Loads/Upgrade Chances JFK/MSP to SJU/AUA/GCM

Old Aug 22, 12, 2:46 pm
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Loads/Upgrade Chances JFK/MSP to SJU/AUA/GCM

New FO here after flying the first half of this year and most of last year on Star. Need to take some vacation in the next 3-4 weeks. Was looking to fly from JFK or MSP to either SJU/AUA/GCM. I understand the potential for hurricanes and am willing to risk $150+fare difference if I need to make changes. I am also willing to fly Thursday nights/Friday anytime/Saturday mornings. Any thoughts on which routes historically will yield best upgrade chances or is this another one of those come back to us in a few months when you hit Gold deals? JFK-SJU seems to be pricing in around $250 and AUA/GCM is about double or a little more depending on the date.

Thanks for your expertise!
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Old Aug 22, 12, 3:24 pm
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Considering the number of people on the MR forum doing MR to SJU, I am betting the front will be full of DM and PMs (if they are lucky). Us GM and FOs won't have much of a chance, I don't think.

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New FO here after flying the first half of this year and most of last year on Star. Need to take some vacation in the next 3-4 weeks. Was looking to fly from JFK or MSP to either SJU/AUA/GCM. I understand the potential for hurricanes and am willing to risk $150+fare difference if I need to make changes. I am also willing to fly Thursday nights/Friday anytime/Saturday mornings. Any thoughts on which routes historically will yield best upgrade chances or is this another one of those come back to us in a few months when you hit Gold deals? JFK-SJU seems to be pricing in around $250 and AUA/GCM is about double or a little more depending on the date.

Thanks for your expertise!
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Old Sep 10, 12, 9:37 pm
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New FO here too. Just got upgraded for my Wed. flight to JFK-SJU.
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Old Sep 10, 12, 9:51 pm
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ATL-SJU or SJU-ATL is a very easy upgrade for almost anyone. I have done these legs several times. One trip I did an SDC and was still immediately upgraded because X inventory was still open 3 hours prior to the flight (after all medallions, of any level, had cleared!). Another trip I did an SDC and did not get the immediate upgrade, however at the gate I was #1 of 2 on the upgrade list for 12 open seats.

If flying out of MSP, the MSP-ATL or ATL-MSP legs will be impossible for an FO, so be prepared for that. However you can expect smooth sailing to and from SJU.

(As a side note, be sure to check out expertflyer to check the loads and upgrade availability for your dates. Also, I generally find the B767 flights to be the easiest to upgrade on.)
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Old Sep 10, 12, 11:19 pm
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AUA has been pretty good for me over the past few years
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Old Sep 11, 12, 8:20 am
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Thats great news as I am booked from LAX-JFK-SJU on Sept 25/26 (red eye to NYC) and SJU-ATL-MSP-LAX on September 29th.

I am piggy backing off a business trip from MSP to LAX and using it as a positioning flight.

I will be PM by then, hoping to catch upgrades on most (keeping fingers crossed)
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