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PlusPoints NON-Polaris flight upgrade SUCCESS 2022

PlusPoints NON-Polaris flight upgrade SUCCESS 2022

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Old Feb 3, 22, 8:50 am
  #16  
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CLE-ORD-SFO
2/1/2022
Y to J
20 PP
Booked over a month ago
Cleared at check in T24 all the way through.
Both were old 737-800s, pretty poor equipment. Service level was fair to good.
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Old Feb 3, 22, 9:19 am
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1. Route: SFO-EWR
2. Date: 01/10/22
3. Fare class: Q
4. Y-J
5. 20 Plus points
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 1 day
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: 5 minutes later

Bonus points is I got 11L on the 78X!
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Old Feb 4, 22, 4:54 pm
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1. Route: SEA-IAD
2. Date: 02/02/2022
3. Fare class: K
4. Y-F
5. 20 Plus points
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 4 weeks
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: 3 weeks
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Old Feb 5, 22, 7:38 pm
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1. Route: DCA-EWR
2. Date: 02/09/22
3. Fare class: K
4. Y-F
5. # of PlusPoints: none (didn't apply to this segment)
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 14 days
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: 4 days

1. Route: EWR-LAX
2. Date: 02/09/22
3. Fare class: K
4. Y-PE (1 person)
5. # of PlusPoints: 20 (applied immediately after purchase)
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 14 days
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: 4 days (now in PE; waitlist for J pending)

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Old Feb 10, 22, 2:56 pm
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Originally Posted by DELee View Post
1. Route: EWR-LAX
2. Date: 02/09/22
3. Fare class: K
4. Y-PE (1 person)
5. # of PlusPoints: 20 (applied immediately after purchase)
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 14 days
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: 4 days (now in PE; waitlist for J pending)

David
Upgraded to and flew in J:

7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: T-23.75 hours.

David
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Old Feb 18, 22, 9:32 pm
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  1. SFO-EWR
  2. 02/19/22
  3. T
  4. Y-J
  5. 20 Plus Points
  6. booked a few months ago
  7. one of two cleared at 15 hours and 15 minutes before departure
The funny thing on this one was myself and cricketer Jr were #1 and #2 on the upgrade list respectively. Got the text that the upgrade had cleared, and went in to select seats, and I'm still in E+. Very confused, then I discover they've split the reservation, and even though I was #1 on the list and Jr was #2, Jr was upgraded and I was not.

Maybe this was already known, but seems that when one seat opens up, and top of the list is a pair, they're splitting it, and then sorting alphabetically (only explanation I can think of) to determine which one of the pair to upgrade. There's plenty of space available, so I'll get the upgrade anyway, but this was intriguing (and cricketer Jr hasn't stopped laughing yet).
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Old Feb 28, 22, 12:31 pm
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1. Route: EWR to SFO
2. Date: March 19
3. Fare class: K
4. Y-J (1 person)
5. # of PlusPoints: 20
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 48 days
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: 20 days

8 for 8 this year on PP J cabin upgrade between JFK/EWR and SFO
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Old Mar 8, 22, 1:29 pm
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Location: HNL
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1. Route: SFO-HNL
2. Date: 4/20/22
3. Fare class: G
4. Y-F (1 person)
5. # of PlusPoints: 20 (applied immediately after purchase)
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 8 weeks
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: 6 weeks

This rt HNL-LAX-LAS LAS-SFO-HNL was purchased for $275, the best I've gotten.
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Old Apr 26, 22, 2:32 am
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1. Route: IAD-LAX
2. Date: 04/08/22
3. Fare class: K
4. Y-F
5. # of PlusPoints: 20 (applied around T-23)
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 7 days
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: T-2

1. Route: IAD-LAX
2. Date: 04/23/22
3. Fare class: K
4. Y-F
5. # of PlusPoints: 20 (applied ~T-48)
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 14 days
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: T-0 (onboard, last upgrade)

1. Route: LAX-IAH

2. Date: 04/27/22
3. Fare class: K
4. Y-F
5. # of PlusPoints: 20 (applied ~T-48)
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 7 days
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: T-24 (in the process of checking in, got the upgraded text/e-mail)

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Old May 6, 22, 9:51 am
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Location: IAD
Programs: UA 1K, HH Diamond, Supersonic (BA1Y, BA1223)
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1. Route: SLC-ORD
2. Date: 5/6/22
3. Fare class: V
4. Y-J (1 person)
5. # of PlusPoints: 20 (confirmed immediately)
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 10 days
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: T-6h

Not a huge accomplishment, but was surprised it cleared immediately (6h before depart). Total F capacity is 16 and was at J2 when cleared. I just know there were 2 available. I didnt see the other buckets before trying. The upgrade page said "last available" when I selected +P.
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Old May 6, 22, 10:14 am
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1. Route: LAX-IAH-CZM
2. Date: 05/09/2022
3. Fare class: G
4. Y-F
5. # of PlusPoints: 20
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 17 days
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: confirmed immediately on the IAH-CZM leg; waitlisted on the LAX-IAH leg.

1. Route: CZM-LAX
2. Date: 05/09/2022
3. Fare class: G
4. Y-F
5. # of PlusPoints: 20
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 17 days
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: confirmed immediately upon purchase
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Old May 6, 22, 10:56 am
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1. Route: EWR-OGG
2. Date: 05/07/2022
3. Fare class: L
4. Y-F
5. # of PlusPoints: 20
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 2 days
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did the upgrade clear: 24h before departure
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Old May 10, 22, 12:18 pm
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1. Route: EWR-PDL
2. Date: 15MAY22
3. Fare class: K
4. Y-O
5. # of PlusPoints: 20
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 3 months
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: 1.5 months before departure

Flight is now showing RN9. Only 4 seats occupied in Premium Econ according to seat map. I think this is the 2nd flight after inaugural.
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Old May 20, 22, 11:28 am
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1. Route: PIT-IAD
2. Date: May 20, 2022
3. Fare class: V
4. Y-F
5. # of PlusPoints: 20
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 1 Week
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: T-72

1. Route: IAD-CLT

2. Date: May 20, 2022
3. Fare class: V
4. Y-F
5. # of PlusPoints: 20
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 1 Week
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: T-96

I'm flying PIT-IAD-RDU on a separate ticket from my brother so I used 20 PP to upgrade him PIT-IAD-CLT. IAD-CLT cleared immediately when I called at T-96, PIT-IAD cleared a day later.
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Old Jun 6, 22, 7:15 pm
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1. Route: ORD-ATL
2. Date: 6/23/22
3. Fare class: U
4. Y-F
5. # of PlusPoints: 20
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 3 weeks
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: At booking (was PZ2)

1. Route: IAD-ATL

2. Date: 7/17/22
3. Fare class: H
4. Y-F
5. # of PlusPoints: 20
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 7 weeks
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: At booking (was PZ1)
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