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2023 Upgrade Success (Or Lack Thereof) Thread

2023 Upgrade Success (Or Lack Thereof) Thread

Old Mar 7, 2023, 9:10 am
  #76  
 
Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Programs: DL Platinum, Hilton Diamond, Hertz PC
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Originally Posted by skislc
Plat with reserve card:

SLC-BOS 2/16 - K fare, bought at ~T-18 hours. 11/44 for 2 F, 1/13 for 1 C+, cleared to C+ at the gate. Much better than 36E which is where I was gonna end up otherwise...
BOS-ORD 2/21 - V fare, cleared to F at the window, though decent chance I cancel it and straight head back to SLC.

3/7 for F/C on the year so far. Heading to YYC in a couple weeks and then back to NYC/BOS after that, none of which seem likely to clear... gotta get more west coast/not hub to hub flying going to boost the stats, though SLC in ski season is rough regardless.
BOS-MSP 2/20 - U fare - 14/32 for 2 F, 4/16 for 2 C+ but both of the F upgrades came from C+ so cleared to C+ at the gate.
MSP-SLC 2/20 - U fare - 17/52 for 0 F, 1/25 for 2 C+, cleared to C+ at the gate. These were both wins given that I did a last min SDC and was looking at a middle in the back on both legs.

SLC-YYC 3/3 - X fare - C+ at booking, 5/19 for 1 F.
YYC-SLC 3/11 - U fare - C+ at booking, cleared to F at ~T-110.

4/11 on the year so far.
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Old Mar 8, 2023, 12:14 am
  #77  
 
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JFK-SEA award ticket Diamond w/ Reserve - 2 FC seats open, #2 of 2x. Upgraded at gate. 2nd time flying FC on 321neo. The bluetooth function worked flawlessly as well as the free wi-fi. The seat is a tad hard for my taste. Had the bulkhead window seat so didn't have to bother my seatmate to get in and out.
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Old Mar 10, 2023, 9:12 am
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Earned DM with Reserve Card

ATL-GCM with companion on a K Fare.......#6 and 7 of 31 for 0 available seats
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Old Mar 10, 2023, 11:17 am
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3/10 MCI-DTW: C+ at gold window, 3 of 11 for 1 seat in FC.
3/10 DTW-ALB: I misconnected for my original flight, was placed on a later flight, 1 of 5 for 1 seat in FC, cleared at the gate.
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Old Mar 10, 2023, 3:03 pm
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SM
0/2 this year.
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Old Mar 14, 2023, 12:07 pm
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PM traveling with SM on revenue booking. Requested D1 upgrade with RUC ~3 weeks before departure.

3/10 JFK-LAX - C+ at booking, did not clear into D1, roughly 4 and 5 of 45 at departure for 0 seats remaining
3/12 LAX-JFK - C+ at booking, did not clear into D1, roughly 3 and 4 of 55 at departure for 0 seats remaining
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Old Mar 16, 2023, 1:13 pm
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PM, no card, revenue ticket. Things are looking up -- I'm now 4/9 on upgrades to F on the year. Fingers crossed for my next two upgrade-eligible flights on D1-equipped transcons.

3/17 LGA-CMH (E175) -- upgraded to C+ at booking, upgraded to F at 5-day window
3/19 CMH-LGA (E175) -- upgraded to C+ at booking, upgraded to F at 5-day window
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Old Mar 16, 2023, 6:05 pm
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2/28/23, T fare:
CLE-DTW, #4 for 0 F seats on a CRJ-900
DTW-MCI, #4 for 0 F seats on a 717

3/2/23, T fare:
MCI-LGA, got upgraded to F at 120 hour window on a CRJ-900
LGA-CLE, got upgraded to F at 120 hour window on an EMB-175

10/12 for UGs to F not using an RUC.
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Old Mar 16, 2023, 7:03 pm
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DM, re qualified with BIS+MQD always since charter year, 2MM mostly fly F/C/J
0/5 this year on slc-las-slcroute (Q and M)
and on LAS-JFK (K, M)
Not looking great
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Old Mar 16, 2023, 11:37 pm
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Fail last 4 trips Lax-Jfk

0/4 the last 2 weeks Lax-Jfk-Lax-Jfk-Lax
Platinum using a Regional (reserve card too)
Here is how it ended up Fri afternoon #13, Saturday evening #16, Friday afternoon #14, Tuesday evening #7

The funny thing is for every delta flight I booked same AA flight leaving around same time or slightly after and got comp upgraded at T-100 all 4 flights. Granted I am a tad bigger level of EXP

Thank goodness for no change fees because each time I bailed on the Delta flight and canceled and took AA. Generally about 2/3 hrs ahead it would get down to 1 or 0 seats left in D1
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Old Mar 17, 2023, 4:16 pm
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Lga-Pbi tonight 7:35

Diamond, reserve, T fare. 0 F. #11. No surprise.
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Old Mar 20, 2023, 1:46 pm
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3/19/2023, DL595, CUN-ATL, DM on award ticket, cleared to Comfort+ at booking, cleared to First at T-55
3/19/2023, DL2276, ATL-JAX, DM on award ticket, cleared to Comfort+ at booking, cleared to First at T-120
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Old Mar 22, 2023, 10:21 am
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3/15 JFK- PHX: C+ cleared at booking, #3 of 30+ for one seat
3/21 PHX-JFK: used RUC to clear to First at booking

PM with reserve card.
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Old Mar 23, 2023, 8:49 am
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Originally Posted by skislc
BOS-MSP 2/20 - U fare - 14/32 for 2 F, 4/16 for 2 C+ but both of the F upgrades came from C+ so cleared to C+ at the gate.
MSP-SLC 2/20 - U fare - 17/52 for 0 F, 1/25 for 2 C+, cleared to C+ at the gate. These were both wins given that I did a last min SDC and was looking at a middle in the back on both legs.

SLC-YYC 3/3 - X fare - C+ at booking, 5/19 for 1 F.
YYC-SLC 3/11 - U fare - C+ at booking, cleared to F at ~T-110.

4/11 on the year so far.
Plat w/reserve:

SLC-LAS 3/19 T fare - 16 and 17 / 34 for 0 F, not even close for C+ either.
LAS-JFK 3/20 T fare - don't remember exact numbers but not even close for F or C+, about halfway through a 40+ deep list.
HPN-ATL 3/23 X fare - cleared to F at T-120
ATl-SLC 3/23 X fare - C+ at booking, 19/55 for 1 F.
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Old Mar 25, 2023, 7:01 am
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Plat with Reserve 2MM
This one kind of surprised me -
DCA-MSN nonstop. I checked the buyup 6 days out and it was only about $80. Came back the next day to buy it at about an hour before the 5 day window for D and P ugs would open - and saw that the comp UG had come through. Looks like there is still 1 FC available for sale.
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