2014 Upgrade Success Thread

Old Jan 2, 14, 8:19 am
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2014 Upgrade Success Thread

Piggy-backing on the previous two year's threads
2013 Upgrade Success Thread
2012 Upgrade Success Thread

It seems that RacingJunkie usually runs this, but I wanted to get it going as travel got booked.

I ask that you provide at minimum the following information:

Date or day of the week, Origin/Destination for each leg, fare class, and whether/when upgrade cleared. See my next post for my examples.

If you chose to participate, please indicate your SM status in the top of your post. I ask that you update often in your first post. Feel free to add a post to bump when possible.

January summary of all posted eligible segments - overall upgrade rate 68.6% (94/137)

DMs - 77.3% (65/84)
PMs - 75.7% (28/37)
GMs - 6.3% (1/16)
FOs - 100% (1/1)

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Old Jan 2, 14, 8:23 am
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2014 - 24/37 as PM

1/9 - STL - ORD (UA)
1/10 - ORD - STL (UA)
1/16 - STL - ATL V Fare - Thursday Morning - 8/33 for 5 seats
1/16 - ATL - BDL V Fare - Thursday Morning - 7/22 for 3 seats
1/17 - BDL - DTW X Fare - Friday Morning - Window (5d)
1/17 - DTW - STL X Fare - Friday Morning - 7/18 for 0 seats
1/28 - STL - MSP T Fare - Tuesday Morning - window (1d - Irrops, but UG inventory available)
1/28 - MSP - MCI T Fare - Tuesday Morning - window (1d - Irrops, but UG inventory available)
1/29 - MCI - STL (WN)
2/7 - STL - MSP V Fare - Friday evening - gate
2/7 - MSP - PHL V Fare - Friday evening - window
2/9 - PHL - MSP V Fare - Sunday morning - window
2/9 - MSP - STL V Fare - Sunday afternoon - window
2/18 - STL - ATL V Fare - Tuesday afternoon - 12/42 for 4 seats
2/18 - ATL - MSY V Fare - Tuesday evening - gate
2/20 - MSY - ATL V Fare - Thursday evening - gate
2/20 - ATL - STL V Fare - Thursday evening - 2 days out
3/6 - STL - ORD (AA)
3/6 - ORD - DSM (AA)
3/6 - DSM - MSP X Fare - Thursday afternoon - 8/18 for 0 seats (on E175)
3/6 - MSP - STL X Fare - Thursday evening - window
4/1 - STL - ATL V Fare - Tuesday morning - window
4/1 - ATL - SEA V Fare - Tuesday morning - 9/38 for 8 seats
4/1 - SEA - ATL V Fare - Tuesday Red eye - window
4/2 - ATL - STL V Fare - Wednesday morning - window
4/8 - STL - ATL V Fare - Tuesday morning - window
4/8 - ATL - CLT V Fare - Tuesday afternoon - gate
4/9 - CLT - CHO (AA)
4/10 - CHO - ATL U Fare - Thursday morning - CRJ
4/10 - ATL - STL U Fare - Thursday morning - window
4/22 - STL - LGA (WN)
4/23 - LGA - MSY K Fare - Wednesday morning-nope
4/24 - MSY - STL (WN)
5/30 - STL - MSP X Fare - Friday evening - window
5/30 - MSP - YUL X Fare - Friday evening - window
6/4 - YUL - ATL X Fare - Wednesday afternoon - no
6/4 - ATL - STL X Fare - Wednesday evening - no
7/27 - STL - MSP A Fare
7/27 - MSP - SFO A Fare
7/31 - SFO - STL (WN)
9/1 - BOS - ATL L Fare - Monday morning - window
9/1 - ATL - STL L Fare - Monday afternoon - window
10/3 - STL - MSP V Fare - Friday afternoon - no (With FO wife)
10/3 - MSP - PHL V Fare - Friday afternoon - no (With FO wife)
10/5 - PHL - ATL V Fare - Sunday afternoon - gate
10/5 - ATL - STL V Fare - Sunday evening - no (with FO wife)
10/12 - STL - MSP U Fare - Sunday afternoon - window
10/12 - MSP - AUS U Fare - Sunday afternoon - gate
10/24 - ORD - DTW U Fare - Friday evening - no
11/7 - STL - DTW X Fare - Friday evening - gate
11/7 - DTW - AMS X Fare - Friday evening - ineligible
11/8 - AMS - OSL X Fare - Saturday afternoon - ineligible
11/16 - OSL - AMS X Fare - Sunday morning - ineligible
11/16 - AMS - EWR X Fare - Sunday afternoon - ineligible
12/5 - STL - ATL T Fare - Friday afternoon - no
12/5 - ATL - SNA T Fare - Friday afternoon - no
12/9 - SNA - MSP V Fare - Tuesday afternoon - no
12/9 - MSP - STL V Fare - Tuesday evening - no

