You may have heard that United is moving from its somewhat confusing current upgrade format for Elites to a Continental-like unlimited domestic upgrade scheme. If you haven’t heard it, shoot on over to View from the Wing or One Mile at a Time for all the details. Enjoy.
I just wanted to note (as they have as well) that for who knows what reason United has chosen to exclude its transcon P.S. service from this plan. If you want to upgrade on those flights you’ll have to break out the miles and the wallet for the co-pay, baby. If unlimited upgrades are supposed to be a benefit for Elites, why would you exclude the (supposed) premier domestic service from that benefit? I don’t want to hear about not wanting to fill the front cabin with upgrades. They sell lots of seats up front on those routes. Every frequent flyer feels that each time an airline adds something, they take something away. This is another case of petty restrictions that annoy the crap out of loyal travelers.