Upgrades will be processed by elite status level within the upgrade windows noted above, then by fare class, then by the time of booking. Once you are on the upgrade waitlist and within the upgrade window for your status level, we’ll continue to look for available upgrades and process them until approximately 1 hour prior to departure. Any upgrades that become available less than 1 hour prior to departure will be processed by the agent at the boarding gate. Fare classes are cleared in the following order: Y, Z, S, B, M, H, Q, L, V, N, K, G, T, R, W.
Once check-in begins, the waitlist is available to view either via the mobile app, the gate information display, or on alaskaair.com under flight status.
Please note that the waitlist display only shows travelers who have already checked in for the flight, so your place on the display will move if/when someone ahead of you on the waitlist checks in.