Litz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2061 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3073 times:
What kind of options are there for people with several tens of thousands of skymiles and no medallion status ? Under the old system, it's very possible to be a semi-frequent flyer and end up just under the MQM's needed for Silver ...
I know on Northwest, you can pay a onetime charge of $75 and upgrade to 1st class ... Does DL have a similar option and/or the ability to use skymiles instead?
Deltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1487 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3018 times:
If First is fairly empty, then you can buy stand-by upgrades at the gate $75 and up depending on the length of the flight- but only if you have a certain fare code on your ticket (Y,B,M,K,Q - I think) - no web fares!!
Also, anyone can use miles to upgrade to first - subject to availability.
Juanchie From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2990 times:
I thought the upgrade to first class was only 50$? That may be only on shorter flights but I was pretty sure that was what it was up till December. But yeah, if you buy the ticket from a non-delta website you wont be able to.
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Upgradeplease From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2889 times:
YBMHQK Fares are eligible for gate upgrades. Non-medallions, with enough skymiles can upgrade on YBM fares at time of booking upon availability. 10,000 miles for domestic, 20,000 to Europe. Or you can travel with a medallion and get upgraded at 12 hours on a K or higher fare. (Domestic only)
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AAJAXFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2785 times:
Then GSPSPOT don't buy the lowest fare or any net savers.
If you want to upgrade, it's likely you're going to be paying another $200-300 in fare difference plus day-of-departure upgrade fees at minimum. I hope the mediocre First on the B767-400 for 90 minutes is worth that price.
Greg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2752 times:
It's the cheapest F class cabin in the sky.
While not being part of their ff program....I have yet to be denied a F-class seat.
In all fairness, we typically have full..or marginally discounted Y seats (which, I'm sure attribute to getting cleared relatively early in the queue).