Flight Loads: How To Check Airport Standby Position For Delta Air Lines (DL)

by Kerwin McKenzie on April 3, 2018

How To Check Airport Standby Position For Delta Air Lines (DL)

A few airlines allow you to check your position on the standby list using, an App, their Web site and/or airport gate flight displays. This series will highlight these, in order to ensure that you have a better standby experience.

 

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There are a few options that you can use here:

 

The Web site (View Available Seats)

This one is the most unreliable as it just shows assigned and unassigned seats.  I say its unreliable as the unassigned seats may already be booked and will be assigned as the flight’s departure time draws closer. Remember that the fact that a seat is open does not really tell you that the flight is open or not; just that the seat is not assigned. The closer it gets to departure though, its pretty accurate as people are checking in. Here’s how to access it for what its worth.

To use this functionality, head to https://www.delta.com/air-shopping/searchFlights.action or navigate to it by first going to Delta.com > Book A Trip. Enter the details of your flight, From, To and Departure Date. You will get a page similar to this one below:

 

 

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The click on the “View Seats” option to get the screen shown below:

 

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You will then see the results with the open and assigned seats.

 

 

 

The SkyMiles App

First, download the Delta Air Lines App: Apple IOS | Android. This page explains all the functionality of the mobile App. You can also start at Delta.com and navigate to Travel Information > Mobile and app.

You can only see if you’r eon the Standby list if you have a reservation on that flight. When viewing your reservation, you will see a tab for Upgrade and another for Standby. Clicking on either of these will show you the names of the customers on standby including yourself.

So here’s how to see if you are on the Upgrade Standby List:

 

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Click the “Upgrade/Standby” List button

 

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At the Airport

At the airport you will be able to see the airport standby list on the flight information displays above the gates.

If you like this information please share with your fellow passriders as well as leave a note below and let me know what you think.

 

 

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