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Old Dec 9, 18, 6:29 am
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Originally Posted by MarkP24 View Post
Second place is first place loser. Sorry!
Yeah, and in the words of a great orator "if you ain't first you last", I get it.
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Old Dec 10, 18, 6:23 pm
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Originally Posted by apodo77 View Post
ATL-SRQ last night.

I was 14 of 71 on the list as a DM on an K fare. First time flying into this airport and had no clue it was that popular a route. No F seats were available when I checked in 24 hours prior (A321).
Makes me feel better about being a PM who hasnt cracked the top 20 for SRQ upgrades since mid June. Extremely elite heavy route for being a smaller market.
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Old Dec 11, 18, 5:42 am
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79 on the list DL1564 ATL-BNA this AM for 7 open seats in first....I made the cut for upgrade, and MQMs from this leg will push me into DM for 2019
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Old Dec 13, 18, 7:41 pm
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Originally Posted by dafunk10 View Post
79 on the list DL1564 ATL-BNA this AM for 7 open seats in first....I made the cut for upgrade, and MQMs from this leg will push me into DM for 2019
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Old Dec 13, 18, 9:47 pm
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LAX - ATL on a Wednesday afternoon (Yesterday, 12/12) on a 757-200

I checked in and the list went like this over the next 18 hrs.

5 Seats Available: 1 of 2
4 Seats Available: 10 of 19
3 Seats Available: 11 of 21
3 Seats Available: 12 of 22
0 Seats Available: 15 of 35

I think a good portion of this is due to First Class Monitization (FCM). Granted, I'm just as guilty of buying the upgrade when available as the next person but I wasn't offered the option on an H ticket for this flight.
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Old Dec 13, 18, 11:43 pm
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Slc to atl tomorrow already has 96 people on the list, and thereís still like 12 more hours to go.. I canít wait to watch the boarding madness!
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Old Dec 14, 18, 9:43 am
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IAD-ATL yesterday, I was 28/60 for 0 spots. Haven't been that low in years.
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Old Dec 14, 18, 12:25 pm
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ATL to LAX on the 772 Friday afternoon with 2 seats available in First Class. DM using a Regional Upgrade certificate and I was 9th out of 80+. I called two different phone agents and they both confirmed that my certificate was applied and one said, "wow!"
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Old Dec 14, 18, 1:26 pm
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My final flight of the year, SLC-SEA on an E175 had 46 on the F upgrade list for 5 seats, which means ~2/3 of the load were medallions. 25 or so on the C+ list.
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Old Dec 14, 18, 6:58 pm
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Originally Posted by KenTarmac View Post
LAX - ATL on a Wednesday afternoon (Yesterday, 12/12) on a 757-200

I checked in and the list went like this over the next 18 hrs.

5 Seats Available: 1 of 2
4 Seats Available: 10 of 19
3 Seats Available: 11 of 21
3 Seats Available: 12 of 22
0 Seats Available: 15 of 35

I think a good portion of this is due to First Class Monitization (FCM). Granted, I'm just as guilty of buying the upgrade when available as the next person but I wasn't offered the option on an H ticket for this flight.
I'm a little surprised you weren't further down the list, as a gold. I would think there would be a lot of diamonds and platinums on that route.

I think the big question is will everyone get the same first-class monetization offer. That's the big unknown. Presumably, lower level elites will be more likely to buy an upgrade than a diamond.

Delta just happens to be doing this at the same time when many diamonds will drop to platinum because of the Reserve card MQD change.
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Old Dec 14, 18, 7:01 pm
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Originally Posted by dmarge18 View Post
IAD-ATL yesterday, I was 28/60 for 0 spots. Haven't been that low in years.
That's amazing because Dulles has always been very easy for upgrades, at least compared to DCA.
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Old Dec 14, 18, 7:02 pm
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Originally Posted by The Situation View Post
My final flight of the year, SLC-SEA on an E175 had 46 on the F upgrade list for 5 seats, which means ~2/3 of the load were medallions. 25 or so on the C+ list.
All of those Alaska status-matchers.
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Old Dec 14, 18, 7:11 pm
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Originally Posted by The Situation View Post
My final flight of the year, SLC-SEA on an E175 had 46 on the F upgrade list for 5 seats, which means ~2/3 of the load were medallions. 25 or so on the C+ list.
Why is DL using a RJ on a hub-to-hub route like SLC-SEA?
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Old Dec 14, 18, 8:20 pm
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Originally Posted by hockeyinsider View Post
I'm a little surprised you weren't further down the list, as a gold. I would think there would be a lot of diamonds and platinums on that route.

I think the big question is will everyone get the same first-class monetization offer. That's the big unknown. Presumably, lower level elites will be more likely to buy an upgrade than a diamond.

Delta just happens to be doing this at the same time when many diamonds will drop to platinum because of the Reserve card MQD change.
I normally avoid ATL for that very reason I prefer to fly through MSP, SLC or DTW but since I was in the Southwest a connection to LAX then to ATL then home to CLT was the way to go.

I'm a Gold with a DELTA Reserve card so that probably helped keep me near the middle of the pack or near the top of the Gold heap (pun intended). This was also the flight that put me over the top and got me to Platinum status for next year. I did it on miles and time in the seats. I'm not a big spender on the Reserve card and got the card strictly for the sky club membership and the bonus MQM's after initial spend.

Anyway, I doubt there will be any consistency to the first-class monetization offers. There are just to many variables that are written into the monetization algorithm. Time of year, day of the week, time of day, fare class purchased, availability of upgrades, etc., etc.

We'll see what next year brings... Merry Christmas to all!
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Old Dec 15, 18, 5:26 pm
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Originally Posted by KenTarmac View Post
I normally avoid ATL for that very reason I prefer to fly through MSP, SLC or DTW but since I was in the Southwest a connection to LAX then to ATL then home to CLT was the way to go.

I'm a Gold with a DELTA Reserve card so that probably helped keep me near the middle of the pack or near the top of the Gold heap (pun intended). This was also the flight that put me over the top and got me to Platinum status for next year. I did it on miles and time in the seats. I'm not a big spender on the Reserve card and got the card strictly for the sky club membership and the bonus MQM's after initial spend.

Anyway, I doubt there will be any consistency to the first-class monetization offers. There are just to many variables that are written into the monetization algorithm. Time of year, day of the week, time of day, fare class purchased, availability of upgrades, etc., etc.

We'll see what next year brings... Merry Christmas to all!
It's also possible that not everyone checked in. I find that people with higher status, possibly looking to change their flights same day, will avoid checking in until later. I'm sure there was also some FCM that contributed to it though. Sorry it didn't work out.
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