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Travel Delta Eliminates Middle-Seat Upgrades

11:30  09 december  2019
11:30  09 december  2019 Source:   travelpulse.com

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Delta Eliminates Middle - Seat Upgrades . Airlines & Airports Delta Air Lines Rich Thomaselli December 08, 2019. Members of Delta Air Lines’ Medallion loyalty club will have a new option for upgrading seats, including avoiding the dreaded middle seat in Comfort+.

Delta Comfort+ seats onboard one of Delta ’s internationally configured 757-200 that operates transcon flights like SFO – JFK. The issue Delta elites have is that after choosing a window or aisle seat in coach when purchasing their ticket, they are then upgraded to a Comfort+ middle seat .

Members of Delta Air Lines’ Medallion loyalty club will have a new option for upgrading seats, including avoiding the dreaded middle seat in Comfort+.

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Previously, Medallion members could request an upgrade but it would be at the whim of the airline where you sat. Could be an aisle seat, could be by the window … or could be a middle seat which, well, no matter what level or section of the airplane that is better than Economy, it’s still a middle seat.

According to the respected airline industry blog The Points Guy, Delta has been testing a new policy for a year. Now, elite fliers can specify what kind of seat they’d like to be upgraded to if it is available.

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Delta has been testing a feature that allows the airline's elite customers to choose to be upgraded only to a window or aisle Comfort+ seat. The test of this Comfort+ middle seat opt-out feature has been underway since September, but based on recent reports, it’s not yet available systemwide across all

Delta does away with middle - seat ‘ upgrades ’. If you’re a Delta Medallion member, the days of being “ upgraded ” into a middle Comfort+ seat may be over.

As the blog noted, upgrades to a Comfort+ middle seat have long been a major complaint for SkyMiles Medallion members.

“Following nearly a year of testing, Delta is launching the ability for all Medallion Members to choose their seat preferences on a flight-by-flight basis for complimentary upgrades to Delta Comfort+, ultimately resulting in a better upgrade experience for this loyal group of customers,” the airline said in a statement.

Here’s the way it will work. Once your itinerary is ticketed, passengers who qualify for complimentary upgrades can specify if they’d like to be upgraded into an aisle, window and/or middle Comfort+ seat. Passengers will not have to worry about a ‘second choice,’ so to speak. If their request for an upgrade cannot be granted, passengers have the right to withdraw the request.

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You can use miles to upgrade to Delta One®, Delta Premium Select, First Class or Delta Comfort+® for eligible flights within the U.S. 50 while you’re purchasing If you aren’t able to upgrade your seat using miles on delta .com or the Fly Delta app, Delta Reservations can help you upgrade your seat

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