Fare class NQ is an award (miles) fare/booking class of service that is marketed as Main Cabin on Delta Air Lines mainline and code share flights. This fare class is considered a deeply discounted award main cabin fare class that is eligible for complimentary upgrades.
Also referred to as: Booking Class NQ, Booking Code NQ, Fare Class NQ, Ticket Code NQ, Class NQ, NQ Fare or Main Cabin (NQ)
Fare Class NQ boards the aircraft in the “Main Cabin” boarding group. Depending on your elite status and other factors, you may be in another zone. Most passengers will board in either Main1, Main2 or Main3. This zone boards after Sky Priority. Depending on the aircraft, Main2 and Main3 may have to gate check your bag (free of charge).
What cabin of service is Fare Class NQ?
Passengers holding a ticket in Fare Class NQ will be seated in Main Cabin on domestic and international flights. Preferred seats can be selected for a fee throughout Main Cabin. Preferred seats can be selected fee-free for certain elite status tiers.
What are the frequent flyer earnings for Fare Class NQ?
Fare class NQ is an award redemption and earns no MQMs, MQDs, MQSs or RDMs.
What are the restrictions for Fare Class NQ?
Fare class NQ has restrictions. See ticket rules for complete details.
How to get upgraded with a Fare Class NQ ticket?
DECENT CHANCE – there are 4 higher fare classes ahead of you.
Complimentary upgrades are available on domestic and short-haul international flights to First Class and are ordered by elite status (DM, PM, GM, SM), then fare class (Y, B, M, H, Q, K, L, U, T, X, V).
Certain domestic transcontinental routes with a Delta One cabin will have complimentary day-of-departure upgrades available. Upgrades are ordered by elite status (DM, PM, GM, SM), then fare class (Y, B, M, H, Q, K, L, U, T, X, V).
International long-haul flights with Delta Premium Select and Delta One cabins will require use of a global upgrade certificate to be applied to the reservation to access these cabins – there are no complimentary upgrades available.