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DL flight diverted; charter bus to final destination

Old Aug 6, 14, 9:00 am
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DL flight diverted; charter bus to final destination

I was on the last leg of a flight to Shreveport, LA when we had to divert to Jackson, MS due to mechanical issues. They decided the fix was going to take all night and Delta chartered a bus to drive us to the SHV airport (4hrs).

I contacted delta and they gave me 12,500 skymiles for my trouble.

My question is: Should/Could I get an extra MQS for the diverted landing to MS? I'm pretty close to Silver but a bit short on segments .
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Old Aug 6, 14, 9:18 am
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Originally Posted by rbak View Post
I was on the last leg of a flight to Shreveport, LA when we had to divert to Jackson, MS due to mechanical issues. They decided the fix was going to take all night and Delta chartered a bus to drive us to the SHV airport (4hrs).

I contacted delta and they gave me 12,500 skymiles for my trouble.

My question is: Should/Could I get an extra MQS for the diverted landing to MS? I'm pretty close to Silver but a bit short on segments .
Always worth a try

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Old Aug 6, 14, 9:33 am
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Originally Posted by GRALISTAIR View Post
Always worth a try
Agreed!

Originally Posted by rbak View Post
I was on the last leg of a flight to Shreveport, LA when we had to divert to Jackson, MS due to mechanical issues. They decided the fix was going to take all night and Delta chartered a bus to drive us to the SHV airport (4hrs).

I contacted delta and they gave me 12,500 skymiles for my trouble.

My question is: Should/Could I get an extra MQS for the diverted landing to MS? I'm pretty close to Silver but a bit short on segments .
Send a message to DL requesting "Original Routing Credit."

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Old Aug 6, 14, 9:39 am
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Did the bus have a FC section?

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Old Aug 6, 14, 9:52 am
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Originally Posted by StayingHomeIsBetter View Post
Did the bus have a FC section?

OP was just short of silver.....perhaps DL was trying to let the OP know what to expect as a silver??
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Old Aug 6, 14, 10:13 am
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Originally Posted by rwoman View Post
Send a message to DL requesting "Original Routing Credit."

Not sure if the was meant to indicate a joke, but Original Routing Credit would only result in the same 1 MQS. The message to DL would be to simply state that your actual travel was XXX -> JAN -> SHV and that you'd like the additional segment.
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Old Aug 6, 14, 10:24 am
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Originally Posted by dadamn View Post
Not sure if the was meant to indicate a joke, but Original Routing Credit would only result in the same 1 MQS. The message to DL would be to simply state that your actual travel was XXX -> JAN -> SHV and that you'd like the additional segment.
Thanks - realize now I misread the OP.

Silly jet lag.
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Old Aug 6, 14, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by StayingHomeIsBetter View Post
Did the bus have a FC section?
Now that is the sort of question MSPeconomist would have asked
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Old Aug 6, 14, 11:01 am
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Old Aug 6, 14, 11:09 am
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Originally Posted by StayingHomeIsBetter View Post
Did the bus have a FC section?

Haha. The bus actually had better IFE than the planeóCNN on 4 TVs and free wifi!
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Old Aug 6, 14, 2:05 pm
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Originally Posted by dadamn View Post
The message to DL would be to simply state that your actual travel was XXX -> JAN -> SHV and that you'd like the additional segment.
This isn't going to happen.
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Old Aug 6, 14, 3:16 pm
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This isn't going to happen.
maybe you'll catch an agent on a good day.

There's precedent, kinda.
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I think the way to look at this is:

"If the plane had been diverted, due to say WX, then went on, would the OP got an additional segment."

If not, no point holding one's breath waiting for something to happen... but it may be worth a try.

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Old Aug 6, 14, 3:54 pm
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Originally Posted by BobH View Post

"If the plane had been diverted, due to say WX, then went on, would the OP got an additional segment."
No, you don't.
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