I want to switch to American or United out of Atlanta. How idiotic does this sound? Tired of having Diamond every year and not even cracking top 10 in upgrade list ever

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Well.. you’ll get upgraded from Atlanta to whatever hub you fly to, then you’ll duke it out again.

Outside of poor upgrade odds, which is now really every airline, Delta treats its Diamonds better than other airlines treat their elites. So I don’t see much of an upside.

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But once OP gets to the AA hub where he has to make a connection, like DFW, he’ll have to duke it out. It will be the same thing they were fighting in Atlanta all over again.

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Do you have direct routes on others where you go? If yes go for it.

But other wise Delta economy is miles better than connections and dealing with United / AA

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I have direct routes with AA so it might be worth a try. Thanks M1

9/10 idiotic

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If you are willing to deal with additional time in connections, then is ok.

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You get global upgrade certs though right? That’s the real benefit of getting Diamond.

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I’ve been pretty happy flying AA out of ATL. Almost all flights out of the T gates, great AAdmiral’s club, and non stop service to LA, Phoenix, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, DC, Charlotte, Philly, and NY. You can also fly to London non-stop on partner BA and Doha on partner Qatar. I’ve gotten upgraded on almost every AA flight in or out of ATL as an AA EXP

That’s great to hear. I mainly work in those cities with nonstop flights.

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