GPU upgrade SUCCESS 2014

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Old Mar 31, 14, 6:22 pm
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IAD-GIG, 3/31/14
booked 3/7/14,
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Cleared 3/29/14
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Old Mar 31, 14, 7:37 pm
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EWR-HKG, 7/1/14
SIN-HKG, 7/8/14
HKG-SFO 7/8/14
SFO-JFK 7/8/14
booked 3/31/14,
W Class
Cleared at booking for 2 pax

Only waiting on HKG-SIN which is waitlisted ( J9 JN9 C9 D9 Z9 ZN9 P9 PN9 R0 RN0 IN0 I0) right now, so hopefully it will clear. R space had been available up until a couple of days ago.

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Old Mar 31, 14, 7:59 pm
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We are on the same flight Raybolt for EWR-HKG…I booked maybe 6 weeks ago and it cleared at booking with plenty of R available. I just looked now and most of the BF cabin is also open.

I'm coming back to SFO in a similar way just the day before!
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Old Mar 31, 14, 11:54 pm
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Originally Posted by JVPhoto View Post
We are on the same flight Raybolt for EWR-HKG…I booked maybe 6 weeks ago and it cleared at booking with plenty of R available. I just looked now and most of the BF cabin is also open.

I'm coming back to SFO in a similar way just the day before!
It's amazing how small the world is sometimes. I think the flightwas still R9 today; it seems like there is lots of availability on the EWR-Asia flights. Meeting at one of the lounges at EWR seems to be in order (as long as nothing changes). We are in 2K and L as of now it looks like, but don't know if that will remain.

Sorry for dragging this thread OT

-dan
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Old Apr 1, 14, 12:33 am
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4/16 IAD-DXB
4/22 DXB-IAD
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Y to C. Both ways cleared at booking.
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Old Apr 1, 14, 12:57 pm
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Originally Posted by raybolt View Post
EWR-HKG, 7/1/14
SIN-HKG, 7/8/14
HKG-SFO 7/8/14
SFO-JFK 7/8/14
booked 3/31/14,
W Class
Cleared at booking for 2 pax

Only waiting on HKG-SIN which is waitlisted ( J9 JN9 C9 D9 Z9 ZN9 P9 PN9 R0 RN0 IN0 I0) right now, so hopefully it will clear. R space had been available up until a couple of days ago.

-dan
And a day later the HKG-SIN segment is showing as cleared now.
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Old Apr 1, 14, 1:06 pm
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AMS-IAH, 3/30/14, booked V class, upgraded from Y to C, GPU cleared 36 hours before departure.
IAH-GIG, 4/17/14, booked V class, upgraded from Y to C, GPU cleared at time of application in January 2014.
GIG-IAH, 4/20/14, booked V class, upgraded from Y to C, GPU cleared at time of application in January 2014.
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Old Apr 2, 14, 4:17 pm
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DEN-ORD sUA 757
ORD-BRU sUA 777
(BRU-BCN/MAD-BRU on Brussels Airlines)
BRU-ORD sUA 777
ORD-DEN sUA 757

September 2014

W class to BusinessFirst (First on domestic flights)

Cleared at booking - three seats.

Updated to add that a few weeks ago there was a schedule change, making our connection in ORD six hours and 25 minutes in order to keep our upgraded seats. I accepted the change but requested that I be able to make another change if I saw R space open up on an earlier ORD-DEN flight. The other day I saw R4 on an ORD-DEN flight at 3:10 p.m., and was able to easily and quickly make the switch and keep the upgrades. So now we have a much nicer two hour and 20 minute connection in ORD; new aircraft ORD-DEN is a 757-300.

Excited to head back to Spain!

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Old Apr 2, 14, 4:24 pm
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3/22 LH756 FRA-BOM C->F (paper upgrade).

Of course, as awesome as it is to upgrade on LH with GPUs, their constant strikes and work stoppages at FRA make me very hesitant to use them.
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Old Apr 3, 14, 6:31 am
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flt 840 syd to sfo didn't clear. U class, I was second on list. biz completely full. last year same route cleared 4 of 4 times. Previously, the only reason I've been flying United on this route is because of GPU upgrades.
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Old Apr 3, 14, 9:04 am
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Originally Posted by syrahnose View Post
flt 840 syd to sfo didn't clear. U class, I was second on list. biz completely full. last year same route cleared 4 of 4 times.
This thread is for GPU "success." Please post failures here: gpu-failure-report-2014
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Old Apr 3, 14, 10:27 am
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FRA-IAD Cleared at Booking [01 April 2014] (the only reason I booked it) for 20 April 2014, originally W class

2 SWUs that I had extended from January 2014 (acquired with 1K from last year)

This was applied on my ticket (as roughly the only UA segment - once again, on purpose) with my wife and infant daughter...

Everything else on our itinerary is AC/TK/LH except for the FRA-IAD segment...I have the SWUs, but I still do not want to set foot on any UA plane unless I have to!

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Old Apr 3, 14, 12:18 pm
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Tried to book IAH-SYD / AKL-IAH today almost a year out. Tried GPU and Miles choices. Nothing available on any flight! UA asking $12K for BF while most of the other carriers are $9K. Since I am buying 4 tickets, guess who I'm not flying.
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Old Apr 3, 14, 12:37 pm
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Tried to book IAH-SYD / AKL-IAH today almost a year out. Tried GPU and Miles choices. Nothing available on any flight! UA asking $12K for BF while most of the other carriers are $9K. Since I am buying 4 tickets, guess who I'm not flying.
not surprising that R is not available >300 days out, nor that BF fares are pricing high that far in advance.

fly NZ and don't look back if you are paying cash for J. way better experience.
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Old Apr 3, 14, 12:47 pm
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Booked 3-4 weeks out, clear exactly 6 days out, 4/3/2014
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