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Old Oct 26, 18, 6:24 pm
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My highest BP number ever

One of the last seats on a full 737-800.



Full, as in "4th on 4".
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Old Oct 26, 18, 6:57 pm
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i would assume you boarded at A-60 since you were A-list?

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Old Oct 26, 18, 7:14 pm
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A-"61", and yeah, flying standby you get those a lot (I swear I'd had C58 once I think). Thing is, if you're the one standby that got to make it because the last person on the plane no-showed, you board as the very last person on the plane. Welcome to "middle seat and no overhead" city, population sucks!
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Old Oct 26, 18, 8:36 pm
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Originally Posted by NoStressHere View Post
i would assume you boarded at b60 since you were A-list?
Yes. Once again the gate agent skipped standby and gave me BP. My booked flight was delayed and I probably had top priority for standby so why not. Boarding had almost started when I got my BP.
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One every flight that happpens, every day, SOMEONE gets the very last boarding position. Is OP really astounded that could possibly be HIM? DYKWIA much?
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Old Oct 26, 18, 11:34 pm
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One every flight that happpens, every day, SOMEONE gets the very last boarding position. Is OP really astounded that could possibly be HIM? DYKWIA much?
You inferred a complaint where none was implied.
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One every flight that happpens, every day, SOMEONE gets the very last boarding position. Is OP really astounded that could possibly be HIM? DYKWIA much?
It would serve you well to familiarize yourself with OP and his long-term service to this forum. You would likely avoid embarrassing yourself further.
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Old Oct 27, 18, 10:42 am
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The theoretical maximum should be C70 if no BS is sold.
A16-60: 45
B1-60: 60 (sum: 105)
C1-C70: 70 (sum 175)
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Old Oct 27, 18, 10:50 am
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Originally Posted by nsx View Post
You inferred a complaint where none was implied.
But more importantly...





did someone save you a seat?




After all, that's what really matters, right?
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Old Oct 28, 18, 7:18 am
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I've always wondered how the computer handles this if the flight is sold out and someone "buys" an A1-A15 upgrade. I assume they just pull the boarding number out of availability.

Originally Posted by fiuchris View Post
The theoretical maximum should be C70 if no BS is sold.
A16-60: 45
B1-60: 60 (sum: 105)
C1-C70: 70 (sum 175)
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Old Oct 28, 18, 3:37 pm
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I've always wondered how the computer handles this if the flight is sold out and someone "buys" an A1-A15 upgrade. I assume they just pull the boarding number out of availability.
If A1-15 have been sold/assigned, then there are no gate upgrades available for sale. The CSA can only sell unassigned BS positions.

Otherwise, the upgrade gets the next available position. So if no BS has been sold, the first upgrade gets A1.

Is this what you’re asking?
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Old Oct 29, 18, 2:52 pm
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One every flight that happpens, every day, SOMEONE gets the very last boarding position. Is OP really astounded that could possibly be HIM? DYKWIA much?
I think OP was amused more than anything. WN's largest aircraft holds 175 people, and he has a BP that is theoretically #176 . Of course this means in reality that one or more of A1-A15 are likely available, and he could gate-upgrade himself to one. Or live with being A61. But still, it's a BP I've never personally held, and I found it kind of interesting. I've had a few C's due to IRROPS, but never a C56!!!
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Old Oct 29, 18, 4:03 pm
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I've always wondered how the computer handles this if the flight is sold out and someone "buys" an A1-A15 upgrade. I assume they just pull the boarding number out of availability.
"D 1-10 you can now board..."
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Old Oct 29, 18, 6:33 pm
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Actually, I believe the C numbers just continue to increase as needed.
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A few years from now, a 737 MAX 10 in a high-density configuration with no BS buyers: "E 1 to 5 may now board."

T-24 check-in is C20. Whew, I'm good!
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