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[Consolidated] Chance of upgrade clearing on my flight

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Old Aug 5, 18, 6:08 pm
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Originally Posted by kerrigjl View Post
A few itineraries I'm looking at, trying to determine which upgradable flight to purchase (I intend to acquire RPUs/GPUs to apply to these flights; if I understand correctly, the status of the owner of the upgrade instrument influences the order in which they're applied [i.e. if I get it from a GS member, that will be processed before RPUs from a 1k member?] ....
Parially correct -- GS instruments will clear into PN which is more available than R. All other instruments clear into R and at the status of the traveler, not the donor. So GS instruments have an advantage.
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Old Aug 6, 18, 12:21 am
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...check your reservation around 2 a.m. CDT the night before T-48 hours. The proper seatmap will appear and a large number of very desirable E+ seats will be added, including a guaranteed Row 8.
At about midnight CST (~T-65), the placeholder was gone and looks like new configuration is scheduled. Only one coach seat (24D) was available on placeholder. Now, a whole bunch of additional seats/rows now selectable. Took 8D, freeing up 21C. Now I just need RPU to clear so this exercise is a waste of my time Ö

Edit: Less than 12 hours later, switched to old configuration...
Stitched to 9C from 8C. Whoever was in row 9 on placeholder and in new configuration may have switched themselves to (now) bad seats, maybe row 23? . Should be safe whatever shows up if upgrade doesn't come though.

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Old Aug 6, 18, 11:05 am
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Originally Posted by IAH-OIL-TRASH View Post
Buying/selling of upgrades is against United's program rules. UA routinely poses as buyers and will shut down the accounts of those selling certificates and void the ones issued. You could end up with nothing.

Edit: Deleting what I quoted from your original post does not change the fact that selling/buying upgrade instruments is against United Airlines' program rules. It's not the readers here that your need to worry about. I'm not sure how much help you're going to get when you state up front you're going to break the rules most others play by.
Thanks for the advice.
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Old Aug 6, 18, 11:21 am
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Originally Posted by IAH-OIL-TRASH View Post
At about midnight CST (~T-65), the placeholder was gone and looks like new configuration is scheduled. Only one coach seat (24D) was available on placeholder. Now, a whole bunch of additional seats/rows now selectable. Took 8D, freeing up 21C. Now I just need RPU to clear so this exercise is a waste of my time Ö

Edit: Less than 12 hours later, switched to old configuration...
Stitched to 9C from 8C. Whoever was in row 9 on placeholder and in new configuration may have switched themselves to (now) bad seats, maybe row 23? . Should be safe whatever shows up if upgrade doesn't come though.
Just curious about the potential issue of shifting from as you suggested row 9 to 23 for example. With the updated and supposedly now accurate seat chart that row (23) is not E+ (and for that matter not an exit row) would that passenger not have a legitimate complaint at checking in? I know I would not be happy and given from what I see I could very easily do just what you suggest may have happened.
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Old Aug 6, 18, 11:40 am
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Originally Posted by kerrigjl View Post
A few itineraries I'm looking at, trying to determine which upgradable flight to purchase (I intend to acquire RPUs/GPUs to apply to these flights; if I understand correctly, the status of the owner of the upgrade instrument influences the order in which they're applied [i.e. if I get it from a GS member, that will be processed before RPUs from a 1k member?]); guidance as to which flight each date I should purchase (which flight will have the highest likelihood of opening R space) is appreciated!

