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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