Upgrade waitlist changes?

 
Old Sep 10, 09, 6:43 pm
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Upgrade waitlist changes?

Hi all, this is my first thread and I am not up to speed on all of the acronyms and abbreviations.

I called NW elite line to upgrade a SIN-NRT-ATL on Sept. 24th. Tried SWU first.. no go, then tried miles..no go. Asked to be put on upgrade waitlist, the agent futzed around for about 5 minutes then told me I could only be waitlisted for the SIN-NRT leg, couldn't waitlist the NRT-ATL because it was Delta. I found it odd as I was able to waitlist and got upgrades from SIN-NRT-PDX in which NRT-PDX is now Delta less than a month ago.

Any ideas on how to upgrade the NRT-ATL leg?
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Old Sep 10, 09, 11:08 pm
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The difference between PDX-NRT and ATL-NRT (besides the origin city, duh) is how the flight is marketed. PDX-NRT, although run with Delta equipment, is marketed and sold as a NW primary flight (NW785). ATL-NRT, on the other hand, is marketed as a DL primary flight. You can't waitlist for DL primary flights at this time.

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Old Sep 11, 09, 8:48 am
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Originally Posted by RobOnLI View Post
The difference between PDX-NRT and ATL-NRT (besides the origin city, duh) is how the flight is marketed. PDX-NRT, although run with Delta equipment, is marketed and sold as a NW primary flight (NW785). ATL-NRT, on the other hand, is marketed as a DL primary flight. You can't waitlist for DL primary flights at this time.

-RM
Thanks for clearing that up. Any idea how to get a jump on an upgrade through Delta if Im still WP?
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