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Re: Delta: great GUC & RUC news!
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2021, 01:22:02 PM »
Question...

So I'm Platinum. Can receive complementary upgrades when flying alone, but I'm flying with 3 family members.

I applied 4 RUCs to my reservation but I'm on a wait-list, although half the cabin in currently empty.

Being that's it's a red-eye flight from LAX-JFK, I cannot afford to end up in a regular seat.

Is there any way to get these RUC pushed through now so I don't get bad news last minute?

If I can't get the upgrade to Delta One seats, I can switch to JetBlue mint at the same cost, guaranteed mint seats but not as good flight times as Delta.

Any suggestions on forcing those RUC through earlier and confirming the upgrade, even if on only 2 of the 4 seats?

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Re: Delta: great GUC & RUC news!
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2021, 01:44:00 PM »
Question...

So I'm Platinum. Can receive complementary upgrades when flying alone, but I'm flying with 3 family members.

I applied 4 RUCs to my reservation but I'm on a wait-list, although half the cabin in currently empty.

Being that's it's a red-eye flight from LAX-JFK, I cannot afford to end up in a regular seat.

Is there any way to get these RUC pushed through now so I don't get bad news last minute?

If I can't get the upgrade to Delta One seats, I can switch to JetBlue mint at the same cost, guaranteed mint seats but not as good flight times as Delta.

Any suggestions on forcing those RUC through earlier and confirming the upgrade, even if on only 2 of the 4 seats?
Call Platinum line?

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Re: Delta: great GUC & RUC news!
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2021, 01:47:35 PM »
Call Platinum line?
Tried. No luck

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Re: Delta: great GUC & RUC news!
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2021, 01:54:24 PM »
Tried. No luck
Did they say if there was any upgrade space available now?
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If you are on the waitlist along with multiple travel companions in your reservation, you will only be cleared if there is availability for your entire party; please keep this in mind when adding two or more travel companions to the waitlist.

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Re: Delta: great GUC & RUC news!
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2021, 02:24:39 PM »
Did they say if there was any upgrade space available now?
That's the issue, they are saving the seats for paid fares. Even though there are more than half left. No upgrades available at this time.

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Re: Delta: great GUC & RUC news!
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2021, 05:59:34 PM »
When is your flight?

Award space gets released as it gets closer to the flight.

With a RUC youíre at the top of the upgrade (together with other RUCís) so if cabin is half empty thereís a high chance of getting upgraded, either in advance or at the gate.

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Re: Delta: great GUC & RUC news!
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2021, 09:00:03 PM »
Tuesday night, motzei Shevuos. May 18.

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Re: Delta: great GUC & RUC news!
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2021, 09:04:25 PM »
I also have 4 mint seats for only $300 each! (using free companion seats) But the flight is too close to YT. Very tight. The Delta flight is closer to midnight. JetBlue is only 60 min after the earliest zman.

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Re: Delta: great GUC & RUC news!
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2021, 09:06:22 PM »
Is JetBlue refundable? Maybe you can book it as a plan B and cancel later

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Re: Delta: great GUC & RUC news!
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2021, 07:08:19 AM »
That's what I did. I booked both. Thanks

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Re: Delta: great GUC & RUC news!
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2021, 12:53:59 PM »
When is your flight?

Award space gets released as it gets closer to the flight.

With a RUC youíre at the top of the upgrade (together with other RUCís) so if cabin is half empty thereís a high chance of getting upgraded, either in advance or at the gate.

While I have occasionally used a RUC for the LAX to JFK, getting four may be tough since recently Delta has been offering cheap cash upgrade offers at check-in and what looked clear the day of all of a sudden filled up as the flight was closer - especially since this is a mid-week flight.

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Re: Delta: great GUC & RUC news!
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2021, 01:37:54 PM »
While I have occasionally used a RUC for the LAX to JFK, getting four may be tough since recently Delta has been offering cheap cash upgrade offers at check-in and what looked clear the day of all of a sudden filled up as the flight was closer - especially since this is a mid-week flight.
Good to know. Thanks. I'll keep the JetBlue backup open.

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Re: Delta: great GUC & RUC news!
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2021, 10:21:31 PM »
I also have 4 mint seats for only $300 each! (using free companion seats) But the flight is too close to YT. Very tight. The Delta flight is closer to midnight. JetBlue is only 60 min after the earliest zman.

Hi how can I get mint seats for 300?

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Re: Delta: great GUC & RUC news!
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2021, 10:27:55 PM »
Hi how can I get mint seats for 300?
They were $600 each. Buy one get one free on all tickets until May 31 for Mosaic. Paid even less JFK-LAS Last month