No Upgrade Seats on CO Flights?

 
Old Feb 22, 12, 5:12 am
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Cool No Upgrade Seats on CO Flights?

Apologies if this is a known issue. I'm trying to book a seat on CO's website for LHR-EWR with an upgrade and there doesn't seem to be any upgrade availability on that route, no matter which days I pick - even six or seven months in advance. Should I be waiting until after 3/3 to do this?
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Old Feb 22, 12, 6:25 am
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Originally Posted by youknighted View Post
Apologies if this is a known issue. I'm trying to book a seat on CO's website for LHR-EWR with an upgrade and there doesn't seem to be any upgrade availability on that route, no matter which days I pick - even six or seven months in advance. Should I be waiting until after 3/3 to do this?
there's a related post 2 threads up... looks like a new glitch this week with upgrade inventory... being 36 hrs out as a platinum on a return flight I'm always upgraded well in advance has 2 of 20 seats filled and still no upgrade.
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Old Feb 22, 12, 7:37 am
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Originally Posted by jkburns1 View Post
there's a related post 2 threads up... looks like a new glitch this week with upgrade inventory... being 36 hrs out as a platinum on a return flight I'm always upgraded well in advance has 2 of 20 seats filled and still no upgrade.
That's a completely different issue. What the OP described is just normal behaviour - upgrade inventory is very rarely released in advance on this route.
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Old Feb 22, 12, 7:50 am
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It is much easier to find UA, LH, LOT of Brussels Air availability to Europe than CO metal.
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Old Feb 22, 12, 7:55 am
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Can you be more specific on dates? And do you have to do nonstop from LHR to EWR? For instance, I just randomly picked mid April and see upgrade availability from LHR to IAH and then on to EWR. I can check a bit if you fill in some info.
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Old Feb 22, 12, 7:58 am
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I also see inventory on April 17 on the nonstop. But I am using expert flyer and not co website.
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Old Feb 22, 12, 8:10 am
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Originally Posted by jkburns1 View Post
there's a related post 2 threads up... looks like a new glitch this week with upgrade inventory... being 36 hrs out as a platinum on a return flight I'm always upgraded well in advance has 2 of 20 seats filled and still no upgrade.
20 seats? OP is trying to get into BusinessFirst to London Heathrow, not get a complimentary upgrade.
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Old Feb 22, 12, 8:25 am
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Originally Posted by IAH-OIL-TRASH View Post
20 seats? OP is trying to get into BusinessFirst to London Heathrow, not get a complimentary upgrade.
Yep got that... my mistake
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Old Feb 24, 12, 4:47 am
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Just to clarify my original post, I am trying to purchase a ticket LHR-EWR-LHR from continental.com and upgrade with (OnePass) miles at the time of purchasing (rather than waiting for a complimentary upgrade).

No matter which days I select, every single flight has a red "! Upgrade not available on COxx" message. I'm guessing that this is transition related.
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Old Feb 24, 12, 6:10 am
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Originally Posted by youknighted View Post
Just to clarify my original post, I am trying to purchase a ticket LHR-EWR-LHR from continental.com and upgrade with (OnePass) miles at the time of purchasing (rather than waiting for a complimentary upgrade).

No matter which days I select, every single flight has a red "! Upgrade not available on COxx" message. I'm guessing that this is transition related.
No - this is perfectly normal. You can waitlist and there's a good chance of it clearing closer to the flight departure date. It's very rare for CO to leave upgrade inventory open on these flights well in advance. Once they get a better feel for the expected loads in C, they start to release some inventory.
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Old Feb 24, 12, 1:33 pm
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Originally Posted by HSmartt View Post
Can you be more specific on dates? And do you have to do nonstop from LHR to EWR? For instance, I just randomly picked mid April and see upgrade availability from LHR to IAH and then on to EWR. I can check a bit if you fill in some info.
Ugh. Halfway across the country and then back. All for a flight that is only slightly longer than EWR-SFO to begin with.
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