So after hearing reports that miles flown (perhaps upgraded miles--not 100% sure) prior to connecting to a flight that you're waitlisted on actually improves your upgrade odds, I've broken down today and changed my flight to add miles and an extra upgraded segment prior to my TATL in a couple of days to test the theory. Really hope I'm not wasting my time. For the TATL segment J=3 right now on a 77W; I'm SE on an S fare. Looking for a miracle here! Will report back. Quick question though, there are 2 on my PNR and the other person has no status. Should I tell someone (GA/Concierge) I'm ready to cut them loose if it improves my upgrade odds?