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Old Jan 13, 18, 10:27 pm
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Empty Domestic First Cabin!

Looks like UA1773 EWR-PWM A319 went out tonight with zero first class pax. Ya don't see that everyday!

Makes sense considering it's a mid-January Saturday night flight but still, I'm shocked none of the coach pax were nonrevs or elites. Small chance of some elites on BE, of course. Wouldn't that stink?

Anyone seen similar phenomena?
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Old Jan 13, 18, 10:40 pm
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Originally Posted by sexykitten7 View Post
I'm shocked none of the coach pax were nonrevs or elites.
Some elites could be on award tickets, too.

I qlwo don't know if the seat map necessarily gets updated with gate upgrades, particularly on weekends.
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Old Jan 13, 18, 10:43 pm
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
Some elites could be on award tickets, too.

I qlwo don't know if the seat map necessarily gets updated with gate upgrades, particularly on weekends.
* elites who don't have a MP credit card on award tickets.

I would say that's a surprising number of E+ seats occupied, although I haven't seen the nonrev cleared list, so perhaps not.

I did just fly a redeye midcon with 16/20 F, with several E+ occupied and not that many nonrev, though, so I guess there are a lot of E+ subscriptions.
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Old Jan 13, 18, 10:47 pm
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
Some elites could be on award tickets, too.

I qlwo don't know if the seat map necessarily gets updated with gate upgrades, particularly on weekends.
Good point! It's a true 0/8 according to the flight status.
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Old Jan 14, 18, 1:58 am
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Did they still keep economy passengers out of the first class lavs?
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Old Jan 14, 18, 2:28 am
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Originally Posted by fumje View Post
* elites who don't have a MP credit card on award tickets.
** elites who don't have a MP credit card on award tickets, and who didn't think to ask the GA to add them to the upgrade list.

Twice I've been on award tickets on flights where F wasn't full (ie, more seats free than ppl on the upgrade list), and I've never had a problem getting the GA to add me to the bottom of the list.
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Old Jan 14, 18, 9:30 am
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CHS sees the same thing during the winter - never seen a zero cabin, but have seen many times empty seats and upgrade list was all upgraded

Had a funny one last flight - guy traveling with 2 daughters - he was a gold - both daughters no status upgraded but as a gold he got upgraded and one daughter got upgraded, one daughter wasn't

So, he ended up sitting in the back and his daughters sat in FC - I had talked tot hem in the boarding line - so I knew their story. Once boarding door was shut, I told the FA the story. She went and got him and seated him behind his daughters in one of the many empty FC seats
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Old Jan 14, 18, 5:06 pm
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Originally Posted by dilanesp View Post
Did they still keep economy passengers out of the first class lavs?
LOL I don't know. I wasn't onboard. I do wonder what the F FAs did though. Just sit around or help the back?
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** elites who don't have a MP credit card on award tickets, and who didn't think to ask the GA to add them to the upgrade list.

Twice I've been on award tickets on flights where F wasn't full (ie, more seats free than ppl on the upgrade list), and I've never had a problem getting the GA to add me to the bottom of the list.
That's good to know. Apparently it can work for award companions too!
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Old Jan 14, 18, 5:07 pm
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Originally Posted by sexykitten7 View Post
... Apparently it can work for award companions too!
not by rule
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Old Jan 14, 18, 6:22 pm
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
not by rule
No, officially you need to sit in the back. But any GA with any concept of customer service (which isn't all of them!) shouldn't have any issue with putting you on the BOTTOM of the upgrade list - which is what they have done to me both times I've tried.

Last time I did it the guy that got upgrades before me was a Silver, and I'm fine with that. (I only know because the GA gave us each others boarding passes post upgrades)
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Old Jan 14, 18, 8:57 pm
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on Friday there was a BOS-ORD flight with completely empty F cabin ... these do happen.
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Old Jan 14, 18, 10:56 pm
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on Friday there was a BOS-ORD flight with completely empty F cabin ... these do happen.
Were you on the flight? Where did you sit?

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Old Jan 14, 18, 11:00 pm
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I'd love to see this on an LAX-EWR or EWR-LAX PS flight!
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Old Jan 15, 18, 2:01 am
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I'd love to see this on an LAX-EWR or EWR-LAX PS flight!
I am with you on that and the IADLAX 752 one, Phil!
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Old Jan 15, 18, 5:34 am
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Originally Posted by dilanesp View Post
Did they still keep economy passengers out of the first class lavs?
I should hope that they strictly enforce the integrity of the FC lavs! Otherwise I'll stop using UA and switch all my business to AA.
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