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2023 Upgrade Success (Or Lack Thereof) Thread

2023 Upgrade Success (Or Lack Thereof) Thread

Old Feb 2, 2023, 4:14 pm
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: West of CLE
Programs: Delta DM/3 MM; Hertz PC; National EE; Amtrak GR; Bonvoy Silver; Via Rail Prfrence
Posts: 5,443
I got upgraded on Saturday 2/4 CLE-ATL-ROA both segments at the 5 day window.

On the first day of upgrades where only 2023 status matters, I got UG'd at the 5 day window for both segments ROA-LGA-CLE.

I've never flown to ROA before. It will be my 103rd Delta domestic station visited.
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Old Feb 2, 2023, 6:55 pm
Join Date: Sep 2017
Programs: Delta Platinum Medallion, Hyatt Explorist, Wyndham Diamond
Posts: 320
LAX-SFO: upgraded to first right at the PM window.
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Old Feb 3, 2023, 11:07 am
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Washington, DC, Chapel Hill, NC (RDU)
Programs: DL Plat (won't hit DM again) 2MM (2.5), HH Gold, PC Gold, Hyatt Plat
Posts: 5,638
PM, 2MM, DL Reserve
BOS-PDX on 7 Feb SM ticket
Upgraded to C+ at booking
BOS-ATL ug to first at 5 day window - number of FC seats dropped from 12 to 5
ATL-PDX no ug - number of FC seats dropped from 5 to 4
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Old Feb 7, 2023, 6:37 am
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Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Durham, NC (RDU/GSO/CLT)
Programs: AA EXP/MM, DL GM, UA Platinum, HH DIA, Hyatt Explorist, IHG Platinum, Marriott Titanium, Hertz PC
Posts: 33,857
After my last month as PM I dropped to GM on 2/1. Here are my first flights as a GM since 2018.

2/5 DL 1609 TUS-ATL GM on an L Fare: #18 of 32
2/5 DL 2544 ATL-RDU GM on an L Fare: #11 of 22

Currently 57.14% (4/7) on the year (4/5 as PM, 0/2 as GM).
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Old Feb 8, 2023, 5:35 am
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 59
GM with DL plat amex on corporate travel

Haven't flown yet, but at gold window:
2/9 ABQ-SLC: C+
2/9 SLC-OAK: C+ (F at check in)
2/10: OAK-SLC: C+
2/10: SLC-ABQ: F (and only 3 of 20 seats occupied in F)

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Old Feb 8, 2023, 8:19 am
Join Date: Mar 2021
Programs: Marriott Ambassador - Delta Diamond - United Silver - Frontier 100k - Sixt Plat
Posts: 581
Booked a LGA-MIA trip for this weekend a few weeks ago and applied RUC's (waitlisted). There were 4 FC available. As of 24 hours before check-in there's now 7 Available and as a Diamond with a RUC some how I don't clear lol. Bet this is one of those trips where I don't appear on the upgrade list when I check-in and have to call.
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Old Feb 10, 2023, 8:21 am
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 255
PM Amex Reserve
1/31 JFK-PHX - RUC cleared when booking
2/9 PHX-JFK #9/25 for 6 seats. At least I had a C+ aisle
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Old Feb 10, 2023, 9:02 am
Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Programs: DL Platinum, Hilton Diamond, Hertz PC
Posts: 148
Plat with a reserve card:
SLC-PHX 1/31, V fare - C+ at booking, 7/44 for 1 F/C
PHX-SLC 2/3, X fare - 12/35 for 2 F/C, 2/14 for 3 C+ but they were middles so stuck with exit aisle.

