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I Got/Didn't Get MVP/Gold/75K Upgrade on AS (2021)

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Old Dec 30, 20, 7:16 pm
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I Got/Didn't Get MVP/Gold/75K Upgrade on AS (2021)

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:
2/2/21 SEA-ANC AS 67 75K Upgrade cleared at T-120 hours
2/19/21 MSY-SEA AS 887 MVPG Didn't clear 4/22 on waitlist
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Old Dec 31, 20, 7:56 pm
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01/01/21 SEA-PHX AS932 75K with MVPG companion.

Processor upgrade cleared at T-24. We were upgraded right at OLCI so I don't know where we were on the waitlist as processor upgrades remove you from the upgrade waitlist. I originally booked in October, R fare class on a 6 segment circle trip with a companion certificate. Re-fared in early November for a ~$100 savings. Subsequently, I changed the itinerary to an alternate intermediary destination.

3 of 4 mainline flights on the itinerary were upgraded at the gate so no processor upgrades on the itinerary before this one. Nice to see processor upgrades. I haven't had one of those since September. After 1/1/21 our next flights will be on 1/7/21. It will be interesting to see if processor upgrades at the Elite windows will start on 1/2/21 for 75K's as 1/7/21 will be the first day post seat-blocking.

EDIT: It appears they are!


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Old Jan 2, 21, 1:14 pm
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Processor upgrades back in Action!

1/7/2021 PHX-SEA AS923 75K with MVPG companion, R fare, upgraded at T-114.

January 7th is the first day post seat-blocking. It is nice to see upgrades processing at the upgrade windows again. This was originally a PHX-SEA-HNL itinerary that I changed online in the second week of December. The new itinerary is PHX-SEA-FLL.

James
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Old Jan 2, 21, 1:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Flying for Fun View Post
1/7/2021 PHX-SEA AS923 75K with MVPG companion, R fare, upgraded at T-114.
I have an SFO-SEA for the same day that also cleared 114 hours out, so does look like things are somewhat back to normal for 2021.
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Old Jan 2, 21, 2:50 pm
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Originally Posted by tom911 View Post
I have an SFO-SEA for the same day that also cleared 114 hours out, so does look like things are somewhat back to normal for 2021.
I am now eagerly awaiting notification on the A321 SEA-FLL segment. I wouldn't be surprised if they held off on hopes of last minute sales though on a 2712 mile route. I hope they do. I am always happy to fly in the cabin booked and will have a blocked middle in Premium anyway.

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Old Jan 3, 21, 3:40 pm
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1/2/21 KOA-SAN AS196 MVPG75K L fare. Didn't clear, 2/6 on waitlist. Ticket purchased in September.

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Old Jan 3, 21, 4:24 pm
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1/2/21 KOA-SAN AS196 MVPG75K L fare. Didn't clear, 2/6 on waitlist. Ticket purchased in September.
Wow....75K and didn't clear on a Hawaii route where leisure travel is still depressed....tough loss, especially since you got added to the wait list back in September.
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Old Jan 3, 21, 4:31 pm
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Originally Posted by PDXPremier View Post
....tough loss, especially since you got added to the wait list back in September.
Well, given the multiple schedule changes that ensued, I imagine the date was reset. I was still quite surprised.
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Old Jan 3, 21, 4:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Erasmus View Post
Well, given the multiple schedule changes that ensued, I imagine the date was reset. I was still quite surprised.
Yeah, I would have been surprised too....and disappointed since it's such a long flight.
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Old Jan 3, 21, 4:39 pm
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Originally Posted by PDXPremier View Post
Wow....75K and didn't clear on a Hawaii route where leisure travel is still depressed....tough loss, especially since you got added to the wait list back in September.
Pax coming back from holidays bought F outright.
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Old Jan 3, 21, 10:14 pm
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I had two transcon flights this weekend with layovers into SEA, and one tomorrow morning and the waitlists are growing again. Even at the end of December I hardly saw more than 10 people on a flight; however, tomorrow’s flight into SEA has over 20 passengers and I’m at position 4 and purchased back in September.

Travel is certainly up ticking!

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Old Jan 3, 21, 10:19 pm
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Originally Posted by damnyourefine View Post
I had two transcon flights this weekend with layovers into SEA, and one tomorrow morning and the waitlists are growing again. Even at the end of December I hardly saw more than 10 people on a flight; however, tomorrow’s flight into SEA has over 20 passengers and I’m at position 4 with an L fare purchased back in September.

Travel is certainly up ticking!
This weekend is certainly one of the more busier times for travel though right?
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Old Jan 3, 21, 10:22 pm
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Originally Posted by TravelingZoomer View Post
This weekend is certainly one of the more busier times for travel though right?
That I'm not sure. I have traveled on most days (M-Su) of the week, even in 2020, but I suppose this is a "holiday" weekend. I'll be sure to follow up with my next flights.
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Old Jan 3, 21, 10:35 pm
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Originally Posted by TravelingZoomer View Post
This weekend is certainly one of the more busier times for travel though right?
I was worried it would be, so I booked my return flight for monday night - I'll work from PDX monday, then fly back to LAX monday night. From the reserved seats the flight looks pretty empty - F looks empty, one other person in PC up through check-in, and maybe 6 seats reserved in back. I'm sure there are more tickets purchased than that, but it's a lot lighter advance seat reservations than at thanksgiving.

ETA: here are the checkpoint numbers so far, so sunday 1/3 looks like a peak.

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Old Jan 3, 21, 10:38 pm
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The TSA projects Sunday will be the busiest travel day since the pandemic started. They are expecting more than the 1 million people that were screened nationwide on Saturday.
https://abc7.com/travel/holiday-trav...demic/9328557/
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