The newest Delta Diamond Devaluation regarding no more transcontinental upgrades goes into effect tomorrow, August 1st, meaning if you’re a Diamond Medallion, today is your last today to get a complimentary upgrade between JFK-LAX/SFO.
Delta Removing Diamond Medallion Upgrades on Transcon Routes
With this transcontinental upgrade change, Delta now allows both Platinum and Diamond Medallions to redeem Regional Upgrade Certificates in addition to Global Upgrade Certificates for a Delta One seat on eligible transcontinental flights, which went into effect on July 21, 2015.
However, stating tomorrow August 1st, Diamond Medallions will NO longer receive complimentary upgrades on transcontinental routes. Right now, Diamond Medallions receive complimentary upgrades on transcontinental flights between New York (JFK)-Los Angeles and San Francisco, if booked in a paid fare class, and traveling alone (without anyone else in the reservation). This has been confirmed with Delta that the current surprise and delight upgrade benefit on this will be ending, but you won’t see anything posted about this online, because it was an advertised benefit to begin with.
Good bye complimentary Medallion upgrades on transcons. If you want to upgrade on JFK-LAX/SFO, you’ll have to now use either a Global or Regional upgrade certificate.