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Totally Sold out first class-way early (to merge upgrade chances)

Totally Sold out first class-way early (to merge upgrade chances)

Old Oct 3, 19, 2:08 pm
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Totally Sold out first class-way early (to merge upgrade chances)

I'm traveling later this month on a saturday evening from DFW to PDX as an EX and I have almost regularly found an upgrade seat because of saturday travel. But a recent check showed that all 16 seats are totally sold out/blocked/unavailable with still many seats remaining in coach including 10+ in MCE...

Can anyone suggest a reason for this not really competitive flight being sold out in F?
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Old Oct 3, 19, 2:16 pm
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Yes, I've seen this a lot lately myself. Lots of upfares is my guess.
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Old Oct 3, 19, 2:24 pm
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Originally Posted by tfizzle View Post
I'm traveling later this month on a saturday evening from DFW to PDX as an EX and I have almost regularly found an upgrade seat because of saturday travel. But a recent check showed that all 16 seats are totally sold out/blocked/unavailable with still many seats remaining in coach including 10+ in MCE...

Can anyone suggest a reason for this not really competitive flight being sold out in F?
Is the flight actually sold out J0, or just the seatmap is 100% occupied up front?
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Old Oct 3, 19, 2:30 pm
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J0 Y7 sadly to say.....
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Old Oct 3, 19, 2:36 pm
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Originally Posted by tfizzle View Post
I'm traveling later this month on a saturday evening from DFW to PDX as an EX and I have almost regularly found an upgrade seat because of saturday travel. But a recent check showed that all 16 seats are totally sold out/blocked/unavailable with still many seats remaining in coach including 10+ in MCE...

Can anyone suggest a reason for this not really competitive flight being sold out in F?
Some big family party or corporate meeting.
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Old Oct 3, 19, 3:58 pm
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Originally Posted by QueenOfCoach View Post
Some big family party or corporate meeting.
Or sports (for less-popular-than-NFL sports, like MLS, that might not charter).
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Old Oct 3, 19, 4:27 pm
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Groups flying from college football games or to pro ones.
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Old Oct 3, 19, 5:23 pm
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The Duggers going somewhere with their 19 kids.
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Old Oct 3, 19, 9:17 pm
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Originally Posted by tfizzle View Post
I'm traveling later this month on a saturday evening from DFW to PDX as an EX and I have almost regularly found an upgrade seat because of saturday travel. But a recent check showed that all 16 seats are totally sold out/blocked/unavailable with still many seats remaining in coach including 10+ in MCE...

Can anyone suggest a reason for this not really competitive flight being sold out in F?
16 people bought first class fares?
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Old Oct 3, 19, 9:34 pm
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The aircraft scheduled to operate the flight has 16 broken first class seats and the mechanics, well, you know.
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Old Oct 4, 19, 8:26 am
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Originally Posted by hotelboy View Post
16 people bought first class fares?
Blows the mind, huh?
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Old Oct 4, 19, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by hotelboy View Post
16 people bought first class fares?
With the upfares being actively offered, it's very possible. Most everyone I know at this point is paying extra to upfare in lieu of using upgrades.
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Old Oct 4, 19, 9:24 am
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Originally Posted by hotelboy View Post
16 people bought first class fares?
Maybe,maybe not.
Some could have found awards or upgrades early on.
What is the date/flight?
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Old Oct 4, 19, 12:21 pm
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Maybe,maybe not.
Could basically be said in response to any suggestion in this thread. Which makes it kind of a pointless thread.
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Old Oct 4, 19, 12:57 pm
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Originally Posted by tfizzle View Post
I'm traveling later this month on a saturday evening from DFW to PDX as an EX and I have almost regularly found an upgrade seat because of saturday travel. But a recent check showed that all 16 seats are totally sold out/blocked/unavailable with still many seats remaining in coach including 10+ in MCE...

Can anyone suggest a reason for this not really competitive flight being sold out in F?
When one books economy on AA, if they go back into their reservation to "Change/Modify" they are sometimes offered reduced F inventory. I just experienced this after booking TODAY. Bought an economy fare for $395 RT, full F was 1,100. When I went to Change/Modify, I could upgrade RT for ~$590. This was a DFW-LGA flight departing early on the outbound, and returning on a late-evening itin. This is a Friday-Sunday itinerary.
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