One of the perks, ok...maybe the only perk...of being a frequent traveler with United is that they automatically upgrade me when there are seats available. Up until a month ago, frequent fliers had to request the upgrade. And I think I got more with that process because the people with higher status didn't always request them.
So, I am on the waitlist for the upgrade...and Chris too. But here's my complaint. I can't check in online until some system or person or something decides I either do or don't get the upgrade. I know I don't have to check in right now. But I don't like being told I CAN'T check in now. Guess I'll just keep checking back.
And I will trade all upgrades for on time flights, no delays, no hassles, no problems, no cancellations, etc., etc., etc.