sectflyer
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Upgrade Chances ATL To SFO As A DL Gold?

Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:05 pm

Would love an opinion on this one. Here are the facts.
I am a DL gold. I bought a T fare to go from BDL to SFO via ATL. Traveling Thurs Oct 21 in the afternoon with a 5 pm connection to SFO. Coming home Sun night on the redeye. So..... What are my chances at dinner and drinks!
 
burnsie28
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RE: Upgrade Chances ATL To SFO As A DL Gold?

Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:44 pm

It's way too far in advanced to tell. It won't be until around October 19th that anyone could get an idea.
 
sectflyer
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RE: Upgrade Chances ATL To SFO As A DL Gold?

Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:02 pm

Do they hold back upgrades on certain routs like this till the gate. I know they do for the biz elite flights from jfk
 
burnsie28
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RE: Upgrade Chances ATL To SFO As A DL Gold?

Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:27 pm

Quoting sectflyer (Reply 2):
Do they hold back upgrades on certain routs like this till the gate. I know they do for the biz elite flights from jfk

Depends on bookings in advanced whether they do or not. That idea (and there are no guarantees) comes about 7 days out from departure.
 
deltairlines
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RE: Upgrade Chances ATL To SFO As A DL Gold?

Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:07 am

Slim to none, and slim just walked out the door. ATL-SFO is notoriously tough for upgrades, and 5 p.m. is peak business traveler time. The odds of a Diamond sitting in coach is higher than a Gold on a T fare clearing on that route/time. It also doesn't help him that Diamonds and Platinums on award tickets now get priority over Golds on all (non-full Y) paid fares.
 
sectflyer
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RE: Upgrade Chances ATL To SFO As A DL Gold?

Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:10 am

Well considering I paid only 280 rt I should be happy with priority boarding!

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