There’s a new way to check a bag for free when you fly Delta. In a first-of-its-kind promotion, the airline has announced that it will waive the checked bag fee of $25 for all holders of Delta SkyMiles American Express credit cards (and their travel companions).
Previously, the only people who didn’t have to pay to check a bag were first/business class passengers or SkyMiles Medallion members (those who fly at least 25,000 miles a year on Delta or its partners).
This is a potentially good deal for anyone who flies Delta a lot and checks bags — if you don’t mind getting another credit card. Although the cards do have a $95 annual fee, American Express is waiving the fee for the first year. And you’ll save $50 on each round trip Delta flight where you check a bag. That savings will double if you’re travelling with someone else who also has a bag and increase even further for families or larger travelling parties.
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