Delta Airlines are well known for the good product that the company offers, yet its frequent flyer program has been questioned lately. Here we will discuss on the best options that this frequent flyer program provides. There are ways in which the SkyMiles can be redeemed for and still get a great value on upgraded flights in first class and in business class.
There are two methods of redeeming Delta Miles – the first one allows the owner to confirm an upgrade during the booking process. In other words, travelers use the miles to cover the distance in the cost between economy and first class or business class. The second one allows the owner to redeem a flat mileage amount to make an upgrade that is based on the destination of the flight. Delta here requires users that wish to upgrade their international flights, to purchase fare classes that are too high. Thus, the best ways in which a traveler can use SkyMiles to upgrade include:
1. Last minute flights.
Delta allows confirmation of the last minute flight, upgrades are possible from coach to first class flights delights using the miles collected. Having cash in the pocket and getting first class treatment is a great way for redeeming the miles.
2. Transcontinental flights.
These flights provide a very god option for upgrading of the fight with miles. The traveler needs the same number of miles (always 12 500) and a fare class (usually K or higher) in order to upgrade from economy class to first class. Travelers should know that the availability on the popular routes is not great, however the other routes are with better popularity.
3. High-fare Low-fare Economy On Way
This is a good option using the miles to upgrade and it is done like that – the traveler books a round trip flight with outbound in Y, B, M and then gets a return in the lowest coach. This booking will require a call to the airline company.
As a conclusion it should be said that SkyMiles program has lost plenty of its appeal in the last few years, however there is still value in it. Even if not that flexible as before, the frequency flyer program of Delta still offers flights in style thanks to the mileage upgrade option.