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Old Jan 2, 14, 11:35 am
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01/05 -- MCO - ATL (M fare) - Sunday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed on 1/2
01/05 -- ATL - RIC (A fare) - Sunday evening - already in first!
01/10 -- RIC - DTW (X fare) - Friday evening *1 - N/A (CRJ)
01/10 -- DTW - MCO (X fare) - Friday evening *1 - Upgraded at gate
01/12 -- MCO - ATL (U fare) - Sunday evening *2 - Upgraded at gate
01/12 -- ATL - RIC (U fare) - Sunday evening *2 - Upgraded at gate
01/17 -- RIC - ATL (M fare) - Friday evening - Upgraded at gate
01/17 -- ATL - MCO (M fare) - Friday evening - No upgrade
01/20 -- MCO - LGA (H fare) - Monday morning *3 - Upgraded at gate
01/20 -- LGA - RIC (H fare) - Monday morning *3 - Upgraded at SDC
01/24 -- RIC - ATL (X fare) - Friday evening - Standby on earlier flight...no upgrade
01/24 -- ATL - MCO (X fare) - Friday evening - Standby on earlier flight...no upgrade
01/26 -- MCO - ATL (Q fare) - Sunday afternoon - *4
01/27 -- MCO - ATL (Q fare) - Monday morning - *4 - Upgraded at rebooking
01/27 -- ATL - RIC (Q fare) - Monday morning - *4 - Upgraded at rebooking
02/07 -- RIC - ATL (S fare) - Friday afternoon = Upgraded at gate
02/07 -- ATL - MCO (S fare) - Friday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5
02/09 -- MCO - DTW (Q fare) - Sunday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6? (02/03)
02/09 -- DTW - RIC (Q fare) - Sunday evening (CRJ-900...w/FC) - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6? (02/03)
02/14 -- RIC - ATL (H fare) - Friday afternoon - no upgrade (all the weather delays filled up FC way ahead of time)
02/14 -- ATL - MCO (H fare) - Friday evening - *5 - Upgraded at gate
02/17 -- MCO - ATL (U fare) - Monday morning - no upgrade
02/17 -- ATL - RIC (U fare) - Monday morning - no upgrade (discount fare likely hurt me)
02/21 -- RIC - ATL (H fare) - Friday afternoon - no upgrade
02/21 -- ATL - MCO (H fare) - Friday afternoon - no upgrade
02/24 -- MCO - ATL (Q fare) - Monday pre-dawn - no upgrade
02/24 -- ATL - RIC (Q fare) - Monday morning - no upgrade (switched to earlier flight via standby)
02/28 -- RIC - ATL (U fare) - Friday afternoon - no upgrade
02/28 -- ATL - MCO (U fare) - Friday afternoon - no upgrade
03/02 -- MCO - ATL (Q fare) - Sunday evening - Upgrade confirmed 2hrs before flight
03/02 -- ATL - RIC (Q fare) - Sunday evening - no upgrade
03/06 -- RIC - ATL (Q fare) - Thursday evening - no upgrade
03/06 -- ATL - MCO (Q fare) - Thursday night - *6 - Upgraded at boarding...scanned BP and got new seat assignment
03/10 -- MCO - ATL (U fare) - Monday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (03/05)
03/10 -- ATL - RIC (U fare) - Monday evening - Upgraded at gate
03/17 -- Southwest/Airtran this week
03/23 -- MCO - ATL (Q fare) - Sunday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (03/17)
