sq_ek_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1624 posts, RR: 20 Posted (3 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4560 times:
Hey all, quick question - if one were to fly ID 90 on United from JFK to SFO in one of the premium cabins, F or J doesn't matter, what are the chances of actually getting on in F or J? Same applies for SFO-JFK if that is different...thanks!
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9350 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4440 times:
There is no chance of business class on the route. You can get F or Y. Business class is filled with upgrades. However, UA does not allow double upgrades from Y to F, so F is upgrades from business or full fare people.
The chances of F are quite high because very few UA employees non-rev on the route since UA does not have that many people in JFK. Its far easier to get on than ORD or IAD- West Coast. Another tip is that the morning flights out of JFK and afternoon flights out of LAX/SFO tend to give you a better chance of getting F.
Economy always depends on the day. They overbook, but expect people to upgrade. With on 72 economy seats, it can get tight. However there is a lot of frequency, so you can always get the next flight.
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