Delta SkyMiles Medallion members will be able to fly in style to and from Latin America beginning in 2006 thanks to new complimentary upgrades.
Beginning Jan. 1, Delta will offer its Medallion members complimentary upgrades, subject to availability, from coach to business class when flying between the United States and select Central and South American cities. Complimentary upgrades will not be available on flights to and from South American cities that are serviced with Delta’s BusinessElite product (Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santiago, Chile; Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil).
Jeff Robertson, Managing Director of SkyMiles, said that Delta is continuing its significant growth to southerly destinations. The airline has added 30 percent more seats during the past year, making it the fastest-growing airline to Latin America and the Caribbean. Additionally with this new service, Atlanta will become the second largest southeastern gateway to the region.
Also effective for travel on or after Jan. 1, Medallion members purchasing tickets booked in B and M coach-class fares will receive upgrades five, three or one calendar day(s) in advance, based on Medallion level and availability. Currently, Medallion members buying B and M coach-class fares receive upgrades when they book their flight, if seats are available. Y coach-class fares will continue to clear at time of booking after Jan. 1.