This is probably just wishfull thinking, but I was wondering if Delta ever upgrades Medallion members on new routes where the flights are far from full. I'm scheduled on the new DTW-HND direct route next month. At less than 3 weeks out, it is still showing only about 25% full and BE is almost completely empty. I know that Delta doesn't upgrade on international flights, but is there any chance they would take some or all of the Medallions and move them up a) because there is room in BE, b) because the plane (747) is not yet renovated, and/or c) to maybe generate word of mouth on the new route? Anyone have any experience with upgrades in these types of situations either positive or negative?