Interestingly, I've called today to apply SWU's to two different domestic itineraries* and both are now waitlisted. The first pair of SWU's are the last two from "last" year, set to expire in February, and were applied to a trip my wife is taking (not with me) from Austin to San Francisco and back next weekend (Jan 25th/27th). The outbound AUS-LAX is the waitlisted segment - LAX-SFO and the return SFO-DFW-AUS are fine. Then I needed to book a trip tonight for LAX-JFK on January 28th. I'm on AA 180 @ 4:25 PM, which despite a very open F seatmap is F0 A0, and despite a half-open J seatmap is J7 I1 C0 (proving once again that seatmaps mean NOTHING in terms of availability). Exit rows are full in coach along with many "preferred" seats, and since I didn't know about/book the trip until today I'm likely in competition with enough other EXP's on this route that a UDU has a decent chance of not clearing, so I'm waitlisted on that SWU as well. I know waitlisted SWU's often clear, and there's enough open in J that I might be willing to risk it otherwise, but knowing my travel schedule (especially THIS trip), the closer guarantee / higher priority means more. I guess now I'll get my first "wait and see" experience. * Many of you probably cringed when you read about SWU's on domestic legs. Two things: 1) I don't fly transcon much - I'm more a midcon/short-haul flyer (my average segment is < 1000 miles each year at year-end) and 2) I don't have any international travel planned on AA this year, any international travel I might do will likely via be done US miles I need to burn, and we're doing OGG in F as well as a week in Marco, FL over the summer, so I'm not likely to add any more major trips. This year, SWU's will likely go to those "I need to trump the UDU list, so I'll burn the SWU to steal the last 'A' upgrade" trips... like this one (in 'C'). Given that the fare difference from coach to business is $1,700, I consider that good value for 1 of 8 SWU's.