I must have totally missed this one as per Delta this change happened a few weeks ago. I find real value booking 1st class tickets with my Delta Reserve card AMEX BOGO but now that I can upgrade to 1st class (and C+) with it and even have my +1 included I don’t know how much I will personally use this but those who are not elites have another option if they can not find a 1st class seat to book. Notice the update on the Delta news page:
Per Delta.com: “Delta Reserve Card Members Can Now Enjoy More Flexibility When Redeeming Companion Certificates. Starting June 21, 2017, Delta Comfort+ will be added as a new booking option for Delta Reserve Card Members for Companion Certificate redemptions. Reserve Card Members now have the option to redeem their Companion Certificate for Delta Comfort+ fares in addition to certain First Class and Main Cabin fares, which are subject to availability.” – Bold mine
I know a number of readers have found it challenging to find 1st class space due to the restricted fare classes you can use the BOGO certs. I would suggest considering ADAMs help as yes he can help you book these as well. If not, booking now in C+ is another nice choice to use this card perk!
The updated wording in the T&C from Delta.com in my wallet tells me for the certs:
Origin and Destination Companion certificate is valid for one round-trip First-Class, Delta Comfort+® or Main Cabin companion ticket with the payment of applicable taxes and fees detailed below and the purchase of certain adult round-trip fares on published routings within the 48 contiguous United States.
Residents of Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands must originate from there to the 48 contiguous United States.
Booking Class Seats are limited in First-Class to A, I class of service, in Delta Comfort+ to W class of service, and in Main Cabin to L, U, T, X, V class of service.
All fare rules, restrictions, advance purchase requirements, and availability are per rule of Primary Ticket fare purchased.
Farebasis Code/Ticket Designator Applicable fare basis code/NN1M (paid) SCMPL8/NN1M(companion)
While not a total game changer this is an improvement. You tell me – does this add more value to the AMEX / Delta BOGO certs to you? – Rene