AA Upgrade Request List

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  1. perryplatypus

    perryplatypus Gold Member

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    So on this morning's flight to SFO there are currently 54 people on the upgrade list. Needless to say there are alot of elites on this flight. I'm just curious what is the most amount of people a MP member has ever seen on a upgrade list? Call it morbid curiousity, I know there's got to be a higher number then 54 out there.
     
  2. TheBeerHunter
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    Just curious: where is this flight originating from that has such a long list?
     
  3. perryplatypus

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    DFW. There are 20 to 30 Ex Plat on this flight. Begining of the week road warriors!
     
  4. perryplatypus

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    Needless to say I did not get an upgrade as a lowly Platinium. But will only be plat for about another week. :)
     
  5. jmjgp12

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    Wow - that is an elite heavy flight. I have encountered the same thing originating out of ORD and heading to either the west coast (LAX, SFO) as well as JFK and BOS.
     
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    Some blogger was recently commenting on how the Monday morning flight is always the absolute worst for upgrades. So you might have a record there.

    How far down the list did they get?
     
  7. perryplatypus

    perryplatypus Gold Member

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    I think there was only 2 seats in 1st available this morning. Oddly enough there was only 1 person on standby!
     
  8. DestinationDavid
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    With UDU on UA the upgrade lists are commonly that long or longer. Doubt it's a record, even on AA. ;).
     
  9. perryplatypus

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    I few days ago Gary at View fom the wing did a great write up On his flight from IAD to DFW. He gave some great tips on what times should be avoided.
     
  10. perryplatypus

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    David, Do you know if at the 24 hour checkin point can you use the kiosk at the airport so you would have priority? Or does it have to be the day of flying? I live too far to do this but I would consider it if my wife was traveling me on a vacation.
     
  11. rwoman
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    I've seen the mid-30's on an AA LAX-ORD flight. Even better, on DL I was on an MD90 MSP-LAX and, as a DM was 16 or 17 or 86 for one seat in F...yeah, that did not happen...there were over 20 DM's on that flight...:confused:
     
  12. DestinationDavid
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    Are you talking about SWUs? Or using 500 mile certs for your wife?
     
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    Using 500 mile certs for my wife.
     
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  14. DestinationDavid
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    A good post by JonNYC on TravelingBetter explaining check in time issues for 500 vs SWU. LINK.
     
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    Thanks this is info I was exactly looking for!
     
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    I have to keep up with the way my wife's lifesytle is now accustomed to flying! :)
     
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    Once you start, it's pretty hard to stop.
     
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    I found it astounding during the last few weeks when I had six segments domestic Y on AA with transit of both DFW and ORD. I had not done that since I dropped to Platinum a year or so ago. Much to my surprise I was upgraded on every segment, although twice the upgrades cleared at the gate. Nothing had prepared me for that success, especially because I was flying on deep discount codes. Luckily I'll be EXP again soon so I will have even better odds. One point: I did my transit mid-day on weekdays.
     
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    That's why she is so understanding about the mileage runs. So what if she don't see me for the next month. As long as it means it gets her a seat in the front of the plane.
     
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    Worst i saw was 2 years ago @ lga on a friday during a rainstorm. 1.5 pages for upgrades and 6 pages for standby... Needless to say not many made it to the cleared page.. Never saw the monitor go through that many people.



     

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