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When one checks in online, Delta now asks how much money in travel vouchers it would take to get you to voluntarily give up your seat and be bumped to another flight. Suppose what I'd really like isn't travel vouchers but rather an upgrade to first class. Is it possible to request something like that? Even better, is it possible to say, I'll take either $X + an upgrade or $X + $Y?

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    You can offer whatever you want, and they can accept or reject your offer regardless ;). – B.Liu Oct 29 '18 at 20:24
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    The airline will normally fill first class by upgrading frequent fliers. If they have seats available and haven't yet upgraded you, they probably haven't yet reached the point where the compensation for economy fliers is more costly than upgrading them. But you can always ask. – phoog Oct 29 '18 at 21:45
  • @bliu how do I make that offer. There's no button for "upgrade" on the bidding page. – Daniel Oct 29 '18 at 23:48
  • @Daniel Apologies, I assumed the person in question is already at the counter having access to a physical person. That would be a totally different question. – B.Liu Oct 30 '18 at 7:30
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    @phoog I think the OP means to get a first class seat on a later flight instead of an economy seat plus vouchers. I know most airlines can put you into premium economy. – user71659 Oct 30 '18 at 21:22

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