Any Chance Of Upgrade On New Route?

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  1. robs810

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    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?
     
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  2. Indiana Delta Diamond
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    No chance for the reasons you give.
     
  3. robs810

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    Figured as much. Oh well, maybe I'll be able to find an empty 4 seat row to stretch out on.
     
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    Only if they have a M+ fare and uses miles or a SWU to upgrade to BE. If the flight is empty, there might be good availability of upgrade inventory (Z class) and if it stays empty (isn't overbooked by flight time) there won't be OPUPs..
     
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  5. robs810

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    Nope. No M+ fare here. My company only pays for the cheapo T fares. And, I highly doubt they'll fill the flight in the next 2 1/2 weeks so no hope for an OPUP either. Guess I'll just accept the fact that I'm stuck in back.

    Appreciate the info/advice.
     
  6. cfischer
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    Get yourself a nice row by yourself and stretch out [​IMG]
     
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  7. BondAir007
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    Who knows what Delta will do. Maybe the gate agent might be in a good mood. But as people already have said. I don't think it will happen.
     
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  8. Indiana Delta Diamond
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    Anything could happen but not for any of the reasons that the OP put out there.
     
  9. diver90
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    Ditto. Stranger things have happened, but never to me.
     

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