Eligible fare class for using Skymiles to upgrade?

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  1. DeacFlyer1
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    Can anyone shed some light on what fare classes are eligible for using Skymiles to upgrade from coach to first on a flight within the US? I'm looking at the upgrade chart on Delta.com, and it says it's 12,500 miles, but with the caveat that it "applies to select published fares and specific fare classes."

    But nowhere on the site can I find which fares this applies to. Any help would be appreciated!
     
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    K or higher.
     
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    Great, thanks.

    Has anyone here had experience doing this? If there are F seats available, is the upgrade pretty certain to be confirmed at time of booking?
     
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    I do it frequently, if V availability looks poor. Get ExpertFlyer. If there is G available, you can book with miles immediately (via phone).
     
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    It's fewer miles from a full Y ticket, but remember elites get upgraded anyway at time of ticketing if upgrade inventory is available.
     
  6. Gargoyle
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    You should bookmark the unofficial DL fare class chart.
    It's a handy reference.
     
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