03/23 -- ATL - RIC (Q fare) - Sunday evening - no upgrade (rebooked to Y due to delay and SDC...open seat in J )
03/28 -- RIC - ATL (L fare) - Friday afternoon - No upgrade
03/28 -- ATL - MCO (L fare) - Friday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-1.5 (03/27) Equip chg to 767-300
03/30 -- MCO - ATL (K fare) - Sunday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (03/24)
03/30 -- ATL - RIC (K fare) - Sunday evening - Upgraded at gate
04/04 -- RIC - ATL (H fare) - Friday afternoon - no upgrade
04/04 -- ATL - MCO (H fare) - Friday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (03/29)
04/06 -- MCO - CVG (U fare) - Sunday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (03/31)
04/06 -- CVG - RIC (U fare) - Sunday evening - not upgrade eligible
04/11 -- RIC - ATL (B fare) - Friday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-3 (04/08)
04/11 -- ATL - MCO (B fare) - Friday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (04/05)
04/14 -- MCO - ATL (L fare) - Monday morning - no upgrade
04/14 -- ATL - RIC (L fare) - Monday morning - Upgraded after boarding
04/18 -- RIC - DTW (U fare) - Friday afternoon
04/18 -- DTW - MCO (U fare) - Friday evening
04/20 -- MCO - RDU (S fare) - Sunday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (04/14)
04/25 -- RDU - ATL (H fare) - Friday afternoon - Upgraded at gate
04/25 -- ATL - MCO (H fare) - Friday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (04/20)
04/27 -- MCO - DTW (A fare) - Sunday morning - *7 First -UP fare
04/27 -- DTW - RIC (L fare) - Sunday afternoon - ineligible for upgrade
05/01 -- RIC - ATL (H fare) - Friday afternoon
05/01 -- ATL - MCO (H fare) - Friday afternoon
05/05 - USAirways this week
05/13 -- MCO - ATL (X fare) - Tuesday morning - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (05/08)
05/13 -- ATL - RIC (X fare) - Tuesday morning - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (05/08)
05/15 -- RIC - BOS (U fare) - Thursday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (05/10)
05/18 -- BOS - RIC (L fare) - Sunday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (05/15)
05/23 -- RIC - ATL (L fare) - Friday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (05/18)
05/23 -- ATL - MCO (L fare) - Friday night - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (05/18)
05/26 -- MCO - ATL (K fare) - Monday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (05/20)
05/26 -- ATL - RIC (K fare) - Monday evening
05/29 -- RIC - ATL (V fare) - Friday evening
05/29 -- ATL - MCO (V fare) - Friday night
06/01 -- MCO - DTW (H fare) - Sunday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (05/26)
06/01 -- DTW - RIC (H fare) - Sunday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (05/26)
06/06 -- RIC - ATL (L fare) - Friday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (06/01)
06/06 -- ATL - MCO (L fare) - Friday night - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (06/01)

