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Old 03-03-2002, 10:31 PM   #1
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Unreliable EUAs these days

I'm not sure what exactly Continental has been tweaking lately, but EUAs seem to be really hard to come by these days. Anyone else seeing similar problems? Might just be a regional anomaly here in the AUS/IAH area.

I got EUA'd last night on my AUS->IAH flight coming up on Wednesday, but not the IAH->SAN segment. Too early to know about the Saturday return trip.
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Unreliable EUAs these days

I'm not sure what exactly Continental has been tweaking lately, but EUAs seem to be really hard to come by these days. Anyone else seeing similar problems? Might just be a regional anomaly here in the AUS/IAH area.

I got EUA'd last night on my AUS->IAH flight coming up on Wednesday, but not the IAH->SAN segment. Too early to know about the Saturday return trip.
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Old 03-05-2002, 10:06 PM   #3
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As a gold elite, my EUA rate for this year has only been 36% although my upgrade rate has been 79%

I routinely see A9F0 and such on the night before the flight which really seems like a bug. I've heard that there are plans to have EUA run again at 3 hours before a flight which would prevent the 'free for all' at the airport on the day of departure.
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As a gold elite, my EUA rate for this year has only been 36% although my upgrade rate has been 79%

I routinely see A9F0 and such on the night before the flight which really seems like a bug. I've heard that there are plans to have EUA run again at 3 hours before a flight which would prevent the 'free for all' at the airport on the day of departure.
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Well, now on the eve of the flight I'm 3 for 4 segments, so perhaps I spoke too soon. We'll see how tomorrow goes.
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Well, now on the eve of the flight I'm 3 for 4 segments, so perhaps I spoke too soon. We'll see how tomorrow goes.
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Old 03-06-2002, 01:55 AM   #7
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Good luck. I flew coach from the East coast last Friday for the first time this year and it sucked.

It was even worse since I woke up late and didn't have time for coffee so I was less tolerant of the fact that I would get a packaged donut for breakfast instead of the usual CO F breakfast. Not to mention the fact that the security checkpoint didn't open until 6am for a 6:30am flight. And the guy in front of me had his seat back the entire way for the whole flight. And that I didn't get a EUA on the next segment, either. And that I had two more flights after those that were delayed.

I'm sure that if I'd gotten an EUA, none of that other stuff would have happened and the day would've been great.
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Good luck. I flew coach from the East coast last Friday for the first time this year and it sucked.

It was even worse since I woke up late and didn't have time for coffee so I was less tolerant of the fact that I would get a packaged donut for breakfast instead of the usual CO F breakfast. Not to mention the fact that the security checkpoint didn't open until 6am for a 6:30am flight. And the guy in front of me had his seat back the entire way for the whole flight. And that I didn't get a EUA on the next segment, either. And that I had two more flights after those that were delayed.

I'm sure that if I'd gotten an EUA, none of that other stuff would have happened and the day would've been great.
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Good luck. I flew coach from the East coast last Friday for the first time this year and it sucked.
And that's just to IAH! Try a EWR to SNA/LAX flight in CO's 31" pitch Crunch Class...especially after a 9 or 10 hour transatlantic flight in the Cattle Car!

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I'm sure that if I'd gotten an EUA, none of that other stuff would have happened and the day would've been great.
Isn't it amazing what a difference an upgrade can make? When I'm upgraded, the world is great, and even CO is great! But, after a flight in Cattle Class, my wife knows to stay away from me!
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Good luck. I flew coach from the East coast last Friday for the first time this year and it sucked.
And that's just to IAH! Try a EWR to SNA/LAX flight in CO's 31" pitch Crunch Class...especially after a 9 or 10 hour transatlantic flight in the Cattle Car!

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I'm sure that if I'd gotten an EUA, none of that other stuff would have happened and the day would've been great.
Isn't it amazing what a difference an upgrade can make? When I'm upgraded, the world is great, and even CO is great! But, after a flight in Cattle Class, my wife knows to stay away from me!
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Old 03-07-2002, 01:57 AM   #11
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And that's just to IAH! Try a EWR to SNA/LAX flight in CO's 31" pitch Crunch Class...especially after a 9 or 10 hour transatlantic flight in the Cattle Car!
That's really a flight where you should burn the 20k miles, round-trip to confirm a big seat up front.
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And that's just to IAH! Try a EWR to SNA/LAX flight in CO's 31" pitch Crunch Class...especially after a 9 or 10 hour transatlantic flight in the Cattle Car!
That's really a flight where you should burn the 20k miles, round-trip to confirm a big seat up front.
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You can only burn 20K of miles if F seats are open. I ALWAYS try to book transcons that have F available so that I can burn the miles. Sadly, I have seen less and less of this availability.
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You can only burn 20K of miles if F seats are open. I ALWAYS try to book transcons that have F available so that I can burn the miles. Sadly, I have seen less and less of this availability.
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6 hours on a transco in coach redefines agony. At least if you break it up, and say, go through IAH it alleviates some of the pain

I don't even bother booking the non-stops anymore because even as a Platinum the upgrades are impossible. That's the major beef I have with CO over the past year or two.
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6 hours on a transco in coach redefines agony. At least if you break it up, and say, go through IAH it alleviates some of the pain

I don't even bother booking the non-stops anymore because even as a Platinum the upgrades are impossible. That's the major beef I have with CO over the past year or two.
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Old 03-14-2002, 01:45 AM   #17
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I'm so glad I'm "average" sized at 5'8" (and skinny). While first class is nice, I fit about as well as can be expected in coach seats. It's not agony, it's just not enjoyable.

That said, I sure am glad that most of my domestic travel is on routes which yield me an ~100% EUA/upgrade rate. I'm EUA'd at least 75% of the time, and I can't recall the last time I wasn't able to get a gate upgrade when EUA didn't come through for me.
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I'm so glad I'm "average" sized at 5'8" (and skinny). While first class is nice, I fit about as well as can be expected in coach seats. It's not agony, it's just not enjoyable.

That said, I sure am glad that most of my domestic travel is on routes which yield me an ~100% EUA/upgrade rate. I'm EUA'd at least 75% of the time, and I can't recall the last time I wasn't able to get a gate upgrade when EUA didn't come through for me.
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Old 03-14-2002, 10:39 AM   #19
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Last year flying on CO with my NW Platinum status, I was 0%. Everytime the EUA missed me I would call the Northwest Platinum line and they would upgrade me without a problem, as I have heard CO agents refusing to upgrade, CO elites.
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Last year flying on CO with my NW Platinum status, I was 0%. Everytime the EUA missed me I would call the Northwest Platinum line and they would upgrade me without a problem, as I have heard CO agents refusing to upgrade, CO elites.
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