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Old Oct 23, 10, 10:26 pm   #1
 
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Upgrade Order

I searched but could not find the current upgrade priority list.

I came up with the following, is this still correct? Please correct if I am wrong.

Thanks!

Delta upgrade order:

Delta Diamond Medallion w/Delta Reserve AmEx on Full Y
Delta Diamond Medallion on Full Y
Delta Platinum Medallion on Full Y with Delta Reserve AmEx
Delta Platinum Medallion on Full Y
Delta Gold Medallion on Full Y with Delta Reserve AmEx
Delta Gold Medallion on Full Y
Delta Silver Medallion on Full Y with Delta Reserve AmEx
Delta Silver Medallion on Full Y
Delta Diamond Medallion on B, M, H, Q, K, L, U, T (in that order)
Delta Platinum Medallion on B, M, H, Q, K, L, U, T (in that order)
Delta Gold Medallion on B, M, H, Q, K, L, U, T (in that order)
Delta Silver Medallion on B, M, H, Q, K, L, U, T (in that order)
Delta Platinum Medallion on Y, B, M, H, Q, K using a companion upgrade to upgrade non-elite
Delta Gold Medallion on Y, B, M, H, Q, K using a companion upgrade to upgrade non-elite
Delta Silver Medallion on Y, B, M, H, Q, K using a companion upgrade to upgrade non-elite
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Old Oct 23, 10, 10:33 pm   #2
 
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I searched but could not find the current upgrade priority list.

I came up with the following, is this still correct? Please correct if I am wrong.

Thanks!

Delta upgrade order:

Delta Diamond Medallion w/Delta Reserve AmEx on Full Y
Delta Diamond Medallion on Full Y
Delta Platinum Medallion on Full Y with Delta Reserve AmEx
Delta Platinum Medallion on Full Y
Delta Gold Medallion on Full Y with Delta Reserve AmEx
Delta Gold Medallion on Full Y
Delta Silver Medallion on Full Y with Delta Reserve AmEx
Delta Silver Medallion on Full Y
Delta Diamond Medallion on B, M, H, Q, K, L, U, T (in that order)
Delta Platinum Medallion on B, M, H, Q, K, L, U, T (in that order)
Delta Gold Medallion on B, M, H, Q, K, L, U, T (in that order)
Delta Silver Medallion on B, M, H, Q, K, L, U, T (in that order)
Delta Platinum Medallion on Y, B, M, H, Q, K using a companion upgrade to upgrade non-elite
Delta Gold Medallion on Y, B, M, H, Q, K using a companion upgrade to upgrade non-elite
Delta Silver Medallion on Y, B, M, H, Q, K using a companion upgrade to upgrade non-elite
Looks right, except for "Delta Diamond Medallion on Y, B, M, H, Q, K using a companion upgrade to upgrade non-elite". Should go just above the appropriate PM line.

Also, as far as I'm aware, this is the ordering that applies (primarily) when going for gate upgrades. If I (as an FO) am already upgraded and confirmed, and then a DM with 3 bajillion MQM and Reserve Titanium Diamond Really Shiny Card SDCs to my flight, they won't bump me.

If you're upgrading at your window, the medallions at that window will be ordered according to that list as well.
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Old Oct 24, 10, 11:47 am   #3
 
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There's also the Medallion Upgrade Priority Calculator (MUPC) http://cwsi.net/mupc.aspx
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Old Oct 24, 10, 12:10 pm   #4
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I searched but could not find the current upgrade priority list.

I came up with the following, is this still correct? Please correct if I am wrong.

Thanks!

Delta upgrade order:
You didn't include medallions traveling on domestic award tickets (N class). I assume they would be included after T class in each category.
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Old Oct 24, 10, 1:09 pm   #5
 
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You didn't include medallions traveling on domestic award tickets (N class). I assume they would be included after T class in each category.
GMs+ only (no FOs). Also, those GM+ traveling on Pay with Miles tix are eligible, probably after the award upgrades at each medallion level. And having an Amex Delta Reserve card and then ticketing time are used as tie-breakers for those with the same medallion level & ticket class.
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Old Oct 24, 10, 1:48 pm   #6
 
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Also, as far as I'm aware, this is the ordering that applies (primarily) when going for gate upgrades. If I (as an FO) am already upgraded and confirmed, and then a DM with 3 bajillion MQM and Reserve Titanium Diamond Really Shiny Card SDCs to my flight, they won't bump me.
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Old Nov 7, 10, 5:10 am   #7
 
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Z class

Where does Z fit into this list?
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Old Nov 7, 10, 5:34 am   #8
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Where does Z fit into this list?
Z is the fare class/bucket you upgrade into using a SWU. If your ticket says Z you are already as high as you can get.

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Old Nov 7, 10, 1:03 pm   #9
 
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Companion is also a Medallion

I've always been confused where you fall in the pecking order if your companion is also a medallion and on the same PNR.

For instance I'm PM, but my partner is FO. I understand it drops me down to FO for the upgrade, but I've had instances (again on the same PNR) in which I was upgraded and he wasn't (not a good thing). I assumed we'd be either upgraded together or not at all. Though this happened a few years ago out of Vegas and who knows what the other issues were effecting the flight.
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