I leapfrogged over someone and I don't know why !?!

 
Old Sep 20, 09, 8:27 pm
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I leapfrogged over someone and I don't know why !?!

I have obfuscated much of the information in this post in case another FTer has my handprint on his/her back (heretofore referred to as male for simplicity). Today I was scheduled to fly FLL > ATL then ATL > [email protected]#. I was upgraded on both legs 5 days ago. Due to weather in ATL we were put on a ground stop at FLL for about an hour jeopardizing my connection. Sure enough I made it to my gate just a minute or two late. I went to the Sky Club and was re-booked. My new flight had checked in full for FC according to the agent. As a PM booked (newly booked) in Y fare I figured my standing on the UG list would be high. I was #2. I tried to bring up the UG list on delta.com but it kept telling me I had to check in before viewing the UG list. The "Check In" button was disabled. Oh well. Funny, my seat assignment was 20C. Not an exit row but I was in Zone 1. That's strange. Usually when I have a coach boarding pass my Zone is 2.

On my way to lunch I checked my departure gate:

Checked In (Claimed) 23
Reserved Seats (Unclaimed) 1
Seats Available 0

I verified the UG list and, yes, I was #2. Oh well. No biggie. That's the way the Biscoff crumbles. FTR...

1 GIL/W
2 FLL/E! < me, if you didn't get that
3 SKI/T
4 MIL/T
5 WIF/T
6 STR/T
.. and the rest

So I am a PM on a Y fare with current day travel disruptions. W. GIL must be the same. Good for him. Bad for E! Again...crumbles. Life goes on.

So I finish lunch and return to my departure gate. Right away the cleared list shows me as in 6C Zone 1. WOW. Me and GIL/W are doin' the upgrade dance for sure. Then the Upgrade List appears. I WAS FLOORED!

1 GIL/W
2 SKI/T
3 MIL/T
4 WIF/T
5 STR/T
6 PRO/T
7 ANN/M

Same exact numbers as before.

Checked In (Claimed) 23
Reserved Seats (Unclaimed) 1
Seats Available 0

So how did I leap-frog over W. GIL. The rest of the Minnow moved up but poor Gilligan stayed at position 1.

Any theories? You can probably guess that if I had been in Gilligan's hammock I would be posting a very different thread. Lot's of confused and angry emoticons I am sure. I realize that GIL/W might also be connecting and delayed but wouldn't that remove him from the UG list? And why did the unclaimed seats not change even though I now possessed it?
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Old Sep 20, 09, 9:17 pm
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I theorize that Delta secretly shares IT systems with AmEx, in spite of their inability to do so with NWA. AmEx website shows my stats as follows:

Previous statement balance: $289 (correct)
Recent Payments: 5800 (correct)
Recent charges: 5640 (close)
Balance: 1447 (??? math ? )

My available credit number has no relation to my balance, outstanding authorizations or credit limit. I've occassionally seen it show as 2k HIGHER than my credit limit. Usually it sorts itself out if I wait 24 hours, much as your upgrade sorted out.

You were probably upgraded immediately based Y and therefore had zone 1, the coach seat assingment and touch-and-go on the upgrade list was an IT fluke. I suspect Gilligan didn't notice the hand on his back, as he probalby never considered who was below him on the list, just saw that he was #1, no seats available, he didn't clear. I only check the names below mine if I'm looking for someone else to clear who is traveling with me, otherwise I wouldn't notice that someone I didn't know who was below me had disappeared from the list, especially if the seat stats didn't change.

Hope you had a comfy ride! My spouse and daughter had connection issues HOU-ATL-IAD today because of weather, they are on the last flight out and we were afraid they wouldn't be in until tomorrow.
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Old Sep 20, 09, 9:21 pm
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What was the flight number....i'm curious to see the stand-by list.
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Originally Posted by 2lazy2walk View Post
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You were probably upgraded immediately based Y and therefore had zone 1, the coach seat assingment and touch-and-go on the upgrade list was an IT fluke. I suspect Gilligan didn't notice the hand on his back, as he probalby never considered who was below him on the list, just saw that he was #1, no seats available, he didn't clear. I only check the names below mine if I'm looking for someone else to clear who is traveling with me, otherwise I wouldn't notice that someone I didn't know who was below me had disappeared from the list, especially if the seat stats didn't change.

