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All the Ways to Upgrade

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All the Ways to Upgrade

No matter your departure or destination, SkyMiles offers ways to make the journey enjoyable with different ways to upgrade your ticket beyond using money. All SkyMiles Members can use miles to upgrade either while booking a flight at, or after a flight has already been booked by calling Delta Reservations. Plus, all Medallion Members are eligible for Complimentary Upgrades, with Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members also having access to Upgrade Certificates through exclusive Choice Benefits. Learn about all of the ways to upgrade so you can get the most out of SkyMiles.

For All SkyMiles Members: Use Miles to Upgrade 

Upgrade While Booking a Flight:

Upgrade with Miles lets you use miles to upgrade to Delta One®, First Class, Business Class or Delta Comfort+®  for eligible flights within the U.S. 50 while you’re purchasing an original ticket either at or with Delta Reservations. If your reservation is eligible for Upgrade with Miles, you’ll see the option to upgrade in your Trip Summary. Learn more about Upgrade with Miles.


Upgrade a Flight You’ve Already Booked:

Mileage Upgrade Awards let you use your miles to upgrade a ticket you have already purchased from Main Cabin or Delta Comfort+®, to First Class or Delta One. Mileage Upgrade Awards can only be used by calling Delta Reservations – they cannot be completed at Learn more about Mileage Upgrade Awards.


For Medallion Members: Your Benefits Give You Upgrades

Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades:

Medallion Members and one travel companion are eligible for Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades to First Class and Delta Comfort+, as well as the domestic Delta One experience as part of your Medallion Benefits. Upgrades to First Class are available within most regions in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Bermuda, Central America, and Northern South America. Upgrades to Delta Comfort+ are available within the U.S., Canada, Latin America/Caribbean, and Asia Pacific markets including China and Hong Kong. Learn more about Complimentary Upgrades.

Medallion Members and one travel companion are also eligible for Complimentary Upgrades to Clase Premier on select Aeromexico-operated flights. Learn more about Complimentary Upgrades with Aeromexico.


Global and Regional Upgrade Certificates:

Upgrade Certificates are available exclusively for Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members as a part of your Choice Benefits. Upgrade Certificates may be requested and confirmed, subject to availability, when you book your ticket. Global Upgrade Certificates, available exclusively for Diamond Medallion Members, offer upgrades on both international and domestic flights with Delta and select partner airlines. Regional Upgrade Certificates, available for Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members, offer upgrades on the same routes as Medallion Complimentary Upgrades, including all flights with First Class and the domestic Delta One experience. Learn more about Upgrade Certificates.