RL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4630 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2139 times:
On an MD88, not worth it. The only upgrade where it'd be worth paying is maybe a long flight or business elite. You get more flying song in coach than flying first on an MD88 ( except food of coarse). for a short flight of CVG-BOS u'd be better off trying to get an exit or bulkhead row for free, then grab a nice dinner instead of the upgrade for food.
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Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21416 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2054 times:
the exit row will give MORE legroom! That's what I do on certain DL and CO flights. I remember a time on a short CO flight when they still flew MD80s where I got an elite upgrade after boarding (they come get you), and I was seated in an exit row, where I declined the upgrade. It wasn't worth moving and having less legroom to boot. The ice water tastes the same in both cabins.
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DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8868 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1953 times:
BOS-CVG is a $75. Flights 0-500 miles is $50, 500-999 is $75, 1000-1499 is $100, etc...I'm sure DeltaMIA will clarify if I'm wrong, but BOS-CVG is definetely $75...I've seen them sell it before.
As to the value...if you have an exit row, I'd keep it. You'd get the same amount of leg room, the F seats are marginally more comfortable on the MD-88, and you might get a small meal in F depending on the day, which isn't really needed for a 750 mile flight. If you were in 38B, I'd pay the $75 in a heartbeat. But, as a person who's often stuck in the MD-88 exit rows (when upgrades don't clear), it's not awful.
Also, on Delta, only Y/B/M/H/Q/S/K fares can be upgraded if you are non-Medallion. L/U/T can only be upgraded if you are a Medallion.
Paul From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 374 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1802 times:
Its an interesting post. I recently flew BA to Riga (Latvia) from LHR. I managed to secure a bulk head seats on both flights and had 2 metres of legroom on the A321. And I can assure you guys that the Club Europe passengers paid 5 times the price of my ticket and that only really gave them a lounge pass and a slightly better meal than my hot pannini. Which was completely adequate and yummy!
DeltaMIA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1672 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1775 times:
Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 7): BOS-CVG is a $75. Flights 0-500 miles is $50, 500-999 is $75, 1000-1499 is $100
That is correct. You can also use 10,000 Skymiles (5,000 if full fare) for a one way upgrade and you have a higher priority.
With the Standby upgrade program you can only pay with an accepted credit card, no other forms of payment is acceptable.
In most markets there is also a Q fare (QUPBV) that is an upgraded fare if you want to avoid the waitlists and standby lists. It usually isn't much more than eligible upgradeable fares.
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Fanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1601 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1581 times:
That fare will not be upgradable. Also, remember that DL fills first class with their medallions before the standby upgrades, CVG-BOS is a busy route for medallions, and the MD-88 has only 14 F seats. It is a very rare occasion DL offers to sell an upgrade to F.
I've flown 65k miles with DL this year, with another 12K booked for the next two months. I've only been on three flights this year where upgrades to F were offered, one on DCA-SLC Monday afternoon 2 seats unassigned, JFK-CVG 7 seats unassigned (767-300ER with 36 J seats) and JFK-SLC 1 seat unassigned (also 767-300ER with 36 J seats).