Whenever I was hoping for an upgrade at the gate, I’d cross my fingers that a Chairman who flew more miles than I have wouldn’t check in after me. They would jump above me on the upgrade list.
Keri is a Chairman too and has flown more than me lately. So whenever we were at the gate, her name would always suddenly pops up above mine. But not anymore.
While US Airways used to use miles flown to break upgrade ties, it looks like the first to check-in wins.
I checked in before Keri. We are both Chairman. The tie went to me.
Either way, the upgrade went to no one since it was checked-in full.
But I would have won. That matters for something, right?