GPU upgrade SUCCESS 2014

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Old Mar 3, 14, 11:15 am
  #106  
 
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1. Route: JFK to SFO to ICN
2. Date: 3/7/14
3. Fare class: W
4. Y-C
5. How many days/weeks in advance: 1/31/14
6. How many days before departure did it clear: JFK to SFO, cleared at booking even though it was R0 when searched JFK to ICN and JFK to SFO. SFO to ICN still WL. Beginning of Feb showed 1/4 full, three weeks out, went to 90% full and then two weeks out, when to 100% full. Not very promising.

1. Route: ICN to NRT to EWR
2. Date: 3/17/14
3. Fare class: W
4. Y-C
5. How many days/weeks in advance: 1/31/14
6. How many days before departure did it clear: ICN to NRT, cleared at booking even though it was R0 when searched ICN to EWR and ICN to NRT. NRT to EWR WL at booking and then clearned on 2/14/14.
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Old Mar 3, 14, 3:34 pm
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1. Route: SFO to LHR (the early flight)
2. Date: 4/13/14
3. Fare class: Q
4. Y-C
5. Cleared 3/1/14, day of booking.
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Old Mar 3, 14, 9:09 pm
  #108  
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Columbia, SC
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Shocker

NRT-BKK
Date: 3/6/14
Fare: W
Y-C
Cleared at 96 hours.

The shock was the seat map was showing only two open seats in C. Was expecting at best an upgrade at the gate.
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Old Mar 3, 14, 9:12 pm
  #109  
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: COS
Programs: United 1K & 1MM, IHG Plat Elite, Hyatt Gold, Marriott GE, Hertz 5*, National Exec
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DEN-NRT
Fare: W

Didn't get outbound, so I'm hoping return I'll get it, but I'm not holding my breath. It's a 787, which was 'nice'--definitely nicer than the previous, seat-wise.
Will never understand why UAL can't clear an empty seat for 1Ks. I will NEVER, EVER understand this.
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Old Mar 4, 14, 4:33 am
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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Erbil
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1. DXB-IAD-ORD-MSP
2. 3/17/2014
3. Booked in H
4. Y-C
5. Booked 28 days before departure
6. IAD-ORD cleared at booking, DXB-IAD cleared 13 days before departure and I am still waiting on the ORD-MSP leg.
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Old Mar 4, 14, 4:55 am
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Join Date: Nov 2013
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1. DEN-EWR-BOM
2. 3/2/2014
3. Booked in Q
4. Y-C
5. Booked about 30 days before departure
6. DEN-EWR didn't clear. EWR-BOM cleared just before boarding. I was 2nd on the upgrade list. Lightly loaded Y, I think I could have had a three seat to my self if I hadn't upgraded.

My first international lay flat experience. I didn't think I was going to get it since it took so long to clear, and when I checked in it offered to upgrade me for $5,000. Not usually a good sign.
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Old Mar 5, 14, 2:06 pm
  #112  
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
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1. TLV-EWR-GRU
2. feb 14 /15
3. V
4. Y-C
5. 3 days before departure
6. same day
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Old Mar 5, 14, 2:39 pm
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Join Date: Mar 2010
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SYD-SFO
03/04/14
W Class upgraded to C
Booked 01/10/14
Battlefield upgrade at boarding (whew)
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Old Mar 5, 14, 2:40 pm
  #114  
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Originally Posted by santarosaflyer View Post
Shocker

NRT-BKK
Date: 3/6/14
Fare: W
Y-C
Cleared at 96 hours.

The shock was the seat map was showing only two open seats in C. Was expecting at best an upgrade at the gate.
buy a lottery ticket...

Originally Posted by cacohenassaf View Post
1. TLV-EWR-GRU
2. feb 14 /15
3. V
4. Y-C
5. 3 days before departure
6. same day
excellent use of a single GPU! ^
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Old Mar 5, 14, 11:45 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: SFO
Programs: UA 1K
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So, I've used up all 6 GPU's I got. (don't ask me how or why) Now, I should wait until I qualify for 1K again later this year? Is there any other way to get upg?
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Old Mar 6, 14, 1:52 am
  #116  
 
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Originally Posted by z54533 View Post
So, I've used up all 6 GPU's I got. (don't ask me how or why) Now, I should wait until I qualify for 1K again later this year? Is there any other way to get upg?
Upgrade with miles or accept the buy-up offer.
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Old Mar 6, 14, 2:04 am
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Join Date: Jan 2013
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1. Route: LHR-ORD-CVG (2 tickets)
2. Date: 7/8/14
3. Fare class: Q
4. Y-C
5. How many days/weeks in advance: 3/5/14
6. How many days before departure did it clear: LHR-ORD cleared at booking (R9). ORD-CVG waitlisted (R1) but can't upgrade separately since one of the passenges is a child
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Old Mar 6, 14, 6:36 am
  #118  
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1. BRU-EWR-BRU
2. 25 march - 9 april
3. W fare
4. Y-C
5. 5 March upgraded both segments right after booking (R 9+ on outbound)
6. upgraded both segments right after booking (R 9+ on outbound ; 4+ on inbound)
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Old Mar 6, 14, 8:08 am
  #119  
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
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Posts: 14
1. NRT/IAH/NRT
2. Feb 24, 2014 / Feb 27. 2014
3. W fare
4. Y>C
5. booked Jan 27
6. Upgrade at gate in NRT on date of Travel / Feb 25 2 days before flt cleared return
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Old Mar 6, 14, 8:21 am
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1. Route: LAX-LHR
2. Dates: 2/13-2/18
3. Fare class: W
4. Y-C
5. Cleared for 3 passengers at time of booking, 12/12. Both flights R9 at time. Buh bye 6 RPUs.
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