While United Airlines did remove the online fare class availability display overnight, you can still search for “R-Upgrade” space, albeit via a bit lengthier process. It’s not ideal, but it is a way to do it yourself instead of having to call reservations.
First, click on “Advanced Search” on the homepage.
After filling in your origin, destination, dates, etc., scroll to the bottom of the page and select “MileagePlus Upgrade Award” before hitting “Search.”
The next screen appears asking you to select which segments you’re looking to upgrade. Tick the appropriate box(es) and press “Continue.”
Now you’re presented with the flights showing where R-Upgrade space is available and those where it’s not.
It will annoy me immensely to have to search for the space in this manner, but it is something to help temper my irritation with United.
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