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No E+ Aisle or Window at T-24; Ten minutes before plenty available

No E+ Aisle or Window at T-24; Ten minutes before plenty available

Old Mar 14, 17, 10:03 pm
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No E+ Aisle or Window at T-24; Ten minutes before plenty available

For the first time I can ever remember can't get an E+ window or aisle at T-24 tomorrow on UA218 from HNL to ORD. Ten minutes before check-in there were two windows and three aisles and then they all disappeared instantly before I could nab one. In many years as a silver never had this happen before, especially on something as large as a 772. Doesn't look like anything will open up with people getting upgraded either with first booked full. Any suggestions? Should I just keep checking often till tomorrow?
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Old Mar 14, 17, 10:28 pm
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probably people rebooked from east coast storm
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Old Mar 14, 17, 10:51 pm
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Originally Posted by gradsflyer View Post
For the first time I can ever remember can't get an E+ window or aisle at T-24 tomorrow on UA218 from HNL to ORD. Ten minutes before check-in there were two windows and three aisles and then they all disappeared instantly before I could nab one. In many years as a silver never had this happen before, especially on something as large as a 772. Doesn't look like anything will open up with people getting upgraded either with first booked full. Any suggestions? Should I just keep checking often till tomorrow?
You should just keep checking often until tomorrow, as close to boarding as the app will let you. You'd be amazed how E+ windows and aisles will suddenly pop up.

And, look at the bright side: As a Silver, you'll be at least #72 on the upgrade list.
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Old Mar 14, 17, 10:54 pm
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Actually some flights require gold to be #72 on the upgrade list.
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Old Mar 14, 17, 11:39 pm
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Originally Posted by DenverBrian View Post
And, look at the bright side: As a Silver, you'll be at least #72 on the upgrade list.
I've actually gotten a CPU as a silver a few times over the years between HNL and LAX and on an a round trip between HNL and DEN a few years ago when the route still had CPUs and they were flying the old three class international config 772 on the route.
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Old Mar 15, 17, 12:36 am
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Originally Posted by gradsflyer View Post
I've actually gotten a CPU as a silver a few times over the years between HNL and LAX and on an a round trip between HNL and DEN a few years ago when the route still had CPUs and they were flying the old three class international config 772 on the route.
Shoot, I was on an E-175 flight last week (ABQ-IAH) that went out 2/12 in F. One of those was a last-minute SDC, and the other one was me. So, yeah, there are still flights where Silvers get upgrades!
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Old Mar 15, 17, 6:59 am
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Originally Posted by VA1379 View Post
Actually some flights require gold to be #72 on the upgrade list.
I'm platinum and Ive been #72 on the upgrade list.
All Friday afternoon flights out of WAS are loaded with high United status flyers.
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Old Mar 15, 17, 9:43 am
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5 seats can get grabbed up pretty quickly
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Old Mar 15, 17, 10:23 am
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Originally Posted by boycruz View Post
probably people rebooked from east coast storm
The explanation is usually something like this when a whole bunch of seats disappear at once.
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Old Mar 15, 17, 1:34 pm
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Still nothing available the several times I've checked this morning. I managed to get 17D at check-in, so only just one in from the aisle. Maybe I'll get lucky and be boxed in by the same party who wants to switch seats.

UA218 still seems to have operated all days during the storm, so not sure why today's would be overflowed with re-bookings; unless some people figured why not take advantage of the waiver to extend their stay in HNL, which I guess actually makes sense but since I live here means nothing to me.
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Old Mar 15, 17, 4:08 pm
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Originally Posted by gradsflyer View Post
Still nothing available the several times I've checked this morning. I managed to get 17D at check-in, so only just one in from the aisle. Maybe I'll get lucky and be boxed in by the same party who wants to switch seats.

UA218 still seems to have operated all days during the storm, so not sure why today's would be overflowed with re-bookings; unless some people figured why not take advantage of the waiver to extend their stay in HNL, which I guess actually makes sense but since I live here means nothing to me.
Could be that, but most likely because they were connecting in ORD to points East that were affected by the storm.
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Old Mar 15, 17, 4:09 pm
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I was on the HNL-ORD flight two weeks ago and literally changed seats while in line less than 5 minutes before boarding. My general experience is that the app does not usually allow changes that close to boarding. So keep trying as long as the app lets you.
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