After reading the Thread: Song A/c After Re-merging With DL
And also seeing this quote:
|Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 9):|
Quoting TokyoNarita (Reply 7):
No way all of this is going to happen before May 1st. Delta has been selling tickets on B764 to Europe all economy fares and probably upgrade the medallions or/and certain fare classes of tickets sold to domestic first.
Very true. The 764s will come out for maintenance following the summer season and get retooled with BizElite.
My raised issue is as follows:
DL are still selling all Economy tickets on 764 routes from Europe up to the end of December this year. Surely when they know they will be converting the domestic first into BizElite they will put that into their systems.
What I mean is...
If DL has scheduled the change over of all Domestic First seats in their 764's for lets say 1st August 2006. Then from 2nd August (if they were done overnight, for example) onwards their seating maps in passengers Itineraries should show the new configuration after this date, so appropriate seat selections can be made?
Surely there is a cut off date for selling seats in all Y configuration otherwise Delta will not make money from selling BizElite seats, at such small notice of change over (if it does happen in the summer)
I know this because I am booked to return on DL154 JFK-MAN (18th Dec) and I am seated in the Domestic First Cabin as I am a Silver Elite member with DL.
My overall point being, that if the seating configuration is changed over in August and my flight is 3/4 full already (which it actually is) then preferred seating for medallion members will no longer apply and we will get seated anywhere where available seats are, as all regular Y ticketed pax will already occupy seats. (Exits rows & Forward cabin economy etc. Which are usually blocked off for medallion members only)
It may possibly that medallion members get the short straw with all of this... Any idea's?
I hope that made sense.