What is Delta Fare Class A?
Delta Fare class A is a revenue fare/booking class of service that is marketed as First Class / Delta Premium Select. This fare class is considered a First Class fare class on domestic and short-haul international flights (aircraft without a Delta Premium Select Cabin) and Delta Premium Select on long-haul international flights.
Below is a human-readable explanation of this fare class and the expectations passengers should have when flying with a A fare class.
Fare Class A booking information
Important information about Fare Class A on Delta Air Lines.
How expensive is Fare Class A?
Fare Class A is marketed as First Class / Delta Premium Select, and is the second lowest revenue fare class in the cabin. If you’re looking for flights and see Fare Class A showing as the lowest fare class available, it means the cabin for the flight/route you are booking is empty’ish with only few seats booked on one or more segments of the itinerary.
How to find A fare inventory on Delta Air Lines
Tickets purchased in Fare Class A will less expensive. To book a cheaper fare class, you’ll need to adjust your routing or dates.
SkyMiles frequent flyer earnings
Explore what you'll earn as a SkyMiles member flying on Delta Air Lines with a ticket in Fare Class A.
1 Distance calculations are at the sole discretion of Delta Air Lines; however, calculations generally follow the great circle distance between airports.
SkyMiles upgrades with Fare Class A ticket
Important upgrade eligibility and upgrade order information with a Fare Class A ticket on Delta Air Lines.
Complimentary upgrades on Delta Air Lines
Upgrading to Premium Cabins (Delta One)
Upgrades from Delta Premium Select to Delta One are not complimentary; however there are two ways to get upgraded to Delta One.
- If there is an oversold situation in lower cabin of service, Medallion members may receive a operational upgrade (OpUp) to Delta One to alleviate the oversold situation in cabin.
- Diamond Medallion members may apply a Global upgrade certificate anytime from booking and up to 3 hours before departure.
- From Delta Premium Select to Delta One, Fare Class OK must be available to immediately confirm.
- If the above fare class is not available, you can be placed on the waitlist. Waitlisted passengers can be cleared anytime up to flight departure.
- Waitlisting keeps your RUC/GUC open until the upgrade has cleared and your ticket is reissued.
Mileage Upgrade Awards (MUA) changes (as of 08/22/2023)
For Air France-operated flights, Mileage Upgrade Awards are available from Economy to Premium Economy to Business only on transatlantic Joint Venture flights between U.S. cities and Paris (CDG and ORY).
For Delta-marketed flights operated by Virgin Atlantic, Mileage Upgrade Awards are available from Economy to Premium Economy or Upper Class, as well as Premium Economy to Upper Class. Mileage Upgrade Awards are available from Y, B, M, H, Q and K paid fare classes from Economy Cabin and P, A and G paid fare classes from Premium Economy.
For Delta-marketed flights operated by Aeromexico, Mileage Upgrade Awards are available on Delta’s published fare classes in Y, B, M, H, Q, K, L, U or T for travel between the United States and Mexico.