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Old Nov 12, 14, 9:54 pm
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Originally Posted by krupdogg View Post
I'm flying tomorrow morning JFK-SAN.
I'm PM, this flight will make me DM, currently 5 on list with 6 seasts at 12 hours till takeoff.

Since I'll make Diamond shortly I'm thinking of using a regional upgrade on this if I fall further down the list tonight but I'd hate to burn it if I'm going to clear on my own.

I'd like some feedback on those who are PM or DM and how often at <12 hours to takeoff are others checking in or SDC onto the flight to bump down priority list.

Thanks,
IME, you'll need a regional to clear. JFK-SAN on a Thursday... Tough. Lots if DMs won't check in until they get to airport or even while on there way.

See how you look at T-2 hours & go from there.
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Old Nov 13, 14, 8:11 am
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I got lucky and stayed at five of six and cleared t-30.
Where this gets interesting is flight home I'll be diamond but it's a Monday am flight and only three seats left as of now.

I'm on a v fare.

Thanks for the input
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Old Nov 16, 14, 11:16 am
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11/13 - PWM-ATL - V - No Upgrade
11/13 - ATL-LAX - V - No Upgrade
11/13 - LAX-SEA - V - Upgrade at Gate
11/13 - SEA-DTW - V - No Upgrade
11/14 - DTW-PWM - V - Upgrade at Gate
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Old Nov 17, 14, 2:26 am
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Originally Posted by JayTeaBee View Post
11/13 - LAX-SEA - V - Upgrade at Gate
Haven't had to fly this route in 5 or 6 weeks... Are they still serving the disgusting Luvo meals in F?
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Old Nov 17, 14, 8:11 am
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It's been a rough couple of trips....

I'm a PM

10/31 - SMF-LAX - V- no upgrade
10/31- LAX-MSY - V - no upgrade
11/4 - LAX - MSY - V- Upgrade at window
11/4 - LAX-SMF - V - no upgrade
11/14 - SFO - JFK - V - no upgrade
11/16 - JFK-SLC - V - no upgrade
11/16 - SLC - SMF - V - no upgrade

I do not know what's going on in Sacramento but I have NEVER missed an LAX-SMF/SMF-LAX upgrade and I missed both on Halloween and Nov 4.
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Old Nov 17, 14, 9:35 am
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Originally Posted by berliner5000 View Post
It's been a rough couple of trips....

I'm a PM

10/31 - SMF-LAX - V- no upgrade
10/31- LAX-MSY - V - no upgrade
11/4 - LAX - MSY - V- Upgrade at window
11/4 - LAX-SMF - V - no upgrade
11/14 - SFO - JFK - V - no upgrade
11/16 - JFK-SLC - V - no upgrade
11/16 - SLC - SMF - V - no upgrade

I do not know what's going on in Sacramento but I have NEVER missed an LAX-SMF/SMF-LAX upgrade and I missed both on Halloween and Nov 4.
SMF has been rough lately. I'm about 1/4 into/out of SMF since 10/15 and looking like I will miss again on Thursday.
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Old Nov 17, 14, 11:19 am
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Originally Posted by DeltaWings View Post
Haven't had to fly this route in 5 or 6 weeks... Are they still serving the disgusting Luvo meals in F?
Not sure, there was no meal service on this flight.
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Old Nov 17, 14, 11:52 am
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Originally Posted by JayTeaBee View Post
Not sure, there was no meal service on this flight.
As of 10/31, they are still serving luvo on the lax-sfo shuttle.
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Old Nov 17, 14, 5:53 pm
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Let's see what PM does for me...

Last few weeks have been interesting - couple of IROP issues and a few cancellations of my own cause, but here goes:

As Gold:

11/6 - LGA-DTW - K - upgraded due to 2 prior flights going WX
11/6 - DTW-CLE - K - upgraded due to 2 prior flights going WX

11/11 - CAK-ATL - U - upgraded at gate
11/11 - ATL-IND - U - upgraded at gate

11/14 - IND-JFK - U - upgraded 3 days prior (changed flight)
11/14 - IND-LGA - U - #2 of 3 and then somehow #1 of 0 with the gate agent angrily telling me that he cleared the 3 ahead of me "according to all proper policy" when I asked him what happened

11/14 - JFK-CDG - L - "upgraded" to Economy Comfort as Medallion Desk realized I'd be PM but the system wouldn't catch up in time

As Platinum:

11/16 - CDG-DUB - L - no upgrade, but it was a CityJet flight
11/16 - DUB-JFK - L - no Economy Comfort, no OpUp *shrug*
11/16 - JFK-ATL - #5 of 4 seats available
11/16 - ATL-MSP - #16 of 3 seats available

Overall so far:
24 out of 52 upgrades
5 CRJs
3 paid F
3 Intl econ
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Old Nov 18, 14, 6:21 pm
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I've really enjoyed being a DM. I'm 12 for 12 on upgrades, including 4 upgrades through two GUCs. Of the 8 other upgrades, only 2 cleared at time of booking or at the window. 2 others cleared more than 3 hours before departure, and I won gate lotteries for the other 4, including a JFK-LAX flat bed BE segment. I got the last upgrade seat this morning ATL-DCA (I was #3 on the list for 3 seats). I felt really lucky, because after the upgrades were given out, there were still 51 flyers on the list.
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Old Nov 20, 14, 6:29 am
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11/17 DL1194 PDX-SLC V->RU at window
11/17 DL4858 SLC-STL V->RU at window

11/20 DL4510 STL-SLC T->RU at gate
11/20 DL1787 SLC-SMF T->RU at ~T-48

PM status.
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Old Nov 20, 14, 7:06 am
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11/19 - MSP-ATL - U - #9 of 3
11/19 - ATL-XNA - K - #5 of 1

11/20 - XNA-ATL - Y - CRJ
11/20 - ATL-LGA - Y - cleared 36 hours after ticket purchase

11/22 - XNA-ATL - T - upgraded 5 days out *canceled by me*
11/22 - ATL-DFW - T - upgraded 5 days out *canceled by me*

Overall so far:
25 out of 55 upgrades (1 full Y)
6 CRJs
3 paid F
3 Intl econ

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Old Nov 20, 14, 10:54 am
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FO (5/9 56%)

10/10 JFK-ORD Upgrade at window
10/13 ORD-JFK Upgrade at window (Flight Cancelled)
10/13 ORD-LGA Upgrade at gate
10/29 JFK-LAX Not Eligible
11/4 LAS-JFK No Upgrade #5
11/24 LGA-PBI No Upgrade #14
12/11 JFK-SLC No Upgrade #53 (Companion w/o status)
12/14 SLC-JFK No Upgrade #38 (Companion w/o status)
12/30 LGA-ATL Upgrade at gate
12/31 ATL-MGA Upgrade at purchase (within window)

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Old Nov 20, 14, 11:49 am
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Originally Posted by 123Go View Post
FO (3/4 75%)

10/10 JFK-ORD Upgrade at window
10/13 ORD-JFK Upgrade at window (Flight Cancelled)
10/13 ORD-LGA Upgrade at gate
10/29 JFK-LAX Not Eligible
11/4 LAS-JFK No Upgrade
Yeap - that NYC-Chicago shuttle was always a guaranteed upgrade when I was FO also. Enjoy it if you run that route often.
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Old Nov 20, 14, 12:03 pm
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I did not expect this upgrade; I always assume no upgrade between MSP and ATL.

11/24 DL1991 MSP-ATL (Monday 5:25am flight) upgraded at the window! V fare.

It's not a long flight but is the first leg of MSP-ATL-NRT-SIN in EC. I'm glad to get even that short segment in F.

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