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Old Jan 4, 19, 9:32 am
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Originally Posted by vincentharris View Post
Out of curiosity which airports have the Porsche transfers available? I know ATL is one, but not sure where else this option is available?
Most of the major hubs. I received my two transfers at LAX. Iíve seen the Porsche doing transfers at SEA, JFK, and DTW.
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Old Jan 4, 19, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by ATOBTTR View Post

Most of the major hubs. I received my two transfers at LAX. Iíve seen the Porsche doing transfers at SEA, JFK, and DTW.
Thanks, is a 50 minute connection enough for them to do it for you? What is the usual connection time where they will pick you up?
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Old Jan 4, 19, 1:48 pm
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I heard at JFK you can pay for the porsche service but i haven't been able to find any details. An employee at JFK that I always see mentioned it.
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Old Jan 4, 19, 2:48 pm
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Originally Posted by vincentharris View Post
Thanks, is a 50 minute connection enough for them to do it for you? What is the usual connection time where they will pick you up?
Its not guaranteed. your connection time doesn't matter. Sometimes even with a 1+ hr connection, folks are picked up and brought to SC and often times - nothing.

I believe at each hub Porsche drivers get a list of DM/360 members with their respective flight numbers and then its upto the drivers unless a specific pickup is asked for by Flight Ops.
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Originally Posted by vincentharris View Post
Thanks, is a 50 minute connection enough for them to do it for you? What is the usual connection time where they will pick you up?
I've been DM since the beginning but have only had one Porsche ride - from the old JFK T2 RJ maze to T4 and the connection was about 2 hours. Haven't gotten a ride on tight connections ever. Not sure if connection time means anythings -- maybe of too tight you don't get a ride because that would make DL responsible if you missed it.
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Old Jan 4, 19, 3:18 pm
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Originally Posted by vincentharris View Post
Thanks, is a 50 minute connection enough for them to do it for you? What is the usual connection time where they will pick you up?
First time I was picked up, it was connection time. Connecting to a VA flight to BNE and our inbound was severely delayed. Only reason we made the connection was the Porsche transfer. They drove us over to TBIT and we walked up the stairs on the jetbridge and the door pretty much was shut behind us.
Second time I had a ~2 hour layover at LAX and arrived early even and it was just a ride between terminals. It was about 10 days before I dropped back down to PM from DM.

I was hoping Iíd get it in Atlanta about 1 year ago due to a tight connection and we didnít get the Porsche but it turned our connection was also delayed (hadnít even started boarding yet when we got to the gate) so it didnít matter that we didnít get it.
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Old Jan 4, 19, 4:37 pm
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I have gotten several this year, mainly in SEA. Usually there is not a crunch for connection times, usually over an hour and they took us to the Sky Club. On New Year's Day at SEA I had a 40 minute connection with a paid pet in cabin and we had to go from S gates to A4. Surprised to see the Porsche there ready to take me to A4, Asked them to take me to the Sky Club instead so I could hit the Pet Relief area before heading to the gate and they were happy to drop me off. Got to the gate during Zone 1 boarding. It really saved me on that trip.
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Old Jan 4, 19, 5:41 pm
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Originally Posted by mot29 View Post
I've been DM since the beginning but have only had one Porsche ride - from the old JFK T2 RJ maze to T4 and the connection was about 2 hours. Haven't gotten a ride on tight connections ever. Not sure if connection time means anythings -- maybe of too tight you don't get a ride because that would make DL responsible if you missed it.
If you are getting a ride, you won't miss the connection - at least that much is guaranteed. If too close, the driver will call ahead to GA and they will hold the flight.
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Old Jan 4, 19, 6:16 pm
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Originally Posted by vincentharris View Post
Out of curiosity which airports have the Porsche transfers available? I know ATL is one, but not sure where else this option is available?
As far as I know, they are at every US hub. I received all 3 or my rides at SEA, but I have seen the cars (and the driver waiting inside the JetBridge with his iPad *not* showing my name) at SLC, LAX, ATL, and JFK. I have never seen them at MSP or DTW, but I am pretty sure that I have read here that they do it there, too.
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Old Jan 4, 19, 6:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Paplover View Post
I have gotten several this year, mainly in SEA. Usually there is not a crunch for connection times, usually over an hour and they took us to the Sky Club. On New Year's Day at SEA I had a 40 minute connection with a paid pet in cabin and we had to go from S gates to A4. Surprised to see the Porsche there ready to take me to A4, Asked them to take me to the Sky Club instead so I could hit the Pet Relief area before heading to the gate and they were happy to drop me off. Got to the gate during Zone 1 boarding. It really saved me on that trip.
More or less the same for me. 3 times in the last 12 months at SEA. Two of them were for 35 minute connections with a delayed inbound that shortened to ~20 minutes, once I had a 2 hours + connection where they walked me up the outside stairs to the A concourse Sky Club.

It's definitely not every time though. During that same period I have had probably 15-20 short connections in SEA, including one where the inbound was late and they didn't have a gate for us, so they parked at a "cargo pad" and bussed us to the B concourse. There were 2 Porsches waiting when I got off of the plane, but neither was for me. I had to wait for the bus to fill, ride to the terminal, then take the train around to the A gates. Last one on board and door closed behind me. The nice thing was that the GA said "We've been waiting for you, Mr Qwkynuf! as I speedwalked up to the gate area. I told them that I wasn't sure that I was going to make it due to the time on the train, etc, and they said that they knew that I was on my way and weren't worried.
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Old Jan 5, 19, 9:48 am
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Has anyone gotten a ride at LGA?
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Old Jan 5, 19, 9:54 am
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I had 20 minutes at SLC from F1 to C7 and was hoping for a ride. Nada. for the 4.2MM DM. Darn the air is thin for flat land boy like me.
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Old Jan 5, 19, 10:37 am
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Delta hates me.

Not only have I never had the Porsche Experience, but it has actually been yanked away from me like Lucy with the football when @Delta said they requested the Porsche at ATL on a very tight connection, only to be met at the jetway, not by a driver, but by a GA with a boarding pass DOWNGRADING me into main cabin on the next flight out on a paid F fare.

To add insult to injury, our checked bags made it off the plane and onto our original flight. LOL.

Talk about pouring salt into a wound.
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Old Jan 5, 19, 11:40 am
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You requesting a porsche and not getting it is hardly yanking it away from you
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Old Jan 5, 19, 10:12 pm
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You requesting a porsche and not getting it is hardly yanking it away from you
It wasn't TheHorta who requested it.

I hope TheHorta got well paid for the downgrade.
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