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papajohns Feb 8, 11 8:52 am

Upgrade Potential with Silver...EWR to MIA route
 
I know silver status is notorius for not giving a ton of upgrades, however I heard that time of your flight is key. I'm considering doing an mileage run early in the year to asia, which I will turn into a mini vacation, which will get me to silver...only if it will mean significant upgrades during the course of the year while traveling to Miami, otherwise I would rather take this trip to Asia later in the year when I can take more time off of work to really enjoy it.

However I'm wondering if it is really worth it given that almost all my flights will be EWR to MIA on the non-stop CO or CO/UA codeshare, going EWR to MIA on Sunday nights, and coming back to EWR friday afternoons. I already have the Presidential Plus card, so the only real benefit is the potential upgrades.

Please let me know your estimates on upgrade potential if you are familiar with this route on continental. ...Otherwise, I'll just be wasting my time/effort/money to obtain silver for no real added benifits. I travel almost exclusively out of EWR to MIA and ocassionally to west coast cities via Denver/Houston.

snod08 Feb 8, 11 9:54 am

I am not familiar with EWR-MIA route.
However, in general, flying in / out of a hub on a sunday PM / Friday PM flight is going to be Elite Heavy. (folks either going to their site on sunday PM / arriving from site Friday PM).

Based on that observation, I would say your upgrade chances are slim at best.

rggale Feb 8, 11 2:17 pm

Yeah, I'm a Platinum and I have been upgraded five times out of probably 30 flights between EWR and MIA or FLL in the last year, usually going down on thurs or fri, returning sometime sunday.


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