Newbie- eupgrades waitlisted improving chances

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  1. Burdus

    Burdus New Member

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    I tried to read other posts. I cant understand what r space means and how people check that.

    Perhps you can help me by walking through an example. I am waitlisted on AC 880 toronto cdg on june 24. How can I improve my chances? Is phoning helpful?

  2. tomh009
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    tomh009 Gold Member

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    R space is the number of available seats in the R fare class -- these are available for upgrades. Here are the available seats by fare class for your flight:
    [KVS Availability Tool 7.2.0/Diamond - Availability/FS/US]
    YYZ  Toronto Lester B Pearson Intl ON CA [CYYZ]
    CDG  Paris Charles De Gaulle FR [LFPG]
    MON  24 Jun 2013
    Carrier    Flight  From  Depart    To    Arrive    A/C  St  Availability
    ---------  ------  ----  --------  ----  --------  ---  --  -----------------------------------------------------------------
    AC         880     YYZ   20:40     CDG   09:45     77W      J1 C0 D0 Z0 R0 Y4 B4 M0 U0 H0 Q0 V0 W0 S0 T0 L0 K0
    First, there are no seats in R class, so all upgrade requests will be waitlisted until check-in time. Second (and worse), there is only one available seat in Executive First (J1). There is a chance that someone will buy a ticket for it before the flight -- but even if it does not happen, at best there will only be a few seats available for upgrades at check-in. And that means that unless you are an SE, your chances of an upgrade are very slim at best on this flight. (Incidentally, it looks like Economy is also full -- Y4 indicates 4 seats available for purchase, and the airlines do oversell Y.)

    And, no phoning will not help your case. Sorry!
  3. I also note that both days either side of your flight are showing quite full also. As Tom said unless you are SE your chances of an upgrade run in the 10% range in my opinion.

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