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I Got/Didn't Get MVP/Gold/75K Upgrade on AS (2019)

I Got/Didn't Get MVP/Gold/75K Upgrade on AS (2019)

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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:
2/2/19 SEA-ANC AS 67 75K Upgrade cleared at T-120 hours
2/19/19 MSY-SEA AS 887 MVPG Didn't clear 4/22 on waitlist
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Old Dec 27, 18, 10:11 am
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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 (2019)

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:
2/2/19 SEA-ANC AS 67 75K Upgrade cleared at T-120 hours
2/19/19 MSY-SEA AS 887 MVPG Didn't clear 4/22 on waitlist

Since we are within the 120 hour window when Alaska Airlines (supposedly) starts processing upgrades, it is time to start a new thread for 2019.
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Old Dec 28, 18, 8:26 pm
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Join Date: May 2017
Location: Alaska
Programs: AS MVPG
Posts: 120
I posted this in the 2018 thread.

2/25/19
SEA-IAH
AS350
MVPG
M Fare

3/10-11/19
IAH-JNU
AS413/75
MVPG
M Fare

Immediate upgrade as U space was available. Wife (MVPG), also upgraded on a companion fare.
2/21/19
JNU-SEA
AS76
MVPG
U fare now

I was checking the app on my flights and this itinerary had a schedule change requiring a call in to reservations. Turned out one flight had changed 10 minutes. While on the call, I realized I booked the wrong flight (wanted afternoon but booked early morning flight which we flew often in 2018). So I requested a change to the afternoon and the agent changed it, checked for upgrades and upgraded us.
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Old Jan 1, 19, 11:41 am
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Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: LAX or NYC
Programs: AA MM; AS Gold; Nexion, LLC/Travel Leaders
Posts: 637
1/3/19 EWR-LAX AS 1161R MVPG U/G cleared shortly after ticketing (T-66)
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Old Jan 1, 19, 9:35 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Seattle, WA
Programs: Alaska 75K - MM, defender of shoes on the carpeted bulkhead 4ever, AA LT PLT, Hyatt, BonWhut?
Posts: 7,048
1/4 SEA-PHX
75K
not a clue
120 hours ahead and guess what? I have to move this reservation, but hey, it cleared.
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Old Jan 2, 19, 3:19 pm
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Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: PDX
Programs: DL Plat, UA Plat 1MM, AS MVP, Hyatt Discoverist, Avis Presidents Club, Hertz President's Circle
Posts: 3,695
1/1/19
EWR-PDX
AS 53
75K
H
1 Companion
Cleared T-8
Purchased November
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Old Jan 6, 19, 10:23 pm
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Moderator: Alaska Mileage Plan
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 10,032
1/9/19
SJC-DAL
AS 3328
MVPG
R Fare
Cleared T-74 (and I got an email)
12/2/18

Last edited by dayone; Jan 8, 19 at 8:26 pm Reason: Wrong airport.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 8:37 am
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Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: PDX
Programs: AS MVP (spouse).
Posts: 2,341
PDX-DAL
1/8
Cleared at time of purchase. ~48 hours
MVP
award ticket from non MVP account
Very pleasant surprise.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 12:15 pm
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Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Programs: AS MVP 75K, UA PremEx-MM
Posts: 3,086
1/12/19 DEN-SEA AS369 75K W-class (12.5K one-way award) Upgrade cleared at T-120 hours (received e-mail)
1/12/19 SEA-SBA AS418 75K W-class (12.5K one-way award) Upgrade cleared at T-120 hours (received e-mail)
1/14/19 SBA-SEA AS433 75K W-class (12.5K one-way award) Upgrade cleared at T-120 hours (did not receive-mail)
1/14/19 SEA-DEN AS618 75K W-class (12.5K one-way award) Upgrade cleared at T-80 hours (received e-mail)

Looks like the "8-open-seats-in-F or more" rule is valid. Nice to see on an award ticket, especially on a 737-800 (SEA-SBA-SEA) with only 12 F seats.

Last edited by Kurt; Jan 11, 19 at 4:45 pm Reason: Return flights added.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 12:37 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Seattle, WA
Programs: Alaska 75K - MM, defender of shoes on the carpeted bulkhead 4ever, AA LT PLT, Hyatt, BonWhut?
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1/6 SEA-PHX (636)
75K
not a clue
T-25 mins, 3/16 with 6 of us clearing into F
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Old Jan 7, 19, 2:28 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: HNL
Programs: AS MVPG, Marriott Plat, UA Gold
Posts: 175
1/7
DCA-SEA, AS 1
Gold
Y (rebooked from T after IAD-SEA leg changed to an unacceptable time)
Cleared at T-30", second on list. Five people were upgraded.
Bought Sep 2018
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Old Jan 7, 19, 9:13 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Seattle, WA
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Originally Posted by finlandia View Post
1/7
DCA-SEA, AS 1
Gold
Y (rebooked from T after IAD-SEA leg changed to an unacceptable time)
Cleared at T-30", second on list. Five people were upgraded.
Bought Sep 2018
UNICORN! buy a lottery ticket, then again you did book into Y, but still.
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Old Jan 8, 19, 10:55 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: HNL
Programs: AS MVPG, Marriott Plat, UA Gold
Posts: 175
Originally Posted by lalala View Post
UNICORN! buy a lottery ticket, then again you did book into Y, but still.
Ha! That's EXACTLY what I thought. I bought a lottery ticket immediately after landing. I'm going to go check the numbers after dinner.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 4:22 pm
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9 Jan
SFO/LAX
1927
75K
W
(+ Companion)
position on waitlist - 1 and 2
Ticketed a long time ago

The earlier flight canceled, and both were F4 (on A320s) the evening prior, so no surprise.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 1:33 am
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: TUS/PDX
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Posts: 5,718
1/8 PHX-SEA 8a departure: UG @ 72 hours or thereabouts
1/9 SEA-PHX 340p departure: No UG love for me today. But I did get another Y chocolate bar for the collection!
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Old Jan 10, 19, 2:25 am
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Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Maui
Programs: AS 75K
Posts: 193
1/6 SEA-OGG 5:55 pm departure. My wife and I were upgraded 24 hours prior (approximately). Nice way to start the New Year!
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