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DL Paid Upgrade At Check-In  
User currently offlineN104UA From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 952 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2067 times:

I usually fly UA and have noticed that when I check in, if F seats are available, they usually give me the option to upgrade to F for ~$150-$200 no matter what fare class I book (I think they figure to get that money than put a Premier there for free).

I am flying DL (SFO-DTW) here in a few weeks, does DL offer paid upgrades at check-in like UA does or do you have to be in a certain fare class?

Apologies if this is posted in the wrong forum.

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User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 4856 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

Quoting N104UA (Thread starter):
I am flying DL (SFO-DTW) here in a few weeks, does DL offer paid upgrades at check-in like UA does or do you have to be in a certain fare class?

I think you have to be in a certain class to be eligible to pay for your upgrade. Last week I wanted to upgrade SFO-MSP and their screens mentioned which classes could be placed on standby for an upgrade (unfortunately, reward travel is not eligible for it). So even with the eligible class, you're still not guaranteed an upgrade until it happens.

[Edited 2014-07-11 04:55:02]

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User currently offlinePI4EVER From United States of America, joined May 2009, 706 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

DL has offered on rare occasion a paid upgrade. I saw it offered once this year in PHL on a flight to ATL where they had substituted a larger aircraft at the last minute. Segment would have cost $75. Most upgrades are processed by Medallion Elite status in advance and right up to departure at the gate. No status, no upgrade and likely on a route like SFO-DTW the elites will likely get any seats available at departure. You build status on DL and they take care of you, but otherwise you have to pay to ride up front.

watch what you want. you may get it.
User currently offlineA333MSPtoAMS From United States of America, joined Sep 2013, 230 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

I flew MSP-LHR back in April and on the outbound flight they were offering me a paid upgrade for $450. I didn't have the extra money lying around at that time so I didn't take the upgrade, which was fine as I was sitting in EC. I'm flying again in 2 months to AMS and then again end of November back to LHR... I am prepared for the possibility. Maybe I'll get it, maybe I won't...

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User currently offlineredzeppelin From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 859 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

DL will sell domestic upgrades at the gate if and when there aren't enough Medallions on board to upgrade for free. Which is rare on most routes, but can happen occasionally during off-peak flight times. I fly DL several segments each month, and I last saw upgrades for sale on a late-morning midweek OAK-SLC flight about 3 months ago (IIRC). Prior to that, the last time I remember upgrades for sale was in 2012--on a CR9 (F heavy config!) scheduled to arrive in CVG after midnight.
Even then, you can't buy an upgrade unless your ticket was booked in one of the higher fare classes (Y,B,M,S,H, etc.).

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