What are the odds on a complimentary upgrade MSP to AMS on NWA next weekend. In my experience they have been more common during the summer but I seem to be able to get a lot of international upgrades one year and then none the next, even on the same routes about the same time of year.
Last year I flew between MSP and AMS 9 times and no upgrades at all, some very expensive Y $2400 tickets and some as cheap as you can get V $450 tickets. Most of the flights have been full in coach.
On the same range of tickets 3 years previously and while I was only a Gold elite I got 3 upgrades and one included my family.
Does this mean that they are selling more business class tickets to begin with or are the non revs filling the front of the cabin.