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User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

Does DL offer paid upgrades to FC for U or L fares?

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User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2629 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

No, not for general members including SkyTeam elite. If you were Medallion, different story.


B4REAL, spelled like it sounds
User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8892 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1889 times:

Pay up to a K fare (if there are seats still available in the K inventory) and you'll be able to...many times, I've seen that K fares on domestic flights are only $10-20 more than an L, $30-40 more than a U. Of course, it depends on availability of upgrades, as all Medallions will be higher on an upgrade list than any non-elite. Soem routes are pretty hard to get a Medallion upgrade on, let alone a paid standby upgrade.

User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1860 times:

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 2):
you'll be able to...many times, I've seen that K fares on domestic flights are only $10-20 more than an L

how would i check this, and if that was the case how much more would the upgrade be? thanks


User currently offlineStarrion From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1126 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

Typically $75 per segment. Some longer segments were $150, IIRC.


They will offer paid upgrade only after- the first class section is not paid, and all eligible Medallion upgrades have been processed.

Not going to happen very often from any of the hubs.



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User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4741 posts, RR: 45
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

Quoting Starrion (Reply 4):
Not going to happen very often from any of the hubs.

And never happens on transcons. Medallion upgrades are often very difficult to come by on transcons for FOs and GMs sometimes.



Some see lines, others see between the lines.
User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1775 times:

Actually now that I am at the airport, the a/c for this flight is a former song bird so I luck out anyway, too bad I doubt the flight ATL-LAS will be

User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2629 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

Quoting APFPilot1985 (Reply 3):
how would i check this, and if that was the case how much more would the upgrade be? thanks

It is now tough to by K or higher on the website, you'd have to call I guess. I don't know how to do that online.

Quoting Starrion (Reply 4):
Not going to happen very often from any of the hubs.

Nor to the hubs! The reverse has the same problem.



B4REAL, spelled like it sounds
User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8892 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1700 times:

Whenever I've had to buy a K fare, I've called SMS (it's normally so I can have a companion upgrade).

As for upgrades, I'm a FO and am 1/2 this year on trans-con upgrades...I got the last upgrade on a Saturday afternoon ATL-LAS, while the return red-eye I was around number 10 on the upgrade list...only one Platinum got upgraded on that flight (F had 23 out of 24 passengers as revenue customers).

LAS is a tough airport to upgrade to...lots of conventions there, and a popular place to buy F fares (due to FL competing on the route, A fares are pretty cheap), so it's tough to upgrade into LAS.


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