Courtesy of the New York Times and their article Have Elite Fliers Been Downgraded?  I am grateful for my Diamond Elite status looking at how the decision tree continues to grow and the chance of an upgrade becomes less and less likely.  However, I do have to say even as a Platinum member in NYC I was upgraded about 90% of the time. What’s your Delta upgrade experience been like recently?  Big thanks to reader Lilly in NY for the link!

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Erik June 11, 2012 - 3:37 pm

Platinum out of Seattle. Running about 50% this year. Not as good as I’d hoped this year.

Michael June 11, 2012 - 4:05 pm

Gold out of LAX. I would say 50%.

Wes June 11, 2012 - 4:19 pm

Gold out of Atlanta; that status in Atlanta and $1.75 will get me a premium seat on the MARTA train every day. On Delta not so much…

sam June 11, 2012 - 4:21 pm

Plat out of Boston. I seem to be at about 80%. All depends on where I am flying to.

MSPDeltaDude June 11, 2012 - 4:44 pm

Plat out of MPS about 40%….with only about 10% of those coming at my window

Winston June 12, 2012 - 5:37 am

Platinum out of Tampa. Only missed one and a Sunday nonetheless. But I’ve also been buying up fares lately as they have been inexpensive, so hard to say how many more I would have missed.

JK June 16, 2012 - 6:34 pm

Gold out of SEA. none for a few DL flights this year, unfortunately. So far, chances were better with AS. I’d say it was 75% with DL last year.


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