Delta Medallion Benefits on Air France

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Old Jan 12, 19, 9:13 am
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There have been reports here and elsewhere of Delta platinums getting better treatment than Delta diamonds because platinum is the top status in the Air France–KLM program and, as a result, some agents don't realize that platinum isn't the highest on Delta.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 9:53 am
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Originally Posted by FBplatinum View Post
Upgrade From PE to J, multiple time on CDG-PVG (or PVG-CDG) on AF as DM.
All time flight oversold.
From the informations I have from FA (each time I get upgrade), I think the upgrade priority is:
#1 FB Platinum for life
#2 SM Diamond
#3 FB Platinum
#4 SM Platinum

- On all flight oversold, I have be upgrade.
- Sometime, I have be upgrade (with "A" fare), and some FB platinum (in PE with "A" fare) not upgrade.
The priority remains a mystery. I reported once that I got a PE - Business upgrade as a Delta Silver when a FB PM did not.

I used to receive more operational upgrades when had lower medallion status than as a Platinum. I've also seen non-frequent flyers upgraded when many Skyteam Elites were left in the back.

Intra-Europe, I have been upgraded at least once per year. FCO-CDG on sunday evenings is the most common one.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 11:57 am
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Originally Posted by SDQBound View Post
The priority remains a mystery. I reported once that I got a PE - Business upgrade as a Delta Silver when a FB PM did not.

I used to receive more operational upgrades when had lower medallion status than as a Platinum. I've also seen non-frequent flyers upgraded when many Skyteam Elites were left in the back.

Intra-Europe, I have been upgraded at least once per year. FCO-CDG on sunday evenings is the most common one.
I agree with you. The upgrade process of AF is not clear, even FA are clueless.
My personal experience is, on 2 years period. I have be upgrade all time the flight is oversold.
In 4 occasion, I have be upgrade (as SM Diamond), and a mix of FB Platinum have be upgrade also.
On a total of around 24 flights (mostly YUL - CDG & CDG - PVG).
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Old Jan 12, 19, 12:08 pm
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Hereís a fun data point.

Wife and i flying paid J. Third companion on different PNR (obviously) in Y on a miles ticket we got her. All 3 check in with AF at JFK. I ask, nicely and not expecting anything, if thereís any way we can get her into J with us. AF agent does a bunch of typing and a minute later hands us a new BP.

Voila! Our companion was with us in J. Go figure.

That one made our day. I wanted to post details here at the time, but decided against it in the event it might cause some blowback.

ETA: She was no status and didnít even have an SM#. In fact, this was her first-ever international flight.
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