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Delta has rolled out a new feature on their website, where SkyMiles can now upgrade their tickets using SkyMiles online. It’s not just for First Class or Business Class either – Main Cabin passengers can upgrade to Comfort Plus or First Class.
Business travelers may find this useful, if for instance their company only allows the purchase of tickets in coach, and they wish to upgrade using their own miles to First Class, this makes that now possible.
Additionally, it does appear that these upgraded tickets book into paid First or Business class fares, meaning SkyMiles members would be eligible for the bonus MQMs that come with booking paid First and Business class.
Per Delta, here’s how it works after a ticket has been purchased:
A customer can log in to Delta.com to buy Delta Comfort+, First Class, Delta Premium Select, or Delta One as an add-on, or ancillary purchase, as available — regardless of where or how the original ticket was purchased. The customer can select a premium seat on any individual segment of their journey, or the entire trip, and use miles or a different method of payment for the transaction. Only flight segments operated by Delta are eligible for purchasing upgrades after booking a ticket, subject to availability.
If you are looking for a way to earn even more miles, consider The Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card, Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express or The Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card. As a reminder, Delta is a 1:1 transfer partner from American Express Membership Rewards.
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