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2023 Upgrade Success (Or Lack Thereof) Thread

2023 Upgrade Success (Or Lack Thereof) Thread

Old Jan 19, 2023, 3:06 pm
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1/18 DL 2250 RDU-ATL 737-900 PM on an L Fare Using a RUC: Cleared at Booking (6 Days in Advance)
1/18 DL 2051 ATL-HOU A-320 PM on an L Fare Using a RUC: Cleared at Booking (6 Days in Advance)

Good use for my expiring RUC, RDU-ATL had an upgrade list of 54. Currently 100% (3/3) on the year.
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Old Jan 20, 2023, 11:19 pm
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1/20/2023, DL2041, IND-MSP, DM on K fare, cleared to Comfort+ at booking, cleared to First at T-25
1/20/2023, DL2319, MSP-MCI, DM on K fare, cleared to Comfort+ at booking, 2/31 for First for 1 open (pain)
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Old Jan 21, 2023, 4:58 pm
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1/21 DL 716 JFK-ATL 767-300 PM on an L Fare: Cleared at the gate
1/21 DL 740 ATL-RDU 757-200 PM on an L Fare: #11 of 18

Surprised to be so low on ATL-RDU on a Saturday, must have been a ton of Diamonds. Now 80.00% (4/5) on the year.
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Old Jan 22, 2023, 8:56 am
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Made good use of my expiring companion certificate and expiring RUCs:

JFK-SFO 1/27 RUC confirmed D1 at 5 day window
SFO-JFK 1/31 RUC confirmed D1 at booking

2 people R/T in D1 for $287 total. Not bad!
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Old Jan 23, 2023, 9:18 am
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SLC-BOS 1/14, Plat on a K fare w/Reserve card - C+ sold out at booking (~7 days out), 11/29 for 1 F/C.
HPN-DTW-SLC 1/20 - applied a RUC and cleared both segments at booking (~10 days out). Would have almost certainly cleared HPN-DTW at the window but DTW-SLC went out totally full with ~50 on the F/C list for 0 seats.

2/3 on the year so far = 67%.

Seeing quite a few more open F/C seats over the next couple weeks on some of my flights (notably, 16 open on a Monday night JFK-SLC two weeks from now and the JFK-DEN I almost booked instead had the entire F cabin open with only a couple C+ seats selected). So hopefully that combined with the post 2/1 dropoff will keep the upgrades coming.
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Old Jan 23, 2023, 12:07 pm
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1/23 DL5712 BOS-EWR E175, U fare, cleared at booking (4 days out)
1/27 DL5712 BOS-EWR E175, V fare, cleared at PM window

So far 4/4 for the year
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Old Jan 28, 2023, 6:49 am
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1/28 DL1427 JFK-ATL (737-900)

PM Reserve on a T fare; 5/28 after all upgrades cleared. There were 9 empty seats in F around T-72.
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Old Jan 28, 2023, 5:45 pm
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1/29 SEA-ATL, upgraded to FC w/ RUC
1/29 ATL-DAB, upgraded to FC w/ RUC
2/1 DAB-ATL, upgraded to FC at T-96ish
2/1 ATL-SEA, upgraded to C+ at booking. Only 5 Fc seats left at roughly 4 days out. No shot of getting an UG on this one as a PM w/Reserve card, I'm guessing.
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Old Jan 28, 2023, 7:24 pm
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BOS regional routes remain Silver-friendly. 1/28. DL 5700. DCA-BOS. 1 of 5 for 4 seats. Award ticket in Main. UG to C+ at check-in; to F at T-23. 1/1 on the year.....
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Old Jan 29, 2023, 9:40 am
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2/3 - ATL-MSP; PM w/ Reserve, L fare, C+ @ booking and FC cleared at window
2/6 - ATL-MSP; PM w/ Reserve, T fare, C+ @ booking and FC cleared at window

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Old Jan 29, 2023, 9:56 am
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575 lax-jfk today

2 and 3 of 65 with 1 avail currently. Diamond, reserve, RUC, Amex companion cert

And then at the gate #11 and 12 leapfrog to 1 and 2 for 0


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Old Jan 29, 2023, 11:15 am
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Cleared:
9/15: JFK->LAX
9/25: SFO->JFK

Trying to book JFK->DEL-JFK in June. A couple weeks ago the agent told me availability was wide open on multiple flights/partners. I called today to actually book and there is zero availability on all partner carriers. I think they pulled their upgrade slots.
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Old Jan 31, 2023, 6:27 pm
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2/4 BOS-ORD 221 cleared at PM window for 9/12 seats
2/5 ORD-BOS 221 cleared at PM window for 8/12 seats

Now at 6/6 for the year... wonder how long this streak will last
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Old Jan 31, 2023, 8:08 pm
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1/27 MSP-LGA - no upgrade
1/30 JFK-MSP - no upgrade
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Old Feb 2, 2023, 10:58 am
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Platinum with no Amex DL cards

2/7 DL1585 MSP-IAH A220. Cleared at T-5 days

It's my only my second ever upgrade to F in 8 months of being a PM (only other was a BOS-PHL that also cleared 5 days out).
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