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

Old Jan 8, 2018, 2:39 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 Feb 8, 2018, 1:55 pm
  #106  
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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SEA, but up and down the coast a lot
Programs: Oceanic Airlines Gold Elite
Posts: 20,372
Date: 2/10/18
Route: SEA-DAL
Flight Number: AS 3360
Status (MVP, Gold or 75K): MVP
Fare Class: T
Add companion if there was one: N/A
Time the upgrade cleared: T-48

Upgrade processor seems to be working again (this was the exact same route it failed on a week ago).
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Old Feb 8, 2018, 4:51 pm
  #107  
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Anchorage, AK
Programs: MVP Gold
Posts: 215
Date: 2/09/18
Route: SEA-GEG
Flight Number: AS 687
Status (MVP, Gold or 75K): MVP Gold
Fare Class: R
Add companion if there was one: N/A
Time the upgrade cleared: T-72
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Old Feb 8, 2018, 6:40 pm
  #108  
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Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: FAI
Programs: AS MVP Gold100K, AS 1MM, Maika`i Card, AGR, HH Gold, Hertz PC, Marriott Titanium LTG, CO, 7H, BA, 8E
Posts: 42,953
2/12/18 AS774 SEA-AUS 75K+Companion Upgrade cleared at T-119 hours
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Old Feb 9, 2018, 6:10 pm
  #109  
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Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: FAI
Programs: AS MVP Gold100K, AS 1MM, Maika`i Card, AGR, HH Gold, Hertz PC, Marriott Titanium LTG, CO, 7H, BA, 8E
Posts: 42,953
2/9/18 AS872 ANC-KOA ​​​​​​​75K+Companion no upgrade
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Old Feb 9, 2018, 7:23 pm
  #110  
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Seattle, Wa
Programs: AS 75K & BR Member- HHonors Diamond - Hertz PC - Marriott Titanium - IHG Ambassador
Posts: 2,379
Date: 2/11/2018
Route: EWR-SJC
Flight Number: AS 783
Status: 75K
Fare Class: R
Date of purchase: 1/18/18

Date: 2/11/2018
Route: SJC-SEA
Flight Number: AS 399
Status: 75K
Fare Class: R
Date of purchase: 1/18/18
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Old Feb 10, 2018, 7:55 pm
  #111  
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: East or West
Posts: 388
Date: 2/4/18
Route: SJC-LIH
Flight Number: AS 867
Status (MVP, Gold or 75K): MVP
Fare Class: W
Add companion if there was one: N/A
Time the upgrade cleared: Did not clear. F2 U2 at T-48, but changed to F0 U0 shortly thereafter. Plane took off with first class full and me as #1 on the waitlist. This was a voluntary downgrade on an F award ticket, and I was supposedly on the "priority waitlist" which according to the CSRs doesn't mean squat for U space, only A space. Oh well!

Enjoyed some grilled MahiMahi here on the island.
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Old Feb 11, 2018, 1:31 pm
  #112  
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Seattle, WA
Programs: Alaska 100K - MM, defender of shoes on the carpeted bulkhead 4ever, AA LT PLT, Hyatt Glob, HH Dia
Posts: 7,440
Some data points - mom was hospitalized at the end of January and I had to move a bunch of flights - grateful for Alaska's cancellation and refund policy for MVP golds and 75K, this would not be an option on AA. Grateful that mom is also on the mend.
Date:
1/30/2018
Route: SEA-BWI
Status: 75K
Fare Class: R
Date of purchase: no idea

cleared at T-120 didn't fly, cancelled and made someone's day

Date 1/30/2018
Route: SEA-IAD
Fare class: 20K
award purchased on 1/30
Cleared immediately after purchase - canceled - didn't fly


Date: 2/1/2018
Route: BWI-SEA
Status: 75K
Fare Class: R
Date of purchase: no idea

Cleared at T-120 Cancelled adn't fly and .....

