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Delta waffling on transcon upgrade policy?

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Known at this time:
- Complimentary Upgrades on premium transcon flights, namelyJFK-SFO/LAX, are no longer an available benefit for any level Medallion Elite
- Regional and/or Global Upgrade Certificates as well as Miles may be used for upgrades on premium transcon flights
- Seattle-JFK is no longer a premium transcon flight
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Old Jun 24, 14, 12:27 pm
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Delta waffling on transcon upgrade policy?

Is @Delta backing down from tough no-upgrade policy on transcons? http://travelskills.com/2014/06/24/delta-waffles-transcon-upgrades/ News from TravelSkills.com
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Old Jun 24, 14, 12:37 pm
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If true, this is great. Now they need to get back all those DMs/PMs who jumped to AA.

Oh wait, that would mean more competition for upgrades. Never mind...
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Old Jun 24, 14, 12:41 pm
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This reminds me a bit of the PMNW phantom upgrades TATL and TPAC.
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Old Jun 24, 14, 12:55 pm
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very interesting, would love to get some further data points from folks as this potentially rolls out. Would make flying at off-times for leisure definitely more attractive.
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Old Jun 24, 14, 12:55 pm
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I have never flown any transcon route that had the UGs taken away. But if this is true I am happy for those it does affect.

Taking away something so lucrative from the DM/PM's was a horrible business decision, IMO.

I know that if I had to criss-cross the country weekly like many of you do I would definitely switch carriers.
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Old Jun 24, 14, 12:58 pm
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Originally Posted by TrojanTraveler View Post
If true, this is great. Now they need to get back all those DMs/PMs who jumped to AA.

Oh wait, that would mean more competition for upgrades. Never mind...
+1

(Though how can it be? That would mean that Virginia Ave is inhabited by fallible humans.)

Edit: On second thought MODS PLEASE DELETE THIS THREAD. I don't want anyone else knowing if this is in fact true
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Old Jun 24, 14, 1:04 pm
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Sounds like a sensible retreat by mama Delta
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Old Jun 24, 14, 1:20 pm
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Well well well, it seems someone in management has a little common sense. Delta went way too far eliminating upgrades when AA and UA chose to still offer them. JFK-SEA should return to upgrades for everyone as DL rarely has the appropriate equipment and correct product on that flight.
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Old Jun 24, 14, 1:33 pm
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Originally Posted by GRALISTAIR View Post
Sounds like a sensible retreat by mama Delta
For an airline trying to "win" in NY, it never made any sense (unless AA did the same), regardless of the rationales given by the fanboys on this forum. We still don't know what the actual policy might be, but if they go back to providing DMs and PMs upgrades on a space available basis just prior to boarding, they will undo some of the damage they did, as well as stop it from getting worse (recall that the policy has only been in place since March 1).
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Old Jun 24, 14, 2:00 pm
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Originally Posted by mother- View Post
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(Though how can it be? That would mean that Virginia Ave is inhabited by fallible humans.)

...
^^^

I'm sure we'll get an explanation from the cadre of folks here who believe in VA Ave infallibility... and who were cheering the removal of low class UG trash and posers from the BE section.



Wasn't that the theory, exclude the hoi poilloi from BE and the upper crust were going to jump at the opportunity to enjoy the exclusivity?

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Old Jun 24, 14, 2:02 pm
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Originally Posted by ticketatl View Post
Is @Delta backing down from tough no-upgrade policy on transcons? http://travelskills.com/2014/06/24/delta-waffles-transcon-upgrades/ News from TravelSkills.com
Is somebody promoting his own blog? Why yes, he is.
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Old Jun 24, 14, 2:30 pm
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Is somebody promoting his own blog? Why yes, he is.
Just to be clear, are you asserting a violation of Rule 7?

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Old Jun 24, 14, 2:35 pm
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This is a bit silly though - if they don't advertise it they're not going to get business that they theoretically lost (if you assume that).....
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Old Jun 24, 14, 2:52 pm
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Is this targeted at HVC DMs/PMs? The idea that there were only two upper tier elites on this flight and seats flew empty is hard to fathom. Though the article mentions a DM on a T fare.

And restricting this to DM/PMs only avoids a 100-person UG list - When did a GM or FO who wasn't on a Y fare ever land a transcend UG?

I could understand a change like this if DL restricted the UG list to those on a K+ fare. That would make the most business sense. YBM requirement would be a drag.
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Old Jun 24, 14, 3:04 pm
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Didn't any of you see the post about this, this past weekend?

Someone posted, IIRC, without any real proof, other than a he said / she said from a GA. There were a few replies in speculation. Then the OP deleted the text of his original post. Then a mod deleted the entire thread into oblivion!

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