I did something last night that I’d never thought I’d do in my whole life. I intentionally chose to fly on an Airbus 319 (with only eight first class seats) when I could have flown a Boeing 757 (with 24 first class seats). Why? Because I wanted my upgrade to clear!
Hear me out. So a little over a week ago I booked my San Francisco to Washington Dulles redeye for last night. I took the Boeing 757 redeye a few days before, and cleared as a 1K, though I was among the last to get the upgraded and ended up in 1C (which is a less than ideal seat).
You see, maybe I’m crazy, but I think United’s new unlimited domestic upgrades may have made the upgrade on the San Francisco to Washington Dulles late night Airbus 319 redeye easier.
Anyone in their right mind would choose an aircraft with three times the number of first class seats, especially when first class upgrades are “free,” right? Well, that leaves the A319 to us crazy people. I cleared the upgrade on this flight in advance, while I don’t think I would have cleared at all on the earlier redeye. And as it turns out the service was excellent. The purser introduced himself to first class passengers during boarding, offered pre-departure beverages of choice, and was overly attentive.
On second thought, maybe I should just shut up and keep this to myself. 😉