GM upgrade 4 days out

Old Jul 14, 16, 6:59 pm
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GM upgrade 4 days out

Just curious but I just got upgraded from main cabin to first 4 days in advance as a GM. Just luck or Delta throwing me a bone? It's probably an 85 % full flight.
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Old Jul 14, 16, 7:04 pm
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right flight at the right time... it happens.
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Old Jul 14, 16, 7:08 pm
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The upgrade windows are 6, 4, and 2 days before departure, just after 5PM.
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Old Jul 14, 16, 7:12 pm
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I thought it was 3 days for GM did that change?
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Old Jul 14, 16, 7:19 pm
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Originally Posted by fsquid View Post
I thought it was 3 days for GM did that change?
They say three days, but in reality it's more like 3.5 days. Most upgrades clear at 5PM, with some occasionally clearing at 1AM (has happened to me a few times at least) on the next day.
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Old Jul 14, 16, 7:19 pm
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They advertise it as 3 for us GM's, but the system runs the upgrades around 5PM the day before the official "window." I've gotten a number of upgrades as a GM at this point. If you have absolutely nothing else to do, you can continuously refresh your res on the APP or DL.com as it will show the change in fare class and seat assignment before it sends the email. Of course if you don't get it you'll be waiting a long time.....
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Old Jul 14, 16, 7:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Ny76 View Post
They advertise it as 3 for us GM's, but the system runs the upgrades around 5PM the day before the official "window." I've gotten a number of upgrades as a GM at this point. If you have absolutely nothing else to do, you can continuously refresh your res on the APP or DL.com as it will show the change in fare class and seat assignment before it sends the email. Of course if you don't get it you'll be waiting a long time.....
I look forward to 5PM six days before my flights.

It's rather suspenseful.
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Old Jul 14, 16, 7:31 pm
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Originally Posted by WWads View Post
I look forward to 5PM six days before my flights.

It's rather suspenseful.
Wow!

Nuthin' is truer than that!



As a side note, my next trip is an all F/J award trip to Berlin. I have nothing to look forward to!

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Old Jul 14, 16, 7:42 pm
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Cool, thanks guys
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Old Jul 14, 16, 8:08 pm
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Yes I have been seeing the same thing. My last 2 flights I have been upgraded to F before my 72 hr window. I like it.
I'm getting used to it and it will suck when I actually go back to C+.
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Old Jul 14, 16, 8:13 pm
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Originally Posted by davetravels View Post
Wow!

Nuthin' is truer than that!



As a side note, my next trip is an all F/J award trip to Berlin. I have nothing to look forward to!

I think you should redeposit the miles and pay for an upgradeable fare with miles to Berlin so you can sweat it out a little and have that vegas feeling.
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Old Jul 15, 16, 9:16 am
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A peer just got upgraded at the window as a FO out of DCA of all places... I didn't think those upgrades even occurred anymore in light of FCM.
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Old Jul 15, 16, 9:18 am
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Originally Posted by AgentCooper View Post
A peer just got upgraded at the window as a FO out of DCA of all places... I didn't think those upgrades even occurred anymore in light of FCM.
Destination? FOs clear DCA-JFK (and sometimes LGA) quite frequently.
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Old Jul 15, 16, 9:30 am
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Originally Posted by WWads View Post
Destination? FOs clear DCA-JFK (and sometimes LGA) quite frequently.
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Old Jul 15, 16, 1:23 pm
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DCA-MSP
Now thats crazy talk on a friday no less
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