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RN 4 should I pull pp wait-list and reapply?

Old Oct 25, 2023, 11:18 pm
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RN 4 should I pull pp wait-list and reapply?

Currently #1 on Polaris and Premium Economy wait-list for UA 969 AMS-SFO on 27 Oct.
They upgraded 5 people overnight out of prem econ to Polaris. Currently it's PZ0 and RN4.
Called the 1k desk and they wouldn't clear us into premium economy although it's RN 4.
I explained that the upgrade is available right now and if someone made a new upgrade request now, they would get upgraded immediately. She insisted it would still be waiisted, and the gate agent at AMS needs to do it. Yesterday the same flight was PN5 PZ6 for 24 hours and the gate agent cleared upgrades at T-30.
Should I pull the PP and apply. A new upgrade request?
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Old Oct 25, 2023, 11:32 pm
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You will clear into Polaris since there are 8 empty seats, so I wouldn't bother with trying to get into Premium Economy.
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Old Oct 25, 2023, 11:42 pm
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Originally Posted by hockey7711
....Should I pull the PP and apply. A new upgrade request?
Yes, you have nothing to lose. And a single irrop can change everything, Get the PremPlus nailed down.

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Old Oct 26, 2023, 12:05 am
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I did a HUCA. Got the agent to talk to the supervisor. They upgraded my wife into Polaris (she was #2) and put me in premium econ. I'm still #1 on Polaris wait-list.
She also said that mine should clear shortly, we will see...

Yesterday the GA cleared upgrades at T-30 minutes prior to departure on that same flight
Although PN and PZ were available.
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Old Oct 26, 2023, 4:50 am
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Originally Posted by hockey7711

Yesterday the GA cleared upgrades at T-30 minutes prior to departure on that same flight
Although PN and PZ were available.
Computer did it, not gate agent, at T-30.
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Old Oct 26, 2023, 5:38 am
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Either way they didn't clear anybody until 30 mins before even with PZ open.

By the way, I cleared into Polaris a couple of hours after getting them to clear the RN.

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Old Oct 26, 2023, 7:42 am
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Originally Posted by hockey7711
I did a HUCA. Got the agent to talk to the supervisor. They upgraded my wife into Polaris (she was #2) and put me in premium econ. I'm still #1 on Polaris wait-list.
She also said that mine should clear shortly, we will see...

Yesterday the GA cleared upgrades at T-30 minutes prior to departure on that same flight
Although PN and PZ were available.
Had a similar experience with 1K desk this week. I was already upgraded into RN space and PN/PZ space was opened up. Agent was happy to tell me I was top of the list but they needed to maintain integrity of the upgrade list so couldnt push it through.

when I pointed out someone could make a reservation now and take that spot without waitlist, he went through to supervisor and they cleared all the upgrade list including me. Took about 20 mins and required them to manually remove PP and reapply as I went back to economy for a short time while they worked through it.
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Old Oct 26, 2023, 8:57 am
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Originally Posted by mattg85

when I pointed out someone could make a reservation now and take that spot without waitlist, he went through to supervisor and they cleared all the upgrade list including me. Took about 20 mins and required them to manually remove PP and reapply as I went back to economy for a short time while they worked through it.
I gave up the last time that happened, they wouldnt budge even after HUCA, but as a non 1K I suspect the best bet is just to monitor PZ anyway and apply then.
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Old Oct 26, 2023, 10:24 am
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The system is really broken. I've taken advantage of jumping the queue by re-applying in the past, but I've also been burned by not being able to / not forcing and others jumped since they reapplied or applied and cleared right away.
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Old Oct 26, 2023, 2:08 pm
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Originally Posted by mattg85
Had a similar experience with 1K desk this week. I was already upgraded into RN space and PN/PZ space was opened up. Agent was happy to tell me I was top of the list but they needed to maintain integrity of the upgrade list so couldnt push it through.

when I pointed out someone could make a reservation now and take that spot without waitlist, he went through to supervisor and they cleared all the upgrade list including me. Took about 20 mins and required them to manually remove PP and reapply as I went back to economy for a short time while they worked through it.
And the people on the waitlist thank you.
Didn't work for me initially when I called, back a couple of years ago, however, the next morning I got an email with the confirmed upgrade for the both of us.
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Old Oct 26, 2023, 2:53 pm
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA
Yes, you have nothing to lose. And a single irrop can change everything, Get the PremPlus nailed down.
I guess its moot now that OPs Polaris upgrade eventually cleared, but downside with confirming into RN it that it removes the ability to cancel/re-apply instrument if PZ opens up, leaving one at the mercy of UA upgrade processors or phone agents going forward.

Agree the irrop scenario is something to consider though.
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Old Oct 26, 2023, 3:58 pm
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Here I am, just blindly applying my PP to reservations.

I had no idea this was a thing.
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Old Oct 26, 2023, 8:14 pm
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My first response was going to HUCA. That's the right answer here.
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