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UG certs can now be used for PWM and Companion Tix

UG certs can now be used for PWM and Companion Tix

Old Jan 23, 18, 10:45 am
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Exclamation UG certs can now be used for PWM and Companion Tix

Check it out...(https://www.delta.com/content/www/en...d-updates.html)

"Starting January 22, 2018, Upgrade Certificates, which are available exclusively for Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members as a Choice Benefit, may now be used to upgrade on Pay with Miles tickets and SkyMiles Companion Certificates in addition to regular retail tickets.

Additionally, Certificate owners can now use an Upgrade Certificate on a companion without having to use one for themselves. So when two SkyMiles Members (one of which has Upgrade Certificates in their account) are traveling together on the same flight—whether in the same reservation or a linked reservation—an Upgrade Certificate can now be used for just one Member*. For example:
  • Previously, if a Member was flying to Europe for business in Delta One, and had a companion traveling on the same flight, he/she would not have been able to use an Upgrade Certificate to upgrade the companion to Delta One.
  • Now, in the same scenario, the Member will be able to use one Upgrade Certificate to upgrade his/her companion to Delta One as long as the companion is a SkyMiles Member.
Visit Upgrade Certificates to learn more."
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Old Jan 23, 18, 11:08 am
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Excellent news, however I'm not seeing this mentioned on the link! And I would have appreciated getting an email from DL confirming this! All DMs and PMs should be getting an email from DL confirming this!
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Old Jan 23, 18, 11:52 am
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Originally Posted by audidudi View Post
Excellent news, however I'm not seeing this mentioned on the link! And I would have appreciated getting an email from DL confirming this! All DMs and PMs should be getting an email from DL confirming this!
Scroll down to "Recent Medallion Member Updates" and it's the first drop menu option. I also agree that DL should provide PMs and DMs some email with these types of updates. (I have this terrible feeling, however, that most PM/DM agents won't know about this change...)
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Old Jan 23, 18, 1:37 pm
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oh, this does seem like Positive news! Agreed would be nice to get an email notification on that. Perhaps its in the works? if not glad I heard about it here.
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Old Jan 23, 18, 1:43 pm
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If PWM can only be used online and we must call in to use upgrade certificates this then means we call in advance for upgrade inventory, go back to the web for PWM and call in again to secure the upgrade?
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Old Jan 23, 18, 3:12 pm
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Positive news indeed. And I like that I can apply them for another traveler without having to use one myself. So I can buy FC for myself for the MQM bonus and then buy Y and use an RUC for Mrs ATOBTTR to save some money.

Originally Posted by Xeno View Post
If PWM can only be used online and we must call in to use upgrade certificates this then means we call in advance for upgrade inventory, go back to the web for PWM and call in again to secure the upgrade?
You can always call and book online at the same time. Have the reservation ready to go and/or just complete the process with the agent on the line (if you know what flights you want this should only take a minute or two), purchase, then pass the PNR to the agent and have them apply the Cert.
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Old Jan 23, 18, 3:16 pm
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Great news but I wish I knew this before I cashed in my PM bennie for miles.....
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Old Jan 23, 18, 8:47 pm
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This is actually pretty awesome. I frequently use Paid with Miles and have passed on going to HNL a couple of times because I couldn't combine using that and a upgrade.
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Old Feb 12, 18, 6:27 pm
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Oddly this announcement is no longer on the Delta website. I'm on hold on the Diamond line with someone trying to figure this out and they are saying it's not possible.
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Old Feb 13, 18, 11:28 am
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Originally Posted by HarryLime View Post
Oddly this announcement is no longer on the Delta website. I'm on hold on the Diamond line with someone trying to figure this out and they are saying it's not possible.
any updates on this one?
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Old Feb 13, 18, 11:33 am
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I still see it on the website -- there was another thread describing a new format for DL.com. Check it out: https://www.delta.com/content/www/en...d-updates.html

Scroll down to "Enjoy More Flexibility When Using Upgrade Certificates (A Delta-Exclusive Choice Benefit)" (posted on Jan 22)
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Old Feb 13, 18, 10:38 pm
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Originally Posted by JayTeaBee View Post
any updates on this one?
Yeah, the representative on the phone pushed it through for me (the waitlist). I told her that while on hold, I read that now it's perfectly OK to use a GUC on a PWM tickets and she sounded genuinely surprised and said she'd look into it.
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Old Feb 13, 18, 10:39 pm
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Originally Posted by UVAhoo06 View Post
I still see it on the website -- there was another thread describing a new format for DL.com. Check it out: https://www.delta.com/content/www/en...d-updates.html

Scroll down to "Enjoy More Flexibility When Using Upgrade Certificates (A Delta-Exclusive Choice Benefit)" (posted on Jan 22)
Ah ok, I see it now. Thanks.
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