Date 2/5/2018
route: SEA-IAD
Status 75K
Fare class: T
Date of purchase 1/27/2018
cleared at T-120

Date 2/7/2018
route: BWI-SEA
Status: 75K
Fare class: whatever would clear with a GGU
Date of purchase 1/27/201*
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Old Feb 11, 2018, 1:42 pm
  #113  
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 67
Date: 2/11/18
Route: EWR-SEA
Flight Number: AS 11
Status (MVP, Gold or 75K): MVP Gold
Fare Class: T
Add companion if there was one: N/A
Time the upgrade cleared: Did not clear (8/36)
Date of ticket purchase: 9/20/17
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Old Feb 11, 2018, 7:40 pm
  #114  
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Between BLI & PAE.
Programs: Nada of note these days….
Posts: 1,287
Two UGs for us (MVPGs) on AS#477, SBA to SEA on 2/14. Cleared @ 72 hours.
G class fares purchased in early December.
1 for 4 for the year now.
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Old Feb 12, 2018, 12:43 pm
  #115  
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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SEA, but up and down the coast a lot
Programs: Oceanic Airlines Gold Elite
Posts: 20,372
Date: 2/11/18
Route: DAL-SEA
Flight Number: AS 3360
Status (MVP, Gold or 75K): MVP
Fare Class: T
Add companion if there was one: N/A
Time the upgrade cleared: Never, died on the Upgrade List at 1.

Got PC though in seat 6A, nice legroom, didn't miss the extra seat width too much, and had BBQ at Dylan's BBQ Saloon so didn't care about what they were serving.

All told 3/4 for upgrades in 8500+ miles of flying as an MVP over two weekends as the big push for MVPG requalification (sorrynotsorry @beckoa), and the one fail was to PC. I'll take it. This upcoming weekend is a trip to Vegas which will seal the deal (and I actually don't care very much if I am upgraded).
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Old Feb 14, 2018, 8:20 pm
  #116  
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Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 12,586
Date 2/16/18
Route (Please bold if failure) BUR-PDX
Flight Number AS 2738
Status (MVP, Gold or 75K) MVP
Fare Class K
Add companion if there was one NA
Time the upgrade cleared or position on waitlist if didn't clear T-38 (got premium for $0 at T-48)
Date of ticket purchase 1/31/18
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Old Feb 15, 2018, 12:43 am
  #117  
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Alaska
Programs: AS MVPG
Posts: 131
Date: 2/13/18
Route: SEA-KTN-JNU
Flight Number: AS69​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Status (MVP, Gold or 75K): Gold
Fare Class: K
Add companion if there was one: Gold
Time the upgrade cleared: 4th & 5th on upgrade list did not clear
Date of ticket purchase: October 2017

We did get an immediate upgrade to PC when we changed fare class to use GGUs for the other legs of our trip. I was sitting next to #1 on the upgrade list who was upgraded for the SEA-KTN portion of the flight on the plane. He declined the KTN-JNU portion after landing in KTN, so #2 got it.
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Old Feb 15, 2018, 1:51 am
  #118  
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: TUS/PDX
Programs: WN CP/A-List, AS MVPG75K
Posts: 5,798
2/12 PHX-PDX 6a departure: No UG for me. Was awake for all of 20 minutes on the flight, comfortably seated in a PC window (that has more legroom than F, it seems).
2/14 SEA-PDX 910p departure: Bought F for once since it was roughly the same price.

Dear Alaska, fix your evening YVR departure time by 20 minutes so one can hit the 9p bank of departures out of SEA. Had to fly Widget Co to make it home tonight!
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Old Feb 15, 2018, 11:00 pm
  #119  
 
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Posts: 1,637
0/28 on OAK-PDX upgrades tonight.

Belongs in in the other thread, but another 30 min taxi because they want this to be a Q400 route and refuse to shorten the block time. 😡
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Old Feb 16, 2018, 10:13 am
  #120  
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Programs: AS MVP
Posts: 30
Date: 2/15/18
Route: LAS-PDX
Flight Number: AS 621
Status (MVP, Gold or 75K): MVP
Fare Class: R
Add companion if there was one: N/A
Time the upgrade cleared: Did not clear. Was able to get PC
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