09/20-09/25 CLE-SAN
02/05-02/09 CLE-HNL
03/23-03/30 CLE-LIR
Well as was noted the GS instrument will have the highest likely hood of clearing. With I believe the exception of SAN all of your flights will have connections so that also raises the issue of perhaps only getting part of your itinerary to clear but not the entire trip. With CLE to HNL you have several options as to routing and upgrades into HNL have been relatively easier now so that may be your easiest to use the instrument from your 1K cert. Flying into Liberia will be through IAH, the last time I took that flight I did clear a GPU (as a 1K) but that was a couple of years ago and flights in LIR are limited. I would use the GS GPU into LIH (or attempt to use it). CLE to SAN I have limited experience with but CLE - LAX/SFO I have had surprisingly poor luck clearing instruments particularly on the red-eye flights into CLE.
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Old Aug 6, 18, 12:16 pm
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Just curious about the potential issue of shifting from as you suggested row 9 to 23 for example. With the updated and supposedly now accurate seat chart that row (23) is not E+ (and for that matter not an exit row) would that passenger not have a legitimate complaint at checking in? I know I would not be happy and given from what I see I could very easily do just what you suggest may have happened.
Row 23 in new configuration is E+ exit row. In old, it's E, non-exit. I'm not sure what happens if there's a a/c swap. Premiers are probably on their own to monitor seats and make sure they have the seats they want. In this case, if they switched out of 9CD into row 23 before the latest a/c assignment, I think they're screwed unless they catch it themselves. If they were customers who actually bought E+ seats, and moved to 23, I would think/hope that UA would proactively assign them E+ seats after the lastest swap.
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Old Aug 6, 18, 1:09 pm
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Row 23 in new configuration is E+ exit row. In old, it's E, non-exit. I'm not sure what happens if there's a a/c swap. Premiers are probably on their own to monitor seats and make sure they have the seats they want. In this case, if they switched out of 9CD into row 23 before the latest a/c assignment, I think they're screwed unless they catch it themselves. If they were customers who actually bought E+ seats, and moved to 23, I would think/hope that UA would proactively assign them E+ seats after the lastest swap.
I expect all pax are basically on their own, and someone who paid for an E+ seat assignment and didn't fly with one can get a refund. Yes, it's a pretty poor situation.
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Old Aug 13, 18, 9:25 am
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Historically, what are the chances for my RPUs clearing on my mid September EWR-SFO-OGG and OGG-HNL-EWR flights?
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Old Aug 13, 18, 9:30 am
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Historically, what are the chances for my RPUs clearing on my mid September EWR-SFO-OGG and OGG-HNL-EWR flights?
What days of the week?
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Old Aug 13, 18, 1:10 pm
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jsloan: Both flights are on a Monday (9/17 and 9/24).
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Old Aug 13, 18, 1:49 pm
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jsloan: Both flights are on a Monday (9/17 and 9/24).
I would say better than 50% with this wild card thrown in. The TOD for this AM's flight from SFO-KOA was $99!! Needless to say it was jumped on so I am sure that foiled a bunch of potential instrument upgrades. I didn't get upgraded on last Sat AM flight in KOA as well. As I was #1 on the upgrade list the GA actually told me the last two seats were "bought" at <T24, my guess is something like T2hrs.
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Old Aug 13, 18, 1:52 pm
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Originally Posted by UASleeper View Post
jsloan: Both flights are on a Monday (9/17 and 9/24).
EWR-SFO on a Monday morning will not clear.
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Old Aug 13, 18, 2:46 pm
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Originally Posted by findark View Post
EWR-SFO on a Monday morning will not clear.
Should have been more clear at which flight I was referring to, I was considering only the SFO-OGG flight. You are indeed correct, EWR-SFO will NOT clear on Monday AM. I guess I took that for granted.
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Old Aug 13, 18, 8:28 pm
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Thanks for the feedback! An upgrade for SFO-HNL would be already a nice touch. I’m mostly keen on an upgrade for the longest segment (ie HNL-EWR) to accommodate my mother. It seems that, since I’ve requested the upgrades with my RPUs, any other upgrade option has disappeared online. Is it just a temporary block (as seats seem to be still available according to the seatmaps and test bookings) by United to see how many tickets can be sold without having to reopen upgradeable inventory or a website quirk? I guess I’ll have to call the 1K line to see how much a buy up would cost, if currently available at all.
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Old Aug 13, 18, 9:03 pm
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Originally Posted by UASleeper View Post
.... Iím mostly keen on an upgrade for the longest segment (ie HNL-EWR) ...
a very tough upgrade

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.... I guess Iíll have to call the 1K line to see how much a buy up would cost, if currently available at all.
You can do this vis the change flight option.
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