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

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

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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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Old Dec 24, 17, 11:00 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Anchorage, AK
Programs: Lifetime AS 1MM & MVPG, AS MVPG75K, AA, DL, HH-G
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I Got/Didn't Get MVP/Gold/75K Upgrade on AS (2018)

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


It is time to start the New Year with many successes (I hope)

Last edited by BOB W; Dec 27, 17 at 11:32 pm
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Old Dec 29, 17, 8:05 pm
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Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Seattle, Wa
Programs: AS 75K - HHonors Gold - Hertz PC & BW Diamond
Posts: 2,327
Thanks Bob W for starting this years tracking thread.

Lets Get It started: With the Kindness and generosity of other flyer talkers I collected some unused / Expiring GGU's and Purchased some reservations for instant Upgrades:

1/18/18 SEA-LOR AS404/AS268 GGU 75K UG Cleared at Purchase 12/29/2017
2/23/18 SEA-LAX AS466 GGU 75K (+ 2 non status) UG Cleared At Purchase 12/23/2017
2/26/18 LAX-SEA AS447 GGU (2 non status) UG Cleared at Purchase 12/23/2017

6 Gifted GGU's is a great way to end / start a year. Thanks All & Happy New Year
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Old Dec 30, 17, 2:45 am
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Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: British Columbia
Programs: AA, AS Gold 75K, BA, QF, SQ, Marriott Platinum Premiere
Posts: 1,454
Date 01-01-2018
Route YLW-SEA-SFO
Flight Number 2493/312
Status (MVP Gold 75K) x2
Fare Class M
1 companion with Compaion Certificate,
Purchased M fare for immediate upgrade on SEA-SFO segment, YLW-SEA is QX
Date of ticket purchase 11-27-2017

Date 2-19-2018
Route BOS-SEA-PHX
Flight Number 737/650
Status (MVP Gold 75K) x2
Fare Class K
1 companion with Compaion Certificate,
U2 available, used 1 GGU each to upgrade both BOS-SEA & SEA-PHX (<4hr connection) Waitlisted PHX-SEA 2-27-2018 I didn't want to burn 2 GGU's for a short flight, no upgraded available on SEA-YLW.
Date of ticket purchase 11-23-2017

Best customer care experience in 2017: We were traveling PDX-SEA-MSY, companion certificate, upgraded to First with 2 GGU's, Arrived for our E175 flight to SEA. Plane was downgraded to Q400 and we lost our first class seats. From SEA-MSY we sat up front. Alaska put 2 new GGU's into my account despite flying first on the longer segment. Thanks Alaska.

Best use of GGU's in 2017: ANC-LAX-SJO 1 GGU each, SJO-LAX-SEA-PVR 1 GGU each on a companion certificate as MVPG.

First EQM for 2018 on January 1st.
Starting 2018 with 16 GGU's between us.

Good luck to everyone in the New Year.

James
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Old Jan 3, 18, 10:31 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Anchorage, AK
Programs: Lifetime AS 1MM & MVPG, AS MVPG75K, AA, DL, HH-G
Posts: 7,121
Slow upgrades this year?
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Old Jan 3, 18, 10:55 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Snohomish, WA
Programs: AS MVP Gold, HHonors Diamond
Posts: 2,312
1/5/18 SEA-YYC AS 2718 MVPG upgrade cleared at T-72 hours

This was on a BA partner award ticket (W). Woo
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Old Jan 4, 18, 9:32 am
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Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Split b/w SAN and NYC
Programs: B6 Mosaic; AS MVPG 75K
Posts: 9
Date 1/5/18
Route EWR - SAN
Flight Number 772
MVP
Fare Class T
T-48
Purchased: 10/9/17
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Old Jan 4, 18, 9:59 am
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Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: BOS/ORH
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Originally Posted by CDKing View Post
75K. K fare using companion cert ~$500 per person ai.

2/26/18 AS 15 BOS-SEA x2 with upgrade cert at booking (was F7 U5)
2/27/18 AS 879 SEA-LIH x2 with upgrade cert (was F5 U2)