Now 2/5 for F/C on the year. Did clear RDU-SLC at the window for tomorrow but ended up cancelling the trip, so doesn't count towards the stats .
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Old Feb 10, 2023, 10:18 am
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: BOS
Programs: AA EXP 1MM, DL PM, Bonvoy Titanium (Plat Life), HH G, Amtrak, B6, MR
Posts: 1,590
BOS-LGA cleared at the 5 day window for the 9pm and 10pm departures on my last two flights in Jan and Feb.
LGA-BOS 2/9 on the 6pm flight I was like 11 out of 20+ for one available seat... The flight was completely full.
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Old Feb 10, 2023, 11:04 pm
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: LAX
Programs: UA 1K MM; Bonvoy Titanium; most other FF programs...
Posts: 667
Deleted - wrong forum (sorry)

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Old Feb 12, 2023, 6:47 pm
Join Date: Jul 2019
Programs: Delta PM, Marriott Titanium
Posts: 431
PM w/ Reserve and Companion
2/11 DL5416 CAE-ATL - Cleared at PM window
DL687 - ATL-DCA - Cleared at Gate 2&3 for 5 Seats
2/14 DL665 DCA-ATL - Cleared at PM Window
DL1451 ATL-CAE - Cleared at PM window

4/4 to start the year. Even got PDB on both outbound flights. But no service in flight due to turbulence. ATL-DCA was one of the rougher flights I've had in a while. Hopefully return flights are smoother.
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Old Feb 12, 2023, 9:50 pm
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: SEA
Programs: DL Gold Medallion, Avis President's Club
Posts: 200
PM on award travel, no Reserve Card
2/17 DL2419 SEA-ONT - Cleared at PM window, along with one other PM passenger. I've never seen a flight so full in Economy with basically empty C+ and FC cabins.
2/21 DL0928 ONT-SEA - Not holding out hope with 2 FC seats available and C+ is almost full. But still excited to finally have my first DL A220 flight either way.
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Old Feb 13, 2023, 1:03 pm
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NYC
Programs: DL PM, TSA Disparager Gold
Posts: 1,431
PM, no reserve card (but DL Plat Amex and regular Plat Amex)

2/11 DEN-MSP - got into C+ (middle bulkhead) by asking at gate, was 8/17 or so on the list for C+, 15/35 for FC
2/11 MSP-JFK - cleared into FC at gate
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Old Feb 13, 2023, 6:42 pm
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: BOS
Programs: DL PM, WOH Discoverist, Hilton Silver (working on hotels this year)
Posts: 277
Originally Posted by GoBob
BOS regional routes remain Silver-friendly. 1/28. DL 5700. DCA-BOS. 1 of 5 for 4 seats. Award ticket in Main. UG to C+ at check-in; to F at T-23. 1/1 on the year.....
Nor so much for mainlines:2/9. DL 1401. BOS -FLL. 17/20 for first. 1 of 4 for C+. UG to C+ at gate. Value: $85. 2/12. DL 1650. FLL-BOS. 15/20 for 1 in first. 2 of 5 for 5 in C+. Decline Middle UG to C+ at gate.
Next trip is with the family so no upgrades to be gotten, and egads, next business flight is (clutches pearls) mid-April... Running stats: 2/3 (67%) any upgrade; 1/3 (33%) for FC. Total value to date (calculated as buy-up cost on app at five days out from departure): $152.
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Old Feb 14, 2023, 11:42 am
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Programs: DL Platinum, UA Silver, Marriott Titanium, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 148
PM, no card, all paid itineraries. 2-for-6 for the year so far.

1/25 JFK-SEA (A21N) -- upgraded to C+ at booking, 14/29 for upgrade to F, did not clear
1/25 SEA-FAI (A223) -- upgraded to C+ at booking, 5/14 for upgrade to F, did not clear
1/30 ANC-MSP (A21N) -- upgraded to C+ at booking, cleared to F at the gate (I was 1/7 after they cleared, but one person declined the upgrade, so it went to me)
1/31 MSP-LGA (A320) -- 3/8 for upgrade to C+, 14/35 for upgrade to F, neither cleared
2/10 LGA-GSO (CRJ9) -- SDC, upgrade to F cleared at booking (T-18h)
2/12 GSO-LGA (CRJ9) -- upgraded to C+ at booking, never appeared on the upgrade list despite a phone call and the efforts of the gate agent (though the GA did at least move me into row 5)
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