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For reference:GPU upgrade SUCCESS 2017, GPU upgrade SUCCESS 2016, GPU upgrade SUCCESS 2015
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Old Jan 12, 18, 9:53 am
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1. GRU-ORD-BOS
2. 2/3/18
3. W
4. Y-C
5. 3 weeks
6. cleared on booking
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Old Jan 12, 18, 10:25 am
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Old Jan 12, 18, 3:03 pm
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Originally Posted by jupper View Post
Booked just before Christmas (outbound):
1. AMS-IAH
1. IAH-BOG
2. 2018/01/18
3. V
4. Y-C
5. ~3-4 weeks
6. Cleared 1 week before departure (B752 for a change on this route !)
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Old Jan 12, 18, 4:35 pm
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1. NRT-ORD
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Old Jan 12, 18, 5:01 pm
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Originally Posted by st530 View Post
1. FRA-DEL (LH 760)
2. 25 Jan
3. D
4. C-F
5. 11 Jan
6. Right after booking via LH/NH GPU page
nice, enjoy the FCT
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Old Jan 13, 18, 6:54 am
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Upgraded son's flights.
1.ORD-GRU; GRU-EWR
2. Mar 12; Mar 26
3. W
4. Y->C
5. Dec 23
6. Right after booking

Total routing was ORF-ORD-GRU-VIX-GRU-EWR-ORF. Had to book ORF-ORD separate as R space was not available for ORD-GRU if the ORF-ORD leg was included.
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Old Jan 13, 18, 11:07 am
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Originally Posted by qfrodo View Post
Total routing was ORF-ORD-GRU-VIX-GRU-EWR-ORF. Had to book ORF-ORD separate as R space was not available for ORD-GRU if the ORF-ORD leg was included.
You could have booked on one ticket - ORD-GRU would have cleared, ORF-ORD would have waitlisted.

If your son is checking bags, make sure he gets to ORF early. It's not easy to interline bags across two separate UA tix.
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Old Jan 13, 18, 12:13 pm
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Originally Posted by cfischer View Post
nice, enjoy the FCT
Thanks but only a connection from IAH-FRA on UA, so I'll be schlepping it all the way from A/Z to the B FCL.
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Old Jan 13, 18, 12:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
You could have booked on one ticket - ORD-GRU would have cleared, ORF-ORD would have waitlisted.

If your son is checking bags, make sure he gets to ORF early. It's not easy to interline bags across two separate UA tix.
The son was buying his tickets and didn't want to risk the waitlist on the ORD-GRU flight. With ORF-ORD added, the upgrade wasn't immediately available. Since ORF-ORD is a separate ticket, he plans to claim his bag in ORD and then check in for the next flight. If the ORF flight is on time, he will have 3.5+ hours to do that.
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Old Jan 13, 18, 1:05 pm
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Originally Posted by qfrodo View Post
The son was buying his tickets and didn't want to risk the waitlist on the ORD-GRU flight. With ORF-ORD added, the upgrade wasn't immediately available. Since ORF-ORD is a separate ticket, he plans to claim his bag in ORD and then check in for the next flight. If the ORF flight is on time, he will have 3.5+ hours to do that.
ORD-GRU would have cleared. Upgrades go through on a segment by segment basis, based on whether R is available on that segment. R was available on ORD-GRU.
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Old Jan 13, 18, 2:58 pm
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Originally Posted by qfrodo View Post
With ORF-ORD added, the upgrade wasn't immediately available.
Yes, it was.

Too bad you didn't read this thread before booking: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unit...h-flights.html
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Old Jan 13, 18, 3:22 pm
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Originally Posted by st530 View Post
Thanks but only a connection from IAH-FRA on UA, so I'll be schlepping it all the way from A/Z to the B FCL.
In case you are not aware of it: There is also a very nice LH F-class lounge with sit-down restaurant dining in the A / Z-Terminal.

Here's a pretty good review:

Review: Lufthansa First Class Lounge Frankfurt - One Mile at a Time
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Old Jan 13, 18, 4:41 pm
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Originally Posted by st530 View Post
Thanks but only a connection from IAH-FRA on UA, so I'll be schlepping it all the way from A/Z to the B FCL.
exit security and walk over to the FCT
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Old Jan 13, 18, 6:03 pm
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1.SIN-SFO
2. Tues, Feb 20
3. W
4. Y->C
5. GPU applied Dec 20
6. Cleared early January (~6 weeks before flight)

The outbound in early Feb is waitlisted and looking a bit questionable whether it'll clear.
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Old Jan 14, 18, 5:06 am
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
Yes, it was.

Too bad you didn't read this thread before booking: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unit...h-flights.html
R space was available on ORD-GRU, but when searching ORF-VIX, the results returned that connected thru ORD all showed waitlisted. Yes, chances of it clearing could be very good, but as mentioned, the son did not want to take any chance of it not clearing. BTW, the link returned a "Page Not Found".
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