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PlusPoints Polaris flight upgrade SUCCESS 2022
(includinh LH/NH PlusPoints successes)

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

For Reference:
PlusPoints Polaris flight upgrade SUCCESS 2021
PlusPoints Polaris flight upgrade SUCCESS 2020
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GPU upgrade SUCCESS 2018
GPU upgrade SUCCESS 2017
GPU upgrade SUCCESS 2016
GPU upgrade SUCCESS 2015

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Old Jan 3, 22, 10:30 am
  #1  
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Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: YUL
Programs: UA 1K, Hilton Honors Diamond
Posts: 57
PlusPoints Polaris flight upgrade SUCCESS 2022

Happy 2022! First time posting PlusPoint clearance . BTW, there are multiple PZ availabilities on JNB & CPT routes in Jan 2022.

Below are clearances for 2 person on each route. Total PlusPoints = 320

1. Route: EWR-JNB
2. Date: 01/09/22 Sun (changed from 01/10/22)
3. Fare class: K
4. Y-O, Y-J, O-J (O=PremiumPlus), J-F (for LH/NH): K-PZ(J)
5. # of PlusPoints: 80
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: ~1.5 months
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: ~2.5 weeks

1. Route: CPT-EWR
2. Date: 01/20/22 Thu
3. Fare class: K
4. Y-O, Y-J, O-J (O=PremiumPlus), J-F (for LH/NH): K-PZ(J)
5. # of PlusPoints: 80
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: ~1 month
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: ~1 month
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Old Apr 14, 22, 4:22 am
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Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Our nation's capital
Programs: UA 1K & 0.6 MM
Posts: 709
I got 4 tickets on the route below. Total PlusPoints= 120

1. Route: MUC-IAD
2. Date: 04/16/22 Sat
3. Fare class: W
4. Y-O, Y-J, O-J (O=PremiumPlus), J-F (for LH/NH): Y-->J (W-PZ)
5. # of PlusPoints: 30
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 4 months
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: 3 days*

*changed our flights from LIS-IAD to LIS-MUC-IAD since the latter was showing PZ9 for two days. There was no way we would clear into J on the direct flight, and after getting to Lisbon in Y I was not going to return in Y. Neither were the kids, who were both advocating loudly for a changed itin while spouse was questioning the need to do so.... We booked right into J.
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Old Apr 14, 22, 9:09 am
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: San Fransisco Bay Area
Programs: United 1K, Marriott Titanium, Global Entry, TSA Pre✓
Posts: 132
1. Route: CDG-SFO
2. Date: 2022-04-19
3. Fare class: M
4. Y-O, Y-J, O-J (O=PremiumPlus), J-F (for LH/NH): Y-J
5. # of PlusPoints: 40
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 10 days
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: 10 days, inventory was PZ4
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Old Apr 20, 22, 2:59 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: BOS/EAP
Programs: UA 1K, MR LTT, HH Dia, Amex Plat
Posts: 27,819
1. Route: BOS-MUC
2. Date: 2022-05-17
3. Fare class: J
4. Y-O, Y-J, O-J (O=PremiumPlus), J-F (for LH/NH): J --> O
5. # of PlusPoints: 40
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 28 days
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: cleared at booking
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Old Apr 25, 22, 7:52 pm
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: CLE
Programs: UA 1K 1MM, MR Gold, HH Gold, GE
Posts: 46
1. Route: LAX-SYD
2. Date: 06/18/22
3. Fare class: W
4. Y-J
5: # of PlusPoints: 40
6: How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 7.5 weeks
7. How many days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: cleared at booking

1. Route: LAX-CLE
2. Date: 06/27/22
3. Fare class: B
4. According to website, O-J however booked in B so perhaps really Y-J
5. # of PlusPoints: 30
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 9 weeks
7. How many days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: cleared at booking

Last edited by eakcats; Apr 29, 22 at 8:55 pm
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Old Apr 25, 22, 11:52 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: SFO
Programs: UA 1K, AA EXP, Hyatt Glob, Hilton Diamond, Marriott Plat, Total Wine & More Reserve
Posts: 2,802
Originally Posted by eakcats View Post
1. Route: CLE-SYD
New UA non-stop?

