Why am I on the cleared standby list?

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  1. adambadam
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    adambadam Silver Member

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    I am at the gate for a red-eye tonight and I noticed that (besides the fact my upgrade doesn't have a prayer) I am listed as having cleared the stand-by list along with a lot of other people. My first thought was perhaps it had something to do with transitioning reservations from the old system to the new system though I made this reservation after 3/3. I am still assigned to my original seat and the equipment hasn't changed to my knowledge.

    Any ideas... not that it really matters in the end?
     
  2. TravelerRob
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    Could be a like-for-like equipment swap. Your seat preserved but they had to 'clear' you back onto the flight. Not sure what else could cause this.

    -RM
     
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    I noticed this on 3 flights I took on Wednesday. (But not Tuesday.) I had some time to kill so compared the cleared standby list with the upgrade standby list, and everyone one who was standing by for an upgrade but had not cleared was on the cleared standby list. A glitch I suppose...
     
  4. rggale
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    I can confirm that on United.com (not the mobile site or app), the flight standby list also includes elites on the upgrade standby list. Not sure if it also includes true standby pax or not.
     
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    It happened to my wife last week and her seat had been confirmed for over a month. Definitely a glitch because my name wasn't on the standby list and I had only booked my seat a few days before.
     
  6. Flyer1976
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    I flew IAD-CLT yesterday and my name was also on the Cleared Standby List despite not flying standby on that segment so I suspected it was a glitch.
     
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