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Lifizgud
02-14-2010, 09:59 AM
I can't seem to find a definitive answer in the contract about this - if I have $400 in my deviation bank and I get assigned a new deadhead, can I use that bank money to upgrade a class, and if so, do I need to deviate to do it? Thanks for a quick response.


FDXLAG
02-14-2010, 10:25 AM
I can't seem to find a definitive answer in the contract about this - if I have $400 in my deviation bank and I get assigned a new deadhead, can I use that bank money to upgrade a class, and if so, do I need to deviate to do it? Thanks for a quick response.
Probably not. You can only use bank money to upgrade if the DH meets upgrade requirements ( > 5hours).

For example the scheduled may not have a 1st class segment. But you can deviate and use extra bank money to schedule 1st class on another airline if your DH meets contract requirements.

Lifizgud
02-14-2010, 10:27 AM
What I was afraid of...here's your bank, AND a list of how you CAN'T use it...time to suck in the shoulders and curl up into a ball in my seat...:(


golfandfly
02-14-2010, 12:12 PM
Not sure about your pairing, but there are some other things that can qualify you for first class. If it's a backend dh, maybe your duty will be long enough......

Lifizgud
02-14-2010, 12:17 PM
Naw, front end DH to LAX, layover, then a 3-leg with an IND hub turn in there. Finding out lots of new twists I've never seen these days as far as what we can and can't do...thanks for the thought!

FDXLAG
02-14-2010, 12:23 PM
Naw, front end DH to LAX, layover, then a 3-leg with an IND hub turn in there. Finding out lots of new twists I've never seen these days as far as what we can and can't do...thanks for the thought!

DH to LA is one of those cases you may look at. 2 legs through DFW is usually 1st class eligible on American (5:05). A game you may or may not want to play. You could go delta through ATL (I wouldn't) and really rack up the miles now that their prices have decreased. ;)

MaydayMark
02-14-2010, 12:29 PM
DH to LA is one of those cases you may look at. 2 legs through DFW is usually 1st class eligible on American (5:05). A game you may or may not want to play. You could go delta through ATL (I wouldn't) and really rack up the miles now that their prices have decreased. ;)


LAG's right on this one. I'll usually deviate on AA through DFW (over 5 hours, so ...) to the east coast and my bank usually covers the upgrade :D

AFW_MD11
02-14-2010, 12:43 PM
DH to LA is one of those cases you may look at. 2 legs through DFW is usually 1st class eligible on American (5:05). A game you may or may not want to play. You could go delta through ATL (I wouldn't) and really rack up the miles now that their prices have decreased. ;)

LAG's right on this one. I'll usually deviate on AA through DFW (over 5 hours, so ...) to the east coast and my bank usually covers the upgrade :D

ass-u-me-ing you start out in MEM......Bubbas! ;)

Lifizgud
02-14-2010, 01:01 PM
Great points! I'll check them out!

boost
02-16-2010, 02:19 AM
Just one other thought, there are fares that global travel can buy that are coach fares but almost always get upgraded, just ask.