It Pays to Be a Delta Medallion…
I am traveling to a friend’s wedding, and decided to make a mileage run out of it by traveling via LAX.
I was scheduled to fly out at 1:30 today, but I received an email saying that my flight had been delayed. Then a little over an hour, I received word that it had been delayed, again.
Although, an eternal opportunist I usually am, started to worry about even making my flights to Oklahoma tomorrow. “Great,” I thought, “Me and my mileage runs have cost me this time.”
Then, I finally called up the Delta Gold Medallion Line, and they were found availability on the next flight, albeit three hours later. The kind agent asked about aisle or window, and I inquired if an exit row was available. She informed me she had an Exit Row aisle or Economy Comfort aisle available, and I choose the Econ Comfort selection.
Immediately after hanging up, I brought up my itinerary on Delta.com, and it still had me choosing options. But lo and behold it showed the SLC-LAX option having. a confirmed upgrade! Naturally, I said “Yes, please!”.
In a state of sheer delight, I forgot to grab a screenshot of my option with a confirmed upgrade, but I did get one afterward:
Maybe it was that she thought my seat, 3A was Econ Comfort, maybe she was being nice to me, or maybe I just happened to hop on at the right time. Either wayN my upgrade was confirmed!