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How Often Does Your Elite Status Get You Upgraded?  
User currently offlineSiouxATC From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 384 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 4988 times:

The question is pretty straight forward, how often does your status get you upgraded? As a NW Silver, I am not up-ed very frequently but it does happen. Flying from GFK to MSP to PHX most of the time does not help my situation however. What routes do you frequent? I'd like to hear some different takes on this.

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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5639 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4962 times:

As a Silver Elite with Continental, I got upped just over 50% of the time.
My frequented routes are ANC-SEA-IAH-DAL and back.
If you're flying IAH to DFW, you're almost guaranteed a bunch of elite upgrades. There's no service on this flight, so you're really just getting a bigger chair.
But if you're flying an aircraft with a large F cabin, like a 737-824 with a 20F config, or a 739 or a 753, you've got good chances of an upgrade with CO.


User currently offlineBbinn333 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4953 times:



Quoting SiouxATC (Thread starter):
How Often Does Your Elite Status Get You Upgraded?

I board First !


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8868 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 4946 times:

As a Silver with DL, it was about 60% of the time. So far as a Gold, I'm 1-for-2. I have another 4 trips (16 flights) as a Gold - 3 to ONT, 1 to GSO, before I hit Platinum a month from today, where hopefully the rate will go even higher.

User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4902 times:

I am Gold (OW Emerald) with BA. Normally with them, I buy a J ticket. On a flight PHX to LHR I was OP UPed into F. Only time it has happened for me.

Dave



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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 4892 times:

I'd guess I get upgraded around 80% of the time on CO.

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 1):
If you're flying IAH to DFW, you're almost guaranteed a bunch of elite upgrades.

Respectfully, the IAH-DFW trips lately have been mostly RJ or B735 with only 8 seats in First, or toss in a B733 with 12 in First....unless you're Platinum with an H or Y fare chances are you're going to be in coach. Most of the DFW flights I've taken in last few years the Elite boarding seems to be a large percentage of the passengers.



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User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3697 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4873 times:

BA Gold - never on BA. So far my only travel on other OW airlines has been in F. I did a couple of times as a BA Silver when travelling in WT+ though. As a Gold I've only ever flown in CW (or F) where you've got more Golds so less chance of upgrade.

BD Gold - The best was my a Y-C upgrade on United flying LHR-IAD with my wife last summer. We'd booked fairly late and couldn't get anything reasonable so chose to slum it in E- hoping to pay for E+ at the airport or OLCI. It wasn't available on the way out. On the way back the agent at LHR said we'd been upgraded as I had 'good mileage with us'. Although not really upgrades I have had a number of E- to E+ bumps since UA changed the rules whereby *A Golds cannot get E+ gratis. Had one last weekend TPA-IAD on Ted, went to OLCI and pay to upgrade and found we'd already been moved to E+. Sometimes gate and RCC agents have proactively done it, I guess when they see a *G in the very back.

LH Senator - Only the once when travelling with my BD Gold father LHR-BRU. He was moved up to C at the lounge (we were on separate tickets) and turned it down as I hadn't got the move. The agent asked to see my boarding card and seemed happy to move me since I was *G too.



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User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11365 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4854 times:
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DL Plat - Always on Domestic routes even with Companion. Never tried on International as i always fly Business. 100%

TAM Red - Two or three long haul flights, two from Coach to Business, one from Business to First. About 20%



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User currently offlineSbworcs From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 825 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4832 times:

I don't have elite status with anyone! Although I have just started collected with BD. Added them on my itinery for LHR-SFO-LAX-LHR. Was booked in E+ on the last leg and got called to the desk in the lounge and given a new boarding pass for seat 7K in Upper Class!!

Probably never will happen again but certainly enjoyed it at the time!



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User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3697 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4811 times:



Quoting Sbworcs (Reply 8):
Although I have just started collected with BD. Added them on my itinery for LHR-SFO-LAX-LHR. Was booked in E+ on the last leg and got called to the desk in the lounge and given a new boarding pass for seat 7K in Upper Class!!

How were you in the lounge if you were in E+ and without status?



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User currently offlineSbworcs From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 825 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4761 times:



Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 9):
How were you in the lounge if you were in E+ and without status?

Meant the gate area not the lounge! Always get my terminology wrong!!



The best way forwards is upwards!
User currently offlineTennis69 From Qatar, joined Apr 2007, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4750 times:
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As a platinum with DL, I upgrade on every domestic flight. On international, which is 90% of my flights, I always fly business.

User currently offlineSteve6666 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 384 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4747 times:

BA Gold - more times than I care to remember.. But I fly on routes where J demand is heavy and often oversold, and I'm normally travelling on an expensive ticket. Looking at the records, it's about a 50% hit rate from J to F. Within Europe, hardly ever. In fact, only once.


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User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4731 posts, RR: 45
Reply 13, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4727 times:

As a PM on DL I'm 30/32 flights. Booked day-of-travel on the two I didn't get upgraded.


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