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Old Nov 4, 18, 11:32 am
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MarkP24
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: NYC
Programs: DL DM, Marriott Platinum, Hyatt Explorist, Hilton Gold; Ex UA 1K & AA EXP
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Originally Posted by CMK10 View Post
I was Gold for 5 months this year on my way to PM. I ended up with an upgrade percentage of 53.57% (15/28) compared to 34.78% (8/23) in 2017 (and 0.00% (0/2) as a FO in 2018) and 40.00% (4/10) in 2016 when I was FO. I also only missed C+ on one flight. I felt that the access to free SDC was a nice perk as was the better recognition and treatment by SC agents, gate agents and phone agents when I needed help. Sky boarding on single class planes was nice too. It's definitely a better level of service. Most of the airlines seem to feel that elite tiers really start at the Gold level and that the Silver level is essentially Credit Card+.
As I should reach Diamond this year (currently PM), I'm debating gifting Gold to my wife who flies infrequently (say 4- 8 flights annually) primarily due to the C+ benefit and somewhat due to upgrades. Your upgrade percentages are helpful!
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