Purchasing F Upgrade

Old Feb 15, 18, 10:26 am
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Purchasing F Upgrade

If I purchase a main cabin ticket but then take the bait and purchase an upgrade to F, will I be credited miles and MQM as if I had purchased F from the start, or is this just handled the same as a complimentary upgrade as fare as mileage credit?
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Old Feb 15, 18, 10:36 am
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Originally Posted by twballard View Post
If I purchase a main cabin ticket but then take the bait and purchase an upgrade to F, will I be credited miles and MQM as if I had purchased F from the start, or is this just handled the same as a complimentary upgrade as fare as mileage credit?
As long as it’s not purchased at check-in, you will receive the 50% MQM bonus and MQDs.
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Old Feb 15, 18, 10:58 am
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Originally Posted by MCO Flyer View Post


As long as it’s not purchased at check-in, you will receive the 50% MQM bonus and MQDs.
I had to purchase a ticket on our corporate web site. Once it ticketed, I went into my Delta account, where it had the upgrade offer. I still only ended up with base MQM. Never could figure out whether there was a coding error or whether it all had to be completed in one payment. Delta reps I spoke to contradicted each other.

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Old Feb 15, 18, 11:17 am
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Delta reps I spoke to contradicted each other.
Unless it was purchased at check-in, the one who said you get the 50% MQM bonus was right. You may have to ask them to contact the skymiles desk and have them re-submit it for processing.

If you have your mobile boarding pass still, it should indicate the class, which should be something like P, A, or G.
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Old Feb 15, 18, 11:20 am
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What about on award tickets? I know there was a thread a few months ago about this, not sure what the final answer was / should be.
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Old Feb 15, 18, 11:58 am
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Originally Posted by kpbadger View Post
Unless it was purchased at check-in, the one who said you get the 50% MQM bonus was right. You may have to ask them to contact the skymiles desk and have them re-submit it for processing.

If you have your mobile boarding pass still, it should indicate the class, which should be something like P, A, or G.
This has been my experience as well twice now. Wait a few days after it should have posted correctly. Call in and ask them to “contact the skymiles desk and have them re-submit it for processing” 👍👍👍
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Old Feb 15, 18, 12:34 pm
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This has been my experience as well twice now. Wait a few days after it should have posted correctly. Call in and ask them to “contact the skymiles desk and have them re-submit it for processing” 👍👍👍
Thanks all. I'll see what I've got left.

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Old Feb 15, 18, 2:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Spent_All_My_Miles View Post
What about on award tickets? I know there was a thread a few months ago about this, not sure what the final answer was / should be.
If you are talking about paying to upgrade an award coach seat to first class, I did this for my wife the end of last year on a companion ticket. In her account it shows nothing earned for the basic ticket and a second entry for each segment (Seat Upgrade: Mileage and MQD Accrual listing) received both MQD and base miles but no MQMs on the upgrade.
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Old Feb 15, 18, 3:04 pm
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Originally Posted by TetonSig View Post


This has been my experience as well twice now. Wait a few days after it should have posted correctly. Call in and ask them to “contact the skymiles desk and have them re-submit it for processing” 👍👍👍
This right here, I actually noticed it happened to me, and I sent a note to the DL twitter team. They acknowledged it, and it was actually fixed in hours and reflected on the DL site.
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Old Feb 15, 18, 6:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Seabilly View Post
If you are talking about paying to upgrade an award coach seat to first class, I did this for my wife the end of last year on a companion ticket. In her account it shows nothing earned for the basic ticket and a second entry for each segment (Seat Upgrade: Mileage and MQD Accrual listing) received both MQD and base miles but no MQMs on the upgrade.
Interesting. I paid for Comfort + on an award leg and didn't receive any MQD or miles. Are the rules different?
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Old Feb 15, 18, 6:52 pm
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Interesting. I paid for Comfort + on an award leg and didn't receive any MQD or miles. Are the rules different?
Doublecheck your activity. The entry for a purchased upgrade appears in a separate entry.
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Old Feb 16, 18, 8:32 am
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Originally Posted by EmptyKim View Post
Interesting. I paid for Comfort + on an award leg and didn't receive any MQD or miles. Are the rules different?
Not sure. Based on the language on the cert "Primary ticket will accrue miles. Companion ticket will not accrue miles" I didn't think my wife would get anything (and for the original flight she didn't) It was just the 2 segments where I upgraded her to First. May have been a glitch and the amount of miles she got is pretty much insignificant since she normally only flies on award tickets but I found it interesting.
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Old Feb 16, 18, 9:48 am
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Doublecheck your activity. The entry for a purchased upgrade appears in a separate entry.
Nothing on my account. I'll have to check the wife's account to see if she got anything.
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