This is a game changer for so many. Delta, with the introduction of Comfort Plus upgrades, had made just about every elite crazy. To not be able to bring even a spouse / + 1 into a C+ seat is not OK. It seems Delta has got the message. Take a look at what is on the way:
“Coming This Fall: Complimentary Upgrade Improvements for Medallion Members Traveling with a Companion
We recently surveyed our Medallion members about our companion policy for Complimentary Upgrades, and a majority of you voted that Medallion members traveling with a companion should clear for Complimentary Upgrades based on the higher of the two status levels.
So, we’re investing in making things better. Starting this fall, Medallion members traveling with one companion will clear for Complimentary Upgrades to both First Class and Delta Comfort+™ based on the status of the higher-tiered member. Diamond and Silver traveling together? Your upgrade will clear at the Diamond level, when available.
It’s one of the many ways we’re striving to offer the best elite travel experience for our most loyal members. Be on the lookout for more details and the official start date for these changes that will be announced this summer.” – Delta.com
This is truly great news and one that is #KeepClimbing worthy. While we clearly do not have all the details yet about these changes it has farther reaching implications than just to sit together in a C+ seat but also in 1st class as well.
Is this a perfect fix? No, but it will make it even more important for two traveling together to be on the same PNR or reservation to be able to take advantage of this new medallion change on the way soon. If you are more than two, you will want to consider, it seems, splitting two off for the best shot at upgrades either instant to C+ (for Diamonds and Platinums plus one companion) as well as the 6/5/3/1 day window for 1st class upgrade.
I am shocked Delta has announced this change. It is great news and shows if we complain and push back hard enough over punishing changes – Delta will respond. Well done readers! – René