A pair of upgrades… Pinch me, it’s a miracle

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.