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So how does it really work to upgrade KE flight using DL miles?

So how does it really work to upgrade KE flight using DL miles?

 
Old Sep 18, 09, 8:35 am
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So how does it really work to upgrade KE flight using DL miles?

I have over 120000 miles on Skymiles. I plan to fly from SDF-ATL-ICN.
The flight from ATL-ICN is KE flight.

How do I upgrade while booking online? Or do I call KAL or Delta?

How many miles do I need and what type of ticket do I buy to be able to upgrade? I am sure it costs more than regular economy ticket to upgrade.

I do not understand what each Class means...

Thanks.
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Old Sep 18, 09, 9:01 am
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You must book a full Y fare, which is the most expensive coach fare.

I do not recall the redemtion procedure as I have never used it. If you search, I'm sure the answer is out there.

Good luck
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Old Sep 18, 09, 9:09 am
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http://www.delta.com/skymiles/use_mi...x.jsp#upgrades

"Delta Mileage Upgrade Awards

You can use your miles for a one-class upgrade on most Delta- and Northwest-operated flights. Mileage upgrade awards do not apply on all fares. To view the miles needed, see Delta Upgrade Awards.

SkyMiles members can also use miles to upgrade to Business class when flying on a full fare economy class (Y) ticket on any of the 10 SkyTeam member airlines. You will need to contact your frequent flyer program by phone for more details and to process this upgrade request."
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Old Sep 18, 09, 9:10 am
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It isn't a very user-friendly process... I believe the flight has to be booked in Y through KE, not through Delta as a codeshare. Then you have to call Delta and ask for the skyteam upgrade desk. Might want to call Delta and ask for the skyteam desk first to verify before you book.
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Old Sep 18, 09, 12:25 pm
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too complicated

Seems like a lot of work and potentially have errors along the way.
Especially to sleep on a chair for 13 hours. heh.
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Old Sep 18, 09, 12:29 pm
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I'd look into KE discounted J fares first.
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Old Jan 4, 11, 1:20 pm
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Anyone know if one can use DL miles for C to F upgrade on KE metal?
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