Data point: actual CPU clearance at 1K window...

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  1. redtailshark

    redtailshark Silver Member

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    For the second time this year I have an UG that cleared at the 1K window.... IAH to EWR on Sat. On a 320, even. Under the new regime, this type of event is newsworthy. But there is no chance of the other sectors on this itin clearing. I am about to enter a period of classic sharkfrenzy flying, 50k BIS or more this coming month. About 3/4 of it on UA. We will see how well it all works...
     
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  2. Garp74

    Garp74 Gold Member

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    I have CPUs clear at the 96 hour mark quite regularly. I'm not sure it's newsworthy, but I'm happy for you that you got it!

    Have fun on the 50K BIS in January. Hard on the back, but for travel enthusiasts like us, it's pretty cool to travel that much in a small time frame :)
     
  3. Dublin_rfk

    Dublin_rfk Gold Member

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    Good luck with the frenzy. I'm all over the map with CPU's clearing. More at the 96 Hr. than last second and @ 85% overall.
     
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    My rate is well below 85% this year. Below 50%, in fact. The posters on this thread report more success, but I know I'm not the only one who feels the effects of the TOD/FCM regime.
     
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    ssullivan Gold Member

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    For January-August, as a 1K I cleared about 55% on upgraded eligible flights. Maybe 40% of those at the window.

    In September I switched to DL. As a Platinum there I've been upgraded about 60% of the time, and more than half of those at their window for Platinums.
     
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    I believe my success rate might be due to flexibility in arranging FLT's. I can review seating prior to making decisions and the 85% shows that the method is not perfect.
     
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  7. mre5765

    mre5765 Silver Member

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    I don't think I had an upgrade clear at 96h all year. Usually at 24h or before I get to the airport, if at all.
     

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