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2023 Upgrade Success (Or Lack Thereof) Thread

2023 Upgrade Success (Or Lack Thereof) Thread

Old Feb 26, 2023, 8:00 am
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This is comical....Monday AM PBI-ATL flight, DM on a B fare and I'm currently 15th on upgrade list.
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Old Feb 26, 2023, 12:59 pm
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Originally Posted by SwerveDonkey
This is comical....Monday AM PBI-ATL flight, DM on a B fare and I'm currently 15th on upgrade list.
Ouch.
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Old Feb 26, 2023, 1:03 pm
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Originally Posted by SwerveDonkey
This is comical....Monday AM PBI-ATL flight, DM on a B fare and I'm currently 15th on upgrade list.
Ouch. When did you check in? Do you have a AmEx Reserve card? Do you have the MQD waiver?
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Old Feb 27, 2023, 9:55 am
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2/26 DL 2232 ATL-RDU 757-200 GM on an L Fare: #26 of 47. Missed C+ by a wide margin too

Currently 40.00% (4/10) on the year (4/5 as PM, 0/5 as GM)
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Old Feb 27, 2023, 6:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Frozenguy
Ouch. When did you check in? Do you have a AmEx Reserve card? Do you have the MQD waiver?
The tiebreakers weren't in my favor since I checked in later and don't have the Reserve card or current year MQDs. I ended up 17 out of (at least) 25 DMs on the upgrade list. The top tier is overpopulated still.
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Old Feb 27, 2023, 9:09 pm
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Originally Posted by SwerveDonkey
The tiebreakers weren't in my favor since I checked in later and don't have the Reserve card or current year MQDs. I ended up 17 out of (at least) 25 DMs on the upgrade list. The top tier is overpopulated still.
Time of check-in and current year MQDs are irrelevant (unless you are referring to the MQD waiver).
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Old Feb 28, 2023, 12:02 pm
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Redeye SEA-RDU 2/26-27.
I used an RUC but did look at the UG lists in the app -
SEA-ATL for the 1155 pm flight was about 30 for 1 seat.
ATL-RDU for the 9 am flight was 78 for 3 seats. It is the Monday morning flight - lots of folks commuting to the Research Triangle for work?
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Old Mar 1, 2023, 3:43 am
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First two economy flights of the year on Delta! DM

LGA to ORD - today at 6 AM - 1 out of 15 or so for two F seats (bought the ticket a couple of days ago). Confirmed upgrade this AM

MCI to LGA - tomorrow at 5:39 - upgraded within window (a few hours after purchase)
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Old Mar 1, 2023, 7:46 pm
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In my last month as a silver:
1/29: upgraded to FC both legs of STI-JFK-IAD
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Old Mar 2, 2023, 8:04 pm
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Over 20 Flights this year. All upgraded to FC.
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Old Mar 3, 2023, 11:42 am
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3/8 DL 1351 MSP-SFO 737-900 PM on an T Fare - upgraded to F at PM window (12 seats in F left just before window opened which was surprising). C+ was full at booking. Surprised I got it
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Old Mar 6, 2023, 10:11 am
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3/3/2023, DL2350, IND-ATL, DM on L fare, cleared to Comfort+ at booking, 3/17 for First for 6 open, cleared F at gate
3/3/2023, DL2276, ATL-JAX, DM on L fare, cleared to Comfort+ at booking, 3/30 for First for 6 open, cleared F at gate (misconnected though, rebooked on DL2927 with no clue where I was on upgrade list)

3/5/2023, DL2627, JAX-ATL, DM on B fare, 1/25 for Comfort+ for 3 open, 4/50 for First for 1 open, cleared to Comfort+ at gate
3/5/2023, DL4004, ATL-SBN, DM on B are, cleared to Comfort+ at booking, cleared to First at T-100
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Old Mar 6, 2023, 11:47 am
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PM, no card, paid itinerary.

3/5 STL-LGA (CRJ9) -- upgraded to C+ at booking, 5/19 for upgrade to F, did not clear

Still at 2 upgrades for the year as a PM on DL, tied with the 2 I've gotten this year on UA where I'm a lowly Silver. Considering I've flown more than 4x as many flights on DL, not a great look.
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Old Mar 6, 2023, 5:29 pm
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GM, plat DL amex, award ticket

3/6 TYS-ATL: C+ at gold window, 12 of 23 for 0 in F. GA mentioned there were 8 million milers on the flight.
3/6 ATL-ABQ: 10 of 19 for C+ (two middles stayed empty), 26 of 42 for F.
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Old Mar 6, 2023, 5:52 pm
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Steve, I am 19 out of 20 Many at the 5 day window
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