2016 Upgrade Success (Or Lack Thereof)

Old Jan 1, 16, 12:18 am
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2016 Upgrade Success (Or Lack Thereof)

Well 2016 is here. Time to start a new thread for upgrade success in the new year.

I received an early New Year's present and had four upgrades clear already for an upcoming trip this week.

SEA-LAX (Wed AM, L, at window)
LAX-SMF (Wed AM, L, at window)
SMF-SLC (Fri PM, Y, at ticketing)
SLC-SEA (Fri PM, Y, at ticketing)
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Old Jan 1, 16, 12:35 am
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Cleared MSY-ATL at window (MD88)

Ended 2 of 7 ATL-DCA (717)

Both K fares.

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Old Jan 1, 16, 12:45 am
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Hey now, 2016 isn't here yet!

I come in to do the thread and somebody has stolen it

For the year 11%

3/8 PDX - ATL - No chance
3/9 ATL - JAX - Might as well have been no chance 52/58 for zero seats
3/14 JAX - ATL - Might as well have been no chance 27/30 for zero seats
3/14 ATL - PDX - No chance
3/18 PDX - ATL - No Chance 25/27 for zero seats
3/19 ATL - BZE - Business
3/30 BZE - ATL - Nope
3/30 ATL - PDX - No chance
8/25 PDX - ATL - No Chance 28/42 for zero seats
8/31 ATL - LAX - No chance 21/36 for zero seats
8/31 LAX - PDX - Upgrade 3/12 for three seats
9/28 PDX - ORD - Cheap 1st on UA
9/29 ORD - ATL - Cheap 1st on UA
10/3 ATL - SLC - No chance 61/67 for zero seats
10/3 SLC - PDX - Cleared! 6/8 for seven seats
12/8 PDX - LAX - nope 5/8 for zero seats
12/8 LAX - ATL - No chance 45/48 for zero seats
12/9 ATL - GCM - nope 7/10 for zero seats
12/12 GCM - ATL - Nope
12/12 ATL - PDX - Nope

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Old Jan 4, 16, 6:56 am
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2014: FO: 5/9 56% link

2015: FO: 0/7 0%, GM: 6/14 43%, PM: 3/3 100% link

2016: PM: 10/23 41% Comp Upgrades, 3 Mileage Upgrades, 1/3 33% RUC

2/01 PBI-LGA (U) MD88 No Upgrade 5 of 21 for 4 seats
2/05 JFK-LAS (Q) 73H Mileage Upgrade
2/08 LAS-JFK (Q) 73H No Upgrade 8 of 15 for 0 seats
2/16 DEN-JFK (N) A320 No Upgrade 14 of 24 for 2 seats
2/25 LGA-MSP (X) 712 No Upgrade 20 of 44 for 0 seats
2/25 MSP-LNK (X) CRJ Not Upgrade Eligible
2/28 LNK-MSP (X) CRJ Not Upgrade Eligible
2/28 MSP-LGA (X) MD88 Gate Upgrade 4 of 27 for 6 seats
3/10 JFK-MSY (X) A319 Upgrade at Window
3/21 JFK-LAS (K) 738 Gate Upgrade 2 of 3 for 4 Seats
3/29 LAS-JFK (K) 738 Upgrade at 4 Days
5/2 PBI-LGA (U) A319 No Upgrade 10 of 24 for 0 Seats
7/10 HNL-LAX (Q) 753 Mileage Upgrade
7/10 LAX-JFK (Q) 753 Mileage Upgrade
7/28 HPN-ATL (T) CR9 Gate Upgrade 2 of 12 for 1 Seat
7/28 ATL-OMA (T) MD88 No Upgrade 4 of 8 for 1 Seat
7/31 OMA-ATL (T) MD88 Upgrade at Booking (within window)
7/31 ATL-HPN (T) CR9 Upgrade at Booking (within window)
8/18 LGA-ORD (X) E175 No Upgrade 10 of 26 for 2 Seats
8/21 ORD-LGA (U) E175 Gate Upgrade 1 of 5 for 1 Seat
11/2 JFK-LAX (X) 76D RUC Upgrade
11/6 LAX-JFK (X) 753 5 of 8 for 0 Seats RUC miss
11/8 LGA-ORD (V) E175 6 of 18 for 0 Seats
11/9 ORD-LGA (V) E175 Upgrade at Window
11/11 JFK-MIA (T) A319 Gate Upgrade 2 of 8 for 5 Seats
11/18 LGA-PBI (U) 712 No Upgrade 8 of 25 for 4 Seats
11/28 PBI-LGA (U) 712 No Upgrade 6 of 13 for 1 Seat
12/1 JFK-SLC (X) 738 No Upgrade
12/4 SLC-JFK (V) 738 No Upgrade
12/9 JFK-PHX (K) 752 1 of 16 for 0 Seats. RUC miss
12/11 PHX-JFK (C) 752 Paid First
12/19 LGA-PBI (L) 712 No Upgrade 8 of 17 for 0 Seats
12/24 PBI-ATL (A) A320 Paid First
12/24 ATL-OMA (A) MD88 Paid First
12/27 OMA-SLC (P) CR9 Paid First
12/27 SLC-DEN (P) Paid First

