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Old Nov 2, 2023, 1:52 pm
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman
No.
United does not agree with you. Copied from United website (the last line below):

More information on Complimentary Premier Upgrades

Complimentary Premier Upgrade availability:

  • ✓ Available to All Premiers
  • ✓ Available to Companions traveling on the same reservation as the Premier
  • ✖ Unavailable to Basic economy fares
If youve booked a full-fare Economy ticket in these fare classes, you may be eligible for an upgrade as soon as your flight is ticketed:
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Old Nov 2, 2023, 2:32 pm
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Did your wife pay any PlusPoints for the upgrade portion? I thought there wasn't any CPU on international flights
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Old Nov 2, 2023, 2:41 pm
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Originally Posted by wongbr
Did your wife pay any PlusPoints for the upgrade portion? I thought there wasn't any CPU on international flights
CPU legs got cleared.

Each segment stands on its own. SFO-IAD-LHR with SFO-IAD clearing is still CPU if no PP submitted on the SFO-IAD segment.
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Old Nov 2, 2023, 4:23 pm
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Originally Posted by wongbr
Did your wife pay any PlusPoints for the upgrade portion? I thought there wasn't any CPU on international flights
PPs are requested for Polaris flights only. They are still waitlisted.
My high CPU rate is mainly due to instant upgrades, especially the short routes.
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Old Nov 2, 2023, 6:28 pm
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Originally Posted by wongbr
.. I thought there wasn't any CPU on international flights
CPU include flights to Canada, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean and others
Polaris flights is a better qualifier than international.
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Old Nov 2, 2023, 10:10 pm
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Yes. Last year as a Premier Silver I got a CPU from NRT to SPN.
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Old Nov 5, 2023, 6:31 pm
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1K upgrade
SLC-SFO cleared at t-48 (evening flight)
SFO-MCO cleared at t-24 (redeye)
K fare.
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Old Nov 6, 2023, 9:02 am
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IAH - CUN
G FARE
Platinum + 1 (wife Silver)
Cleared at T-96 - plane is empty and it looks like everyone on the current upgrade list will clear
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Old Nov 11, 2023, 10:04 am
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IAD - LAX
Silver on Y Fare
Moved to the 5pm flight for
Cleared at 9/20 at T-24
Full Wait-list of 5 Cleared at check-in, with 5 more at the gate and Departed with 19/20.

The flight had a massive school group and almost no elites.
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Old Nov 11, 2023, 2:01 pm
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IAD-CUN
1K son on T fare
Cleared at T-96

Almost no elites.

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Old Nov 11, 2023, 3:51 pm
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ORD-BOS Nov 12, 2023
T-36
Fare: L
Booked 9/16
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Old Nov 28, 2023, 9:45 pm
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1K upgrade cleared at t-96 for SRQ-ORD. However #9 on ORD-ROC. Go figure.
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Old Nov 28, 2023, 10:22 pm
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Cleared MCO-LAX early last week at T-23.

I just looked through my flight history this year and I was CPU'd on 7/17 (41%) flights. One of those was on a 787 IAD-LAX. Sweet ride. My gf was my upgraded companion on that flight. Always nice to share the perks.

Anyway, does any other Silver have as high an UG% ? I feel like that's gotta be abnormally high.
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Old Nov 29, 2023, 8:24 am
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1K upgrade cleared for ROC-IAD and IAD-SRQ at t-96 hours
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Old Nov 29, 2023, 9:00 am
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Here is a strange upgrade as Platinum. I got upgraded on a regular saver award ticket on YYZ to IAH recently and not a United Card holder, although I do have Chase Preferred which I use for travel. I also leapfrogged another passenger on the list. Also the same on IAH to YYZ (saver award) but on that flight the first class was nearly empty so may be UA gave the upgrade.
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