We recently flew on an award ticket from Las Vegas to Orange County, CA. This was the flight where my Uber driver took a longer trip to get a higher fare and then I forgot there was a Centurion Lounge in the airport. Just like most of the trip to Vegas, the gods of fortune were not shining on me.
It was much to my surprise when I received an alert on my phone that our seats for the flight had changed. Always being a pessimist by nature, I figured this was bad news. It wasn’t, as I discovered that we had been upgraded to seats in Delta Comfort+®.
Here’s a Youtube video of the entire cabin of the Delta E-175 that we flew on, including a close up of the upgraded seats we were assigned.
Not bad for an one hour flight. The most important thing to me was the seats had a power outlet so I could charge my phone. It wasn’t easy to access but I eventually managed to plug in my charger. Luckily it worked because I forgot to bring an international adapter, as recommended by Gary at View From the Wing, in case the plug was worn out.
Our flight was uneventful and I appreciated the power and extra legroom. As usual, Sharon could not have cared less about the legroom. She never has problem with legroom. She also never wears Crocs anymore (Note from Sharon: Thank-you for making that clarification, dear.).
So what did I do to get this upgrade? As far as I know, absolutely nothing. Crazy, right?
Once, way back in time, I managed to qualify for Delta Silver Medallion for one year but that was long ago. Nowadays, I don’t chase status. It just doesn’t pay.
The only thing that would put me ahead of anyone else on the plane for an upgrade was that I have the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card (This is my referral link)
Since this was an award ticket that cost us only 5,500 Skymiles each, I can’t imagine that what we paid for the ticket had anything to do with the upgrade. I did make sure to thank Delta for their generosity via their Twitter.
I’m sorry if you were looking for some trick on how to score an upgrade. I can’t help you there. This one was done without any work on our part. We enjoyed the legroom (well, at least I did), and the power outlets. For such a short flight, I’m not sure I would ever pay for the upgrade, which is probably why I was able to get it in the first place.
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