CONFIRMED: GOLD = Skyteam Elite Plus

Old Feb 15, 11, 8:42 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: CMH
Programs: DL DM (.00123 MM), UA 1P, Marriott PLT, HI GLD, SW PLT
Posts: 231
CONFIRMED: GOLD = Skyteam Elite Plus

https://www.delta.com/skymiles/about...ates/index.jsp

Effective March 1, 2011, Gold Medallions will receive SkyTeam Elite Plus status when flying internationally on our SkyTeam partner airlines.

Benefits include:

* Complimentary access to more than 200 SkyTeam partner lounges worldwide – including Delta Sky Club
* A guaranteed Economy Class reservation on any SkyTeam long-haul flight when purchasing a full-fare Economy Class ticket.
* Priority Baggage Handling
mfdii is offline  
Old Feb 15, 11, 8:53 am
  #2  
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: MSP
Programs: Delta Gold Medallion, Sky Club
Posts: 589
Good catch. Thanks for the info.
nogophers is offline  
Old Feb 15, 11, 9:04 am
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Programs: AA, DL, SPG, Hyatt
Posts: 313
Thanks for posting! I've been waiting for this for a while--long overdue IMO.
rionio77 is offline  
Old Feb 15, 11, 9:32 am
  #4  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: IND
Programs: DL DM, UA & AA Peeon, Hilton/Starwood Gold
Posts: 865
Very little benefit, IMHO, to PM now...
CGNC is offline  
Old Feb 15, 11, 9:38 am
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SUX
Programs: BA Silver; HHonors Gold; SPG Gold; Points but dirt with everyone else
Posts: 8,050
Originally Posted by CGNC View Post
Very little benefit, IMHO, to PM now...
Free award changes/redeposits, choice benefits, and free economy comfort seating on international Y flights aren't benefits over GM?
mtkeller is offline  
Old Feb 15, 11, 9:40 am
  #6  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: IND
Programs: DL DM, UA & AA Peeon, Hilton/Starwood Gold
Posts: 865
Originally Posted by mtkeller View Post
Free award changes/redeposits, choice benefits, and free economy comfort seating on international Y flights aren't benefits over GM?
Ahh, all good points--was forgetting about the new EC!
CGNC is offline  
Old Feb 15, 11, 9:40 am
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: CAK/CLE
Programs: Delta DM, Hilton Gold
Posts: 273
Originally Posted by CGNC View Post
Very little benefit, IMHO, to PM now...
Just Ecomony Comfort, a Choice Benefit, No Award Re-booking Fees, and a slightly higher upgrade priority. Depending upon your travel patterns, you may be better off holding at GM now.

For me, I've used the Choice Benefit ( 2x $200 DL vouchers ) and the No Award Re-booking Fees a lot lately, so the improved benefits have proven useful. Plus, DL does tend to look after PMs more than GMs during IRROPS, which I've seen happen for me several times recently.
jmertic is offline  
Old Feb 15, 11, 10:49 am
  #8  
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: DCA
Programs: UA 1K, DL Gold, Alitalia Confiscated iPod Club
Posts: 434
Originally Posted by CGNC View Post
Ahh, all good points--was forgetting about the new EC!
Looks like a Gold will pay $40 for EC to europe, $80 to asia.
rdg_dc is offline  
Old Feb 15, 11, 11:04 am
  #9  
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 3,400
I'm assuming that in addition to receiving Skyteam Elite Plus benefits "when flying internationally on our SkyTeam partner airlines" Golds will also receive those benefits when flying internationally on Delta.


Originally Posted by mfdii View Post
https://www.delta.com/skymiles/about...ates/index.jsp

Effective March 1, 2011, Gold Medallions will receive SkyTeam Elite Plus status when flying internationally on our SkyTeam partner airlines.

Benefits include:

* Complimentary access to more than 200 SkyTeam partner lounges worldwide – including Delta Sky Club
* A guaranteed Economy Class reservation on any SkyTeam long-haul flight when purchasing a full-fare Economy Class ticket.
* Priority Baggage Handling
BigFlyer is offline  
Old Feb 15, 11, 1:18 pm
  #10  
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: BNA
Programs: DL Platinum
Posts: 112
Originally Posted by mfdii View Post
Complimentary access to more than 200 SkyTeam partner lounges worldwide – including Delta Sky Club
This is one perk I can use. Great!

Does anyone know whether a guest is allowed along with the GM?

UPDATE: Found the answer. YES to a guest. "Lounge Access—Complimentary access to most SkyTeam lounges worldwide when traveling in any class of service. Simply present your same-day ticket for an international or connecting SkyTeam flight. You can even invite a guest to join you in the lounge."

Last edited by traveltravel; Feb 15, 11 at 1:21 pm Reason: Found answer
traveltravel is offline  
Old Feb 15, 11, 1:22 pm
  #11  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Denver
Posts: 1,601
Originally Posted by traveltravel View Post
This is one perk I can use. Great!

Does anyone know whether a guest is allowed along with the GM?
SkyTeam Elite Plus members are permitted one guest into the lounge, though some lounge dragons will check to see if the other passenger is on a ST international itinerary.
akonradi is offline  
Old Feb 15, 11, 1:27 pm
  #12  
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: CAK/CLE
Programs: Delta DM, Hilton Gold
Posts: 273
Originally Posted by akonradi View Post
SkyTeam Elite Plus members are permitted one guest into the lounge, though some lounge dragons will check to see if the other passenger is on a ST international itinerary.
The guest doen't need to be on a Skymiles itinerary for admittance, just have a same day ticket on any airline. Was just able to guest in a colleague in BRU to the BA lounge even though he was flying UA J to ORD, and I was in DL Y to ATL. However, they wouldn't give him a wifi pass; luckily I had an ethernet cable so I was able to share my wifi connection over to him :-).
jmertic is offline  
Old Feb 15, 11, 2:09 pm
  #13  
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: CDG / ORY
Programs: DL DM & 1.83MM
Posts: 308
Originally Posted by jmertic View Post
The guest doen't need to be on a Skymiles itinerary for admittance, just have a same day ticket on any airline. Was just able to guest in a colleague in BRU to the BA lounge even though he was flying UA J to ORD, and I was in DL Y to ATL. However, they wouldn't give him a wifi pass; luckily I had an ethernet cable so I was able to share my wifi connection over to him :-).
I've had the opposite response. Specifically, at the AF lounge at CDG-2E, I was told that they weren't supposed to let my girlfriend in because even though we were on the same flight, she was ticketed as a revenue pax on SU and I had an award ticket booked on the AF-codeshare. However, they let us in "as a courtesy".
eheinz is offline  
Old Feb 15, 11, 2:49 pm
  #14  
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 933
Great news! I fly DTW-JFK-MAD on my birthday (Apr. 30) and now DL can buy my SO and I a drink!
seychellesbound is online now  
Old Feb 15, 11, 2:53 pm
  #15  
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: UAE
Programs: EY Platinum, Hyatt Globalist, EK Gold
Posts: 348
so are they gonna send us new cards??
reigndrop is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread