How does delta upgrades and waitlist work? Do all medallions check in 24 hours prior to boarding? What determines who gets what?

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You don't have to check in to receive an upgrade. Depending on your status, first class or comfort upgrades clear as early as time of booking.

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Upgrades are automatically requested. They can start clearing within your upgrade window based on status. Silver - 1, Gold - 3, Platinum/Diamond - 5 days

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Look at the website. It outlines the perks at each level of Medallion status, along with the timing of upgrades.

I dont get how "upgrades begin 72 hours prior to" part. I'm gold and I can only check in 24 hours prior.

Thanks!

So how does priority working for all platinum? Random or whoever has the most miles at that time?

EY1 is correct. As a plat I’ve had upgrades clear at the 5 day mark, which makes sense according to their guidelines (sometimes a few hours early too). You don’t need to be checked in for them to clear. As for priority within a status group, DL outlines this somewhere on their website but it’s pretty formulaic

At and above get upgrades to comfort plus on booking and upgrades to first 1-5 days out

I’ve gotten first on my flight As silver the night before my flight but it’s not a very popular flight

@D1: this is the same for all levels: If 2 passengers with the exact same status are up for an upgrade then the following are taken into account in this order: original fare class (i.e. ticket cost), possession of Delta Reserve Amex card, date/time of booking

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