Are Delta upgrade certificates worth it?

Are Delta upgrade certificates worth it?

Despite a recent devaluation, Delta Upgrade Certificates are still highly valuable. Specifically, a Diamond Medallion applying a Global Upgrade Certificate is at the top of any waitlist for an upgrade. It can usually count on at least one seat not being sold on a long-haul flight.

Why is Delta not complimentary upgrade eligible?

Complimentary Upgrades are not available for selection by any passenger while onboard the aircraft regardless of Status or fare class. For Companion Upgrades, both passengers must be ticketed, and upgrades must be requested at least three hours before the scheduled departure of the flight.

Can I get upgraded to Delta Premium Select?

You can purchase Delta Premium Select at delta.com, The Fly Delta app, a Delta kiosk, Delta Reservations, and select other channels, including Travel Agencies. If available, you will also be able to purchase an upgrade to Delta Premium Select after you purchase your original Main Cabin experience.

How do you get on the Delta upgrade list?

The only way to get them is to earn Platinum or Diamond Medallion status and select them using your Choice Benefits. Upgrade certificates have a higher priority than complimentary upgrades and may be requested and, subject to availability, cleared when you book your ticket.

Do Delta upgrade certificates expire?

Those who haven’t been able to make use of their upgrade certificates are also seeing an extension. Both Global and Regional Upgrade certificates will be valid through the end of January 2023. This is welcome news as the constantly fluctuating travel situation has made flights difficult to book.

How do you become Delta Diamond?

Diamond MQD Waiver: The MQD requirement to reach Diamond Medallion Status will be waived if you make $250,000 or more in eligible purchases during the calendar year with eligible Delta SkyMiles American Express Cards.

Can you use Delta upgrade certificates online?

Upgrade certificates cannot be applied online, you must call Delta at 1-800-323-2323 in order to book an upgrade. Your upgrade can clear immediately or all the way up until departure.

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