Old Aug 14, 19, 10:56 am
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Originally Posted by Mr. Tickets View Post
The odds of there being any great selection at 72 hours prior to departure are pretty slim. I would not count on two seats together, in fact I wouldn't be surprised that if anything is
left at that point, it would probably be middle seats.
You don't have to "count on" anything, you can look at the seat map a few minutes beforehand. If there aren't two seats together, don't do anything. If there are, request the upgrade right after T-72. Some flights will be full in C+, others may have lots of seats. I've seen both situations and all in between...

Originally Posted by Gig103 View Post
72hr is the earliest a GM can get C+ upgrades, but doesn't have to be right on the nose. If Delta thinks they can sell those seats through app upgrades or on Delta.com, they might and often do wait until check-in or even the gate to process upgrades.
Yes, but either there will or there won't be elite upgrade inventory available (SU class I think). At T-72 (on the nose), Gold's become eligible for it, but previous upgrade requests may not be processed instantly.
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