Delta announced the elimination of a $150 “specialty sports bag fee” that the airline used to impose on passengers traveling with golf clubs, bicycle, SCUBA gear, and other large sporting equipment.
Tickets purchased on or after July 17 are eligible.
“Large speciality sports” bags will simply now be subject to Delta’s standard checked bag fees and rules.
Great News for Sports Teams and Others
Delta has long served professional and college sports teams for their charter needs. (The mothership even retrofitted a few 757s to accommodate basketball teams!)
I won’t be surprised if more high school and pee-wee teams bring — or increase — their Delta travels. Delta is now a great option for traveling sports teams — especially hockey, baseball, softball, and football — traveling with large bags of equipment.
For the rest of us, it’s also great news. Some vacations will be a little cheaper — and will let us bring our own gear on trips.
Save More Money – Receive a Free Checked Bag!
In addition to the $150 penalty’s elimination, Delta passengers can save more money.
Remember that all colors and flavors of Delta Amex cards (except the Blue version) entitle cardholders to a free checked bag on Delta flights. Up to eight more passengers on the same confirmation number/PNR can also receive the benefit!
Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card (learn more about this card)
Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express (learn more about this card)
Delta Reserve® Credit Card from American Express (learn more about this card)
Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express (learn more about this card)
Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express (learn more about this card)
Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express (learn more about this card)
Will You Tee Up and Take Advantage of This New Policy?
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