Hope you had a comfy ride! My spouse and daughter had connection issues HOU-ATL-IAD today because of weather, they are on the last flight out and we were afraid they wouldn't be in until tomorrow.
I think that it was some sort of fluke as well. It confused me because I thought I knew the system. I had also resolved myself that I was not going to UG and here comes this nice surprise.
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What was the flight number....i'm curious to see the stand-by list.
All that obfuscating and you want me to give you the flight number!?!
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All that obfuscating and you want me to give you the flight number!?!
I rest my case!
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Originally Posted by Evan! View Post
I have obfuscated much of the information in this post in case another FTer has my handprint on his/her back (heretofore referred to as male for simplicity). Today I was scheduled to fly FLL > ATL then ATL > [email protected]#. I was upgraded on both legs 5 days ago. Due to weather in ATL we were put on a ground stop at FLL for about an hour jeopardizing my connection. Sure enough I made it to my gate just a minute or two late. I went to the Sky Club and was re-booked. My new flight had checked in full for FC according to the agent. As a PM booked (newly booked) in Y fare I figured my standing on the UG list would be high. I was #2. I tried to bring up the UG list on delta.com but it kept telling me I had to check in before viewing the UG list. The "Check In" button was disabled. Oh well. Funny, my seat assignment was 20C. Not an exit row but I was in Zone 1. That's strange. Usually when I have a coach boarding pass my Zone is 2.

On my way to lunch I checked my departure gate:

Checked In (Claimed) 23
Reserved Seats (Unclaimed) 1
Seats Available 0

I verified the UG list and, yes, I was #2. Oh well. No biggie. That's the way the Biscoff crumbles. FTR...

1 GIL/W
2 FLL/E! < me, if you didn't get that
3 SKI/T
4 MIL/T
5 WIF/T
6 STR/T
.. and the rest

So I am a PM on a Y fare with current day travel disruptions. W. GIL must be the same. Good for him. Bad for E! Again...crumbles. Life goes on.

So I finish lunch and return to my departure gate. Right away the cleared list shows me as in 6C Zone 1. WOW. Me and GIL/W are doin' the upgrade dance for sure. Then the Upgrade List appears. I WAS FLOORED!

1 GIL/W
2 SKI/T
3 MIL/T
4 WIF/T
5 STR/T
6 PRO/T
7 ANN/M

Same exact numbers as before.

Checked In (Claimed) 23
Reserved Seats (Unclaimed) 1
Seats Available 0

So how did I leap-frog over W. GIL. The rest of the Minnow moved up but poor Gilligan stayed at position 1.

Any theories? You can probably guess that if I had been in Gilligan's hammock I would be posting a very different thread. Lot's of confused and angry emoticons I am sure. I realize that GIL/W might also be connecting and delayed but wouldn't that remove him from the UG list? And why did the unclaimed seats not change even though I now possessed it?
Achems Razor: You were probably treated as if the flight was delayed for a Mx and thus I think you go to the fromt of the pack. I know when I have missed connections because of WX I have been forced into FC on the next flight where Joe everyday flyer would get what he gets because it was weather. The one thing Status really helps with beyond UG's is IrOps.
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Originally Posted by zsmith2 View Post
I rest my case!
what was your case
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Old Sep 20, 09, 9:46 pm
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what was your case
THANK YOU! I was wondering the same thing.
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THANK YOU! I was wondering the same thing.
I don't know....I just like saying it!
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I don't know....I just like saying it!
I rest my case.
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I rest my case.
Actually I rest my case in the overhead bin and my tuckus in the big comfy seat.
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What I want to know is why I did not get the upgrade. I was first on the upgrade list!
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What I want to know is why I did not get the upgrade. I was first on the upgrade list!
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