Reduced mileage cost for YBM-BizElite upgrades

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  1. Gargoyle
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    I wonder how this will affect the usability of your SWU's. :)

    Hello Mr. Gargoyle ,

    Make this summer one of the most indulgent ones yet. For a limited time, get a 50% mileage discount toward a BusinessElite® upgrade.

    For example, a flight from New York to Madrid, Spain, would normally require 15,000 miles for a one-way Upgrade Award from full fare Economy Class (Y fare class) to BusinessElite. With this offer's 50% discount, you would need only 7,500 miles to upgrade one-way to BusinessElite from full-fare Economy Class.

    To qualify, purchase an Economy Class ticket in Y, B or M class of service on select transoceanic international flights. This 50% discount on mileage upgrades is also available on select international Business Class service to Mexico, the Caribbean, and South and Central America.
     
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    I guess it's not as bad as the one mile to upgrade offer from a few summers ago that won a FF award for DL.

    For most people, the issue is the cost of M+ fares now, not the miles. I wonder whether this means that DL isn't "selling" as many upgrades to BE as they had expected or would like to sell.
     
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    I'm growing fonder and fonder of the M fare sale that someone (here or FT, can't remember which) keeps advocating.
     
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    Is this offer targeted? I can't find it on delta.dumb to see the T&C.
     
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    Here's the link from my email. Doesn't look targeted to me.
     
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    Found it on delta.dumb. It's not under anything like special offers or sales (that I've found) but there is a link in a small box in the top right corner of the page that has the charts for mileage upgrades. Purchase and travel by August 31. Not all BE destinations are included, apparently, although which routes are covered seems fuzzy to me.
     
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    The one trouble is that many flights to MAD this summer have an S fare that is much less than a M Fare
     
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    I still remember when an M fare to Europe could be had for $1000 or less. With M fares pretty close to the cost of I fares and Z seats so hard to get, why would this upgrade deal be attractive?
     
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    It might be interesting to know how many flights between now and the end of August have Z inventory available.
     

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