Does Delta Platinum really mean anything? I get an upgrade to first on maybe 10% of flights. Going on 35th flight of the year tomorrow.

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

In short, yes. The value is being finished now with credit card MQMs and the ability to buy status.. Depends on route but it’s been great for personal cross country flights were upgrades are more common with the wife. Regional upgrade certs I.e. delta one upgrade NYC to SFO. Upgrade to comfort+ immediately upon booking. Higher bonus.

like

Depends on the route you fly and on what days. If you’re going ATL <> NYC and other large airports, it really isn’t anything because everyone is Diamond in ATL

Not ATL based, don't go to NYC. Midwest to all over.

Just Silver on United and get upgrades about 50% of the time. Seems really strange to me.

Depends on what city you are out of and how busy it is. Delta tends to be busier

I get upgrades on roughly 2/3 of my flights. It’s helpful to book off-peak times and look at the seat maps before buying. Lots of open FC seats means upgrades are more likely. I do get C+ or exit row on any flight where I don’t get an upgrade, though, and I’m ok with that.

Related Posts

My credit card information was stolen. Le sigh… How’s your Saturday going?

like

On delta are you eligible for first class upgrade on a rewards ticket? Or if its points/cash ticket?

like

I have always dreamt of living abroad. A few years in Europe, and then APAC. Transfer plans fell through with covid, and I’m pretty sure they will be delayed due to Delta. Turning 25 this month and feel like that dream is getting farther away. I’ve always been ambitious, but as I’m getting older I’ve realized traveling and exploring other cultures is what truly makes me happy and that’s what I want to use my career in tech to fund. I know this is a first world problem, but has anyone done this?

like

Tax savvy people, i have questions. my employer reduced everyones salary during the first 6 months of covid, but offered a “bonus” (aka back to normal rate) if you were required to travel during this time. How will the temporary salary cut + travel bonus affect my filing? Idk I’m feeling petty

like

As delta becomes the dominant variant and is known to be as transmissible by both the vaccinated and non-vaccinated, can we really continue to blame the non-vaccinated anymore for the spread? If so, why?

likefunny

Ladies—I am terrified of flying—particularly the parts where we are not over land and the parts where turbulence is really bad. I literally just sit on the plane, staring at the map on the tv screen, with anxiety. I’m supposed to be flying across the world on a 14-hour non-stop flight in 2 weeks. I grew up moving/traveling and therefore flying a ton but always hated it and was scared. I haven’t been on a plane since September of 2019 (due to covid and moving to the same city as family). Advice?

like

What do you typically do if you are catching a red eye flight. Do you make a reservation for the night so you can stop by the hotel and freshen up or go straight to the client after landing?

like

Need YOUR advise. I have a concert tomorrow at a sold out stadium concert. We’re in a Covid surge here with Delta, I am vaccinated but high risk. Should I cancel? Tickets weren’t that expensive. Just not sure how I feel about being with 20K folks. Especially wit the new data from the CDC.

likefunny

Grant Thornton 🐠: who is your corporate credit card provider for T&E? American Express?

like

Just signed a dream offer for a Silicon Valley startup and making 32.9% more money, no travel and my dream role. Happiness. Satisfaction. WLB. Sleep. It's out there people. Don't lose hope!

likeuplifting

We have a trip to Miami planned in two weeks. Just saw that Florida is averaging 20,000 cases day of mostly the delta variant. Super bummed as we’re both vaccinated and hopefully was going to get away, but looks like we may have to change plans. 😭

like

Getting together for a weekend with 7 other high school friends in Denver in early November. Looking at Westin downtown, Renaissance and Hyatt. Any recommendations for night life and hotel in Denver?

like

Any delta diamonds ever fly virgin Australia? What benefits do you get?

like

I’d be a lifetime platinum / diamond member of every hotel chain globally if the number of same / similar SPG/Marriott posts here were linked to my name....

likefunnyhelpful

Dilemma - To travel or not to travel. That is the question. Delta surge. Is it a good time to look for remote or 50% travel opportunities? What’s your take?

like

Marriott platinum members, what kind of benefits or upgrade do you get when you arrive at a hotel?

like

Worth going for delta platinum Medalian after gold .. vs starting routes on AA to make status?

likehelpful

Serious question here: Does anyone actually really enjoy consulting? I just moved to Big Tech and I can’t believe I stayed that long in consulting. Better WLB, waaaaaaaaaaayy better pay, challenging work environment, some company proves to have just as good of career growth opportunity, smart yet lax colleague. What is it? The prestige? The travel (obviously not now)? Am I missing out on anything that I just fail to see?

like

Planning for a family (of 4) trip to either Greece or Portugal in late fall this year. Flight costs are almost same. Any pointers as to which one would provide biggest bang for the buck? We're mostly laid back, don't care for top end luxury, not great hikers. Just looking a relaxing vacation.

like

Additional Posts

What should I recommend to my parents (less than five years to retirement) on what they should do with their 401k?

like

Any whales here open to hooking it up with a referral to their SA at the NYC or Manhasset AP boutique? 😂 Seeking a Royal Oak... without any purchase history. 😥

funny

First time negotiating salary with multiple offers. I would appreciate if you can provide any advice on negotiation tactics. Do you disclose your other offers? Can they rescind their offer if I ask for higher compensation? I am trying not to come off as a newbie that they can lowball me

like

Would the next couple years be a bad time to get an MBA since we’re about to hit one of the worst recessions the US has ever seen?

like

For those that have it, how long did it take you to study for the CISSP?

like

Is McKinsey not hiring h1bs this year?

like

Ross (80k) vs Stern (full price) I only want NYC offices for MBB/FAANG

like

What red flags did you notice about roles when interviewing? Good questions to ask?

like

What are your tips, tricks or best practices for creating project estimates? We’re often asked to provide costs when we know very little, so how do you estimate?

like

Accepted big four FT as campus hire after the summer internship junior year. my interests changed from 2 years ago when I was a junior. I realized I hate traveling/consulting..please advise 😭

like

Any tips to prep and pass PMP in one shot other than buying the book and reading every page of that?

likehelpful

Is your company doing annual raises this year? If so, what’s the typical annual raise (%)?

like

Can anyone refer me in transfer pricing in EY Mumbai. I want a job change because of shift timings and rotational holidays which is affecting my health. Please let e now there is anyone who can help me this job or related to it.

like

Any FAANG companies here? 👀

like

Best office chair? And other WFH splurges. Looks like we’ll be stuck working from home for a while. What are some worthwhile splurges to make WFH more enjoyable?

like

Are any top consulting firms hiring for experienced analysts currently? I know ACN and some others are cyclical for resources 2-3 years out of college, but I’m looking to make a move sooner than fall

like

Has anyone here committed to a partner who has significant debt? My partner of over a year has >$300K in debt from med school. She has since quit medicine, due to a toxic culture that sounds worse than biglaw. In the last year she started earning enough to refinance her loans into a 10-year horizon. I am fortunate to be debt free and am saving aggressively with the aim of making a down payment on a NYC apartment in the next 5 years. We would like to get married before owning property (cont)

like

My sisters coworker is a confirmed case of Covid - do I need to alert my own coworkers? (We live together which is why I’m worried but unsure of etiquette)

like

Best Bonvoy property in Greece? Hoping to use points to book my honeymoon. If not Bonvoy, what do you recommend?

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.