Why would seats open up on the seatmap?

Old Jun 13, 13, 6:09 am
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Why would seats open up on the seatmap?

I'm flying UA44 on Saturday and am waitlisted with a GPU. The BF fare buckets are J0, JN0, C0, D0, Z0, ZN0, P0, PN0, R0, RN0, IN0, I0 and have been for a week. Until last night the seatmap was showing no BF seats available, but suddenly overnight 3 seats are showing as unassigned.

Any idea if I can read anything into this?

I'm considering SDCing to an indirect (probably via ORD) flight overnight Friday to get the upgrade to C, but would rather not if I think I have a decent shot of clearing at the gate.

Edit And they've gone away again!
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Old Jun 13, 13, 8:16 am
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People moving seats or cancelling reservations which are then rebooked by someone else.
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Old Jun 13, 13, 8:17 am
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Originally Posted by drewguy View Post
People moving seats or cancelling reservations which are then rebooked by someone else.
But wouldn't have cancellations have opened up the corresponding fare buckets? Also how would someone move seats in a cabin with 100% "assigned" seats or might some of the seats have been blocked instead?
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Old Jun 13, 13, 8:25 am
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Blocking is a pretty good answer, I think.
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Old Jun 13, 13, 8:26 am
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Originally Posted by mgcsinc View Post
Blocking is a pretty good answer, I think.
Thanks.
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Old Jun 13, 13, 8:31 am
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Originally Posted by alex_b View Post
But wouldn't have cancellations have opened up the corresponding fare buckets? Also how would someone move seats in a cabin with 100% "assigned" seats or might some of the seats have been blocked instead?
They could have been rebooked already but seats not assigned.
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Old Jun 13, 13, 3:37 pm
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I find seats in BF pop up all the time. I am babysitting a reservation in late July, and have already changed the BF seats for Mrs 1P and me three times as new and better seats have opened up.
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