2016: GF: FO: 2/6 33%

1/24 LAX-DTW (M) 752 Upgrade at booking IROPS
1/24 DTW-EWR (M) MD88 Upgrade at booking IROPS
11/28 PBI-LGA (U) 712 No Upgrade 11 of 13 for 1 Seat
12/1 JFK-SLC (X) 738 No Upgrade
12/4 SLC-JFK (V) 738 No Upgrade
12/17 PHX-MSP (M) MD90 No Upgrade 12 of 15 for 2 Seats
12/17 MSP-LNK (M) CRJ Not Upgrade Eligible

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Old Jan 4, 16, 7:27 am
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Jan 2nd MCO -ATL - cleared at the window
Jan 2nd ATL -DAY - 4/>10 zero seats left - did not clear U Fare

1/2 -so 50% so far
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Old Jan 4, 16, 8:00 am
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Originally Posted by GRALISTAIR View Post
Jan 2nd MCO -ATL - cleared at the window
Jan 2nd ATL -DAY - 4/>10 zero seats left - did not clear U Fare

1/2 -so 50% so far
3/4 - DM using RUCs and S fare
missed ATL-PHL 1/3 (huh?)
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Old Jan 4, 16, 8:50 am
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PHX-SEA 1/6
SEA-PHX 1/9 PM, Both at window, Wed departure, Saturday return, both mid-day, X class? (Where do I find this?)
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Old Jan 4, 16, 2:34 pm
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MSP-LGA 1/4 I'm #4 for 0 last I checked. But the flight was +27 not too long ago, so I'll take a VDB if offered.
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Old Jan 4, 16, 2:40 pm
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January 3rd, managed to be Number One for None on both HSV-ATL and ATL-LAX.

Waitlisted an RUC for the latter flight, but no help at all when there simply aren't any FC seats open.

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Old Jan 4, 16, 2:41 pm
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4/4 in advance for this first full week.
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Old Jan 4, 16, 3:00 pm
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4/6, bad start to the year. Though I have a sneaky feeling that SHENA struck today. At 55 min to boarding I was #1/7 with 6 seats available. 5 min later I refresh and find myself 1/9 with 0 available. Was on an M fare, hard to believe that so many elites checked in at 50 min with higher UG status than I.

After boarding I was #1/9 still. GA comes on and pulls someone from the back. Not sure who but not me.

Either way, was fine with my EC seat on today's flight so no complaints. Just hope the % increases.
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Old Jan 4, 16, 5:49 pm
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I am 100% this year so far.
SLC to LAX, 13A to 1C upgrade.
I may never feel this good again.
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Old Jan 4, 16, 6:06 pm
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Cleared SAT-ATL at gate (2/20+ for 7 seats)
Was going to miss ATL-DAY but SAT-ATL went mechanical. Rebooked onto next morning ATL-DAY, cleared sometime in flight.

Flying DAY-ATL-DCA-ATL-DAY next weekend. Cleared all segments at their respective windows.

6/6 to start the year although one of those cost me an unwanted night in ATL.

Edit: All were on X fares.

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Old Jan 4, 16, 6:47 pm
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GM, BUF - DTW upgrade at gate wooptie
DTW -TPA no lucl
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Old Jan 4, 16, 8:45 pm
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MSY-ATL cleared at window (T-5)
ATL-EWR was #5 for 0 - took a VDB for $400 and cleared as #1 for 3 on new flight. ^
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