Delta Enhances Upgrade Certificates

We got some exciting news from Delta this week in regards to some new enhancements to their upgrade certificate benefits.  Starting March 1st, elite medallion members will have the ability to select Global and Regional Upgrades as their “Choice Benefit” for the year.

Here is their description from the website:

DL Upgrade Certs

What is most exciting about this new benefit is that the upgrades will be valid on all paid Economy Class fares except for E.  This is a major change for Delta in regards to international upgrades where system-wide upgrades previously could only be used for very expensive economy fare classes.  Diamond Medallion members are the one who are going to get this particular benefit for Global Upgrades:

DL upgrade chart

This is a good move forward for Delta for their highest level elite customers and helps make them more competitive with AA and United on international upgrades.