Same day change with RPU

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  1. tale

    tale Active Member

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    Hi

    The flight I was originally booked on got sold out in F. I would like to do a SDC with my RPU.
    How are upgrades prioritized in this situation.
     
  2. Wandering Aramean
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    In theory the RPU comes with you. In reality, whatever the agent does is what they do.
     
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  3. beach1103

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    just did this....if there is availability in that class, they just booked it for me using my RDU. They had to redeposit the RDU back into my account and then pull it back out for my SDC flight. There just needs to be availability in that class.
     
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    When you say There just needs to be availability in that class. Is the seats OR RN/R space?
     
  5. Flyer1976
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    Original fare class and R space I believe from my experience.
     
  6. tale

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    OK, and If R is not available, are the upgrades prioritized based on the status or some combo of Status + RPU. Did anyone have experience going on a wait list with SDC?
     
  7. Flyer1976
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    IME You cannot wait list inside 23:59.
     
  8. tale

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    To be more specific I was talking about upgrade stand by list. With RPU you are placed on it before and out of 24H. My question is if I am doing a SDC for an earlier flight and R is not available where in the upgrade stand by list will I go.
     
  9. desamo

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    If the RPU is the same status as you are, I don't know if there's any difference in where you are on the waitlist.

    On the other hand, if you have a 1K RPU and you're a silver, you may find yourself (as I did) as #2 out of 25 on the waitlist instead of somewhere around where the catfish dwell.
     
  10. tale

    tale Active Member

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    That is what I wanted to know. Thank you.
     
  11. beach1103

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    Maybe my situation is/was different. I was confirmed, using a RPU, in First on two legs. I got the airport and decided to take the non-stop flight. The ticket agent said that there was one seat left in R class. I was able to get that seat....
    RN/R Space...
     
  12. Wandering Aramean
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    RPUs should clear into R/RN ahead of CPUs across the board.
     
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  13. Flyer1976
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    In theory yes but in reality not so much. We don't even know how the system really works in actuality.
     
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    Good to know.
     

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