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Delta First Class To Seattle?  
User currently offlineGSPITNL From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 374 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4236 times:

Hi! I am flying to SEA the 2/3 thru 2/5 and was wondering if its worth the fact of using 10k miles to upgrade to First class on these flights? Is it worth the miles and why?

Thanks in advance  Smile

GSPITNL


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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days ago) and read 4228 times:

Depends on the a/c-types you´ll be using: avoid small a/c to maximize comfort !

Your longest leg should be no more than 5.5h flying time - if you feel comfortable in coach for such a time, save your miles.
OTOH, if you have no idea on how/when to spend them on another flight, it might be wise to use them on your trip to SEA and enjoy the better seating ...
-HT



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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9690 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4224 times:

If you are flying from CVG or ATL, then yes it is nice. It is quite a long flight for a domestic leg. A first class seat is nicer, and you will also get a meal and better service.

It really depends on how much you are willing to spend as far as miles go. The best way to use miles is on international flights. Using them domestically can be a waste since you spend 25,000 miles for an economy ticket that is worth maybe $300. Whereas on an international flight you could use 100,000 miles for a premium class flight that might be worth 10 to 20 times the cost of a domestic ticket ($3,000-6,000).



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User currently offlineMoparman From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 411 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4220 times:

All right!!  bigthumbsup 

I personally like their domestic 1st class service; I also like the more mature flight attendents. I have follow 1st class many times with Delta, and their service has always been excellent. The more experianced FA are in my opinion more dedicated and service oriented then perhaps the majority of the younger ones. I have no doubt that you will greatly enjoy the flight; it is a pleasure to step into the cabin of a Delta aircraft and I see myself as very fortunate.



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User currently offlineGSPITNL From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 374 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4213 times:

Thanks for the replys....For those who asked, I am flying 752's both to SEA and back to ATL. 732's from GSP to ATL and back.

My next question is it says that the upgrade is 10,000 skymiles. I have already booked my ticket in Coach, however is this 10,000 miles for one leg or all 4? Not that I really care about flying F GSP-ATL-GSP as its only a 20-25 minute flight LOL.

Moparnan - I agree, Steping into the cabin of a Delta plane is very pleasurable. I love nothing more than flying Delta!



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4209 times:

Quoting GSPITNL (Reply 4):
Thanks for the replys....For those who asked, I am flying 752's both to SEA and back to ATL. 732's from GSP to ATL and back

The 757 First cabin is nice. If you get one with the new interior it seems much more light and airy. The seats are wider than the 767 so that is a nice feature as well. I don't get to fly the 732 all that often but the last few times I was on one they seemed to be very roomy in First compared to the Maddog. As someone who flies DL almost exclusively (and almost always in F) I think you'll be happy with spending the 10K miles.

Quoting GSPITNL (Reply 4):
My next question is it says that the upgrade is 10,000 skymiles. I have already booked my ticket in Coach, however is this 10,000 miles for one leg or all 4? Not that I really care about flying F GSP-ATL-GSP as its only a 20-25 minute flight LOL.

Should be 10K for the whole trip as long as your fare is eligible for the upgrade. Do it now before the upgrades using miles are gone for that flight.



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4205 times:

As a side note will you have any free time while in Seattle? There is plenty of stuff to see and do. Obviously the Boeing museums and company store. Microsoft has a small (at least the last time I was there) but still good museum on computers. The aquarium is right on the water and pretty good. The Space Needle and the Experience Music Project are right there in Seattle Center. For food you can't go wrong with Ivar's Acres of Clams and Elliot's Crabhouse which are both right on the water. And take some time to wander through Pike Place Market and see the fishmongers at work.


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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9690 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4202 times:

Quoting GSPITNL (Reply 4):
My next question is it says that the upgrade is 10,000 skymiles. I have already booked my ticket in Coach, however is this 10,000 miles for one leg or all 4? Not that I really care about flying F GSP-ATL-GSP as its only a 20-25 minute flight LOL.

Upgrades are one way. 10,000 skymiles will get you first class on your GSP-ATL and ATL-SEA flights. It will take 10,000 more skymiles to get an upgrade on the return legs.

A round trip upgrade to first class will be 20,000 miles.



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4200 times:

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 7):
Upgrades are one way. 10,000 skymiles will get you first class on your GSP-ATL and ATL-SEA flights. It will take 10,000 more skymiles to get an upgrade on the return legs.

A round trip upgrade to first class will be 20,000 miles.

I stand corrected. It has been forever since I upgraded with miles. Thanks for the clarification.



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User currently offlineDL4EVR From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4197 times:

What's the mile-money conversion? Is one mile worth approx. 1 cent?


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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4192 times:

Quoting DL4EVR (Reply 9):
What's the mile-money conversion? Is one mile worth approx. 1 cent?

It would vary I think. Clark Howard has said the value of a FF mile is a penny but I would think it all depends. Going on the idea of a RT upgrade costing 20K in miles the cost of the difference between First and Steerage would need to be over $200 using that math. Using Clark's math I did purchase tickets on DL to CUN a few years ago for $250 each vs. using the miles to get them.

One of my coworkers used 40K miles to upgrade his flight from ATL-BRU this summer. Since the cost of a BizElite ticket was pushing $7000 at the time the 40K miles were well spent on the original fare.



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