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    Do Skywest OO travel at S3? Trying to figure out if they are above a regular DL S3 on a standby list


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    I believe that SkyWest employees traveling on Delta metal have a standby code of S3C and follow Delta retirees S3B on the Airport Standby List.
    When Delta retirees travel on Sky West metal the codes are - Sky West being S3C and Delta being S3CR.

    Airlines; not only Delta are doing their level best to confuse the boarding priority order even within their own code share partners.
    Why it could not be simpler than for pleasure board with your senority date - for business board with the priority need: i.e. deadheading crews
    to operate a flight - maintenance to fix equipment before board meetings and sales parties.

    There are 46 standby codes (revenue and non-rev) it is no wonder it is a can of worms - and even more so for our revenue customers !

    An interesting forum to read is:
    Delta Air Lines | SkyMiles - FlyerTalk Forums

    Even are loyal customers are equally confused and upset.

    Oh what a tangled web we weave to confuse even ourselves as well as the public !
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    Quote Originally Posted by R.M.Anderson View Post
    I believe that SkyWest employees traveling on Delta metal have a standby code of S3C and follow Delta retirees S3B on the Airport Standby List.
    When Delta retirees travel on Sky West metal the codes are - Sky West being S3C and Delta being S3CR.

    Airlines; not only Delta are doing their level best to confuse the boarding priority order even within their own code share partners.
    Why it could not be simpler than for pleasure board with your senority date - for business board with the priority need: i.e. deadheading crews
    to operate a flight - maintenance to fix equipment before board meetings and sales parties. (??)

    There are 46 standby codes (revenue and non-rev) it is no wonder it is a can of worms - and even more so for our revenue customers !

    An interesting forum to read is:
    Delta Air Lines | SkyMiles - FlyerTalk Forums

    Even are loyal customers are equally confused and upset.

    Oh what a tangled web we weave to confuse even ourselves as well as the public !
    This is TOTAL horse hockey! 15 codes are nonrev and 31 are rev. Revs are governed by the codes and GAs. Many are HKM + degrees, also SDSB, partner revs and so on.

    I am not a retiree spouse yet but it's coming soon. I'll won't be whinging about the fact that I've been happily given great status and incredible flight privs. My husband will have been flying for Delta for 30 yrs when his chosen date comes up. He'll be retiring @ 60, by choice, and I am very supportive. Yes, my priority will go down and that's just the way it is. I will have plenty of time to wait patiently for the next flight and IF I want to fly "up front" then that will be my choice to wait, too. If I want to fly as available coach, my choice, as well.
    He EARNED his priority and if DL has parameters for nonreving, that's the way it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrs767er View Post
    This is TOTAL horse hockey! 15 codes are nonrev and 31 are rev. Revs are governed by the codes and GAs. Many are HKM + degrees, also SDSB, partner revs and so on.

    I am not a retiree spouse yet but it's coming soon. I'll won't be whinging about the fact that I've been happily given great status and incredible flight privs. My husband will have been flying for Delta for 30 yrs when his chosen date comes up. He'll be retiring @ 60, by choice, and I am very supportive. Yes, my priority will go down and that's just the way it is. I will have plenty of time to wait patiently for the next flight and IF I want to fly "up front" then that will be my choice to wait, too. If I want to fly as available coach, my choice, as well.
    He EARNED his priority and if DL has parameters for nonreving, that's the way it is.

    You guys will be fine on S3B.
    My family and I were on S3C for years, and have recently moved to S3B1, and we always make our flights.
    Vulindlela - NonRev Correspondent - Indianapolis


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