Individuals who hold certain Delta Air Line cards and credit cards get their first checked bag free. People who have particular American Express cards may experience other perks.
Delta's "first bag checked free" policy applies to those who hold Gold Delta, Platinum Delta or American Express Delta Reserve SkyMiles cards. It allows up to eight people traveling in the same group to save when they are using a round ticket. When the travelers go to check in, their bag fees are waved for each person's first bag. Individuals who are using their American Express SkyMiles card can benefit by including the SkyMiles number when creating a reservation, or they can add it to the itinerary afterwards.
People who use the American Express SkyMiles card experience additional perks when traveling, including 30,000 bonus miles when they spend $1,000 in the first three months of acquiring it. In addition, they receive statement credit when making their first purchase within the first 3 months. It is possible to earn additional miles to use with Delta when making additional purchases, with no upper limits. When travelers make a purchase directly with Delta they receive two points per $1 spent. Other perks include priority boarding with the airline as well as special offers at associated hotels.