When are upgrades with Miles done?

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  1. abbyar

    abbyar New Member

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    Flying EWR-SNA next week, requested an upgrade with miles to first. I lost my status last year (yay and boo in the same sentance), so I know I'm upgraded last, even with the miles already debited from my account.
    IF I'm upgraded, when will it be processed? The night before?
     
  2. Wandering Aramean
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    Wandering Aramean Gold Member

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    Whenever they want to. It could be 5 minutes from now, 15 minutes before departure or anywhere in between.
     
  3. abbyar

    abbyar New Member

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    Got it. Thanks!
     
  4. iolaire
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    iolaire Gold Member

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    Another question on upgrade with miles. I went ahead and waitlisted with miles for a flight around thanksgiving, for two people on same itinerary – Y fare. How do the upgrades work if say there is only one spot, it’s it all or nothing for the people on the itinerary, or would one get upgraded and the other would not?
     
  5. snod08
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    If they are on the same PNR, you will get passed until two seats open at the same time.
    Consider splitting the PNR if you can. (e.g, if one pax is a child, I would not split!).
     
  6. iolaire
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    Thanks, I'll risk it; I traded for lots of drink tickets a while ago so we will be loaded with drinks if we don't get upgraded.
     
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    Maybe someday you'll meet a non-drinker like me. I always give mine away on the rare occasion that I'm not upgraded. I make lots of friends back there. :D
     
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    I'm happy to say that within one day my waitlisted award upgrade for both of us cleared, note this is at a low travel day right around Thanksgiving.
     
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    Thats great news!!
    We are all happy for you here.

    Every upgrade cleared is a win !! (usually).:D
     
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