United has indicated that it will be dropping its Narita to/from Bangkok flights in early 2014. As part of its agreement with other airlines (ANA), service will be provided until 29 March 2014 by United. Apparently the United staff at BKK have been told about this. Of course ANA will not be offering upgrades using United instruments, unless you buy an expensive ticket and try to use a Star Alliance upgrade with United miles.
Also going will be the propular (for upgrades anyway) flight from Seattle to Narita – last flight 15 Jan 2014. One of the last international flight for United from Seattle, it shows how much the airline has re-focussed since the merger. Who else remembers that days of SEA to Heathrow? (This was my second ever United flight). There are still upgrade seats available for the 14th, but none on the 15th.