With the recent announcement of Starbucks Rewards and Delta SkyMiles partnering, we realized Delta had a few significant changes this past year. Knowing travel tips on certain airlines can even save you more money and a lot of headaches.
Delta Air Lines ranks as one of the top airlines of 2022 for customer satisfaction. As one of the top airlines, it’s only right we’ve compiled a short list of the things you didn’t know about Delta Airlines.
1. Change and Cancellation Policies
Delta Air Lines has a risk-free cancellation policy that is extremely helpful. You can cancel risk-free up to 24 hours after booking your flight directly on Delta’s site. Receive a full refund backed by this new cancellation policy.
Delta also has a lenient change policy. For example, if you booked a flight directly on Delta’s site, then see a lower-priced flight soon after, you can change it at no extra cost. The difference between your flights won’t return to the original form of payment. Instead, you’ll be issued an eCredit that you can redeem by the end of 2023 for travel through 2024.
2. Boarding Zones
The different boarding zones for Delta Air Lines are separated based on the ticket fare. If you are a first-time flyer on Delta, we’ve listed the tiers below to save you some confusion.
3. Delta Air Lines Amenities
As one of the top airlines in the U.S., Delta has several amenities to enjoy on its flights. For their premium class fare, Delta One, passengers can enjoy seats that recline to lay flat. Booking the Delta One ticket includes all the perks of flying first class – from meals to complimentary amenity bags.
Starting in 2022, Delta One partnered with Mexican apparel brand, Someone Somewhere to bring passengers artisan-made amenity kits.
Each kit includes:
- Someone Somewhere eye mask
- Humble Co. bamboo toothbrush and toothpaste
- Grown Alchemist lip balm and lotion
Not just giving passengers amenities, Delta gives the option to pay more for comfortability. Airplanes are feeling smaller, with limited space within your seat. Even if it’s a few hours, a lack of legroom and uncomfortable seats can make any flight feel longer than it is. With their higher-class fares, you get additional reclining, wider seats, extra legroom, adjustable footrest, and leg rest.
4. Earn Miles Quickly
Like some other major airlines, Delta’s customer rewards program ranks high among its competitors. Passengers like that are awarded flight options at lower point thresholds. You’ll earn 5 points per $1 (before taxes) for those just starting, and you don’t have Elite status.
The Sky Miles members with Elite status earn the most, the higher they rank. For example, the high-ranked Diamond Medallion earns 11 Sky Miles for every $1 spent on the ticket, pretax. Then there is the MQM way to earn Sky Miles rewards. Better known as Medallion Qualification Miles, SkyMiles passengers can earn based on the distance flown.
5. Enroll Your Child for Delta Sky Miles
Since we encourage frequent family vacations, why not earn miles on each paid seat? One of our favorite travel tips are earning miles for the whole family. Several airlines allow minors to enroll in their frequent flier programs.
With Delta Air Lines, enrolling your child into the Sky Miles program is simple. You will click the consent box in their 3-step online sign-up. Your child will need an email address. Some parents use one of their existing alternate emails, or you can easily create a free Gmail account.
Since Delta Sky Miles don’t expire, even if you’re flying once a year, you still earn miles to redeem for that future vacation. As soon as you start purchasing your child’s ticket is as early you can sign them up for membership.