* vacation! *

06/23 -- MCO - ATL (U fare) - Monday morning
06/23 -- ATL - RIC (U fare) - Monday morning - Upgraded at gate
06/27 -- RIC - ATL (U fare) - Friday evening
06/27 -- ATL - MCO (U fare) - Friday night
06/29 - USAirways this week
07/06 -- MCO - ATL (S fare) - Sunday evening
07/06 -- ATL - RIC (S fare) - Sunday evening
07/11 -- RIC - ATL (X fare) - Friday afternoon
07/11 -- ATL - MCO (X fare) - Friday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (07/06)
07/13 -- MCO - ATL (U fare) - Sunday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (07/08)
07/14 -- ATL - RIC (U fare) - Monday morning
07/18 -- RIC - ATL (K fare) - Friday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (07/13)
07/18 -- ATL - MCO (K fare) - Friday evening - Upgraded at gate
07/20 -- MCO - ATL (L fare) - Sunday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (07/15)
07/20 -- ATL - RIC (T fare) - Sunday night - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (07/15)
07/25 -- RIC - ATL (K fare) - Friday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (07/20)
07/25 -- ATL - MCO (K fare) - Friday evening
07/27 -- MCO - ATL (K fare) - Sunday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (07/22)
07/27 -- ATL - RIC (T fare) - Sunday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (07/22)
08/01 -- RIC - LGA (L fare) - Friday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (07/26)
08/01 -- LGA - MCO (L fare) - Friday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (07/26)
08/03 -- MCO - ATL (U fare) - Sunday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (07/29)
08/03 -- ATL - RIC (U fare) - Sunday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (07/29)
08/08 -- RIC - ATL (U fare) - Friday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (08/03)
08/08 -- ATL - MCO (U fare) - Friday afternoon/evening/night/Sat morning (was in the mess at ATL that night...8hr delay)
08/10 -- MCO - ATL (Q fare) - Sunday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (08/05)
08/10 -- ATL - RIC (Q fare) - Sunday evening - Missed by 1
08/15 -- RIC - LGA (K fare) - Friday afternoon - Upgraded at gate
08/15 -- LGA - MCO (K fare) - Friday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (08/09)
08/18 -- MCO - ATL (K fare) - Monday afternoon - Upgraded at gate Equip chg to 767 helped!
08/18 -- ATL - RIC (K fare) - Monday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (08/13)
08/22 -- RIC - LGA (X fare) - Friday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (08/17)
08/22 -- LGA - MCO (X fare) - Friday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (08/17)
08/25 -- MCO - DTW (L fare) - Monday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (08/20)
08/25 -- DTW - RIC (L fare) - Monday evening - Upgraded at gate
08/29 -- RIC - LGA (V fare) - Friday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-1 (08/28)
08/29 -- LGA - MCO (V fare) - Friday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (08/24)
09/01 -- MCO - ATL (L fare) - Monday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (08/27)
09/01 -- ATL - RIC (L fare) - Monday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (08/27)
09/02 -- RIC - ATL (K fare) - Tuesday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (08/27)
09/02 -- ATL - MCO (K fare) - Tuesday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (08/27)
09/03 -- MCO - ATL (T fare) - Wednesday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 *hours* (09/03)
09/03 -- ATL - RIC (T fare) - Wednesday night - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (08/29)
09/05 -- RIC - DTW (L fare) - Friday afternoon - Not upgrade eligible (E-145)
09/05 -- DTW - MCO (L fare) - Friday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (08/31)
09/08 -- MCO - DTW (V fare) - Monday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (09/03)
09/08 -- DTW - RIC (V fare) - Monday evening - Not upgrade eligible (E-145)
09/12 -- RIC - LGA (V fare) - Friday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (09/07)
09/12 -- LGA - MCO (V fare) - Friday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (09/07)
09/15 -- MCO - LGA (U fare) - Monday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (09/09)
09/15 -- LGA - RIC (U fare) - Monday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (09/09)
09/19 -- RIC - LGA (K fare) - Friday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (09/13)
09/19 -- LGA - MCO (K fare) - Friday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-2 (09/17)
09/21 -- MCO - ATL (S fare) - Sunday evening - Upgraded at gate
09/21 -- ATL - RIC (S fare) - Sunday night - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (09/16)
09/26 -- RIC - ATL (K fare) - Friday afternoon
09/26 -- ATL - MCO (K fare) - Friday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (09/21)
09/28 -- MCO - ATL (Q fare) - Sunday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (09/22)
09/28 -- ATL - RIC (Q fare) - Sunday night - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (09/22)
10/03 -- RIC - LGA (T fare) - Friday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (09/27)
10/03 -- LGA - MCO (T fare) - Friday afternoon
10/06 -- MCO - LGA (T fare) - Monday morning
10/06 -- LGA - RIC (T fare) - Monday morning - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (09/30)
10/10 -- RIC - JFK (M fare) - Friday afternoon - Not upgrade eligible
10/10 -- JFK - MCO (M fare) - Friday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (10/04)
10/12 -- MCO - ATL (K fare) - Sunday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (10/06)
10/12 -- ATL - RIC (K fare) - Sunday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (10/06)
10/16 -- RIC - ATL (Q fare) - Thursday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (10/10)
10/16 -- ATL - MCO (Q fare) - Thursday evening
10/19 -- MCO - ATL (S fare) - Sunday afternoon - *8 - Upgraded at gate
10/19 -- ATL - RIC (S fare) - Sunday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (10/13)

