In Kona, Big Island, Hawaii
Short 5 hour red-eye from KOA to LAX on Delta. I cleared the upgrade early, but Susan was stuck at #5 of 8 with 7 seats left, and finally cleared at the gate.
Why is this amazing? On Delta, companions are slotted at the bottom of the upgrade list, not at the bottom of my status group like United does.
So shockingly there weren’t enough elites, including silver, to knock Susan out of contention.
All by my lonesome in E+…
Luckily one of the few empty seats on the flight is the middle seat next to me, while Susan luxuriates up front. The flight attendant was nice enough to pass back a glass of bubbly at Susan’s behest – salud!