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Old Aug 25, 09, 12:04 pm
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Smile Chances for Companion Upgrade

I am on 1676 this friday from IAH - PHL. I got the auto upgrade yesterday -co.com is showing 10 out of 20 seats filled. Usually, getting a companion upgrade on this flight is rare. However, school just started here in Houston this week, and I was wondering if anyone noticed a better percentage of upgrades over the week schools start back (parents wanting to stick around for the first week of school.)

Anyone ever run a correlation on this?

I am 6 for 6 for upgrades this year - only 1 companion upgrade out of 4. . .
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Old Aug 25, 09, 12:28 pm
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Anyone ever run a correlation on this?
If they have it has not been with a sufficient dataset to actually be relevant.

Also, I'm not sure what back to school has to do with things; do you think the kids are buying F seats?
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Old Aug 25, 09, 12:31 pm
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It is one of those at the gate things. Just list the person anyways and see what happens.
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Old Aug 25, 09, 12:34 pm
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Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
If they have it has not been with a sufficient dataset to actually be relevant.

True. . .

Also, I'm not sure what back to school has to do with things; do you think the kids are buying F seats?
No, my thought process would be less ff status parents traveling thus less on the upgrade list...
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Old Aug 25, 09, 3:38 pm
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i'm hoping that CO revamps the compainion upgrade program to make it more friendlier soon. i know CO Insider has mentioned that before, but nothing has happened yet.
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Old Aug 25, 09, 8:15 pm
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i'm hoping that CO revamps the compainion upgrade program to make it more friendlier soon. i know CO Insider has mentioned that before, but nothing has happened yet.
I would want to see how this impacted CO Golds and Silvers before I weighed in. Giving Plat companions priority over Gold members would not make this CO Gold member happy. I am sure the Silvers would yell even more.

Perhaps letting Plats/Golds add a companion at OLCI (-24 hours) would make it easier?
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Old Aug 25, 09, 8:28 pm
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Giving Plat companions priority over Gold members would not make this CO Gold member happy.
I thought that was already the case.
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I thought that was already the case.
It is:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/7354206-post29.html
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Old Aug 25, 09, 8:42 pm
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I was able to upgrade a companion on this flight (1676) this past sunday (8/23).
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A few Sundays ago, I was out in the cold on this one. Granted, at that time I was still Gold, but this route is pretty inconsistent, in my experience.
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Also, I'm not sure what back to school has to do with things; do you think the kids are buying F seats?
Perhaps. Do you have a sufficient dataset to prove otherwise?
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Originally Posted by aacharya View Post
I would want to see how this impacted CO Golds and Silvers before I weighed in. Giving Plat companions priority over Gold members would not make this CO Gold member happy. I am sure the Silvers would yell even more.
Don't Plat companion upgrade requests already trump Golds and Silvers not yet upgraded? I added a companion to the upgrade standby list a few weeks ago and he went right to the top of a list of about 20 standing by for the upgrade.
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Don't Plat companion upgrade requests already trump Golds and Silvers not yet upgraded? I added a companion to the upgrade standby list a few weeks ago and he went right to the top of a list of about 20 standing by for the upgrade.
Yes.
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Old Aug 26, 09, 11:36 am
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Favoring golds and plats to avoid unhappy golds...but wouldn't that make the silver members unhappy?




Originally Posted by aacharya View Post
I would want to see how this impacted CO Golds and Silvers before I weighed in. Giving Plat companions priority over Gold members would not make this CO Gold member happy. I am sure the Silvers would yell even more.

Perhaps letting Plats/Golds add a companion at OLCI (-24 hours) would make it easier?
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Old Aug 28, 09, 4:20 pm
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Originally Posted by iharker View Post
I am on 1676 this friday from IAH - PHL. I got the auto upgrade yesterday -co.com is showing 10 out of 20 seats filled. Usually, getting a companion upgrade on this flight is rare. However, school just started here in Houston this week, and I was wondering if anyone noticed a better percentage of upgrades over the week schools start back (parents wanting to stick around for the first week of school.)

Anyone ever run a correlation on this?

I am 6 for 6 for upgrades this year - only 1 companion upgrade out of 4. . .

Well, good news is that I got the companion upgrade, bad news is that the flight is already an hour late flying to PHL. Oh well, another round in E prez club.
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