The Delta Claw!
In yesterday’s post, Delta Giveth and Claweth Away, I reported that on February 28th, Delta, in my final hours as a Platinum Medallion, upgraded my seat to First Class on an upcoming flight, only to claw back the upgrade a few hours later when March 1st rolled around and my status was no longer Platinum. Via a supervisor’s over-ride, Delta gave me back the Economy Comfort seat I originally reserved on that upcoming flight. There were many strong opinions posted in the comments of the blog post, both pro and con.
Last year, while I was still a Platinum at both United and Delta, Alaska Air was kind enough to match my status. Currently, I am MVP Gold 75K at Alaska Air (roughly equivalent to Platinum status).
Well, today is a new day, and I’m deciding whether to credit the flight to Alaska Airlines, even though I believe I will only receive 1 Alaska Air mile for each Delta mile (please excuse any inaccuracies – I am new to Alaska Air and first learning the program).
The question is where on this bus will I end up? Will I move forward (to First Class), backward (to Economy), or stay in the same place (Economy Comfort)?
How do you think this should or will play out?
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