DM

10/22 -- RIC - ATL (T fare) - Wednesday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (10/16)
10/22 -- ATL - MCO (T fare) - Wednesday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (10/16)
10/26 -- MCO - ATL (H fare) - Sunday afternoon - Upgraded at gate
10/26 -- ATL - RIC (H fare) - Sunday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (10/20)
10/31 -- RIC - ATL (Q fare) - Friday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-3 (10/28) (rebooked to Fri from Thur)
10/31 -- ATL - MCO (Q fare) - Friday night - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-2 (10/29) (rebooked to Fri from Thur)
11/02 -- MCO - ATL (H fare) - Sunday afternoon - Booked into A. H-Up?
11/02 -- ATL - RIC (H fare) - Sunday evening - Booked into A. H-Up?
11/07 -- RIC - ATL (K fare) - Friday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (11/01)
11/07 -- ATL - MCO (K fare) - Friday night -
11/09 -- MCO - ATL (S fare) - Sunday afternoon - Upgraded at gate
11/09 -- ATL - RIC (S fare) - Sunday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (11/03)
11/14 -- RIC -- LGA (T fare) - Friday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (11/08)
11/14 -- LGA - MCO (T fare) - Friday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (11/08)
11/16 -- MCO - ATL (S fare) - Sunday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-1 (11/15)
11/16 -- ATL - RIC (S fare) - Sunday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (11/10)
11/21 -- RIC -- LGA (L fare) - Friday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (11/16)
11/21 -- LGA - MCO (L fare) - Friday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (11/16)
11/23 -- MCO - ATL (H fare) - Sunday evening - *9 - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-1 (11/22)
11/23 -- ATL - RIC (H fare) - Sunday evening - *9 - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-1 (11/22)
11/26 -- RIC -- ATL (K fare) - Wednesday afternoon - *10 - Upgraded at gate
11/26 -- ATL - MCO (K fare) - Wednesday afternoon - *10 - Upgraded at weather waiver rebooking
11/30 -- MCO - ATL (Q fare) - Sunday night - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-5 (11/25)
12/01 -- ATL - RIC (L fare) - Monday morning - Upgraded at gate (#7 out of 60)
12/05 -- RIC -- LGA (U fare) - Friday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (11/29)
12/05 -- LGA - MCO (U fare) - Friday evening - Upgraded at gate (#1 of ~12?)
12/07 -- MCO - ATL (A fare) - Sunday afternoon - WFBF ($116 to upgrade all 4 segments. No brainer!)
12/07 -- ATL - RIC (A fare) - Sunday evening - WFBF ($116 to upgrade all 4 segments. No brainer!)
12/12 -- RIC -- LGA (A fare) - Friday afternoon - WFBF ($116 to upgrade all 4 segments. No brainer!)
12/12 -- LGA - MCO (A fare) - Friday evening - WFBF ($116 to upgrade all 4 segments. No brainer!)
12/14 -- MCO - ATL (H fare) - Sunday afternoon - Upgraded at gate (#1 of 30)
12/14 -- ATL - RIC (H fare) - Sunday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (12/08)
12/19 -- RIC -- LGA (S fare) - Friday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (12/13)
12/19 -- LGA - MCO (S fare) - Friday evening - Upgraded at gate (#1 of 30)
12/28 -- MCO - LGA (H fare) - Sunday afternoon - Upgraded at gate (#1 of 3 for 7...heh)
12/28 -- LGA - RIC (H fare) - Sunday evening - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (12/22)
12/31 -- RIC -- JFK (L fare) - Friday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-3 (12/28)
12/31 -- JFK - MCO (L fare) - Friday afternoon - Medallion upgrade confirmed T-6 (12/25)

*1 - Did a SDC to a flight connecting in DTW instead of ATL, arriving MCO an hr earlier than original. CRJ up to DTW then RU from DTW -> MCO

