On the 10PM flight out last night, I was hoping to go up to the counter and get a first class upgrade. No luck, so I sat down in the waiting lobby. A few moments later, the boarding process started, with them calling out the rows for the elites. Calling out the rows! Apparently over 2/3 of the passengers had elite status, so they had to do row by row boarding. I guess that’s what you get on a weekday trip out to a NYC area airport.