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  1. ptahcha
    ptahcha at |

    Unfortunately, you can’t waitlist for an *A Upgrade award, at least with United. Therefore, it’s like the lottery, where you have to call back if it’s not available at the time of request.

  2. Wandering Aramean
    Wandering Aramean at |

    Indeed, *A upgrade awards do not permit waitlisting which means you’re at the mercy of the operating carrier to open inventory and for you to grab it. And if the program permits their own members to waitlist then you’re behind all of those folks in grabbing the seats.

    Then again, there are many tools out there that will allow you to search for the award inventory you need to get the upgrade. If you can find that then you can just call in and confirm the upgrade without having to call in and have the agents check all the time for you. Check out this for some more info on that: http://blog.wandr.me/2010/06/a-bit-of-a-reprieve-on-the-star-alliance-reward-search-problem/.

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