Upgrade / standby question on LAX-JFK

 
Old Sep 24, 15, 3:37 pm
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Upgrade / standby question on LAX-JFK

Hi all,

Quick situation for you, need some expert advice...

Relevant info: I am exec plat. I booked my ticket 4 months ago.

Booked on 430p LAX-JFK tomorrow (Friday). Biz appears full.
The 300p flight appears to have empty biz seats.

If I go standby in econ (probably can get confirmed at airport I think), where will I show up on the upgrade list (once seat is confirmed)? Who would be ahead of me?

Thanks.
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Old Sep 24, 15, 3:55 pm
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You need to be confirmed on the flight to be on the upgrade list. *Usually* they clear the upgrade list prior to the standby list (YMMV). I don't travel LAX-JFK, but I sincerely doubt that you will be upgraded if you only standby for the flight (versus same day flight change).
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Old Sep 24, 15, 4:04 pm
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Ah, ok.

So I should do same-day change?

Would you advise checking in to my flight 24 hours in advance, or not check-in?
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Old Sep 24, 15, 5:50 pm
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Originally Posted by dgsplace View Post
Ah, ok.

So I should do same-day change?

Would you advise checking in to my flight 24 hours in advance, or not check-in?
No impact checking in early, all based on origination of the PNR.
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Old Sep 24, 15, 5:56 pm
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Definitely try for a SDC.

I would check in as early as possible since this affects your priority on the standby list. This does not affect your ability to do a SDC. Even if you can't do a SDC online, I would check with the agent at the airport. Also, you can request that the agent put you on the standby list only for a biz seat. This means you only clear if there is a biz seat available and you keep your (presumably) good economy seat otherwise.
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Old Sep 24, 15, 5:56 pm
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Understood. Does checking in today impact same day standby ability tomorrow?
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