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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

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PlusPoints Polaris flight upgrade SUCCESS 2024

Old May 2, 2023, 10:49 am
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PlusPoints Polaris flight upgrade SUCCESS 2024

Always great to start this thread for next year with LH First upgrades ... 2 of them

1. Route: BOS-MUC on Lufthansa
2. Date: 3/15
3. Fare class: D
4. J-F
5. # of Plus Points: 40
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 9 months
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: Cleared at purchase

1. Route: MUC-BOS on Lufthansa

2. Date: 3/21
3. Fare class: D
4. J-F
5. # of Plus Points: 40
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 9 months
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: Cleared at purchase
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Old Jul 31, 2023, 10:09 pm
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Is anyone else seeing PN availability into 2024? Not sure if this thread isnt getting attention bc people are posting in the 2023 thread or if no one is clearing into 2024. I will delete this post if necessaryknow we want to keep these threads simple and focused on the stats on flights that clear
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Old Jul 31, 2023, 10:25 pm
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Originally Posted by johnsmith
Is anyone else seeing PN availability into 2024? Not sure if this thread isnt getting attention bc people are posting in the 2023 thread or if no one is clearing into 2024. I will delete this post if necessaryknow we want to keep these threads simple and focused on the stats on flights that clear
You can't delete your own post. You would have to request for a moderator to take actions.

Your inquiry may be better addressed in the GS here: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unit...questions.html

This thread is for posting of successful use of PlusPoints on international flights.
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Old Oct 5, 2023, 10:31 pm
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1. Route: TPE-SFO
2. Date: March 5, 2024
3. Fare class: A
4. O-J
5. # of Plus Points: 30
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 7 months
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: 5 months (October 5, 2023)
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Old Oct 22, 2023, 10:35 pm
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1. Route: ORD-FRA
2. Date: 2JAN2024
3. Fare class: W
4. Y-J
5. # of Plus Points: 80 (2 pax, 40 each)
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 10 weeks
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: At booking (PN9 PZ8 IN9 I6)

I was eyeing another flight that departed a day earlier that was PZ7, but someone snagged I think 4 seats, and became PZ0 overnight. Ended up booking this flight.
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Old Oct 27, 2023, 11:06 am
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1. Route: IAH-FRA
2. Date: 1JAN2024
3. Fare class: W
4. Y-J
5. # of Plus Points: 80 (2 pax, 40 each)
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 9 weeks
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: At booking (PN9 PZ5 IN9 I4)

Per my post above, I was eyeing this flight. PZ opened up again, so I rebooked. I even got a $35 travel credit back because of rerouting.
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Old Nov 1, 2023, 3:09 pm
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1. Route: SFO-FRA
2. Date: 1 JAN 2024
3. Fare class: R (Note R was less expensive than available Economy fares for the entire trip)
4. O-J
5. # of Plus Points: 60 (2 pax, 30 each)
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 10 weeks
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did the upgrade clear: Right after booking (PZ9).
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Old Nov 15, 2023, 5:07 pm
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1. Route: SFO-TPE
2. Date: January 30, 2024
3. Fare class: R
4. O-J
5. # of Plus Points: 30
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 3.5 months
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: 2.5 months (Nov. 14, 2023)

Domestic segments from east coast were cleared via instant upgrades (CPU eligible routes).

I did not check the expert mode yesterday. Currently, it is P9, PN1, IN1. So, United opened PZ spaces without high PN spaces.
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Old Nov 15, 2023, 5:42 pm
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1. Route: EWR-IAD-GRU, GRU-EWR
2. Date: 24 JAN 2024 / 31 JAN 2024
3. Fare class: T
4. Y-J
5. # of Plus Points: 280 (1 passenger, 2 x 140, STW, PP exp 01/31)
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 15 weeks
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did the upgrade clear: At booking.
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Old Nov 17, 2023, 1:38 pm
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1. Route: GVA-IAD
2. Date: mid-January 2024
3. Fare class: R
4. O-J
5. # of Plus Points: 30
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 2 months
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did upgrade clear: immediately after (but not at) booking
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Old Nov 19, 2023, 5:56 pm
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1. Route: SYD-SFO
2. Date: 12 JAN 2024
3. Fare class: R
4. O-J
5. # of Plus Points: 90 (3 pax, 30 each)
6. How many days/weeks in advance ticket was purchased: 57 days
7. How many hours/days/weeks before departure did the upgrade clear: 53 days

A pleasant surprise to get 3 clearing this far out on this route, I think as per this thread demand is softening a little
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Old Nov 28, 2023, 5:09 am
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ICN-SFO

1. Route: ICN-SFO
2. Date: February 26, 2024
3. Fare class: R
4. O-J
5. # of Plus Points: 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 months

Checked this flight after upgrade was cleared: PN0, PZ0. Only five seats were taken on Seatmap now.
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Old Nov 30, 2023, 8:45 am
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Route: SYD-SFO
Date: July 2024 (Wednesday)
Fare class: G
Y ---> O
# of PlusPoints: 20 (although 80 deducted as also requested upgrade to Polaris)
Ticket purchase: November 2023
Upgrade cleared: November 2023 (approx. 3 weeks after purchase)
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Last edited by Aussienarelle; Dec 4, 2023 at 9:32 am
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Old Nov 30, 2023, 10:01 am
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Join Date: Oct 2021
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 355
x2 upgrades
LHR - SFO
January 2024
Original Fare: K (upgraded to R via PP first, then to J)
80PP each
Purchased a few days ago.
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Old Dec 4, 2023, 9:29 am
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Join Date: Oct 2015
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Route: SFO-SYD
Date: June 2024 (Tuesday)
Fare class: G
Y ---> O
# of PlusPoints: 20 (although 80 deducted as also requested upgrade to Polaris)
Ticket purchase: November 2023
Upgrade cleared: December 2023 (approx. 4 weeks after purchase)
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