Y fare upgrade so far out?

Old Apr 25, 12, 8:34 pm
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Y fare upgrade so far out?

Purchased a Y class ticked, round trip ATL-LAS. I am only a FO

As soon as I put my freq flier info in, the return leg automatically cleared an upgrade ( have confirmed seat in first). I know Y fares clear easily But I'm surprised it cleared 9 days out.....

Departure flight hasn't cleared yet ...3 days out but I'm guessing still a good chance for upgrade
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Old Apr 25, 12, 8:45 pm
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Y fare upgrades at time of purchase for all medallions, pending v inventory availability
http://www.delta.com/skymiles/about_...ance/index.jsp

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Old Apr 25, 12, 8:46 pm
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Y fares clear at booking for Medallions if there is upgrade inventory on the flight.
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Old Apr 25, 12, 9:05 pm
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Thx for the info


Regarding the dep flight... Since it didn't clear automatically at time of booking...what are the chances that it clears before day of travel.... Or is this likely going to be a upgrade at the gate scenario
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If your fare class is Y then you are ahead of everyone except for higher medallions who bought Y fare.

The reason why it has not cleared yet is V (upgrade seats) has not been released yet.
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Old Apr 25, 12, 10:28 pm
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If your fare class is Y then you are ahead of everyone except for higher medallions who bought Y fare.
And those trying to use SWU's.
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Old Apr 25, 12, 10:51 pm
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Originally Posted by mlad1101 View Post
And those trying to use SWU's.
and those upgrading with miles until 24 hours before the flight.
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Old Apr 25, 12, 11:07 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
and those upgrading with miles until 24 hours before the flight.
Highly unlikely that V inventory releases between T-3 and T-1...
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Old Apr 25, 12, 11:32 pm
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Originally Posted by azeckel View Post
Highly unlikely that V inventory releases between T-3 and T-1...
Possibly, but not unheard of. I've gotten the occasional plat upgrade at T-2 or so.
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Old Apr 26, 12, 5:52 am
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Originally Posted by tentseller View Post
If your fare class is Y then you are ahead of everyone except for higher medallions who bought Y fare.

The reason why it has not cleared yet is V (upgrade seats) has not been released yet.
Once you're inside 5 days, that's no longer true, right? ie a Silver on a Y fare can clear before the Diamond window opens, but once the Diamond window is open, Diamonds on T fares clear before Silvers on Y fares, right?
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Old Apr 26, 12, 6:00 am
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Once you're inside 5 days, that's no longer true, right? ie a Silver on a Y fare can clear before the Diamond window opens, but once the Diamond window is open, Diamonds on T fares clear before Silvers on Y fares, right?
Y fare trumps at the gate, so I don't see why you'd suddenly have DMs in T upgraded before FOs in Y during the upgrade window. Prior to the flight being put under gate control, elites booked into Y will clear whenever V opens, with higher elite status Y pax clearing below lower elite status Y pax, as far as I know.
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Old Apr 26, 12, 6:30 am
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Originally Posted by tentseller View Post
If your fare class is Y then you are ahead of everyone except for higher medallions who bought Y fare.

The reason why it has not cleared yet is V (upgrade seats) has not been released yet.
OP's first flight is 3 days out, so V has likely been exhausted by DM, PM, and GM. I predict gate lotto.

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Old Apr 28, 12, 2:13 pm
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Called the FO phone line ....

The Agent said that gold diamond and plat regardless of fare class will still be higher on the Upgrade list and get cleared before a silver with a Y fare at the gate
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Old Apr 28, 12, 2:18 pm
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Agent was wrong. Phone agents generally don't know how gate upgrade lists work.
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Old Apr 28, 12, 2:19 pm
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Originally Posted by mulaman984 View Post
Called the FO phone line ....

The Agent said that gold diamond and plat regardless of fare class will still be higher on the Upgrade list and get cleared before a silver with a Y fare at the gate
So they're not even giving FOs correct info anymore???
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