What to do with all those GGU's?

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Old Nov 20, 18, 8:31 pm
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I was reading thru this thread while I was on hold ... once I explained it to the agent she was able to straighten things out in less than 5 more minutes
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Old Nov 20, 18, 11:06 pm
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I'm asking for a family member. His Gold status expires on 12/31/2018, but he has two GGUs that expire on 12/31/2019. Will the GGUs remain in his account and be usable by him 2019?
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Old Nov 20, 18, 11:13 pm
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I'm asking for a family member. His Gold status expires on 12/31/2018, but he has two GGUs that expire on 12/31/2019. Will the GGUs remain in his account and be usable by him 2019?
Yes! They are gold guest upgrade certificates. They can be used by him or gifted to anyone regardless of status. Without Gold or 75K, however, he won't be able to change the itinerary without the $125 change/cancel fee outside 24 hours.

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Old Nov 21, 18, 11:11 am
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The GGU fairy smiled down on me. U opened SEA-BOS on a purchased trip. Website didnít want to offer an upfare option but a live agent was able to make it go through.
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Old Nov 21, 18, 11:54 am
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Originally Posted by rustykettel View Post
The GGU fairy smiled down on me. U opened SEA-BOS on a purchased trip. Website didnít want to offer an upfare option but a live agent was able to make it go through.
I've definitely noticed the scattered increase in U space (and A as well). I wonder if they noticed increased complaints or a downturn in revenue (e.g., Elites buying cheapest available since U wasn't there). Seems your behavior is just like mine -- willing to pay up on a competitive route if there's U. But I'm not about to pay more than I have to if U isn't available.
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Old Nov 23, 18, 2:10 am
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U space is hard to come by these days on the SEA-ANC route.... ��
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Old Nov 28, 18, 8:46 pm
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just scored BOS-SAN on a Sunday evening in early Feb ... although Iím still tempted to rebook in P for the COS bonus
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Old Nov 28, 18, 9:14 pm
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
just scored BOS-SAN on a Sunday evening in early Feb ... although Iím still tempted to rebook in P for the COS bonus
If the P fare is more than 75% higher than the eligible fare you paid to use your GGU with you are paying a premium for all your EQM. Will time be of the essence in February and beyond for you or could you optimize future itineraries to gain additional EQM more cost effectively? There is no lounge in BOS or SAN to take advantage of either.

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Old Nov 28, 18, 9:51 pm
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well, Professor, I’ll be in DC for work the previous week; booked DCA-BOS on AS miles (which I may switch to a cash fare, or B6, or even Amtrak) to attend an alumni conference in Boston, and need to have a reasonably priced return for expense reimbursement purposes ... no U space on the nonstop BOS-SEA, don’t want to play UG roulette that evening, don’t care about F for the morning trip, and don’t care about a lounge

and it’s early in the year, so there’s plenty of time to find that ~2000 EQM that I’m passing up to use the GGU
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Old Nov 29, 18, 10:15 am
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U space is hard to come by these days on the SEA-ANC route.... ��
Impossible might be more descriptive, at least for next summer.
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Old Nov 29, 18, 11:08 am
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Seems your behavior is just like mine -- willing to pay up on a competitive route if there's U. But I'm not about to pay more than I have to if U isn't available.
The return opened up at around T-5d, but K is around $200 now. Iím will to pay extra for K but not that much, so AS will either sell it to someone else or lose the revenue. Not willing to pay for K on speculation either.

Unfortunately, in order to upfare my outbound the agent says she needed to remove me from the waitlists for the entire ticket and then rewaitlist me after upfaring, even for the return not being upfared. I donít believe thatís correct but I really didnít expect additional U to open in advance either so didnít push it. Lightly loaded flight at this point. Looks like a good chance if I donít get upgraded, I might get a poormanís lie flat as a consolation prize.
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Old Nov 29, 18, 3:56 pm
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Originally Posted by rustykettel View Post


The return opened up at around T-5d, but K is around $200 now. Iím will to pay extra for K but not that much, so AS will either sell it to someone else or lose the revenue. Not willing to pay for K on speculation either.

Unfortunately, in order to upfare my outbound the agent says she needed to remove me from the waitlists for the entire ticket and then rewaitlist me after upfaring, even for the return not being upfared. I donít believe thatís correct but I really didnít expect additional U to open in advance either so didnít push it. Lightly loaded flight at this point. Looks like a good chance if I donít get upgraded, I might get a poormanís lie flat as a consolation prize.
Surely there's an easier way? Who has time to check all their pending itineraries for open U space? Especially since Gogo inflight is so sucky and leisure internet time is so sparse? I taught my husband how to do it so now I've got more coverage, but it shouldn't be this way. Still have 10 GGU to go....
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Old Nov 29, 18, 4:07 pm
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Surely there's an easier way? Who has time to check all their pending itineraries for open U space?
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Old Nov 29, 18, 4:12 pm
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Still have 10 GGU to go....
How is that (10 GGUs)? We don't seem to have too much difficulty putting them to good use out of SAN.
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Old Nov 30, 18, 8:20 pm
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How is that (10 GGUs)? We don't seem to have too much difficulty putting them to good use out of SAN.
Maybe it's just SEA - between the two of us, we had 24 last year, and since we usually buy the "cheap" seats and hope for 75k upgrades, these GGU go unused. Like many on here, I'm not going to pay for a U class when there's no U availability at time of booking. Surely Alaska is going to figure that out someday?
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