Upgrade confirmation emails

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  1. Canadi>n
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    Used to be I would get an email notice when an upgrade that I was wait listed for came through (not UDU ones, but when using CR1s or SWUs). However this does not seem to be the case any more, even though my preferences are set to have such messages sent. And when I fly UA or CO, I still get those email notices about departure gates, arrival gates, times, etc. Anybody else not getting such confirmation emails or text messages?
     
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  2. SS255
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    I did a mileage upgrade for a p.s. flight back in July, and I never received an e-mail when the upgrade cleared. It was the first time a mileage upgrade ever cleared for me on UA, so I just assumed that they don't send out e-mails, but reading this, now I am not so sure.
     
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    LOL... Sorry Canadi>n, but while reading your post it hit me that I haven't got any emails or confirmations because the last 3 SWU I waitlisted never cleared. I would happily forgo any communication in trade for just being able to be UG'ed :)

    Congratulations on the UG !
    John
     
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    Oddly enough I am getting EUA E-Mails again, I used to never get these e-mails though...
     
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  5. catgirl
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    I haven't received an EUA email in a very long time!!! I used to get them, but they stopped.

    I have never received a notification when a CR-1 or SWU has cleared. I didn't know I should have.
     
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  6. Flyer1976
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    Me either from UA, I recently had a SWU clear and no e-mail was sent...I found out when I logged into my itineraries.
     
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  7. goalie
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    It's EasyUpdate at it's very best :rolleyes: and while it's a nice tool, like you I find out upgrades have cleared more often from simply being OCD and checking my itineraries multiple times per day
     
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    Time to go and check on GRU-ORD :D
     
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  9. catgirl
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    LOL. Exactly, I check multiple times a day. :D You call it OCD, I call it being on top of things, hehehe.
     
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    Time to go check GRU-ORD again...
     
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    I never get them anymore on work flights booked through our corporate travel agent. I did for years, and they suddenly stopped about a year ago. I do get them for my personal travel that's booked through the airline's website.

    I dug around with someone at CO on this and was told that the emails now go to the email address on file for the ticket purchaser, not the email address on file for the OnePass/MileagePlus account. That's pretty dumb, if you ask me. My travel agent at work doesn't care or need to know if I've been upgraded. I do. I don't know why it was changed, but I can't see any logical reason for it to be this way.
     
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    I used to get emails about ug on a TOTALLY random basis!!!!
     
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    How many times does that make today? :D
     
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    Five...still no NC...
     
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    Keeping fingers crossed!

    I am doing the same thing for SFO-HKG. I know - awful route to try to use an SWU....
     
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    My flight has 20+ seats open in C so I don't know why they are teasing me about it hehe...I'm sure I will clear and be 6 for 6 on all Sud America SWUs the next 14 days...
     
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    No OCD here, like catgirl, I just like to be very current with my UACO itineraries! BOT, I usually do get an email about UDU's but not always when using an upgrade instrument.
     
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    I used to get text messages for UDUs, then they stopped. Then they started up again, around the same time (Labor Day weekend'ish) we were all getting easy update notifications for flights days away. Hmmmmm....I wonder if there is a correlation? ;)

    Time to go check SFO-HKG again! :D There are lots of seats open in C - they should just release one to me now, lol. This way I don't have to keep checking multiple times a day. I mean, who really wants to fly to HKG on New Years Day in C besides me? ;)
     
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    Do we know if the UA seat upgrade nofication messaging system is now off for good? I just clear an upgrade for an upcoming JFK-LAX (p.s.) flight and I found out that this happened simply because logged in to look at the itinerary. Since receiving a seat upgrade message on Nov. 24, 2011, I have cleared nearly 10 upgrades without notification. Has anyone been notified lately?
     
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    I have not been recieving them either although I don't need to as I check every so often for these things.;):D
     
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    The only easy updates I've received lately are reminders about a flight later in the day and, sometimes, delays. Nothing related to upgrades for a long time.
     
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    I can't remember the last time I got an email/text message about an upgrade clearing. I've just stumbled across them on my own.
     
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    I would not rely on EasyUpdate for upgrade notifications and religiously check your itineraries multiple time per day as of the 20 flights from december thru yesterday, I have rec'd only one EasyUpdate upgrade text and to me that was a fluke. Flight delay messages otoh, worked extremely well yesterday..... ;) :(
     
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