Confirmed: DM/PM vs GM vs SM low level award availability on seats!

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  1. Delta Points
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    A friend and I are going skiing this winter and a funny thing happened. I used delta.dumb search engine to look for FF seats.

    Guess what - my PM status shows 25k seats while his SM status shows only 40k seats.

    I call the medallion line and ask what gives?

    The answer - DM & PM get allotted many more low level seats. Then GM gets less and then SM gets less. So I would guess this is one reason no status gets just about ZERO 25k seats.

    So, it is confirmed that you will need higher status to get more low level seats!

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    That is why there is a check box to ask if you are flying on an itinerary when making an award booking on the website.

    This varying capacity isn't unique AA makes extra capacity available for exps, as I suspect many do for their top custys.
     
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  3. Sean Colahan
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    If that is the case , it's good to know as I consider a status match/switch to DL in 2012
     
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    United also has additional coach availability for 1Ks.
     
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  5. Delta Points
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    I guess they are all doing it. Gary I sent over a pal for you to help him get seats using BA points for a trip. His initials are LS. Thanks for taking good care of him!
     
  6. Jaimito Cartero
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    This has been standard knowledge for years.
     
  7. USAF_Pride
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    Although typically the 25k awards require a double connection out and a red-eye return.
     
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    According to DL announcements, the enhanced award capacity is only for domestic coach award tickets, not FC, international, BE, or upgrades. I wish DL would offer better availability for BE award tickets and BE upgrades with miles or SWUs.
     
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