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[Consolidated] Chance of upgrade clearing on my flight

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Old Oct 31, 18, 10:45 am
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thanks for the reply and explanation. It'll cost me ~£210 to change now, so I'll hang in there until I can SDC tomorrow afternoon, and hope the ORD-LHR is still available. It would be nice if ua.com supported a search which allowed multiple start points (as kayak does).
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Old Oct 31, 18, 2:08 pm
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Did the list showing upgrades to Polaris on long haul change?

In the past I was able to pull up recent flights and check to see if anyone got upgrades, but now it seems that only the flight currently available for checkin shows a list of any sort. Looking at past flights show nothing and looking at future flights there is no list with checkmarks either.

Trying to gauge my chances for HKG-ORD on 11/15.
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Old Oct 31, 18, 3:36 pm
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Originally Posted by zdog2x View Post
In the past I was able to pull up recent flights and check to see if anyone got upgrades, but now it seems that only the flight currently available for checkin shows a list of any sort. Looking at past flights show nothing and looking at future flights there is no list with checkmarks either.
UA has for some time wiped that info clean for most flights after the flight closes.

It doesn't tell you much anyway, since only those pax who upgraded after checking in are shown as "upgraded."
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Old Nov 1, 18, 3:48 pm
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Originally Posted by ajgarett View Post
UA1 on 14 Nov (Wednesday), booked L class + MUA.
22 seats left, J9 JN9 C9 D9 Z1 ZN1 P0 PN0 R0 RN0.
2 weeks out, it now looks like J9 JN9 C9 D9 Z8 ZN8 P5 PN1 PZ0, seat map says 13 free.

Been keeping an eye on it, and this is the first time I've seen PN space. As a Gold (getting to Plat next week) I'm waiting for PZ space, right?
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Old Nov 1, 18, 4:55 pm
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As a Gold (getting to Plat next week) I'm waiting for PZ space, right?
Yes.
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Old Nov 2, 18, 11:22 pm
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I'd say the odds of the PZ7 vanishing overnight are pretty small, but there's always a risk...
It was down to PZ1, so I just made it!
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Old Nov 4, 18, 12:40 am
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Syd to iah

hoping for upgrade (copay and miles booked in August) this Wednesday when I look online I see 16 seats available, yet but none show when I look in my account. Has United changed upgrade policies?
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Old Nov 4, 18, 1:37 am
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Originally Posted by milehighmel View Post
hoping for upgrade (copay and miles booked in August) this Wednesday when I look online I see 16 seats available, yet but none show when I look in my account. Has United changed upgrade policies?
Nope -- this is not unusual

There are present 15 unsold seats (UA100, 7 Nov 2018)
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Old Nov 4, 18, 10:15 am
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IAD-DEN, first flight out on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, using a RPU. I suspect my chances are 0 and next to 0.
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Old Nov 4, 18, 1:31 pm
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IAD-DEN, first flight out on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, using a RPU. I suspect my chances are 0 and next to 0.
Iíd suspect your chances are 100%. That flight is currently showing PZ4. If your upgrade hasnít cleared already, call and ask to have it pushed through. 5:30 AM Saturday flights during a holiday weekend are.. not popular.
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Old Nov 4, 18, 3:57 pm
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Originally Posted by milehighmel View Post
hoping for upgrade (copay and miles booked in August) this Wednesday when I look online I see 16 seats available, yet but none show when I look in my account. Has United changed upgrade policies?
Nope -- this is not unusual

There are present 15 unsold seats (UA100, 7 Nov 2018)
So I will have a pretty good chance?

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Old Nov 4, 18, 4:08 pm
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So I will have a pretty good chance?
You have a chance. It may or may not be a good chance. Depends on how many higher status passengers are ahead of you on the waitlist.
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Old Nov 5, 18, 4:34 am
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Originally Posted by jsloan View Post

Iíd suspect your chances are 100%. That flight is currently showing PZ4. If your upgrade hasnít cleared already, call and ask to have it pushed through. 5:30 AM Saturday flights during a holiday weekend are.. not popular.
Correct. The Sunday after Thanksgiving would be 0% chance. Saturday is a great day to travel... usually as little as half the cost of flying that Sunday or Monday.
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Old Nov 5, 18, 7:48 am
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Originally Posted by jjmoore View Post
Correct. The Sunday after Thanksgiving would be 0% chance. Saturday is a great day to travel... usually as little as half the cost of flying that Sunday or Monday.
Is this still true? (The pricing.) I have had a habit of travelling either Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving, but in the past couple of years I haven't seen the same price differential. Last year I flew Friday, and it was a madhouse at IAH.
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Old Nov 5, 18, 7:51 pm
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Chances of GPU upgrade on DEL-EWR

I have searched thread for GPU options so have some good background. I know it is a guessing game but curious if anyone has any experience on this route in Feb? I am old Gold/Plat but new 1K so haven't played the GPU lottery much.

My partner and I will be flying on saver biz award tickets to DEL via MUC on LH 4 Feb but return award flights not good. Attending wedding so dates not too flexible. Nonstop saver biz looks non-existent from what I can tell. However, the one way flights from DEL to EWR on Feb 15 look very reasonable. Right now W is around $840 one way. It seems like it might be a worthwhile gamble to purchase W and hope GPU clears for us. There isn't an availability now (see below) but it doesn't look like a popular or elite heavy route.
  • J9 JN9 C9 D0 Z0 ZN0 P0 PN0 PZ0 IN0 I0 Y9 YN9 B9 M9 E9 U9 H9 HN9 Q9 V9 W9 S9 T9 L9 K0 G0 N9 XN0 X0
Question: Anyone have any historical or background if there is a chance the GPUs would clear if we fly W (V is about $150 more so not sure if worth the fare class hedge) and when they tend to clear (x days out, battlefield, etc.)? Any suggestions or advice on other options that might be good? TIA. Really appreciate the expertise.
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