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2022 Upgrade Success (or lack thereof) Thread

2022 Upgrade Success (or lack thereof) Thread

Old Jan 19, 22, 9:52 am
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Join Date: Apr 2017
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GM + companion

1/16/22 MSP-CUN on 739. C+ at window, 14/15 out of 20 for 0 seats.

1/20/22. CUN-MSP on A321. F at window, still 11 seats left @ T-28.

Edit: this was also my first flight in 2 years on Delta due to pandemic, FA came by and thanked me by last name for my business.
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Old Jan 19, 22, 7:17 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: SLC, PHX
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First trip in 2022 with Delta (first trip in 2022 was PHX-DFW-PHX on AA's 789 where I was upgraded to J both ways, sorry Delta)
PM on V fare
1/17 SLC-JFK C+ at booking, 7/21 for 3 F
1/23 JFK-LAX C+ at booking, 16/35 for 10 F (D1). Should have applied a RUC…
1/23 LAX-SLC C+ at booking, cleared to F at T-120

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Old Jan 19, 22, 7:31 pm
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Lowly Gold...

Upgraded two steps, then downgraded two steps... on the same flight! LOL

Prospective employer paid for my ticket over two months ago.
RDM-SLC-MCI

I think it was about two weeks ago that I got an email stating I was upgraded to Comfort+, and several days prior to the flight, to F on the SLC-MCI leg.

On the morning of the flight, my mobile boarding pass showed that I was in "First Class" but my seat was way back in economy! LOL I double checked with the gate agent and she said it was correct and that I can board with the actual F passengers. I was in an aisle, with the middle seat beside me as the only empty seat, apart from another one in C+. Gate agent said that the reassignment was due to an "aircraft downgrade." (Original aircraft was A319, and new aircraft was A319 as well!!!) Oh well...

The flight was delayed but I was just thankful the delay was less than an hour.
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Old Jan 20, 22, 10:18 am
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1/18 MCI-SEA A221, upgraded to FC at T+72.
1/18 SEA-SJC E175, upgraded to FC at T+72.
1/19 SJC-SEA E175, upgraded to FC immediately after SDC'ing to this flight, left with 4/9 FC seats filled

1/19 SEA-MCI A221, upgraded to FC immediately after SDC'ing to this flight, left with 5/12 seats filled

Can't complain after a 4/4 success rate this week. The MCI-SEA flights have been recently up-gauged to the A220 and both flights went out pretty empty. 18 passengers total on my SEA-MCI flight last night!
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Old Jan 20, 22, 1:47 pm
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Join Date: Mar 2021
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1/20 - jfk - mco
7 days before flight 9FC available and 13 C+
5 days before flight 9FC available and 5 C+
4,3,2 same.
1 day before 3 FC and 1 C
Gate , 2 FC upgrades and 1 C+


Glad i got FC bought this flight. May change my flight next week even with 13 FC open.
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Old Jan 21, 22, 9:03 am
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Join Date: Aug 2013
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1/21 BOS-SLC upgraded to C+, 9/19 with 2 open seats; SLC-SEA upgraded to FC 2 days prior.
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Old Jan 22, 22, 11:54 pm
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Thu 27 Jan, DL1681 SEA-IAD
PM, L fare purchased 15 Jan
cleared at T-120

will probably have to cancel :/
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Old Jan 23, 22, 1:39 am
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Join Date: Jan 2020
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22 Jan
DL 2748
SEA-LAS
B738
U Fare
Cleared T-72ish, and 3 pax upgraded at gate out of 15
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Old Jan 24, 22, 7:30 am
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Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Gulf Coast
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ATL-DTW
1/24
A359

Upgraded from economy to comfort plus at T-24. Still a handful of C+ seats available according to the seat map. Should be a PS seat with standard domestic cabin service.

Between booking and auto-upgrade, the move to C+ was being sold for $138 and to First for $850. Glad I waited.
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Old Jan 24, 22, 8:20 am
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Diamond with upcoming JFK-MCO Thurs night and MCO-JFK Sunday night. I'm really surprised I'm not clearing into FC with 5 days prior. I've booked this tickets early and reserve card. Are that many people more booking C+ directly?

