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Can you pay for an upgrade on a ticket purchased with miles?

Old Jul 18th, 2023, 08:45 AM
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Can you pay for an upgrade on a ticket purchased with miles?

I was considering purchasing a flight with Delta using miles and was curious if you can then pay to upgrade that ticket. This seems backwards, I've only done it the other way around before.
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Old Jul 19th, 2023, 07:01 AM
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I've never heard of this but I am not a SkyPesos member (that's what a lot of insiders call Delta's SkyMiles program.) My gut says that sure, they'd happily sell you a business class upgrade - for the price of a business class ticket, then they'd refund your miles. If (as I suspect) you're looking for a way to get a business class seat on the cheap, I wouldn't hold out much hope. A phone call to Delta customer service will sort out the question pronto
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Old Jul 19th, 2023, 10:52 AM
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I'm not familiar with Delta's program. However, with United, I did what you're suggesting by buying extra miles to make it to the business class level. It was way cheaper than buying J outright.
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Old Jul 24th, 2023, 09:21 AM
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Hey everyone! I'm flying into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) soon and I'll be flying with Southwest Airlines. Can anyone tell me which terminal Southwest operates from at PHX? Thanks in advance! Thanks
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Old Jul 24th, 2023, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by alicjabrook6901
Hey everyone! I'm flying into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) soon and I'll be flying with Southwest Airlines. Can anyone tell me which terminal Southwest operates from at PHX? Thanks in advance! Thanks
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Welcome to Fodors -- your question really has nothing to do this the topic of this thread. It is usually best to start a thead of one's own rather than tacking on to an unrelated topic. But to answer your question - WN (Southwest) uses both terminals 3 and 4 -- the PHX website has all that information: https://www.skyharbor.com/flights/passenger-airlines/
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Old Jul 24th, 2023, 03:34 PM
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asked and answered. remarkably similar writing style. go figure.

Which Terminal is Southwest at PHX?
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Old Jul 24th, 2023, 04:55 PM
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asked and answered. remarkably similar writing style. go figure.

Which Terminal is Southwest at PHX?

Good catch. hmmm - one wonders???
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Old Jul 29th, 2023, 05:33 AM
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You can sometimes pay to upgrade a flight bought with miles but you can't initiate it. You can only do it if they offer you a chance to upgrade, then you should have options tor payment. This should show in the MyTrips section of your acct.
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