jeffbart33 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 37 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4613 times:
Greetings fellow A.Netters!
I am hoping someone familiar with Delta operations can satisfy my curiousity. I fly every couple months from the Midwest to the West Coast and have been flying Delta recently (since they NWA merger). I purchase tickets about a month in advance and always have been able to choose a seat. I am booked on DL4091 from FNT to DTW on 11 March and I cannot choose a seat. I purchased the tickets 3 weeks ago and haven't been able to secure a seat, not that is a big deal as it is only a 55 minute flight. I have never been in this situation before. I am wondering why this would be and if someone could answer my question I would be grateful. I am afraid that I will show up at the airport and they will say there is a van waiting outside to drive you to DTW (which has happened before when a plane has been downed for mechanical reasons).
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8897 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4586 times:
The only seats left at this time for assignment are 2A/D, 4B/C, 5C and 8A/B/C/D - all of which can only be reserved by elites at this time.
Additionally, Delta holds back Row 1 on the CRJs for airport assignment.
When you show up to the airport, you will be able to select those open seats that are held for elites/airport assignment. If not, you will be given a seat request card and given a seat assignment at the gate.
jkj777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4506 times:
This is no problem....you may even be able to make some progress by calling the DL folks personally. However, seat assignment should not be an issue for a short flight. The flying time from FNT to DTW is very very short. The taxi time at DTW on the otherhand is another issue.
I fly it a lot and it is about 55 minutes on average. Seems to pass DTW usually or swing out towards Port Huron depending on which runway is in use. I think the tailwind from GRR to DTW may help possibly? Not sure on that.
KaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12242 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4283 times:
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Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 8): The reason I like having an actual seat assignment is because if the flight is oversold and more passenger show up than there are seats, I don't want to be the odd man out.
Invol Denied Boarding Compensation can be pretty awesome though