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weltfrieden Jan 19, 16 4:17 pm

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?

thanks!

LarryJ Jan 19, 16 4:34 pm

I was once #74 on the list as I boarded the B787 for DEN-IAH with FC already checked in full.

WineCountryUA Jan 19, 16 4:35 pm

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.

oshkrozz Jan 19, 16 6:15 pm

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.

Shareholder Jan 19, 16 6:23 pm

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.

Boo_Radley Jan 19, 16 6:37 pm

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.

fumje Jan 19, 16 6:55 pm


Originally Posted by Shareholder (Post 26046236)
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.

dank0014 Jan 20, 16 4:33 am

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.

Tblack15 Jan 20, 16 7:17 am

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.

PV_Premier Jan 20, 16 7:54 am

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

weltfrieden Jan 20, 16 7:58 am


Originally Posted by WineCountryUA (Post 26045722)
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? :D "hey, I'm 97 on the list, but
there is still a chance... difficult, but not technically impossible..."

PV_Premier Jan 20, 16 8:34 am


Originally Posted by weltfrieden (Post 26049076)
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? :D "hey, I'm 97 on the list, but
there is still a chance... difficult, but not technically impossible..."

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nycflyer222 Oct 26, 16 10:38 pm

Average Upgrade Standby List #
 
On a 737-9 tomorrow from ORD-BOS. Already 53 people on the UG standby list... Is that normal?

travelingman79 Oct 26, 16 10:44 pm


Originally Posted by nycflyer222 (Post 27398214)
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.

findark Oct 26, 16 10:48 pm


Originally Posted by nycflyer222 (Post 27398214)
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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