Update: This program does qualify for AMEX airline fee reimbursement!
- 8 drink vouchers, that expire in 12 months
- Main cabin 1 boarding for you and your companions
- Bag tag
Delta claims this package is worth $100 based on valuing the drink vouchers at $9 each, though I’m sure they’re hoping for those to expire unused.
The main cabin 1 boarding helps ensure that you’ll have overhead space for your carry-on. That will be most useful if you fly basic economy, as you get moved up from being the last to board.
If you have a Delta credit card you’ll do better. The $95 (soon to be $99 fee) card gives the same zone 1 boarding and also covers your checked bag fees, and gives 20% off in-flight purchases, among other benefits.
Then again, the credit card doesn’t come with drink vouchers (though you do get 20% off drinks) and it requires a credit check.
United offers subscriptions for baggage, economy plus, and WiFi. You can get a refund of those subscriptions with the AMEX Airline fee credit. I’d imagine that will also work for a refund of SkyMiles Select, meaning you can get a refund for that and for some baggage fees if you have an eligible card.
This isn’t a terribly useful status to have, but it certainly can be worthwhile for some.
Will you signup for SkyMiles Select?