*2 - Got alert that flight from MCO was delayed. Times showed fine. Called DL, was told crew was short 1 FA. Arrived at gate, FA was there. Had forgotten driver's license, though (got thru security w/passport). Called my wife who'd dropped me off to bring license back. Did SDC to 7:30pm from MCO-ATL and 11:15 arrival into RIC. Left gate area to meet wife to get my license. Went back thru security (in SkyPriority line...took over 20 min for <10 people!) Original flight was at gate but doors closed and jetway moving back. literally just missed it. Anyway...was fine w/SDC and got upgraded to FC on both legs. I guess because it was *technically* delayed, it bumped up my priority.

*3 - Did a SDC for routing thru LGA instead of ATL. Was upgraded right away on LGA-RIC segment. Got upgrade at gate for MCO->LGA segment

*4 - Did a VDB for voucher. New flight was delayed multiple times. Was going to be stuck in ATL. Asked to rebooked for Monday morning. Booked into Y and confirmed upgraded on both segments

*5 - Got on standby list for a flight an hour earlier (was the next gate to the one where I'd just arrived from RIC...thought...wth). Was #16 for 9 seats. Ended up in FC!

*6 - Was 10th out of 30 or so but ended up in FC due to, I'm assuming, a lot of missed connections due to the widespread delays in ATL after the storms came through....caused quite a backlog effect.

*7 - Was booked on L fare for 4/28 departure but had to change to 4/27. Got booked into an "A" fare and made seat selection for 1 of 3 remaining first class seats.

*8 - This was my 140th segment. Made DM. DM reflected in Skymiles acct by Wed.

*9 - SDC from connecting in LGA to thru ATL. Upgrades posted Sat. night

*10 - Winter weather waiver. Changed from LGA to DTW 2 days prior. On way to airport on 11/26, DTW flt would be major delayed. Changed to thru ATL. ATL-MCO cleared on phone. RIC-ATL cleared at gate.

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Old Jan 2, 14, 4:48 pm
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13 upgraded, 6 not, 3 would have been (but I switched flights), 1 was but flight WX, 2 ineligible

1/17 LGA-BOS (V) Friday Morning - upgraded at window
arrived at LGA early, SDC to previous flight, upgraded at gate
1/20 BOS-LGA (V) Holiday Monday evening - upgraded at window (will be abandoned)
1/20 BOS-ATL (X) Holiday Monday afternoon - upgraded at window
1/20 ATL-SAN (X) Holiday Monday evening - #8 for 6 seats, FAILED
# 1/26 SAN-DTW (T) Sunday early morning - upgraded Wednesday (will attempt SDC or SDS to nonstop)
# 1/26 DTW-JFK (T) Sunday afternoon - ? (see above)
1/26 SAN-DTW (T) Sunday early morning, SDC at the window, no upgrade yet (shows J7), BFUG
2/6 JFK-SFO (V) Thursday morning - #5 for 1 seat, FAILED
2/10 SFO-JFK (V) Monday red-eye - #4 for 2 seats, FAILED
# 2/13 JFK-BOS (X) Thursday late morning - upgraded at Window; flight canceled
# 2/17 BOS-LGA (X) Monday evening - upgraded at Window
2/17 BOS-LGA (X) switched to earlier flight, BFUG
2/28 LGA-MSP (N) Friday mid-afternoon - not even close, FAILED
3/3 MSP-LGA (N) Monday mid-afternoon - BFUG
3/21 JFK-SFO - ineligible
3/24 SFO-JFK - ineligible
4/17 JFK-MSP (V) Thursday mid-day - upgraded 3 days out
4/21 MSP-SAN (X) Monday evening - upgraded 1 day out
#4/27 SAN-DTW (U) Sunday red-eye - upgraded at window
#4/28 DTW-LGA (U) Monday morning - upgraded at window
4/27 SAN-JFK (U) Sunday mid-day, SDS, F0 to begin with
5/2 JFK-DTW (V) Friday morning - upgraded Monday night
5/4 DTW-JFK (L) Sunday evening - upgraded
5/23 JFK-BWI (V) Friday morning, holiday weekend - No F
5/26 BWI - JFK (T) Monday evening, holiday weekend - No F
6/5 JFK-SAN (V) Thursday morning - BFUG
6/8 SAN-ATL (X) Sunday red-eye - upgraded at window
6/9 ATL-LGA (X) Monday morning - not upgraded
6/12 LGA-SRQ (V) Thursday morning - ?
6/16 SRQ-LGA (V) Monday afternoon - ?
6/18 JFK-MSP (X) Wednesday morning - ?
6/23 MSP-JFK (X) Monday afternoon - ?

