Long time reader...first time poster. I'm in the military and travel a couple times a year. I finally made it to Gold for the first time ever. I've upgraded my reservation from COS to Guam using 17.5k miles +$75. (See attachment) I'm waitlisted on two of the three legs. Do you think I have any chance at getting Biz/1st on the LAX-NRT leg? I've always wanted to fly 1st/Biz in the 787. It's a beautiful plane and I usually go out of my way to fly it when possible. There's about 15-20 open seats right now. I know it's a gamble but I hardly use any of my miles and I hate hoarding them. At a minimum I get a 1st class flight to LAX in an RJ....whoopie!!! :-| Stupid newb move? Opinions? And no...it's not actually an 18 hour flight to Guam from Japan. United CS can't explain what happened there. Lol.