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New Upgrade Priority Email today from Delta

New Upgrade Priority Email today from Delta

Old Jul 12, 16, 12:08 pm
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New Upgrade Priority Email today from Delta

http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_...45_A01A_P0_PRI


Is this new or did I miss an earlier thread.....?
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Old Jul 12, 16, 12:08 pm
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Email from DL: As A Diamond Medallion, Enjoy Even Greater Upgrade Priority

"You're always our top priority.

And thanks to your feedback, Medallion® status is now the most important factor in the Complimentary Upgrade clearance priority. Plus, we're improving companion upgrades to create an even better experience when traveling with your companion.

So, live life on top — and in front — of the world. There's nothing stopping you."

Link at the bottom




"For flights departing on or after April 30, 2016, we have simplified the clearance priority for Complimentary Upgrades...."

Once your reservation is ticketed, your upgrade will be cleared based on the following:
PRIORITY - UPGRADE HIERARCHY

1 - Medallion Status
2 - Fare Class Groupings
3 - Delta Reserve Credit Card Members
4 - Delta Corporate Travelers*
5 - Card Members who earned the Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQD) Waiver in the current calendar year
6 - Date and time of upgrade request
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Old Jul 12, 16, 12:10 pm
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Heh I literally just posted this too.
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Old Jul 12, 16, 12:11 pm
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It looks like the only big difference is that Y fares don't get priority upgrade clearance anymore. That and companion upgrades clear at the higher member's level if on the same PNR.
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Old Jul 12, 16, 12:11 pm
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Anyone unhappy with this? Seems good to me. Info below for those too lazy to click links:
PRIORITY

UPGRADE HIERARCHY

1
Medallion Status
2
Fare Class Groupings
3
Delta Reserve Credit Card Members
4
Delta Corporate Travelers*
5
Card Members who earned the Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQD) Waiver in the current calendar year
6
Date and time of upgrade request
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Old Jul 12, 16, 12:12 pm
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Just got the same email from Delta with a confusing subject line.

"As A Silver Medallion, Enjoy Even Greater Upgrade Priority"

Watch out DMs, I'm snatching your upgrades, stealin your PDBs.
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Old Jul 12, 16, 12:12 pm
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I saw this earlier today. It's unclear to me what a "group" means vs. the 1 - 6 priority. Does 1 have complete priority over 2 in the upgrade hierarchy? Or put another way, does each lower level constitute a tie breaker if there is a tie in the level immediately above it?
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Old Jul 12, 16, 12:12 pm
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Originally Posted by xolinlevh View Post
Heh I literally just posted this too.
Is this the first time DL has been so utterly transparent on this????? Or anything? LoL
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Old Jul 12, 16, 12:14 pm
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Maybe it is a good thing I kept my Reserve card...was getting ready to ditch it for the Platinum AMEX....we will see.
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Old Jul 12, 16, 12:14 pm
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Originally Posted by publicmsu View Post
Just got the same email from Delta with a confusing subject line.

"As A Silver Medallion, Enjoy Even Greater Upgrade Priority"

Watch out DMs, I'm snatching your upgrades, stealin your PDBs.
yeah, for FOs, this is a big downgrade. At least you had the possibility of jumping the line when you buy a full Y ticket, since that was really the only thing you had, you're now behind everyone except partner elites.
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Old Jul 12, 16, 12:15 pm
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I'm somewhat worried about the companion thing. I'd be annoyed to miss an upgrade on a ticket as a DM and have the 1 open seat up front go to a non status companion of a higher DM
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Old Jul 12, 16, 12:16 pm
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What I find funny is this:


WHAT MONTH ARE WE IN RIGHT NOW....????
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Old Jul 12, 16, 12:17 pm
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When was fare class a higher priority over Medallion Status? Are they talking about the 'Y' class upgrades Delta used to do at time of booking?
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Old Jul 12, 16, 12:18 pm
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Originally Posted by xolinlevh View Post
I'm somewhat worried about the companion thing. I'd be annoyed to miss an upgrade on a ticket as a DM and have the 1 open seat up front go to a non status companion of a higher DM
Well hopefully if you are buying a last min high $$$ ticket, you have a higher fare class than the DM and his/her partner
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Old Jul 12, 16, 12:21 pm
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Originally Posted by HonoraryOrange View Post
Anyone unhappy with this? Seems good to me. Info below for those too lazy to click links:
PRIORITY

UPGRADE HIERARCHY

1
Medallion Status
2
Fare Class Groupings
3
Delta Reserve Credit Card Members
4
Delta Corporate Travelers*
5
Card Members who earned the Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQD) Waiver in the current calendar year

6
Date and time of upgrade request
Bolding mine. I don't remember that being part of the equation previously, but I haven't looked at the 'list' in quite some time.

Originally Posted by xolinlevh View Post
I'm somewhat worried about the companion thing. I'd be annoyed to miss an upgrade on a high $ last min ticket as a DM and have the 1 open seat up front go to a non status companion of a higher DM
Wouldn't there need to be 2 seats open for them to clear?


Also saw this in the 'details' section:
Y class fares are no longer upgraded at booking.
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