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Old Feb 20, 19, 10:44 am
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SamGRJ
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: ORD
Programs: Delta Diamond
Posts: 8
Originally Posted by LBJ View Post
What if there had been no upgrade award inventory on the flights? Would you have just bought a K fare and hope that it opened up? K fares on ORD-LIM are around $1400, while Z fares can be found for $2400, so mileage upgrade award route would probably not have been that great of a deal for your miles (especially on a K fare). Business fares on AM are around $1400. While you won't get lie-flat's, you can do quite well on MQD/mileage earn on these.
For vacation trips I just prefer to confirm the upgrade at time of booking, because I don't like to start a trip with the disappointment of not getting the seat I wanted. On business trips I can deal with anything, but fun should be fun.:-) Love the AM suggestion, though. Thanks!
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