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PlusPoints Polaris flight upgrade SUCCESS 2024

Old May 2, 2023, 10:50 am
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PlusPoints Polaris flight upgrade SUCCESS 2024 (for flights in 2024!)
(including 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 2022

PlusPoints Polaris flight upgrade SUCCESS 2021
PlusPoints Polaris flight upgrade SUCCESS 2020
GPU / PlusPoints Polaris flight upgrade SUCCESS 2019
GPU upgrade SUCCESS 2018
GPU upgrade SUCCESS 2017
GPU upgrade SUCCESS 2016
GPU upgrade SUCCESS 2015

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PlusPoints Polaris flight upgrade SUCCESS 2024

Old Jun 14, 2024, 11:19 am
  #151  
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: YYC
Programs: UA 1K, Accor Platinum, Marriott Gold, Hilton Gold, Delta Silver
Posts: 370
1. Route: AKL-SFO
2. Date: July 29, 2024 (Monday)
3. Fare class: W
4. Y-J
5. # of Plus Points: 40
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
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Old Jun 18, 2024, 12:17 am
  #152  
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: SAN
Programs: 1K (since 2008), *G (since 1990), 1MM
Posts: 3,235
Originally Posted by Aussienarelle
Route: ZRH-SFO
Date: June 2024 (Tuesday)
Fare class: Q
Y ---> O
# of PlusPoints: 20 (although 40 deducted as also requested upgrade to Polaris)
Ticket purchase: September 2023
Upgrade cleared: May 2024
Route: ZRH-SFO
Date: June 2024 (Tuesday)
Fare class: Q
Y ---> J
# of PlusPoints: 40
Ticket purchase: September 2023
Upgrade cleared: 24 hours before the flight (missed the cut off for the meal pre-order which is a first world problem!)

One thing that did surprise me was the my Y ----> O upgrade appeared on the list even though it had occurred before the check-in time. First time I have seen that for my upgrades that occur prior to 4 days before the flight. Better visibility for seeing how many upgrades there are for a flight
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Old Jun 18, 2024, 6:19 pm
  #153  
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: CLE
Programs: UA 1K 1MM, MR Gold, HH Gold, GE
Posts: 51
Route: ORD-BRU
Date: 10/15/24
Fare class: W
Y-J
# of PlusPoints:
40
Ticket purchased: 6/11/24
Upgrade cleared: at purchase

Route: BRU-ORD
Date: 10/23/24
Fare class: R
O-J
# of PlusPoints: 30
Ticket purchased: 6/11/24
Upgrade cleared: at purchase
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Old Jun 18, 2024, 11:22 pm
  #154  
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Location: Between AUS, EWR, and YTO In a little twisty maze of airline seats, all alike.. but I wanna go home with the armadillo
Programs: CO, NW, & UA forum moderator emeritus
Posts: 35,696
Route: MUC-YUL
Date: 8-Jul-2024
Fare class: M
Y-J
# of PlusPints: 40
Ticket purchased: 19-Jun-2024
Upgrade cleared: At purchase
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Old Jun 19, 2024, 1:18 am
  #155  
 
Join Date: May 2007
Programs: UA 1K, Hyatt Globalist
Posts: 6,095
Originally Posted by Xyzzy
Route: MUC-YUL
Date: 8-Jul-2024
Fare class: M
Y-J
# of PlusPints: 40
Ticket purchased: 19-Jun-2024
Upgrade cleared: At purchase
Via which airport?
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Old Jun 19, 2024, 1:40 am
  #156  
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Originally Posted by dkc192
Via which airport?
On LH, I presume.
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Old Jun 19, 2024, 7:46 am
  #157  
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Originally Posted by dkc192
Via which airport?
Originally Posted by MatthewLAX
On LH, I presume.
MUC-YUL is a non-stop flight n LH. I applied points via the UA request tool immediately after purchasing my ticket from LH and it immediately cleared.
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Old Jun 20, 2024, 9:18 pm
  #158  
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: SFO/SJC
Programs: UA 1K & 2MM, Bonvoy Titanium & LTP, HH Gold, Accor Silver, Hertz PC, Avis PC
Posts: 2,373
1. Route: LHR-DEN
2. Date: mid-August
3. Fare class: R
4. O->J
5. # of Plus Points: 30
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: ~80 days
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: ~50 days

still waiting on Y->J for SFO-EWR and EWR-LHR on the outbound though!
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Old Jun 22, 2024, 7:53 am
  #159  
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: SDF
Programs: -=- UA: GS + 3.95 Million Miler; Hilton: Diamond; Marriott: Gold; Hertz: President's Circle
Posts: 679
1. Route: IAH-GRU
2. Date: Jun 24th
3. Fare class: R
4. O->J
4. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: ~45 days
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: 71.9 hours (via phone call to use GS force rule with J>4)
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Old Jun 22, 2024, 11:21 am
  #160  
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Anywhere but home
Programs: UA 1K/MM, DL Plat/2MM, HH Dia, PC Plat, MR Gold, ALL Sil.
Posts: 4,566
Route: ORD-NRT on NH
Date: mid-August
Fare class: U
Upgrade Y -> J
# of Plus Points: 40
How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 8 weeks
How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: 8 weeks

I applied PlusPoints and space was not available so was put on the waitlist. When I then went to look at my reservation a minute later, the flight showed as in business. I checked the reservation on the ANA website and it also shows as business, and I was able to select a business-class seat.
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Old Jun 22, 2024, 6:04 pm
  #161  
 
Join Date: Jan 2024
Programs: United 1K Member
Posts: 187
Originally Posted by Live4Upgrade
1. Route: IAH-GRU
2. Date: Jun 24th
3. Fare class: R
4. O->J
4. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: ~45 days
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: 71.9 hours (via phone call to use GS force rule with J>4)
I thought it had to be J=3 or higher?
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Old Jun 22, 2024, 10:03 pm
  #162  
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Programs: UA 1MM
Posts: 373
1. Route: SFO-TPE
2. Date: early July
3. Purchased fare class: K
4. Upgrades waitlisted for: Y-O, Y-J
5. 80 1K plus points used
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: about 90
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: about 45 days before for Premium Plus, exactly 30 days before for Polaris. PZ was and remains 0.
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Old Jun 23, 2024, 9:29 am
  #163  
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Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: BOS/EAP
Programs: UA 1K, MR LTT, HH Dia, Amex Plat
Posts: 32,710
Originally Posted by UAflyerwhoflystomuch
I thought it had to be J=3 or higher?
J=3 remaining, so J greater or equal than 4 needed
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Old Jun 24, 2024, 6:47 am
  #164  
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Programs: UA 1K
Posts: 82
1. Route: EWR-FRA
2. Date: 25 June 2024
3. Fare class: A
4. O-J
5. 30 PlusPoints
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 3 Weeks
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: 1 Day
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Old Jun 26, 2024, 7:00 pm
  #165  
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Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: BOS/EAP
Programs: UA 1K, MR LTT, HH Dia, Amex Plat
Posts: 32,710
1. Route: HND-JFK (NH)
2. Date: 20 June 2024
3. Purchased fare class: Z
4. Z --> O
5. 40 PlusPoints
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 3 Days
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: Cleared at booking
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