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Old Dec 31, 2023, 4:14 am
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You could have knocked me over with a feather. Just got an email at 4am that I was PP upgraded as Platinum for a flight 1/14/24 EWR MIA. 14 days in advance. My last 20 PP's I will probably ever have. Very happy!
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Old Dec 31, 2023, 4:37 pm
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I just wanted to throw in my personal stats here. In 2023 as a UA Platinum, my CPU clearance was 47%. 55 of my UA segments were CPU eligible with 26 of those clearing. Unfortunately, nine of those were between MKE/ORD. My favorite CPU was to UA Polaris on a 772 from IAH-SFO. Second favorite was from YOW-IAD on the CRJ550 as this was my first time on this aircraft type. The longest routes I received CPUs on were SJU-ORD and EWR-GUA.
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Old Jan 3, 2024, 2:25 pm
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Starting 24 off correctly. Two cleared CPUs on 01/01/24 BNA-DEN and DEN-RAP both legs on points.
And this AM cleared two PP legs on 01/18/24 PHL-ORD and ORD-EWR.
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Old Feb 23, 2024, 1:53 pm
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CPU'd again MSP to ORD as a Silver on award ticket last week.
Seems to be at least 2 out of 3 odds. Even my kid (companion) got bumped up.
I know, small bananas.....but it gives me a few warm fuzzies.
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Old Feb 23, 2024, 2:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Hawkeyefan
CPU'd again MSP to ORD as a Silver on award ticket last week.
Seems to be at least 2 out of 3 odds. Even my kid (companion) got bumped up.
I know, small bananas.....but it gives me a few warm fuzzies.
No posting for 50 days since the last past on Jan. 3.
We should disallow CPU success posts for short hops (< 1 hr or so duration)! And most people do not post these successes anyway.
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Old Feb 23, 2024, 2:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Kmxu
No posting for 50 days since the last past on Jan. 3.
We should disallow CPU success posts for short hops (< 1 hr or so duration)! And most people do not post these successes anyway.
So the thread should be Plat/1K/GS CPU success then? Golds and Silvers success probably only occurs on these short hops...we want our own thread then.
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Old Feb 23, 2024, 2:34 pm
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I'm batting 100% for February so far (2 for 2) but I did selectively cherrypick for the lightest loads so that's likely a major factor.
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Old Feb 23, 2024, 2:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Polytonic
I'm batting 100% for February so far (2 for 2) but I did selectively cherrypick for the lightest loads so that's likely a major factor.
CPU cleared at 72 hours for myself and partner. EWR-PBI 8:55 sunday. So very light load.
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Old Feb 23, 2024, 2:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Hawkeyefan
CPU'd again MSP to ORD as a Silver on award ticket last week.
Seems to be at least 2 out of 3 odds. Even my kid (companion) got bumped up.
I know, small bananas.....but it gives me a few warm fuzzies.
Im at about that same rate as a 1k, haha.

On todays ORD-MSP, I would have easily cleared, but was on a B fare and cleared at booking. Same for the return.

Come July 4, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, Ill be happy to break out of double digits on the upgrade list
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Old Feb 23, 2024, 3:16 pm
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Or it's already peak travel times at places like Florida - leaving from Miami, for example, there are already more than 50 people on the upgrade list, with no shot of upgrade, as they have all been spoken for weeks/months.
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Old Feb 23, 2024, 4:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Polytonic
I'm batting 100% for February so far (2 for 2) but I did selectively cherrypick for the lightest loads so that's likely a major factor.
But that's how the experts play this game, yes?

Originally Posted by Repooc17
Or it's already peak travel times at places like Florida - leaving from Miami, for example, there are already more than 50 people on the upgrade list, with no shot of upgrade, as they have all been spoken for weeks/months.
Yeah, I think that this is what I'm looking at on my LAX-MCO flight this Monday. At least things look reasonable on the return.
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Old Feb 23, 2024, 5:19 pm
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Originally Posted by iapetus
But that's how the experts play this game, yes?
I suppose so, yes, but theres only so much one can do to try for upgrades out of EWR.

Not looking good for next Tuesday (7 open seats, Im double digits on the list and on a K fare so )
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Old Feb 23, 2024, 7:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Kmxu (Post # 170)
We should disallow CPU success posts for short hops (< 1 hr or so duration)! And most people do not post these successes anyway.
Originally Posted by Hawkeyefan (Post # 171)
So the thread should be Plat/1K/GS CPU success then? Golds and Silvers success probably only occurs on these short hops...we want our own thread then.
Feb 2024, SPN-GUM x 2

SPN-GUM (129 miles), February 2024, cleared at booking, T-15 d, into P spaces. Booked into Y class for this flight (with T booking on international leg) (Y1WY & TLE0IQOT); one Premier Silver and one General Member.
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Old Feb 25, 2024, 11:36 pm
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My husband and I are both 1K. (His, via a companion status). We both had 6 flights last week on 2 separate reservations. All short, 1.2 - 2.5 hours each. (SFO/LAX/PHX and DEN) He was upgraded 4 of 6. I was upgraded 3 of 6.

No rhyme or reason why I was ahead or he was ahead. But we got 50% and 66% of CPUs.
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