Upgrade with Miles

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Enjoy a new way to upgrade your seat and enjoy premium amenities and comfort on your next trip. Your miles can be used to pay the difference in an Economy Class fare and a BusinessElite®, First or Business Class fare for eligible flights within the U.S. 50.

Take advantage of Upgrade with Miles during an original booking directly through Delta and:

  • Use miles to travel in BusinessElite, First or Business Class.
  • Receive miles and Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) credit based on the cabin flown.


How Does It Work?

To book at delta.com, first log in, then select your Economy Class ticket. If your reservation is eligible, you’ll automatically see the option to Upgrade with Miles in your Trip Summary. Once selected, you can use your miles to upgrade all tickets in your reservation.

Reservations eligible for Upgrade with Miles:

  • You must be logged in and have sufficient mileage balance to upgrade all passengers in the reservation for all flights in the reservation.
  • All flights in the reservation must be within the U.S. 50.
  • There must be available seats in the premium class to upgrade all passengers in the reservation for all flights in the reservation.
  • Flights must be on Delta or a Delta Connection® carrier.

What You'll See:

Trip Summary Example

Trip Summary above is a sample only. Pricing is for illustrative purposes only and does not represent actual mileage requirements. Prices vary by market and are subject to change without notice. Will not be available for all flights.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Upgrade with Miles and Mileage Upgrade Awards?

Do I have to be traveling in order to use Upgrade with Miles?

Will I earn miles for Upgrade with Miles tickets?

Terms & Conditions

Upgrade with Miles tickets are eligible on select Delta and Delta Connection® carrier flights booked under the DL code at delta.com or Delta Reservations.

Redemption requirements may differ based on fare. The amount of miles that can be used on an Upgrade with Miles ticket is based on the SkyMiles member's account balance. Any miles used will be automatically and permanently deducted from the member's SkyMiles account at the time of the redemption. For reservations that include multiple passengers, only one SkyMiles account may be used to redeem for an Upgrade with Miles ticket.  Upgrade with Miles applies to all passengers in the reservation. Not combinable with certificates, e-Credits, vouchers, or with any other discounts. Upgrade with Miles tickets are eligible for mileage accrual, Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs) and Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs). Upgrade with Miles tickets are also eligible to earn Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs) for the portion of the base fare and carrier-imposed surcharges remaining and paid in currency after miles are applied to the ticket total. All Upgrade with Miles are subject to availability, and additional taxes and fees may apply. All fare rules, restrictions, advance purchase requirements, and availability are per rules of the upgraded ticket purchased. All SkyMiles program rules apply.


Except for tickets refunded under Delta's Risk Free Cancellation policy, miles redeemed for Upgrade with Miles tickets cannot be re-deposited in the member's SkyMiles Account — even for fully refundable fares. In the event of a ticket being reissued, any residual dollar value between the original price of the ticket purchased using Upgrade with Miles and the reissued ticket price, can only be returned as a nonrefundable e-Credit valid for future travel. E-Credit will be valid for 1 year from original Upgrade with Miles ticket issue date. Residual e-Credit value will follow current Delta e-Credit rules and will not be applicable on non-transportation fees. Unused Upgrade with Miles tickets can be used as an e-Credit when it is a primary exchange document. All Upgrade with Miles terms and conditions will apply to any ticket purchased using an unused Upgrade with Miles ticket.

In the event of a refund (including fully refundable fares) only the paid portion of a refundable fare will be credited back to the credit card, and the Upgrade with Miles portion of the fare will be returned as non-refundable e-Credit equivalent to the dollar value of the portion of the ticket redeemed with Upgrade with Miles. E-Credit may be used to purchase future travel and Upgrade with Miles terms and conditions will not apply to such tickets.  For non-refundable tickets, all fare rules apply.

In the event of a valid ticket cancellation under Delta's Risk Free Cancellation policy, Upgrade with Miles portion of the fare will be redeposited into the member's SkyMiles account and the paid portion of the fare will be credited back to the credit card.


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