(Enjoy the upgrades!)
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Old Apr 26, 22, 8:22 am
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Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 1,041
Two Persons

1. Route: IAH-SLC
2. Date: 6-8-22
3. Fare class: K
4. Y-P
5. # of PlusPoints: 80
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: ~8 weeks
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: ~available out bound at booking-return on waitlist and flight to IAH on wait list
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Old Apr 28, 22, 6:10 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: YYC
Programs: UA 1K, Delta Platinum, Accor Platinum, Marriott Gold, Radisson Gold, Hilton Gold
Posts: 271
I've used almost 1,000 PlusPoints this year, earned in 2019/2020/2021. Almost all confirmed upgrades, just a few are waitlisted.
Most to/from Brazil, booked when it was easy to find PZ there, but got some confirmed to Asia recently:

1. Route: SFO-SIN
2. Date: 08/04/22
3. Fare class: K
4. Y-J
5: # of PlusPoints: 80
6: How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 21 weeks
7. How many days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: cleared at booking

1. Route: EWR-NRT
2. Date: 11/09/22
3. Fare class: R
4. O-J
5: # of PlusPoints: 30
6: How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 27 weeks
7. How many days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: cleared at booking
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Last edited by leoo; Apr 28, 22 at 6:15 pm
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Old Apr 30, 22, 6:48 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Anywhere but home
Programs: UA 1K/MM, DL SM/MM, HH Dia, All Plat, PC Plat, MR Gold
Posts: 4,419
ORD-BRU on May 30
R --> PZ (30 points)
Purchased about 1 week ago when inventory showed P9 PN2 PZ0. Received text today that upgrade cleared, now flight shows P9 PN1 PZ0. This gives me a little more optimism for a few other flights currently waitlisted for upgrades.
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Old May 10, 22, 11:12 am
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Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: NYC
Programs: UA-1K MM, AA-Gold, DL-Silver, AS-MVP
Posts: 1,692
1. Route: LIS-EWR
2. Date: 24MAY22
3. Fare class: R
4. O-J
5. # of PlusPoints: 30
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 3 months
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: 2 weeks before departure
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Old May 13, 22, 9:40 am
  #11  
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: NYC, FLL
Programs: UA 1K MM, Marriott Bonvoy LTE, BA Bronze
Posts: 5,371
1. Route: EWR-LHR
2. Date: 13MAY22
3. Fare class: R
4. O-J
5. # of PlusPoints: 30
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 2 months
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: T-24
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Old May 13, 22, 11:36 am
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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: IAH/EWR-LGA/MIA
Programs: UA Global Services 2.9MM, Marriott Bonvoy Ambassador (Lifetime Titanium) Elite
Posts: 1,788
1. FRA-ORD
2. 13 May
3. XN
4. Y>J
5. 40 Plus Points
6. 1 month
7. Cleared immediately upon same-day change from FRA-IAD-ORF to FRA-ORD-ORF
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Old May 15, 22, 7:55 am
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Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: LAX
Programs: UA 1K MM; Bonvoy Titanium; most other FF programs...
Posts: 578
LH Upgrade

1. FRA-ORD (LH430)
2. 5 June
3. Original booking class LH D
4. J-> F
5. 40 Plus Points
6. Booked tickets months ago, but only applied today after a UA scheduling change put us on LH metal. Cleared immediately.
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Old May 15, 22, 1:43 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chicago, Kailua-Kona, Cairns
Programs: UA 1K 2MM, IC Plat, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 712
Brussels to Chicago

Spouse already booked into J with award ticket months ago.
After upgrade, still many J seats empty at departure

1. Route: BRU-ORD
2. Date: 5/7/2022 SATURDAY
3. Fare class: W
4. Y-O, Y-J, O-J (O=PremiumPlus), J-F (for LH/NH): Y-->J (W-PZ)
5. # of PlusPoints: 20
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 4 months
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: 3 DAYS (ABOUT 1 HOUR AFTER REQUEST)
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Old May 15, 22, 2:18 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: LAX
Programs: UA 1K MM; Bonvoy Titanium; most other FF programs...
Posts: 578
Originally Posted by jimmc66 View Post
1. Route: BRU-ORD
2. Date: 5/7/2022 SATURDAY
3. Fare class: W
4. Y-O, Y-J, O-J (O=PremiumPlus), J-F (for LH/NH): Y-->J (W-PZ)
5. # of PlusPoints: 20
How was this only 20 plus points?
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