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*** 2024 GS Notification Thread*** (including first time qualifiers & challenges)

Old May 5, 2024, 4:02 am
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Originally Posted by ironmanjt
Not following this at all?
I think LaserSailor point was that the numbers of GS have been significantly reduced on certain routes - the SFO - EWR route is typically GS heavy -- I can confirm the same to / from Tokyo -- but that could just be my flying patterns (mid week - upgraded Y to J mileage tickets)...
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Old May 5, 2024, 4:30 am
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Originally Posted by bmwe92fan
I think LaserSailor point was that the numbers of GS have been significantly reduced on certain routes - the SFO - EWR route is typically GS heavy -- I can confirm the same to / from Tokyo -- but that could just be my flying patterns (mid week - upgraded Y to J mileage tickets)...
sorry about the parallel topic , thanks for the cover E92

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Old May 5, 2024, 5:13 am
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Originally Posted by bmwe92fan
I think LaserSailor point was that the numbers of GS have been significantly reduced on certain routes - the SFO - EWR route is typically GS heavy -- I can confirm the same to / from Tokyo -- but that could just be my flying patterns (mid week - upgraded Y to J mileage tickets)...
I flew IAD-SFO on a 772 the other day, just one other GS did early boarding with me. Then SFO-TPE on a 773, again, just two of us pre-boarded, and confirmed by the purser when I was chatting with her.
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Old May 5, 2024, 5:43 am
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Originally Posted by wxguy
I flew IAD-SFO on a 772 the other day, just one other GS did early boarding with me. Then SFO-TPE on a 773, again, just two of us pre-boarded, and confirmed by the purser when I was chatting with her.
1 GS on IAD-LHR flight last Tuesdays 10 pm flight.
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Old May 5, 2024, 9:22 am
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Originally Posted by bmwe92fan
I think LaserSailor point was that the numbers of GS have been significantly reduced on certain routes - the SFO - EWR route is typically GS heavy -- I can confirm the same to / from Tokyo -- but that could just be my flying patterns (mid week - upgraded Y to J mileage tickets)...
Ah, I didn't follow through all the typos. I think sample size is pretty small here. On a recent DEN-EWR (mid-day wednesday - typical slower time) my companion was on an H fare and #14 on the upgrade list - purser confirmed 22 GS on the flight...
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Old May 5, 2024, 9:26 am
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Are the GS lounges in places like LAX lighter?
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Old May 5, 2024, 9:28 am
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Originally Posted by ContinentalFan
Are the GS lounges in places like LAX lighter?
They've always been pretty quiet, so not sure that would be statistically significant. Nor is pre-boarding, which many GS don't seem to take advantage of preferring to cut things close or have extra lounge/work time.

That said, my general sense in 50+ flights this year so far is that the number of GS seems smaller and 1K seems higher...but that's totally unscientific.
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Old May 6, 2024, 1:41 am
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Today, Monday May 5th, I'm the only GS NRT-IAH, confirmed by the GS agent working the flight.
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Old May 13, 2024, 11:27 pm
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First year of proper flying for me. Looking at around 40k in spend, based out of small airport - BOI. Only issue here is that most of my domestic fares are in economy - typically B,M or E. I take a few intl J trips, but those are also Z or P. Any chance at all?
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Old May 14, 2024, 1:13 am
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Originally Posted by FlyerMad27
First year of proper flying for me. Looking at around 40k in spend, based out of small airport - BOI. Only issue here is that most of my domestic fares are in economy - typically B,M or E. I take a few intl J trips, but those are also Z or P. Any chance at all?
Up until this year I would have said you might have a shot -- but UA seems to have massively elevated the spend required to achieve GS -- so I think $40k at BOI is not going to make the cut... The only shot would be if UA takes a look at this years GS ranks and decides that they cut too much -- but I wouldn't count on it...
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Old Jun 4, 2024, 7:33 am
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For those of you who have completed the GS challenge- how long does the challenge tracker take to update once youve hit the $18k threshold?
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Old Jun 4, 2024, 7:48 am
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Originally Posted by globetraveler
For those of you who have completed the GS challenge- how long does the challenge tracker take to update once youve hit the $18k threshold?
Less than an hour for me.
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Old Jun 4, 2024, 8:12 am
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Originally Posted by ironmanjt
Less than an hour for me.
Mine was overnight...
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Old Jun 4, 2024, 8:17 am
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Originally Posted by bmwe92fan
Mine was overnight...
thanks. Landed last night at 7pm but today at 7am still not updated.
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Old Jun 4, 2024, 8:36 am
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Originally Posted by globetraveler
thanks. Landed last night at 7pm but today at 7am still not updated.
Hmm -- have the miles / spend been posted to your account? What does the status tracker show?
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