entry
Posts: 62
Date: 1/22/18
Route: PDX-FAT
Flight Number: AS 3441
Status: MVP
Fare Class: T
Cleared: +/- 30 hours
Date of ticket Purchase : 1/16/18

Date: 1/24/18
Route: LAX-SEA
Flight Number: AS 287 (original flight AS 419 cancelled)
Status: MVP
Fare Class: G
Cleared: 18 hours (had to call in as was not applied to the waitlist although app showed "First Class Waitlisted;" when AS 419 was cancelled called in to re-book and they kept the upgrade, which was about 7 hours prior to departure of AS 287)
Date of ticket Purchase : 1/16/18
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Old Jan 26, 2018, 7:15 pm
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Originally Posted by beckoa
1/30/18 PDX-KOA AS 848 75K Upgrade cleared at T-120 hours W class.
wow thats pretty impressive on a Hawaii flight
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Old Jan 26, 2018, 10:04 pm
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Date: 1/26/18
Route SEA-SFO
Flight Number 376 (7:40p departure)
Status MVP
Fare Class R
Time the upgrade cleared T-6
Date of ticket purchase 1/3/18

Was surprised to receive an upgrade as MVP on R class. Was also surprised when my name was moved to the awaiting seats list from the upgrade list sometime between this morning and just after the upgrade cleared. I had some trouble obtaining a boarding pass. Upgrade list showed 4/6 cleared, not including me.
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Old Jan 26, 2018, 10:21 pm
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Originally Posted by seahawks10177


wow that’s pretty impressive on a Hawaii flight

I find that Hawaii flights are hit or miss, especially non-SEA/ANC flights (e.g. SAN, PDX, SJC, OAK). Sometimes the cabin is sold out or nearly sold out in advance (particularly since the move to the 12F cabins), although sometimes it's still pretty wide open.
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Old Jan 26, 2018, 11:04 pm
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Originally Posted by atcanobbio
Date: 1/27/18
Route: SEA-RDU
Flight Number: AS754
Status: 75K
Fare Class: R
Cleared: T-120
Date of ticket purchase: Dec 2017

Date: 1/27/18
Route: RDU-SEA
Flight Number: AS753
Status: 75K
Fare Class: R
Cleared: I have not cleared...EF shows F2 U0 as of now
Date of ticket purchase: Dec 2017

Interesting to note that my buddy who's flying with me on his own ticket, also a 75k, has not cleared on the SEA-RDU leg (nor on the return). I think we booked these tickets maybe a day or two apart, at most.
Originally Posted by flyupfrnt
Date: 1/27/18
Route: RDU-SEA
Flight Number: AS753
Status: 75K
Fare Class: R
Date of ticket purchase: Dec 2017

Look's like I'm not getting the UG on this one. 3rd on list and F0/U0
I, too, will be on AS754/AS753 on Saturday, January 27th. At the moment I'm 11/18 on the upgrade waitlist for AS754 and 12/19 on the upgrade waitlist for AS753 so I'll be happy with my exit row aisle seat on each.
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Old Jan 26, 2018, 11:43 pm
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1/30/18 PDX-ANC AS 143 75K Upgrade cleared at T-119:45 W class.
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