Believe it or not, I’m being dead serious. I’m flying this weekend, including two segments on the newly reconfigured United 767. I locked in the upgrade for the outbound with a confirmed regional upgrade, but decided to use 500 mile upgrades for the return, assuming it would be an easy upgrade, since I noticed the flight has been NC9 since the time of booking. Today I checked only to find that both my ORD to SFO and SFO to ORD flights are C0! That’s right, they’re not even selling business class seats anymore.
It’s all thanks to IM opening too much confirmable upgrade space too far in advance, to the point that it’s probably going mostly to those confirming upgrades in advance, instead of Global Service and 1K passengers using 500 mile upgrades or possibly those that would be willing to pay for business.
If only IM would do that for other routes….