Friday flight

9 FC available 7 days prior to flight
3 FC available 5 days prior to flight
1 FC available since

Sunday flight

13 Available 7 days prior
3 available 4 days prior
3 available since.
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Old Jan 24, 22, 2:29 pm
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Join Date: May 2016
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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January flying complete. Here's hoping for better success once my outright PM earning status kicks in on February 1st. At 50%, it's one of my worst success rates for a month since I started flying again last April. PM here, all solo flying on paid MC itineraries except where noted.

1/8 LGA-MIA (A321) -- upgraded to C+ at booking, was #3/9 for upgrade to F, did not clear
1/10 MIA-LGA (A321) -- upgraded to C+ at booking, was #5/13 for upgrade to F, did not clear
1/15 JFK-CHS (CRJ9) -- upgraded to F immediately after booking (2 days prior)
1/16 CHS-JFK (CRJ9) -- upgraded to F immediately after booking (3 days prior) [Skymiles redemption]

1/20 LGA-ATL (A321) -- upgraded to C+ at booking, upgraded to F at the 5-day window
1/20 ATL-TUS (A321) -- upgraded to C+ at booking, was #10/24 for upgrade to F, did not clear
1/23 TUS-LAX (E175) -- upgraded to C+ at booking, upgraded to F at the 5-day window

1/23 LAX-JFK (B764) -- C+ was full at booking, upgraded 5 days out (PS hard product); was #19/40 for upgrade to D1, did not clear
1/29 IAH-ATL (A321) -- upgraded to F at rebooking (weather waiver change 18 hours prior)
1/29 ATL-ALB (A320) -- upgraded to C+ at rebooking (weather waiver change 18 hours prior), was #8/20 for upgrade to F, did not clear

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Old Jan 24, 22, 6:45 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2018
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4/4 for FC upgrades in January, all with companion.

1/21 - SEA-HNL, A339 at 5 day window
1/27 - HNL-SEA, A339 (RUCs)
1/29 - SEA-ATL, A333 at 5 day window
1/29 - ATL-STL, B739 at 5 day window

Good start to the year, and have 2 more segments on 1/31: STL-MSP and MSP-SEA. The latter is on a D1 equipped 752. For as badly as the pandemic has impacted my travels, I must admit that I've enjoyed the domestic lie-flat upgrades over the last couple years.
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Old Jan 24, 22, 6:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Daitheflu84 View Post
4/4 for FC upgrades in January, all with companion.

1/21 - SEA-HNL, A339 at 5 day window
1/27 - HNL-SEA, A339 (RUCs)
1/29 - SEA-ATL, A333 at 5 day window
1/29 - ATL-STL, B739 at 5 day window

Good start to the year, and have 2 more segments on 1/31: STL-MSP and MSP-SEA. The latter is on a D1 equipped 752. For as badly as the pandemic has impacted my travels, I must admit that I've enjoyed the domestic lie-flat upgrades over the last couple years.
Awesome, two 330 trips without a RUC! Congratulations
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Old Jan 24, 22, 7:10 pm
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Originally Posted by matchbox20_is View Post
Awesome, two 330 trips without a RUC! Congratulations
I know, right? We got CPU upgrades on a couple 764 segments to/from Hawaii last year, too. Very appreciative of our good fortune.
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Old Jan 25, 22, 10:01 am
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PM w/ Reserve card.
01/20 - BOS-ATL - A321 - NX fare, C+ at booking, F at 5 day window.
01/20 - ATL-TUS - A321 - NX fare, C+ at booking, no F seats available until DOD then 1 opened up, #5 of 28.

01/23 - TUS-ATL - A321 - NX fare, C+ at booking, 6 F seats available DOD and I was #6 of 26, then got bumped to #7 at gate.
01/23 - ATL-BOS - B752 - NX fare, C+ at booking, F at 5 day window.

I was 100% for C+ at booking and about 80% for F in 2021. Hopefully once the "earned" hierarchy goes into effect I'll see more than 50/50.
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