About two months after I ordered Delta’s new $59 feature giving passengers “priority” boarding, discounted drink tickets, and a luggage tag (brag tag), my Delta SkyMiles Select welcome pack arrived yesterday.
Back in October, I purchased SkyMiles Select to see if it counted toward the American Express Platinum Card‘s annual airline incidental credit. And it did! It was one of the purchases — besides change fees, checked luggage, and onboard food and beverage — that triggered the credit.
(Interesting aside: someone opened the envelope during transit. Maybe they didn’t know the drink tickets are electronically deposited into the Fly Delta app’s “My Wallet” section.)
I purchased SkyMiles Select on October 16. The eight drink tickets (valued at $80, but purchased for $59 — a nice value) were automatically added to my Fly Delta app within a minute that day.
The Main Cabin 1 / “priority” boarding zone should be automatically added to members’ reservations — just the same as it is for Delta Amex cardholders. (Although, keep in mind gate agent shena sort of devalues this perk.)
Inside the envelope was a brand-spankin’ new brag tag:
Also included is a plastic loop for affixing the tag to luggage. Personally, I love these metal rings that run about $6 for a pack of 20.
The tiny print at the bottom left is something you may want to keep in mind. It says:
By tagging photos using #SkyMilesLife, user grants Delta Air Lines a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual license to display, reproduce and create derivative works. Full terms: delta.com/skymileslife
Basically, Delta can profit off your social media posts when you tag them. Sure, it might score you a couple of hundred more followers if they use your material — and give them a nice paycheck.
Will I Use the SkyMiles Select Brag Tag?
Probably not. I have my Medallion brag tags, thankyouverymuch, so no. 😉 . If my daughter wants it, it’s hers.
Here’s an interesting, peculiar observation: my 2019 Platinum Medallion kit arrived about seven months late. The SkyMiles Select package, though, took only two months to show up. One might reasonably think Delta’s “most loyal customers” (their words) should experience better service than those ponying up just $59 for status-lite.
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