Delta Air Lines announced today that starting June 1st, they will waive the first checked bag fee for Delta SkyMiles cardmembers for up to 9 people on the same reservation. Delta’s first checked bag fee is $50, so that’s a $50 savings each way per person. This is a pretty nice perk if you already have a Delta SkyMiles card. As always, 1st and business class passengers, SkyMiles Medallion members, and passengers with a Full Y Class Economy ticket get two bags at no charge.
This is a pretty nice perk for Delta SkyMiles cardmembers because you’re likely to be flying Delta Air Lines anyway. If you fly Delta frequently enough, this might even give you a reason to get the Delta SkyMiles card because it can save you a significant amount of money. When you sign up for a Delta SkyMiles card, you usually can get several thousands miles in frequent flyer miles and, if you travel a lot, these checked bag savings can pay for the annual fees.