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ALERT! Many Delta schedule changes today have loaded in 19JULY2014 – check your flights please!

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big delta schedule changes today 19july2014

I came home around lunch today and, as I often do, checked my current list of 12 upcoming flights on my Delta.com at https://www.delta.com/mytrips (must be logged in to see your list).

What I found was some flights had just tiny changes. Others had some massive changes; one flight had my departure, in a connecting city, leaving 2 hours before I got there. Medallion rep said, “well that will not work”. I agreed.

Now before you go calling or tweeting to Delta, please look over THIS post about the mighty schedule change. It really is worth its weight in GOLD. I LOVE me some Delta schedule changes. What you want to do, or at least what I do, is do a one way search on the day I want to change from point A to point B. That way, I KNOW I have all legal and approved routes that any Delta rep will be able to pull up.

I also check how many MQMs I would earn before and see if I can do any of the following:

1) Find better routes for MORE MQMs
2) Find better routes that offer a better product ie full flats
3) Find routes that have more Delta metal than partners
4) Find routes that have longer or shorter layovers
5) Add legs where I maybe only had 2 now I can have 3 or the other way round

BTW our friends at CWSI.net have great tool to check how many miles you get from whatever route! I could go on and on but the key thing is to check first before calling if you do qualify. If you don’t, it may be worth a call anyway as if there are enough changes many reps will acquiesce to reasonable requests.

Have fun! – René
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René de Lambert is a contributing writer and the founder of RenesPoints. He is an avid Delta and SkyTeam flyer who has held Delta’s top Diamond Medallion status for many years and flown millions of miles.

4 Comments

  1. Billy Mumphrey Reply

    Great head’s up. My layover at LAX was shortened to 1 hour 30 minutes (JFK-LAX-BNE), domestic flight on Delta and Australia flight on VA. Do you think this is enough time? Delta thinks so but wondering if I should push for an earlier domestic segment. I think they are in different terminals at LAX.

  2. Christopher Staab Reply

    Thanks for the heads up. I had a misconnection on my $518 RT fare CLT-LIH that I had just bought 2 days ago. Delta let me switch it to HNL, which is better for my anyway, at no charge as no connection then worked. QUESTION: Have you ever had luck switching a Regional Upgrade once it is pulled from your account and assigned to a future flight? I have one on a short haul flight in November because I did not think I was going to fly anymore. Then I found this flight to Hawaii for $500 and upgrades are available. But switching it from one flight to another seems impossible.

    • @Christopher – that will be hard reg RU certs. They are officially used once you spend them and done. Not to say you can not ask. Also, as I did, you can change flights with them but not what you want. Try and advise.

  3. Christopher Staab Reply

    So far, no luck. I have tried 3 times to move my RU’s to another flight and have been politely told “no” 3 times. Each time the agent put me on hold and went to the “ticket desk” who told them no. I am trying to use a 35 minute schedule change as the justification and they say they won’t do it for less than 1 hour of sched change. I think it’s a manual process that this may be an IT issue more than anything. I may try a few more times.

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