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Air France Reward Upgrade
I’m helping my parents take a trip to Paris. They have picked out an Economy Reward ticket from MCI-CDG but want to upgrade on the overnight flight to Economy Comfort. Can that be done with miles on an award ticket? I have looked on EF and there is availability in EC.
Thanks for the help.
Steve in KC
Hey Steve — the US carriers don’t consider Economy Comfort to be a separate fare class (yet) so you can’t redeem miles for it directly. Once you book the award you can pay for the premium seating though!
Awesome. Thanks Tiffany.
Tiffany, how do I find out the cost to upgrade to Premium Economy? And I should only book on flights that look like below, correct?
I think if you look at the seat map it will show you the upcharge for selecting the seats you are interested in. I don’t think DL allows this since they’ve moved Comfort+ into a separate category they want you to choose at booking.
What miles did you book the ticket with and what airline are you flying on the over water leg to Paris? To the best of my knowledge, only Air France has premium economy and I dont think you can redeem Delta SkyMiles for travel on Premium Economy. You also previously mentioned Economy Comfort, which is available on Delta as a paid seat selection (or paid Economy Comfort+, like [USER=79]@Gaurav[/USER] mentioned) but otherwise Delta doesnt have any aircraft with a Premium Economy cabin.
If youre flying Air France, usually at check-in they have offers for cash upgrades to the next cabin of service. That might depend on how your original ticket was issued though and it may not be offered on an award ticket.