American Express launches first checked bag free benefit for Delta SkyMiles Cardmembers

by News Guy on June 3, 2010

Just in time for the peak summer travel season, American Express and Delta Air have launched a new benefit for U.S. Consumer and Small Business Gold, Platinum and Reserve Delta SkyMiles Credit Cardmembers.  Starting June 1, 2010, Delta SkyMiles Credit Cardmembers will receive a free checked bag on every Delta flight – up to a $50 savings per person on a round-trip.

Friends and family can enjoy the benefit too. The benefit is available for up to nine people in the same reservation, including the Cardmember.  That means a family of four can save up to $200 on a round-trip.  Cardmembers automatically receive a first checked bag fee waiver upon check-in.

Here’s a quick reminder of the additional benefits the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Card offers in addition to the new “First Bag Free” benefit:

  • The ability to earn miles with no earning caps
  • The ability to earn double miles on all Delta purchases and one mile on every eligible dollar spent on other purchases
  • Exclusive access to the Pay with Miles feature, allowing Cardmembers to use miles toward the entire or a portion of the cost of any Delta seat with no black out dates or seat restrictions
  • A domestic companion certificate upon annual renewal of Cardmembership
  • Award-winning customer service and valuable retail and travel protection

For more information on the new “first bag free” benefit from American Express, please visit

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