So Diamond’s, Platinum’s and Gold’s ( OK everyone else too ) – you think you know Delta right? You know all about your airline right? Since the rules have been changing this year and more changes start on the 15th of this month, let’s just see how good “you” are with a pop quiz. Don’t cheat and look down but see how you do on these!
Q1 – If you are issued a ETV ( electronic travel voucher ) for a bump or something how long do you have to spend it?
A. 6 months
B. 12 months
C. 18 months
D. 24 months
Q2 – When you spend an ETV you must complete travel?
A. Within 1 year of issue date
B. Up to 1 year after you spend the ETV
C. Within 2 years of issue date of the ETV
Q3 – When you spend an ETV you will?
A. Earn SKYMILES
B. Earn MQM’s
C. Both A & B
D. None of the above
Q4 – What is the maximum weight a bag can be without extra cost traveling coach domestically?
A. 42 lbs
B. 50 lbs
C. 70 lbs
Q5 – What is the maximum weight a bag can be without extra cost traveling coach internationally?
A. 42 lbs
B. 50 lbs
C. 70 lbs
Q6 – When traveling with Golf clubs or other sports equipment the max weight is 70lbs?
Q7 – When traveling with Skis you can check 2 bags for the price of 1?
Q8 – A woman may have a carry-on bag and a purse, but a man may not?
Q9 – When there is a schedule change what is the minimum departure or arrival time difference for you to have a no fee change of flights domestically?
A. 30 min
B. 60 min
C. 90 min
D. 2 hrs
Q10 – At what medallion level do you qualify for upgrade on a points ticket?
C. PM or DM
D. All of the above
So let’s see how you did. Each question is worth 1 point. So as long as you did not miss more than 3 you pass. Just!
The answer are:
1 B – You have 1 year from the date of issue to spend the ETV.
2 C – You have up to 2 years to complete travel from date of issue of the ETV.
3 C – ETV’s spend just like CASH. So you earn everything!
4 B – 1 bag $25 / 50 lbs – Medallions* 2 bags up to 70lbs each
* Silver Medallions must have AMEX card also to get 2 bags 70lbs in USA
5 B – 1 bag free/50lbs but Medallions 1 bag (Europe, 2 other) up to 70lbs
6 False – the 50 lbs rule still applies EVEN FOR MEDALLIONS (same Q7)
7 True – you can check ski bag+boot bag both count as 1 but total 50 lbs max
8 False – You may carry on 1 bag + 1 personal item no charge male or female
9 C – 90 minutes is the time to live by. More that that you can change free
10B & C – Only Silver do not get upgrades on points tickets, so keep flying or get a DELTA RESERVE card !
Now these are the Delta rules for checked baggage and for carry on baggage as well as for sports equipment. But, as we know, anyone can override these if they want even when it comes to refunds and changes to a ticket. Also know many times in Europe and abroad the 50lbs rule will be imposed on medallions even when it should not be as well as a 20 pound carry-on rule plus size-wise restrictions! Lastly there are a boatload of exceptions due to when you purchased your ticket so you may want to print this page if you fall under those dates to show the agent when you check in if they want to charge you extra!
So how did you do. Be honest. Tell me what you got and you have a chance to win 2 more DELTA drink coupons today. – René