Flying Gold Elite Plus flying on Delta

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  1. chef4u
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    I will be flying on Delta in August. I have no status on Delta, but do have "Gold" on Flying Blue. If choose to add the miles to my Delta account, can I still take advantage of the perks of Gold status just by showing my card? For example, do I have lounge access in ATL? Do I get priority boarding? I've read were some people check in on one program and then change to another just prior to boarding.Any information/insight is appreciated.
     
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    Not really. Your status Skyteam Elitep will be printed on the BP. Given that 3/4 of Atlanta is Platinum or Diamond :) Lounge access is rather restricted.
     
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    Elite Plus on Skyteam will get you priority boarding. It will not give lounge access unless you are on an international itinerary.
     
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    Is ATL-YYZ considered International?
     
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    No... "Overseas" would have been a more accurate statement. Sorry.
     
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    At this stage, priority boarding will be just fine. I hate the mad dash to get overhead bin space.
     
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    Hi all ...this may make you laugh / cry / shout and rant ... but anyway ..

    I had a sal-atl-man trip a few months ago.. the check in agents at sal were not exactly observant... as one of our party of 9 people had an expired ( 3 years previous ) kl/af gold card ... ( as he had lost his silver card / ivory what ever status he now has :rolleyes:) so I checked us all in ... got to the gate .. then just before boarding got the .. "mr psollitt ...please come to the desk ".. wooho ! upgraded 2nd to last on the upgrade list ! me as a LTPE with KLM I knew how hard these can be to snag .. got back to our lot .... then over the tannoy my associate ( with the very expired gold card ... which i then realised showed on his BP ) got called to have the final complimentary upgrade to C ! unfortunately he talks a lot ... and he was sat next to me ! :( ... ( :D )

    delta obviously don't have an actual link to peoples status only what at check in they manually input ...
     

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