Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > Delta Air Lines | SkyMiles
Reload this Page >

Intl flight oversold. Does a plat have any chance at delta one?

Intl flight oversold. Does a plat have any chance at delta one?

Old Jun 18, 19, 3:52 pm
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 2
Intl flight oversold. Does a plat have any chance at delta one?

Im a plat medallion. My flight to mad is over sold. Do i even need to go to the gate to tell them id take a delta one upgrade? Will it help? Im not one the econ comfort upgrade list bc i got my favorite seat in coach 30B
Stalefish2 is offline  
Old Jun 18, 19, 4:08 pm
  #2  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: HKY
Programs: DL-DM MM & RW, UAL- PS, Marriott Lifetime PLT, SPG-PLT, Hilton-Gold
Posts: 4,468
Originally Posted by Stalefish2 View Post
Im a plat medallion. My flight to mad is over sold. Do i even need to go to the gate to tell them id take a delta one upgrade? Will it help? Im not one the econ comfort upgrade list bc i got my favorite seat in coach 30B
zip, zero, nada...
boss315 likes this.
longing4piedmont is offline  
Old Jun 18, 19, 4:31 pm
  #3  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Programs: DL DM
Posts: 704
Originally Posted by longing4piedmont View Post


zip, zero, nada...
and that’s likely overstating the likelihood
bubbashow and boss315 like this.
cre95 is offline  
Old Jun 18, 19, 4:54 pm
  #4  
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Programs: DL DM, AA PP
Posts: 1,331
“id take the delta one upgrade” 😂 Who wouldn’t?

Making yourself known to the gate agent almost certainly will not help (might even hurt). If the flight is truly oversold, you have a reasonable chance of being upgraded as a PM. It happened to me a few times as a PM. I’d recommend forgetting about it, though, and just be pleasantly surprised if a new seat assignment spits out when you board.
jaimemayo and krakendown like this.
rucksack is offline  
Old Jun 18, 19, 5:00 pm
  #5  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 2
Thanks everyone. They upgraded 3 people but not me! Oh well at least i got my leg room!
Stalefish2 is offline  
Old Jun 18, 19, 5:23 pm
  #6  
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Programs: DL DM, AA PP
Posts: 1,331
Originally Posted by Stalefish2 View Post
Thanks everyone. They upgraded 3 people but not me! Oh well at least i got my leg room!
Sorry you didn't get the upgrade. Keep in mind it's possible (if not likely) that the people who were upgraded were using GUCs. You could have determined that by looking at the upgrade list before upgrades cleared.
rucksack is offline  
Old Jun 19, 19, 9:16 am
  #7  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: NYC
Posts: 24,131
Originally Posted by rucksack View Post
Sorry you didn't get the upgrade. Keep in mind it's possible (if not likely) that the people who were upgraded were using GUCs.
Or they could have been Diamonds, and/or on high coach fare classes.
ijgordon is offline  
Old Jun 19, 19, 10:04 am
  #8  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Programs: DL DM
Posts: 704
Originally Posted by rucksack View Post
Sorry you didn't get the upgrade. Keep in mind it's possible (if not likely) that the people who were upgraded were using GUCs. You could have determined that by looking at the upgrade list before upgrades cleared.
How could you tell whether somebody was using a GUCs, their medallion level, or whether their ticket fare was higher than yours?

I know you can see the order of the list but other than that, I don't believe there is any other visual indication of anything else driving the order of the list. Or is your point that you'd see where in the list the OP fell?
cre95 is offline  
Old Jun 19, 19, 10:19 am
  #9  
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: PIT, BWI, or IPT
Programs: Dividend Miles, WorldPerks
Posts: 937
Originally Posted by longing4piedmont View Post


zip, zero, nada...
So confident you are in that answer.

It makes me feel special to have achieved the impossible quite a few times.
pgh234 is offline  
Old Jun 19, 19, 10:46 am
  #10  
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Programs: DL DM, AA PP
Posts: 1,331
Originally Posted by cre95 View Post
How could you tell whether somebody was using a GUCs, their medallion level, or whether their ticket fare was higher than yours?

I know you can see the order of the list but other than that, I don't believe there is any other visual indication of anything else driving the order of the list. Or is your point that you'd see where in the list the OP fell?
My point was that for int’l Delta One flights, the only way to appear on the upgrade list before upgrades clear is to be waitlisted for an upgrade using a GUC. The OP would never appear on the list unless they received an operations upgrade.
ijgordon and Walker1921 like this.
rucksack is offline  
Old Jun 19, 19, 10:47 am
  #11  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Minneapolis: DL DM charter 2.3MM
Programs: A3*Gold, SPG Plat, HyattDiamond, MarriottPP, LHW exAccess, ICI, Raffles Amb, NW PE MM, TWA Gold MM
Posts: 89,752
Originally Posted by cre95 View Post
How could you tell whether somebody was using a GUCs, their medallion level, or whether their ticket fare was higher than yours?

I know you can see the order of the list but other than that, I don't believe there is any other visual indication of anything else driving the order of the list. Or is your point that you'd see where in the list the OP fell?
If they're trying to use GUCs at the gate, they would appear on the upgrade list for the flight. (NRSAs appear on the standby list, along with those customers without seat assignments who are confirmed on the flight; there's normally no SDS on longhaul international segments.)
MSPeconomist is offline  
Old Jun 19, 19, 10:58 am
  #12  
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Programs: DL PM, MR Titanium/LTP, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 7,925
Originally Posted by longing4piedmont View Post


zip, zero, nada...
Okay...well I got an op-up to D1 on CDG - RDU last year as a then GM due to oversell in Y
btonkid12345 and bsagator like this.
Duke787 is online now  
Old Jun 20, 19, 11:49 am
  #13  
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 21
I was op-upgraded to D1 three weeks ago as Platinum for a 15h flight. The airplane was 777 with more D1 seats. As mentioned by others, my name was never on the upgrade list because I didn’t have GUC. I could see that there were 8 D1 seats available. About 1hour before boarding I got an email with new seat number. I then checked my app the seat was also changed from C+ to D1
Walker1921 is offline  
Old Jun 20, 19, 12:21 pm
  #14  
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: DTLA
Programs: DL DM
Posts: 818
Originally Posted by Duke787 View Post
Okay...well I got an op-up to D1 on CDG - RDU last year as a then GM due to oversell in Y
poster was referring to PM. As a GM your odds actually increased to .01% from zilch/zero/nada😁
Duke787 likes this.
bsagator is offline  
Old Jun 20, 19, 12:32 pm
  #15  
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: New York
Programs: SPG LT Gold, DL DM360 1MM
Posts: 589
Originally Posted by Duke787 View Post
Okay...well I got an op-up to D1 on CDG - RDU last year as a then GM due to oversell in Y
Happened 2-3x to me during holiday times as a GM on BRU-JFK; even had a friend who got the op-up as an FO (!) on BRU-JFK over holidays.

Definitely not zero for a PM if you're on leisure/holiday heavy times
mayhem is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: