APFPilot1985
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DL Upgrade Question

Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:11 pm

Does DL offer paid upgrades to FC for U or L fares?
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B4REAL
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RE: DL Upgrade Question

Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:12 pm

No, not for general members including SkyTeam elite. If you were Medallion, different story.
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RE: DL Upgrade Question

Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:28 pm

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.
 
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RE: DL Upgrade Question

Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:21 pm

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
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RE: DL Upgrade Question

Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:00 pm

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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RE: DL Upgrade Question

Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:04 pm

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.
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RE: DL Upgrade Question

Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:36 pm

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
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RE: DL Upgrade Question

Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:24 am

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.

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

Nor to the hubs! The reverse has the same problem.
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RE: DL Upgrade Question

Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:31 am

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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