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What's the longest first class upgrade standby list / waitlist that you've ever seen?

What's the longest first class upgrade standby list / waitlist that you've ever seen?

Old Jan 19, 16, 4:17 pm
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What's the longest first class upgrade standby list / waitlist that you've ever seen?

what is the longest first class standby list that you've ever seen?

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Old Jan 19, 16, 4:34 pm
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I was once #74 on the list as I boarded the B787 for DEN-IAH with FC already checked in full.
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Old Jan 19, 16, 4:35 pm
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From a couple years back, http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...0-ug-list.html

>100 is not unknown in recent sightings for hub-to-hub peak business travel times

I have seen 117! FC was checked in full (I was in the high teens) -- this was IAD-SFO Friday afternoon.
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Old Jan 19, 16, 6:15 pm
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The longest for me was 134 on a 757-200 from SFO to EWR with FC full. More then half the flight lined up in Zone 1 .. if you were in Zone 2 finding overhead room was a challenge.
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Old Jan 19, 16, 6:23 pm
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Are you talking Standby or Upgrade Wait list? Very significant difference. IAD-LAX on a Monday morning overflowed the screen waiting for a non-existent CPU.
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Old Jan 19, 16, 6:37 pm
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97 people on a 739 SFO-ORD last Thursday evening, w/ F checked in full. I was in the mid 20s on an L fare. Probably not the longest list ever, but considering the size of the Y cabin (147), that's 66% of the Y cabin on the UG list when the doors closed. Further, since 3 people cleared, that's a 3% UG rate on the flight.
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Old Jan 19, 16, 6:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Shareholder View Post
Are you talking Standby or Upgrade Wait list? Very significant difference.
I think properly it is called 'United First Upgrade Standby List', so weltfrieden's terminology seems appropriate.
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Old Jan 20, 16, 4:33 am
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I've seen triple digits in hub to hub on a somewhat common basis. I can recall at least seeing it six times last year. I specially recall an ORD-SFO one last year after a bad weather day that reached 142. Numerous duplication of names from standby list also on upgrade list so by no means was it everyone on our plane.
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Old Jan 20, 16, 7:17 am
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Obviously not triple digits, but did see 40+ on a flight this week on a RJ that had 70-ish seats.

Over 50% of the plane on the UG list is pretty wild for an aircraft with 6 total F seats.
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Old Jan 20, 16, 7:54 am
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highest number: about 145 on a big plane (767 maybe?) from SFO to IAH a few years ago

highest percentage by total # seats: about 120 on an A320 from SFO to EWR
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Old Jan 20, 16, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
From a couple years back, http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...0-ug-list.html

>100 is not unknown in recent sightings for hub-to-hub peak business travel times

I have seen 117! FC was checked in full (I was in the high teens) -- this was IAD-SFO Friday afternoon.
Let's say the plane has 16 empty first class seats. With 117 people on the
list, at least 101+ people will not make the upgrade. Out of those 101
people, how many believe in miracles? "hey, I'm 97 on the list, but
there is still a chance... difficult, but not technically impossible..."
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Old Jan 20, 16, 8:34 am
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Originally Posted by weltfrieden View Post
Let's say the plane has 16 empty first class seats. With 117 people on the
list, at least 101+ people will not make the upgrade. Out of those 101
people, how many believe in miracles? "hey, I'm 97 on the list, but
there is still a chance... difficult, but not technically impossible..."
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Old Oct 26, 16, 10:38 pm
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Average Upgrade Standby List #

On a 737-9 tomorrow from ORD-BOS. Already 53 people on the UG standby list... Is that normal?
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Old Oct 26, 16, 10:44 pm
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Originally Posted by nycflyer222 View Post
On a 737-9 tomorrow from ORD-BOS. Already 53 people on the UG standby list... Is that normal?
Speculation: Ex-hub to a non-vacation/kettle destination popular enough to justify 10 non-stops on that date and the departure that leaves after "business hours" plus enough time to get to the airport on a Thursday = many work week (frequent) travelers returning home.
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Old Oct 26, 16, 10:48 pm
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Originally Posted by nycflyer222 View Post
On a 737-9 tomorrow from ORD-BOS. Already 53 people on the UG standby list... Is that normal?
Thursday evening hub to hub? Yeah, not at all surprised that a third to a half of the plane is Premiers. The 777s on domestic routes routinely reach 100.
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