Actually I am thinking the odds are improving for Premiers in some things - PQMs on premium fares and on 2016 PQD CC waivers. Further, I received two choice upgrades for my RPUs (HNL-EWR), something other flyers I know have had some difficulty with. What would be a true blessing at this special time of year would be if MP was able to honor RDMs by improving the waitlist for award upgrades. One way they could do this would be by giving a value to each RDM which would then be added to the co-pay (if any) to compare to any P fare offered. If that amount compares favorably, then the upgrade is awarded. Hopefully the value would show some respect to the RDMs and we would all have a better sense of whether an upgrade will be processed.