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Old Jan 5, 19, 10:18 pm
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I was taking some poetic license.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 7:53 am
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Originally Posted by sethb View Post
It wasn't TheHorta who requested it.

I hope TheHorta got well paid for the downgrade.
Even having an agent on twitter request it and not getting it is not "yanking it away".
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Old Jan 6, 19, 9:08 am
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Originally Posted by pvn View Post
Even having an agent on twitter request it and not getting it is not "yanking it away".
It certainly feels like it when there's a DL employee waiting at the door, asks for me by my last name -- at which point I'm all smiles, thinking I'm about to do the Sha-na-na to my first-ever Porsche -- only to be handed a downgraded BP to another flight... and THEN to discover that my checked bag made it onto my original flight.

Yeah... while you may technically be correct, it certainly felt pretty "yanked away" at the time.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 12:40 pm
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Got a ride today at JFK. Inbound flight arrived at T2, and they drove me to the T4 skyclub. Second pick up for me. First time was at ATL. Always appreciated!
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Old Jan 7, 19, 4:24 pm
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Late but got picked up at MSP in November, arriving from MCI and connecting to LAX. PM+1 on award travel, had a 3rd pax in the car as well but didn't ask her status. Doubt that'll happen again anytime soon.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 9:08 pm
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Well, I'll be ending my run as DM ("Charter Member") without ever getting a ride from Delta -- unless they give a ride from the plane to the MARTA station on my ATL trip in a couple of weeks It wouldn't have to be a Porsche -- I'd be happy with a Honda

I did once get the "Meet & Greet" at JFK coming off a flight from DUB, which meant a cart ride to the SkyClub. It was totally worth it though, because I was traveling with a friend and he was impressed (still talks about it years later). We also both got OpUped -- though it was a PMNW 757 where the IFE was a heavy tablet thingy.
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Old Jan 21, 19, 10:55 pm
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Originally Posted by TheMadBrewer View Post
Well, I'll be ending my run as DM ("Charter Member") without ever getting a ride from Delta -- unless they give a ride from the plane to the MARTA station on my ATL trip in a couple of weeks It wouldn't have to be a Porsche -- I'd be happy with a Honda

I did once get the "Meet & Greet" at JFK coming off a flight from DUB, which meant a cart ride to the SkyClub. It was totally worth it though, because I was traveling with a friend and he was impressed (still talks about it years later). We also both got OpUped -- though it was a PMNW 757 where the IFE was a heavy tablet thingy.
Well, I spoke too soon. My ATL flight left out of TBIT so when I went to the bus gate the agent ask if any of us waiting were medallions and another guy and I were (both DM as it happens), so she took us outside and pointed at the waiting Porsche. So I got a ride from T2 to TBIT. Not as cool as somebody with a sign on the jetway, but I'll take it
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Old Jan 22, 19, 10:11 am
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Originally Posted by TheMadBrewer View Post
Well, I spoke too soon. My ATL flight left out of TBIT so when I went to the bus gate the agent ask if any of us waiting were medallions and another guy and I were (both DM as it happens), so she took us outside and pointed at the waiting Porsche. So I got a ride from T2 to TBIT. Not as cool as somebody with a sign on the jetway, but I'll take it
I got off the plane in DTW and there was a woman dressed in Purple..she did not have a sign and I had my noise cancelling earbuds in....I heard her say a name and I took my earbuds out and said ma'am...she repeated my name and I was like that is ME!...We waited for another passenger but they must have missed there name be called. Glad I asked. That has been my one and only ride. I was very happy as a PM.
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Old Jan 22, 19, 2:09 pm
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Got my first one yesterday @ DTW.

Had a 34-minute connection to SFO (yep, was booked it that way). Had to deice in MKE so we got in late. Once the door opened only had about 20 minutes until departure of the SFO flight. Driver was at the door with my name and another pax on their tablet.

Don't know if we would have made it otherwise, as we had to go from A76 to A6 (and the train isn't operating)

On the way the driver called to the gate to make sure our seats weren't given away and got us checked in.

Was sweet. 2nd ride for the other pax.

p.s. Anyone ever get the ride when going domestic to international? Have a 50-minute D-I connection in ATL on Thursday. But they need to do a passport check, so wasn't sure if they would do it or not.

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Old Jan 22, 19, 2:48 pm
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I feel like I missed my chance last week - had SCE-DTW-ATL booked with a 30 min connection. Trip cancelled at the last minute.

I did find my couch to be more comfortable than a CRJ+Porsche, though...
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Old Jan 22, 19, 2:56 pm
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p.s. Anyone ever get the ride when going domestic to international? Have a 50-minute D-I connection in ATL on Thursday. But they need to do a passport check, so wasn't sure if they would do it or not.
If it's all on one PNR they'll do the passport check before your first flight.
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Old Jan 22, 19, 3:19 pm
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If it's all on one PNR they'll do the passport check before your first flight.
Thanks Zorak. I know they'll do the passport verification part at MKE. But they usually do a quick check when boarding for the international one.

I suppose since the agent is just looking at it and not scanning, the 'special services' person (driver) could just as easily do that.

Now I'm probably getting my hopes up and they will be crushed
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Old Mar 5, 19, 11:41 pm
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Got my first ride today. Was booked to fly PHX-SLC-AUS in F. Rebooked PHX-MSP-SAT when PHX-SLC took delay, meaning misconnecting. (Also meant I got to skip the nightmare that is AUS with everyone flying in for SXSW)

PHX-MSP took a slight delay to inbound aircraft. However then took a slightly more delay to some issie on ground. The one hour connection went to something like 20 minutes. Of course we land at F12 and my flight to SAT is at C12. I walk off the plane and see agent holding sign with my name. I sigh at first thinking it's bad news. It's then that agent says she's here to take me to my plane. She stated she saw that my inbound was delayed, that connection was to opposite corner of airport, and that there was no other options left to get me home left that day. She was concerned I had no jacket as I wasn't planning on connecting in MSP. I happily braved the cold weather.
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Old Mar 6, 19, 12:07 am
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Lax t2 --> tibt

I was waiting for the bus at T2 to go to TIBT, heard someone ask, "Any Diamonds in the waiting area??" I looked up and saw the Porsche parking down by the bus and was like SCORE! First time. Quick ride. Another pax who was running really late jumped in too (her domestic flight was going out via TIBT) and she didn't realize (she missed it).

Was a nice little way to start off an award ski trip to Japan in D1!
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Old Mar 6, 19, 11:17 am
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Originally Posted by NOLAnwGOLD View Post
I was waiting for the bus at T2 to go to TIBT, heard someone ask, "Any Diamonds in the waiting area??" I looked up and saw the Porsche parking down by the bus and was like SCORE! First time. Quick ride. Another pax who was running really late jumped in too (her domestic flight was going out via TIBT) and she didn't realize (she missed it).

Was a nice little way to start off an award ski trip to Japan in D1!
I’ve seen something similar to this before while waiting for the bus at T2. The driver was waiting inside the bus hold room area for a “VIP” and it turned out to be Cedric the Entertainer. The few of us waiting for the bus were wondering who the “VIP” would be.
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