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Delta offers priority boarding as a benefit of each of its Delta SkyMiles American Express credit cards. And while it’s a useful benefit, you should be aware it does not mean you will be the very first to board the plane.
You will board in ‘Zone 1.’ And before you make any assumptions, note that doesn’t mean you’ll be the first group to board the plane either. In fact, it’s the THIRD group to board the plane. How does that work? Well there are two groups that don’t have Zone numbers for premium level flyers.
Here’s how it works…
The good news is the first two zones are not the majority of the plane. You’re still boarding ahead of most coach passengers, along with 25,000+ mile flyers, and will find ample room for your bag most of the time. Business flyer heavy routes are the few that have a lot of elites who may board ahead of you, as some of those flights can have half the plane or more as elite ‘Medallion’ level flyers.
Just don’t have the expectation that your credit card will let you be the very first to board and you’ll find it a useful benefit.
These are the Delta credit cards that allow Zone 1 priority boarding…
This is in addition to a first free checked bag for you and up to 8 others in your reservation, as well as a 20% discount on inflight food, beverage, and entertainment purchases.
You can also extend the priority boarding benefit to the traveling companions in your reservation by having them booked in the same reservation. Zone 1 will show up on their boarding pass.
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