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Old Jan 2, 14, 5:09 pm
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2014 Upgrade Success Thread

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1/13 - IND - ATL (Q) Confirmed 1/10 (purchased after first UG sweep)
1/14 - ATL - IND (L) Confirmed 1/8
1/20 - IND - LAX (V) NO
1/20 - LAX - SFO (V) confirmed 1/14
1/23 - SFO - SLC (L) confirmed 1/17
1/23 - SLC - IND (L) confirmed 1/22
2/3 - IND - LAX (H) confirmed 2/2
2/3 - LAX - SFO (H) confirmed 1/28
2/6 - SFO - SLC (H) t-20m
2/6 - SLC - IND (H) t-60m
2/10 - IND - LAX (V) t-40m
2/10 - LAX - SFO (V) confirmed 2/4
2/13 - SFO - SLC (L) NO
2/13 - SLC - IND (L) confirmed 2/11
2/24 - IND - LAX (U) t-25m
2/24 - LAX - SFO (U) confirmed 2/18
2/27 - SFO - ATL (J) rebooked in First due to misconnect
2/27 - ATL - IND (F) rebooked in First due to misconnect
3/3 - IND - DTW (X) confirmed 2/25
3/3 - DTW - SFO (X) NO
3/7 - SFO - SLC (X) after boarding t-10m
3/7 - SLC - IND (X) t-30m
3/10 - IND - DTW (X) confirmed 3/4
3/10 - DTW - SFO (X) NO
3/14 - SFO - SLC (X) NO
3/14 - SLC - IND (X) t-30m
3/17 - IND - ATL (Q) t-30m
3/17 - ATL - MCO (Q) confirmed 3/11
3/21 - MCO - DTW (H) SDC t-30m
3/21 - DTW - IND (H) SDC t-30m
3/24 - IND - LAX (S) confirmed 3/23
3/24 - LAX - SFO (S) confirmed 3/18
3/27 - SFO - SLC (U) NO
3/27 - SLC - IND (U) t-45m
4/7 - IND - DTW (V) confirmed 4/1
4/7 - DTW - SFO (V) NO
4/10 - SFO - SLC (T) confirmed 4/4
4/10 - SLC - IND (T) NO
4/14 - IND - LAX (V) t-30m
4/14 - LAX - SFO (V) confirmed 4/8
4/17 - SFO - LAX (V) confirmed 4/11
4/17 - LAX - IND (V) confirmed 4/16
4/21 - IND - LAX (Q) - confirmed 4/19
4/21 - LAX -SFO (Q) - confirmed 4/15
4/24 - SFO - SLC (V) - confirmed 4/22
4/24 - SLC - IND (V) - confirmed 4/18
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4/25 - IND - ATL (N) - NO
4/25 - ATL - RDU (N) - NO
4/27 - RDU - DTW (N) - t-40m
4/27 - DTW - IND (N) - N/A
all on award ticket w/ mrs. (GM) will not count in totals b/c I would have made the upgrade on my own

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4/28 - IND - LAX (B) - t-40m
4/28 - LAX - SFO (B) - confirmed 4/22
5/1 - SFO - SLC (Q) - confirmed 4/30
5/1 - SLC - IND (Q) - confirmed 4/25
5/5 - IND - DTW (Q) - confirmed 4/29
5/5 - DTW - SFO (Q) - NO

I think this thread is silly, btw

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Old Jan 2, 14, 5:34 pm
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No problem Timmy. I was busy yesterday and neglected to post it up. Good luck in your upgrades this year.

