Being Platinum sure is not what it once was. There are a BUNCH of Diamonds out there (and why not). I am sure if you are a Platinum you are going to see a bunch less upgrades this year over last year.
As I blogged about the other day, Delta is now allowing all medallions to upgrade on the JFK-SEA route but it is no longer a “Delta ONE” type route. On the plus side you should be able to request and use Regional Upgrade certificates for this route now rather than just Global ones.
The downside of this changes is Delta had made it so that ONLY Diamonds can, as of today, request upgrade to JFK-LAX/SFO. While I have nothing from Delta on this you can call the elite line yourself and confirm this.
The new rule is effective immediately! It does not matter when you got the ticket and the memo has gone out to everyone! Don’t go looking for this on Delta.com as you are not going to find it anywhere as officially this route is a non-upgraded route. This is an unpublished perk.
So there you are folks – two days in a row of elite cuts. How are you enjoying Skymiles2015 so far? – René
EDIT: For even more updates about JFK-LAX/SFO upgrades see THIS POST!