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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

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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 16, 2018, 11:15 pm
  #121  
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
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2/19/18 Oak-Sea 353 75K U Cleared to 1st class on 2/15/18 Purchased on 2/14/18

2/19/18 Sea-Anc 331 75K Y cleared to Prem Select on 2/15/18 purchased on 2/14/18

​​​​​​​2/22/18 ANC-PDX 140 75K U cleared to 1st class on 2/15/18 purchased on 2/14/18

2/22/19 PDX-Oak 916 75K U cleared to 1st on 2/15/18 purchased 2/14/18

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Old Feb 17, 2018, 12:43 pm
  #122  
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2/17/18 SEA-LAS AS 586 MVP, not on waitlist in app aftet checking in at T-23, says “waitlisted for First Class” when I look at my name in the app. F is full and has been since T-48.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

One down, one to go to get back to Gold...
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Old Feb 19, 2018, 6:41 am
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2/19/18 LAS-SEA AS 141 MVP, not on waitlist in app after checking in at T-23, does NOT say “waitlisted for First Class” when I look at my name in the app. F is full and has been since T-48. I got a $25 certificate for being bumped from PC. App still says I am in PC. Still in row 6 (where I have been the whole time).

¯\_(ツ)_/¯



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Old Feb 19, 2018, 10:29 pm
  #124  
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Originally Posted by eponymous_coward
2/19/18 LAS-SEA AS 141 MVP, not on waitlist in app after checking in at T-23, does NOT say “waitlisted for First Class” when I look at my name in the app. F is full and has been since T-48. I got a $25 certificate for being bumped from PC. App still says I am in PC. Still in row 6 (where I have been the whole time).

¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Sounds like an aircraft swap. These are becoming more rare as most AS' a/c have PC now.
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Old Feb 19, 2018, 10:35 pm
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Originally Posted by beckoa
Sounds like an aircraft swap. These are becoming more rare as most AS' a/c have PC now.
You would think... except I was in PC anyway.
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Old Feb 20, 2018, 3:14 pm
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Join Date: May 2013
Location: SEA
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2/22 Flight 790 SEA-EWR (redeye), T class ticket, Gold, companion and I, upgraded to premium at T-96, then upgraded to First at T-72

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Old Feb 20, 2018, 3:25 pm
  #127  
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Programs: AS 100K, Marriott Titanium, Delta Gold, United Silver
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Date: 2/25/18
Route: SEA-PHL
Flight Number: AS 32
Status (MVP, Gold or 75K): 75k
Fare Class: No idea
Add companion if there was one: N/A
Time the upgrade cleared: ~120 hrs

I'm at about a 50% success rate for all my trancons this year (mostly PDX-DCA). Getting upgraded for my Eastbound flights, but back of the bus for the return trip to the West. At least my upgraded flights seem to have the preordering food option available. Thus far, they've all been cheese omelet with sausage, granola, or fruit and cheese tray. Not sure if that's luck of the draw or if it's just standard for transcon breakfast flights in Feb
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Old Feb 20, 2018, 8:22 pm
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I have moved a few posts discussing recent upgrade processor glitches to the consolidated thread discussing that here:

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/alas...-glitches.html

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Old Feb 21, 2018, 2:27 pm
  #129  
 
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Date: 2/19/18
Route: MCI-SFO
Flight Number: AS2783
Status (MVP, Gold or 75K): MVP
Time the upgrade cleared: PC cleared 24 hours out and I was #1 on F upgrade list. F cleared at the gate. Flight had a handful of op-ups as F ended up being full.

Date: 2/23/18
Route: SFO-MCI
Flight Number: AS2782
Status (MVP, Gold or 75K): MVP
Time the upgrade cleared: F cleared 48 hours out.
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Old Feb 21, 2018, 6:18 pm
  #130  
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Programs: AS MVP Gold 75K
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Date: 2/12/18
Route: SEA-MCO
Flight: AS16
Status: MVP Gold 75k
Time cleared: 24 hours into F

Date: 2/16/18
Route: MCO-SEA
Flight: AS19
Status: MVP Gold 75k
Time cleared: 72 hours into F
Was actually upgraded initially on the 7am flight (don't recall flight #), but missed it due to a late night - called the Gold line at 645am to rebook and not only got on the later flight, but they preserved my upgrade.
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Old Feb 22, 2018, 10:58 am
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Originally Posted by Rich Boykin
Date: 2/12/18
Route: SEA-MCO
Flight: AS16
Status: MVP Gold 75k
Time cleared: 24 hours into F

Date: 2/16/18
Route: MCO-SEA
Flight: AS19
Status: MVP Gold 75k
Time cleared: 72 hours into F
Was actually upgraded initially on the 7am flight (don't recall flight #), but missed it due to a late night - called the Gold line at 645am to rebook and not only got on the later flight, but they preserved my upgrade.
Lucky you! I fly PDX - MCO a lot and they are super stingy with U space.
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Old Feb 22, 2018, 12:43 pm
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Originally Posted by 91foxbody
Lucky you! I fly PDX - MCO a lot and they are super stingy with U space.
I was really surprised - especially since I was flying out and back for a conference and I know there were a LOT of elites from my industry flying out for the same conference. That my upgrade stuck after switching flights on the way back was crazy....I completely expected to be in coach on the way back.
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Old Feb 24, 2018, 11:09 pm
  #133  
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Alaska
Programs: AS MVPG
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Date: 2/27/18
Route: JNU-SEA
Flight Number: AS176
Status (MVP, Gold or 75K): Gold
Time the upgrade cleared: T-72 or there about in F

Date: 2/23/18
Route: SEA-LAS
Flight Number: AS586
Status (MVP, Gold or 75K): Gold
Time the upgrade cleared: Unlikely to clear as no F available.
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Old Feb 25, 2018, 6:13 pm
  #134  
 
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Programs: AS MM, MVPGold100k, Hilton Diamond, Hertz Presidents Circle
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2/28/18 SEA-FLL AS 38 75K T class, but FC is already sold out
3/4/18 FLL-SEA AS 35 75K L class, but FC is already sold out
will have to wait to see where I end up on waitlist
Booked 1/4/18, as 75k was able to select PC seats for husband and me at time of booking (but not in same row)
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Old Feb 25, 2018, 7:53 pm
  #135  
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3/2/18 ANC-SEA AS156 75K Upgrade cleared at T-120 hours
3/2/18 SEA-RDU AS754 75K Upgrade cleared at T-120 hours
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