0/0 Pre March 1
7/13 Post March 1

2/15 PDX - ATL - DL -1st
2/15 ATL - LIM - DL - Bus
2/16 LIM - CUZ - LP
2/22 CUZ - LIM - LP
2/23 LIM - IQT - LP
3/1 IQT - LIM - LP
3/2 LIM - ATL - DL - Bus
3/2 ATL - PDX - DL -1st
3/3 PDX - LAX - DL - Made the cut 5 days out
3/3 LAX - SYD - VS - Bus
3/5 SYD - BNE - VS -Bus
3/5 BNE - CNS - VS -
3/13 CNS - MEL - VS -
3/18 MEL - HBA - VS -
3/20 HBA - MEL - VS -
3/20 MEL - BNE - VS - 1st
3/21 BNE - LAX - VS - Bus
3/21 LAX - PDX - DL - upgrade at the gate #2/15 for 2 seats
5/15 PDX - LAX - DL - Denied
5/15 LAX - PHX - DL -Cleared 3 days out
5/19 PHX - SLC - DL - cleared 3 days out
5/19 SLC - PDX - DL - Denied
7/18 PDX - YVR -AC
7/18 YVR - YOW - AC
7/19 YOW - YXU - AC
8/8 YXU - YYZ - AC
8/8 YYZ - YVR - AC
8/8 YVR - PDX - AC
9/22 PDX - ATL - DL - Denied
9/23 ATL - BHM - DL - Denied
9/26 BHM - ORD - UA - Better to FLY UA in first for less than DL coach!
9/26 ORD - DTW - UA - Better to FLY UA in first for less than DL coach!
10/22 DTW - SEA - DL - Denied
10/22 SEA - PDX - DL - Cleared for a 26 minute flight. i thought I had died and gone to heaven!
12/9 PDX - LAX - DL - Denied #1 for zero seats
12/9 LAX - JFK - DL - not eligible
12/10 JFK - SXM -DL - cleared 4 days out
12/11 SXM - JFK - DL -cleared 4 days out
12/11 JFK - LAX - DL - not eligible
12/12 LAX - PDX - DL -

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Old Jan 2, 14, 5:38 pm
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Originally Posted by azeckel View Post
I think this thread is silly, btw
I know some think that.... I used the 2012 and 2013 threads to plan travel, as there are many options for those of us not in hubs, and it can help to chose which route to go when all other options are equal....
Thanks for playing, though!
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Old Jan 4, 14, 4:09 pm
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Anyone else interested in sharing some data in here?
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Old Jan 4, 14, 5:40 pm
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Originally Posted by timmy83 View Post
Anyone else interested in sharing some data in here?
To properly analize the upgrade probablities I would ned the following data:

Status, Date, Day, Flight #, Segment, Fare class, Result, UG? (Yes/No), timing

Example:

DM, 1/1/2014, Sunday, DL-1234, ATL-MCO, U, Yes, Gate (battlefield)

This date in this form could be used to identify the high/low probability UG opportunities.
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Old Jan 4, 14, 6:08 pm
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1/4 1593 ATL-LIT-ATL (NRSA in F)

not me but one of DL's Social Media Ambassadors.
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Old Jan 4, 14, 6:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Vuelos View Post
1/4 1593 ATL-LIT-ATL (NRSA in F)

not me but one of DL's Social Media Ambassadors.
Me and RManalystATL had a very nice last pair of flights on the DC-9.
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Old Jan 4, 14, 6:32 pm
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Originally Posted by mersk862 View Post
RManalystATL and I had a very nice last pair of flights on the DC-9.
^ congrats
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Old Jan 4, 14, 8:15 pm
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2014 - 2/2 as PM

1/7/2014 (Tues pm) - 2352 FLL-ATL (V) - upgraded at PM window
1/7/2014 (Tues pm) - 903 ATL-BOS (V) - upgraded at T-5
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Old Jan 5, 14, 7:58 am
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Reward ticket PVG-SEA (N) fare,
Confirmed upgrade to biz at airport.
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Old Jan 5, 14, 9:09 am
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Gate Upgrade 2/14 for 4 seats
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