Delta Fare Class J

Delta Fare class J is a revenue fare/booking class of service that is marketed as Full Fare First Class / Delta One on Delta Air Lines. The fare class is considered a Full Fare First Class / Delta One.

Below is a human-readable explanation of this fare class and the expectations passengers should have when flying with a J fare class.

Fare Class J Information

Important information about Fare Class J on Delta Air Lines.


Delta Air Lines (Mainline or codeshare flight)








Full Fare Business


First Class / Delta One

How expensive is Fare Class J?

How to book Fare Class J

Information about booking Fare Class J on Delta Air Lines.

Fare Class J is marketed as a full fare First Class / Delta One ticket, and is the most expensive revenue fare class in the cabin. If you’re looking for flights and see Fare Class J showing as the lowest fare class available, it means the cabin for the flight/route you are booking is almost full (likely only 1-2 seats left) for one or more segments of the itinerary.

Tickets purchased in this fare class will be stupidly expensive. To book a cheaper fare class, make the following changes (if you can):

  • Adjust your departure/return dates
  • Search for alternate airports or co-terminals
  • Search for alternate routing

If you are a frequent flyer with additional insight or are with Delta seeking to clarify the information provided, please contact me.

SkyMiles earnings with Fare Class J

What you’ll earn in the SkyMiles program flying with Fare Class J

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How to get upgraded from First Class / Delta One

A comprehensive guide to upgrading with Fare Class J on Delta Air Lines.

Complimentary upgrades on Delta Air Lines

Upgrading to Premium Cabins (Delta Premium Select / Delta One)

  • There are no cabins of service higher than Delta One.

Official upgrade rules found on

Mileage Upgrade Awards (MUA) changes (as of 08/22/2023)

  • It is unlikely to see buy up offers or MUAs because the ticketed fare class is the highest cabin of service available, but Delta's IT has been know to do shady, illogical things like sell you a buy-up to a refundable fare in the same cabin.

Official mileage upgrade awards rules found on

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