Old Feb 16, 17, 10:15 am
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
DL regards miles as a form of currency, so it just depends on the fare rules ... if it's a non-refundable fare, they're gone

I bought a cheap DCA-RDU-FLL fare last year on PWM (something like $39 + 5000 miles); had the same question when plans changed a couple weeks later, and wasn't at all surprised at the answer
PWM is different from an award upgrade. PWM you're paying get using miles as currency. An upgrade award though can be redeposited as long as more then 72 hours from departure and ticket is being cancelled. Can't simply return the upgrade, keep the ticket, and hope for op-up or free unlimited upgrade.
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