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Old Jan 27, 06, 7:05 am
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MarciaLF
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Champaign, IL
Programs: AA, Delta, Hilton & Marriott Elite
Posts: 231
It worked

I don't know what changed, but I'm not complaining!

After spending a year trying to get a Delta award to just about anywhere, I thought I had allowed enough time by trying to get a July Europe Award in December. I was flexibile about my days and even flexible about what country I was going to. Still, I couldn't get anything in Business class without long layovers and multiple (3-4!) connections. I called three times. The last time the rep actually laughed at me and told me if I want an award I should call at least 300 days in advance.

Well, yesterday I called to say there was no way I could handle anything suggested, but I want to try one more time. The agent came back with a direct flight to my first choice and one stop over on the way back to my second choice! I couldn't believe it. She said I was waitlisted on the first, but it shouldn't be a problem since I'm elite. It would probably open in the next few weeks.

I don't know what changed at Delta. I'm just glad it did.

Marcia
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