3/12/18 AS 156 LIH-PDX x2 with upgrade cert (was F6 U3)
3/13/18 AS 30 PDX-BOS - No U space but only a dozen seats taken on map and F wide open. Set up EF alert.
3/13/18 AS 30 PDX-BOS opened up U space x2 about a week ago. Now only 2 seats taken in the F cabin.
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Old Jan 4, 18, 12:01 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Anchorage, AK
Programs: Lifetime AS 1MM & MVPG, AS MVPG75K, AA, DL, HH-G
Posts: 7,121
Date: 1/8/2018
Route: ANC-SEA-LAX
Flight Number: 146 & 496
Status (MVP, Gold or 75K): 75K
Fare Class: R
Add companion if there was one: none
Time the upgrade cleared or position on waitlist if didn't clear: 5 days out
Date of ticket purchase: October 2017

catching flight 496 SEA-LAX

Last edited by BOB W; Jan 4, 18 at 12:25 pm Reason: added flt. 496 info
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Old Jan 5, 18, 11:03 am
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after 3 fun years of flying almost exclusively in F on AS via GGUs and comp-grades, my status game finally ran its complete course on December 31 with the DL and AA divorces sealing the deal. i have 2x GGUs left in my account with 2018 exp dates and will probably use them to visit Canada this summer, though might save them and try to jam through a FLL upgrade for next Xmas...if I don't use my DL RUCs for that trip...
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Old Jan 5, 18, 6:59 pm
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Join Date: Jul 2017
Programs: AS MVP
Posts: 29
Date: 1/6/18
Route: PDX-ABQ
Flight Number: 2794
Status: MVP
Fare Class: T
No companion
Time cleared: 48h out

Not surprised it cleared on this route. Flight overall is pretty empty. But I am surprised more people didn't pay the $50 to upgrade! Seems like a steal for a 3 hour flight.
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Old Jan 5, 18, 7:52 pm
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Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: DCA
Programs: AA Executive Platinum
Posts: 868
1/9/18
BWI-SAN, SAN-BWI
AS726/AS785
MVPGold 75K
R Class
Outbound cleared at T-96; Return cleared at T-120
Purchased 12/6/17

This is my first AS itinerary (recovering AA EXP here) - things are getting started on the right foot, for sure!
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Old Jan 5, 18, 7:58 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Seattle
Programs: AS MVPGold75k, IHG - Priority Club Platinum, Hilton Honors Diamond, Marriott Rewards Silver
Posts: 1,165
Original booking on 10/21/17
01/03/18 - AS 728 SEA CHS AS 75k No U space outbound, selected PE seats for 2 of us Fare class V
01/17/18 - AS 787 CHS SEA AS 75k - instant upgrade for 2 of us, he was MVP at the time
12/27/17 noticed on web site U space open, called and upfared us to U $129.00 each
01/02/18 AS 728 cancelled, rebooked for 01/5/17, back in V fare, no PE seats open, no refund of the upfare
01/04/18 AS 728 cancelled, next flight is on 01/07/18 but only 2 seats open in FC, have to pay FC last minute fare for 2
0/05/18 Found FAA web site says CHS will not be open until 01/08/18 at 6:59PM* (my meeting in Hilton Head starts 01/07/18) so, I called and cancelled the 01/07/18 flight
01/05/18 booked new flights AS 32 SEA PHL on 01/06/18 and AA PHS SAV on 01/07/18 - had to pay walk up fare for the AA flight, but it gets me to the meeting on time.
we are both waitlisted for FC but seated in PE. I am 1 of 3 on list this evening, web site shows 1 unselected seats but none for sale, he does not show up at all (I just renominated him for MVP)
Kept my return flight with our FC seats throughout this entire fiasco.

* CHS has NO snow removal equipment at all, they are depending on snow melting away. Hard to do when it gets above freezing only a few hours a day. The CHS web site has a clip of a helicopter flying over the airport showing it totally covered in snow still

Last edited by ctporter; Jan 5, 18 at 7:59 pm Reason: auto correct thinks upfared should be upward.
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Old Jan 5, 18, 10:38 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2015
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Date: 1/5/18
AS 3397
SAN-SJC
R Fare, Booked Black Friday
T-72
There were 2 seats taken in FC, with no one on waitlist

SDC'ed to AS 3399
1 for 3 for 0

Doesn't matter much on the E175 for a hour in the air. Much preferred to sleep in.

1/8/18
AS3380
SJC-SAN
K Fare, booked Black Friday also
T-72
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Old Jan 6, 18, 11:14 am
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: TUS/PDX
Programs: WN CP/A-List, AS MVPG75K
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1/4 PHX-SEA 830p departure: UG @ T-2 hours
1/5 SEA-PHX 345p departure: UG @ T-12 hours
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Old Jan 7, 18, 2:58 pm
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Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: BLI
Programs: Alaska MVPG
Posts: 191
Date: 1/10
Route: PDX-ABQ
Flight Number: 2794
Status: MVP Gold
Fare Class: R
Cleared: 72 hours out
Have really enjoyed the E175 on this route. I've been split on direct flights from SEA and connecting in PDX. Worked out great until last month when every flight PDX-SEA was cancelled. Luckily the PDX lounge staff was able to switch me to a BLI flight which actually worked out better than my original itinerary.
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