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Date change hack to view waitlist early -- dead again (website & app)

Old Apr 24, 2024, 8:28 am
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Originally Posted by XCstud
Is there any way to see where i am on the upgrade list for a flight more than 2 days out other than calling? I used to be able to change the date on my computer to the day before a flight and see the upgrade list, but that doesn't seem to work now.
​​​​​​No. And agents aren't supposed to tell you if you call, either.

Not all agents even have access to see the list in advance & what they see may or may not reflect the reality that exists when the list is made public.
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Old Apr 24, 2024, 8:59 am
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Originally Posted by gfunkdave
No, some numbnuts made a public website that queried the United flight status API to get upgrade lists any time in the future. United noticed and modified the API to reject queries for flights >4 days out.
The numbnuts wasn't the creator, it's the users that flapped their lips. Given the API change, I'm already being forced to book away from United in some instances.
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Old May 6, 2024, 12:53 pm
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Originally Posted by gfunkdave
For the last several weeks someone has published a website that used United's flight status API to grab the upgrade list of any flight regardless of date. I'd been sneakily doing it myself for a year or so with a Python script a friend wrote. But it looks like United finally noticed and implemented some security. Their API now rejects queries for flights more than 4 days out.



Alas! it was nice while it lasted. And if anyone from United IT sees this and wants to give me a secret API endpoint I can use, my DMs are open.
Were you ever able to figure out a workaround to this? The UAUL site was such a great asset to have as a frequent traveler
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