LRGT
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CO SkyTeam Upgrades

Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:44 pm

I was just shocked to find that I earned NWA Silver Medallion from just a couple coach long-haul flights last year.

I am flying CO on Monday and gave them my NW ff# when I booked. Can I call to request a confirmed upgrade on CO? How does this work?

I also have a Deta Medallion silver. Would I have been better giving them this ff# or the NW ff#? They are both silver, so it should not make a difference, right?
Don't bring up the NW DC9's unless you have to!
 
CALMSP
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RE: CO SkyTeam Upgrades

Sat Feb 26, 2005 1:04 pm

NW works just like CO...complimentary upgrades.....however I do believe that DL is not like NW as of right now. Where are you flying?
 
LRGT
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RE: CO SkyTeam Upgrades

Sat Feb 26, 2005 1:21 pm

Quoting CALMSP (reply 1):
Where are you flying?


EWR/SAN on a little -700. It has a tiny F class that is already full (can't even buy a full-fare F class), so I think the chance of an upgrade is small anyway!

How does CO know that I am medallion with NW?
Don't bring up the NW DC9's unless you have to!
 
NWAFA
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RE: CO SkyTeam Upgrades

Sat Feb 26, 2005 1:27 pm

Silvers are not given upgrades automatic like Platinums. When you check in for your flight (which I encourage you to do so early) you can be put on the upgrade list. Upgrades will be worked in the following:

platinum
Golds
Silvers

Congrats on reaching Silver...and thank you for flying NWA!!!
THANK YOU FOR FLYING NORTHWEST AIRLINES, WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS!
 
CALMSP
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RE: CO SkyTeam Upgrades

Sat Feb 26, 2005 1:40 pm

yeah on most of hte cross country flights you will most likely see first full of platinums ahead of time..if you check in at the kiosk it will automatically put you on the upgrade list and will even show it on the boarding pass.
 
B4REAL
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RE: CO SkyTeam Upgrades

Sat Feb 26, 2005 2:16 pm

CO and NW have retained their existing partnership that they had before joining SkyTeam. Upgrades are not yet a domestic benefit for SkyTeam Elite members.

It can happen under certain circumstances, specifically the overbooked Y situation. That has happened to me on CO and NW while I am DL Platinum Medallion / SkyTeam Elite Plus.

The in-place CO/NW partnership allows for reciprocal upgrades among elites, priority given to native carrier Plat/Gold/Silv then same hierarchy for CO OnePass Elite members IIRC. There simply are not enough F/C seats for domestic 'free' upgrades for all SkyTeam elite passengers.

For all you DL Elites - when is the last time you saw an empty F/C seat??
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LRGT
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RE: CO SkyTeam Upgrades

Sat Feb 26, 2005 2:34 pm

With my NW Medallion, I think I can call 24 hours and get a guaranteed upgrade *IF* space is available.

However, that does not seem correct; don't I actually have to show the card at the airport since their computer systems are not linked?
Don't bring up the NW DC9's unless you have to!
 
b727fan
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RE: CO SkyTeam Upgrades

Sun Feb 27, 2005 12:12 am

I am Silver on CO & DL, but now trying to build my status further with CO. I consider myself one lucky flyer because in the past year, no matter how many connections I had with NW, it has always been upgraded to first class! I never even asked for them, it just happened! In fact. My last flight (EWR-DTW-SDF and back the same) back in Jan. I was upgraded! Like I said, I feel lucky! THANK YOU NWA!! Funny, I just flew CO back on Tuesday from LAX-EWR (752) and indeed requested an upgrade, but didn't get any! I will be flying to LEX next month, and if I fly NW, I wont be surprised to get a free upgrade!
 
1MillionFlyer
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RE: CO SkyTeam Upgrades

Sun Feb 27, 2005 12:43 am

if you are traveling on a YUP fare class you are not lucky, that is the program NW started several years ago that allows connecting passangers in hub airports to receive a complimentary upgrade. I took advantage of this many times last year when DL's B fare BNA-IAD was 784.50 (prior to Simplifares) and NW YUP was 724.50, I flew in first every week getting DL miles while other people on DL B fares could not touch an upgrade out of IAD on a Friday afternoon.

If you aren't on a full Y then you did get lucky  Smile
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ramerinianair
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RE: CO SkyTeam Upgrades

Sun Feb 27, 2005 1:38 am

If you are flexible and you can make a earlier flight, an upgrade may be possible. If you fly standby for the 9am flight, it's a 738. The 738s have a larger F class. Good Luck!
SR
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