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PlusPoints Polaris flight upgrade SUCCESS 2020

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1. Route
2. Date
3. Fare class
4. Y-O, Y-J, O-J (O=PremiumPlus)
5. # of PlusPoints
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear

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Old Dec 6, 19, 8:30 am
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PlusPoints Polaris flight upgrade SUCCESS 2020

1. Flight: SFO-LHR
2. Date of flight: March 25, 2020
3. Date booked: 2019
4. Fare basis: R
5. Cabin upgrade: O --> J
6. Date of upgrade: December 6, 2019
7. Number of PlusPoints: 30

Sccessful PlusPoints upgrade on first attempt at using the points, and received an email about the successful upgrade.
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Old Dec 8, 19, 5:25 pm
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Moving my posts in 'GPU Success 2019' here so as to not offend the OP . Here are 3 bookings I took care of today:

1. Flight: ORD-BRU
2. Date of flight: 12/23/2019
3. Date booked: Today
4. Fare basis: W
5. Cabin upgrade: Y -> J
6. Date of upgrade: 12/8/2019 (cleared at booking)
7. Number of PlusPoints: 40

1. Flight: ORD-BRU
2. Date of flight: 5/24/2020
3. Date booked: Today
4. Fare basis: W
5. Cabin upgrade: Y -> J
6. Date of upgrade: 12/8/2019 (cleared at booking)
7. Number of PlusPoints: 40

1. Flight: AMS-EWR
2. Date of flight: 6/2/2020
3. Date booked: Today
4. Fare basis: W
5. Cabin upgrade: Y -> J
6. Date of upgrade: 12/8/2019 (cleared at booking)
7. Number of PlusPoints: 40
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Old Dec 8, 19, 11:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Aussienarelle View Post
1. Flight: SFO-LHR
2. Date of flight: March 25, 2020
3. Date booked: 2019
4. Fare basis: R
5. Cabin upgrade: O --> J
6. Date of upgrade: December 6, 2019
7. Number of PlusPoints: 30

Sccessful PlusPoints upgrade on first attempt at using the points, and received an email about the successful upgrade.
Far too much personal information requested (and provided) that makes one easily and certainly identifiable by United if all accurate. Personally, I would not give as much information in context of other posts we may make or have made.

I have successfully applied and used 40 PP for a LHR flight last week. Was requested on day of travel.
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Old Dec 10, 19, 12:03 pm
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1. Flight: SFO-LHR
2. Date of flight: Jan 08, 2020
3. Date booked: Dec 10, 2019
4. Fare basis: K
5. Cabin upgrade: Y --> J
6. Date of upgrade: Dec 10, 2019 (waitlisted, not instant clear)
7. Number of PlusPoints: 80

Interestingly, I had a SAN to SFO segment on this leg that has had PZ since ticketing. I didn't want to pay 20 PlusPoints for it if the international segment did not clear. I'm not sure if it's been discussed elsewhere, but with PlusPoints, if you don't request the domestic leg upgrade at the same time as your international upgrade request, you won't get it automatically when you clear the international upgrade. After I cleared the waitlist, I called to apply the instrument to the domestic segment but was told that I would get charged an additional 20 PlusPoints. Hows that for "Youíll only be charged for the highest-priced upgrade you receive?"
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Old Dec 10, 19, 12:13 pm
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Originally Posted by therossinator View Post
Hows that for "Youíll only be charged for the highest-priced upgrade you receive?"
Well it's technically true if you'd applied it at booking...
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Old Dec 10, 19, 12:21 pm
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Originally Posted by aCavalierInCoach View Post
Well it's technically true if you'd applied it at booking...
Yep, but that's not how I'm used to using my upgrade certificates. Communicating that policy would have been nice before I requested the upgrade. I would have done it differently has I known.
In the end I'll likely be able to CPU the SAN-SFO but it would have been nice to know it works this way now. And besides all that, I'm absolutely thrilled that I was able to upgrade a 10.5 hour flight to Polaris when I paid less than $500 for the RT and these PlusPoints are about to expire.
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Old Dec 10, 19, 12:40 pm
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It's not loudly spelled out, but that is the policy - it's in the small print on the PP webpage and also in the FT wiki.
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Old Dec 10, 19, 2:14 pm
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I am sorry but why use O for PE cabin? I believe W is more of the industrial standard?
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Old Dec 10, 19, 3:17 pm
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Originally Posted by gokeeper View Post
I am sorry but why use O for PE cabin?
UA uses O/A/R for PP
Originally Posted by gokeeper View Post
I believe W is more of the industrial standard?
W, as the lowest economy fare class for 40 PlusPoint upgrades (on Polaris routes), as a well-established meaning for UA flyers.
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Old Dec 10, 19, 11:37 pm
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Long time reader and first time posting on FT!

1. Flight: SFO-NRT
2. Date of flight: February 19, 2020
3. Date booked: December 7/8, 209
4. Fare basis: V
5. Cabin upgrade: Y --> J (4 seats)
6. Date of upgrade: Day of Purchase
7. Number of PlusPoints: 160 (80 +P extended from 2019 for 2 people on 12/7 and 80 +P for 2 people on 12/8)
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Old Dec 18, 19, 12:33 pm
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Welcome to the wonderful world of posting, AlpineSFO!

1. Flight: DEN-SFO
2. Date of flight: 1/28/2020
3. Date booked: 12/18/2019
4. Fare basis: k
5. Cabin upgrade: Y --> PZ
6. Date of upgrade: Day of Purchase
7. Number of PlusPoints: 20

Nothing special about this -- I checked all of the flights on 1/28, and this was the only one with PZ availability.
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Old Dec 18, 19, 8:12 pm
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1. Flight: SFO-TPE
2. Date of flight: 1/16/2020
3. Date booked: 11/20/2019
4. Fare = R
5. Upgrade: PE -> J
6. Date of upgrade: today
7. PlusPoints used: 30.

Just notified that requested upgrade has cleared. In addition, PZ is now 9! (Yesterday it was 0, of course.)
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Old Dec 19, 19, 6:24 pm
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Flight - SFO - LHR x 2
Date - Jan 8,2020
Date booked - Dec 19,2020
Fare basis - ?
Cabin Upgrade - PE-> J
Cleared at booking
Number of PlusPoints - 30 x 2

special shout out to theRossinator
also snagged the return LHR - IAH on Jan 21, 2020
I always deal with connections separately, so much easier and normally cheaper
and I get upgraded on those segments anyway.
so happy Iím not losing those Points.
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Old Dec 25, 19, 11:00 am
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1. SFO-HKG
2. 20/03/04
3. V
4. Y-J
5. 40 (for both me and wife)
6. 8 months
7. Cleared at booking as I searched for PZ space

1. NRT-DEN
2. 20/03/15
3. W
4. Y-J
5. 40 (for me and wife)
6. 8 months
7. At booking, PZ open

1. SFO-HKG
2. 20/05/03
3. K
4. Y-O
5. 20 PP
6. 6 months
7. 5.5 months, I saw RN was open after booking and applied the points, 20 PP not bad for a E+ to PP bulkhead seat!!

1. HKG-SFO
2. 20/05/05
3. K
4. Y-O
5. 20 PP
6. 6 months
7. 5.5 months, RN and PZ open, decided to only use 20pp for O on low K fare instead of the 80PP for Polaris

Last edited by whitethunder; Dec 25, 19 at 11:50 am Reason: wrong year whoops lol
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Old Dec 25, 19, 2:09 pm
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1. Ewr-nrt
2.W
3. Y-J
4.cleared at booking into PZ
5. Used 40 PP
6. December 7th
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