Delta Air Lines debuted “SkyMiles Select,” an intriguing option offering non-Medallions and non-Delta Amex cardholders “priority” boarding and drink coupons.
For $59 a year, Delta SkyMiles Select members receive Main Cabin 1 boarding and eight drink coupons that can be used toward beer, wine, or liquor during a flight. (Remember, not all Delta flights have cabin service.)
Plus, members also receive a SkyMiles Select brag tag.
Is Delta SkyMiles Select “Status” Worth It?
Medallion status or not, if you find yourself often sitting in coach and buying cocktails, this is a great deal for drinks. Drinks cost $10(!) on Delta flights. SkyMiles Select gives you $80 in adult beverage coupons for $59. The coupons are deposited into your wallet on the Fly Delta app.
Main Cabin 1 boarding is fine — but not “priority” in the way many people assume. Although (as I pointed out the other day), it’s handy if you don’t want to check bags.
Between Medallion status holders, Delta Amex cardholders, and now SkyMiles Select, I feel like Delta has become the Oprah Winfrey of Main Cabin 1 boarding: “You get Main Cabin 1 boarding! And you get Main Cabin 1 boarding! And you get Main Cabin 1 boarding! And you…”
However, if Main Cabin 1 boarding and checking bags are important to you, consider getting a Delta Amex card. For those not looking for Medallion status, either the Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express or Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card from American Express should suffice just fine.
Does SkyMiles Select Status Count Toward Amex Airline Incidental Credit?
A number of readers have contacted us for ideas how to use their American Express business or personal Platinum cards’ airline incidental credit, seeing as how one of the more reliable ways as apparently been blocked. (FWIW, the American Express Gold Card has a $100 airline incidental credit.)
Does SkyMiles Select count toward the credit? Pending.
I had $55 of credit remaining on my Platinum Card from American Express. I purchased SkyMiles Select (for science’s sake, of course) and the vendor was listed as “DELTA SKYMILES.”
We’ll see if this credits as an airline purchase or not. Stay tuned.
What Do You Think of SkyMiles Select?
I’d love to hear your thoughts about Delta SkyMiles Select! Please share them in the Comments section below!
H/T: Rene’s Points reader Rick
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