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PlusPoints NON-Polaris flight upgrade SUCCESS 2022

PlusPoints NON-Polaris flight upgrade SUCCESS 2022

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Old Aug 27, 22, 4:52 pm
  #46  
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: EWR
Programs: UA 1.6MM 1K, UC Lifetime , HHonors Diamond, Presidential Plus card holder
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Success on EWR-SLC
Success on SLC-DEN
No luck on DEN-EWR
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Old Aug 29, 22, 4:40 pm
  #47  
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1. EWR-RDU
2. 8/29
3. Q
4. Y-J
5. 20
6. 5 Months
7. At boarding

Part of SFO-EWR-RDU. SFO-EWR did not clear, this did. Hooray?
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Old Aug 30, 22, 2:22 pm
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After a miserable run of failures over the last two weeks I finally cleared IAD to SFO yesterday at boarding no less. Booked 2.5 months ago PPs applied at booking.
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Old Sep 9, 22, 3:16 pm
  #49  
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1. ABQ-DEN
2. 9/5
3. Q
4. Y-F
5. 20
6. 6 Weeks
7. T-72

This was part of ABQ-DEN-RDU. This cleared for me and two companions. DEN-RDU did not.
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Old Sep 16, 22, 7:52 am
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EWR-SFO successful from O
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Old Sep 30, 22, 8:31 am
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Join Date: Apr 2021
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1. EWR-IAH
2. 10/1
3. L
4. Y-J
5. 20
6. 9 days before departure
7. Cleared at check-in

37 on the upgrade list for a 772 on an 8:20 AM Saturday hub-to-hub flight. I was #2 on the list after applying PlusPoints at booking but dropped to #6 by check in. Called an agent and there were 2 GS and 4 1Ks with higher fare classes ahead of me. Flight was J8 and they cleared 6 of us at check in.
United is flying a 764 on the the 7 AM and that flight looks empty - looks like everyone will clear on that one with space to spare.

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Old Oct 2, 22, 12:20 pm
  #52  
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1. LAS-ORD
2. 10/1
3. T
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6. A month
7. At The Gate

1. ORD-RDU

2.10/1
3. T
4. Y-F
5. 20
6. A Month
7. At booking

Glad this worked out. ORD-RDU was a slam dunk (there were six empty seats and no upgrade list at departure) but LAS-ORD only cleared at the gate. That was on a 777-200 HD so I was glad to get out of coach.
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Old Oct 4, 22, 5:15 pm
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IAH-SJO (San Jose, Costa Rica)
10/5
L
Y-J
20
Booked ~2 weeks out
Cleared T-24 (at checkin).
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Old Oct 8, 22, 10:02 pm
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1. Route: AUS-LAX
2. Date: 10/02/22
3. Fare class: S
4. Y-J (1 person)
5. # of PlusPoints: 20 - applied just after check in (T-23.x)
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 2 months
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: 2 hours prior to departure

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Old Nov 9, 22, 4:37 pm
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1. Route: EWR-IAH
2. Date: 9NOV22
3. Fare class: E
4. Y-J
5. # of PlusPoints: 20 - applied at booking
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 2.5 weeks
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: 25min before departure while on board. Boarded and sat in my E+ seat for 10min, then got a text message saying my upgrade cleared.

1. Route: IAH-PSP
2. Date: 9NOV22
3. Fare class: E
4. Y-J
5. # of PlusPoints: 20 - applied at booking
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 2.5 weeks
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: At boarding

Last edited by hirohito888; Nov 10, 22 at 11:48 am Reason: Added 2nd segment
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Old Nov 11, 22, 7:12 pm
  #56  
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1. BOS-IAD-RDU
2. 11/17
3. Q
4. Y-F
5. 20
6. 11/8
7. 11/11

Upgrades for both flights cleared this morning. Definitely a bad use of 20 PP but I have so many in my account because of how many misses I've had I'm just throwing them at anything I book.
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Old Nov 14, 22, 6:38 am
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1. Route: BOS-ORD
2. Date: 11/12/2022
3. Fare class: T
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: T-24

1. Route: ORD-MCO

2. Date: 11/13/2022
3. Fare class: V
4. Y-F
5. # of PlusPoints: 20
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 3 days
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did the upgrade clear: T-24
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Old Nov 14, 22, 7:50 pm
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Location: IAD
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1. Route: IAD-ORD
2. Date: 11/14/2022
3. Fare class: W
4. Y-F
5. # of PlusPoints: 20
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: about 3 weeks
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did the upgrade clear: T-1h

1. Route: DSM-ORD

2. Date: 11/25/2022
3. Fare class: W
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 the upgrade clear: T-15 days

1. Route: ORD-IAD

2. Date: 11/25/2022
3. Fare class: W
4. Y-F
5. # of PlusPoints: 0
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 3 weeks
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did the upgrade clear: T-14 days
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Old Nov 17, 22, 4:32 am
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1. Route: IAD-ORD
2. Date: 11/22/2022
3. Fare class: W
4. Y-F
5. # of PlusPoints: 20
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: ~60 days
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did the upgrade clear: 5 days
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Old Nov 18, 22, 9:56 am
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1. EWR-TPA
2. 12/6/22
3. PZ!!! During 2021 until a few months ago this was WFBF in my experience...
4. Y-J
5. 20
6. 23 days
7. at booking with PZ1
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