Silver Sky Priority?

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  1. travelinmike33
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    travelinmike33 Silver Member

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    I've been FO for about 8 months, but on my recent flights (last 3 weeks or so) I've been getting Sky Priority boarding passes (Zone 1) and messages to take advantage of my Sky Priority benefits when I OLCI. I am not particularly close to GM (16K left), though I have flights booked to get me there. I thought maybe it was because I was able to clear upgrades, but on my current delayed flight, I have no chance on either segment. Also, I don't believe they tagged my checked bag as Sky Priority even though my boarding pass shows it.

    Any insight into this?

    I'm curious about using Priority Check-in and Security since my BP says both Silver and Sky Priority. So far, the normal lines have been short enough that I haven't had anything to gain by trying it out, but I might do it next time just out of curiosity.

    I'm wondering if maybe I should just keep my mouth shut and act important.
     
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  2. mowogo
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    This is probably another issue with Delta.com. As for using priority Check-In it would really depend on the station you are at. If you are at a smaller station, then you would be getting SkyPriority benefits anyway since FO is bundled in with SkyPriority for check-in.
     
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  3. Pharaoh
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    If you got an upgrade on one leg of a trip you will get Sky Priority for the entire trip. You get to take advantage of all the Sky Priority benefits even on those flights where you are in coach.
     
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    rwoman Gold Member

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    As a Silver, my sister occasionally had the same thing happen and, at certain airports, was able to use SP. Use it whenever you can!!

    :)
     
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    Does this mean that if one leg--for example, the outbound flight--is upgraded, then the FO boards in zone 1 rather than zone 2 for the return flight in coach? This seems strange, especially because it's unlikely that a return segment will be upgraded before the first outbound flight.
     
  6. mtkeller
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    No, the bump to SP/Zone 1 for FOs happens only for all segments on that leg of a journey. An FO booked for LHR-ATL-MSP-FAR, FAR-MSP-DTW-LHR who gets upgraded on MSP-FAR will be Zone 1/SkyPriority for LHR-ATL and ATL-MSP but nothing will change on the return portion unless he/she gets an upgrade on one of those segments.
     
  7. Pharaoh
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    No. By leg I meant two or more connecting flights before a stopover. Such as the outbound two flights of a, say, MSP-ATL-JAX-ATL-MSP journey. Get upgraded on ATL-JAX and you get to use the Sky Priority benefits on MSP-ATL, too.
     
  8. Davescj
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    I agree as what others said. Sounds like an upgrade. The advantages are always overhead space (which you do get as an FO with zone 2 as a rule) but also the SP security line. That really depends on the airport. In MKE (my home airport) it is a nice and you get to through faster at the ID check. However, terminal E usually has only one x ray/metal detector open (for reason I still don't understand).

    Dave
     
  9. MSPeconomist
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    I agree that this is what it should be, but your post that I quoted said precisely "you will get SkyPriority for the entire trip." To me, trip means an entire journey from when I leave home until I return home unless "one way trip" is specified.
     
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