chance of getting a 1st class upgrade?

Discussion in 'Utah' started by spellcheck, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. spellcheck

    spellcheck New Member

    Going to Salt Lake City..I booked a normal ticket with Delta but now i want to upgrade to 1st class. On the website it says that I can be placed on the standby list for 1st class and pay a nominal fee for the upgrade, and all I have to do is show up early!

    What will be the chance of me getting a 1st class upgrade on the day?..is this the only way?
     
  2. Jenna

    Jenna Moderator

    Unfortunately, you'll have to be on standby for your upgrade to Salt Lake City. If lucky, you'll than have to cancel the normal seat and buy a first class seat, and pay the additional change fee. Other than that, that's it unless you are a medallion level flyer. Basically, if there are many medallion flyers wanting upgrades on the day, they will take priority so your chances of getting a 1st class upgrade is practically non-existent.
     
  3. wanderer

    wanderer Moderator

    Do they charge you anyway or only if you actually fly first class?

    Often, you can redeem frequent flier miles for a guaranteed upgrade.
     
  4. Rhode2Hawaii

    Rhode2Hawaii New Member

    upgrading to first class

    the chances of you being able to upgrade to first class can only happen on flights where first class is pretty empty and no one is upgrading. Also, remember that only certain fare codes are eligible for standby upgrades. Also, Delta's $75 is a joke when most other airlines is just about $35.
     
  5. mitraveler

    mitraveler New Member

    It's amazing to me how much the airlines charge for everything. They just take more and more while giving us less. The good thing about Salt Lake City is that it's Delta's hub, so there are more flights going through on an average day. With more flights, you have a greater chance of getting that upgrade.
     

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