First Bag Free

Basic Card Members with a Gold, Platinum, or Reserve Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express may check their first bag for free on all Delta and Delta Connection® flights. That’s a savings of up to $50 per person on a round-trip ticket or up to $200 for a family of four.1

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How does First Checked Bag Free work?

  • Provide your SkyMiles number when making your Delta or Delta Connection flight reservation
  • Check-in for your flight using any of the Delta check-in options. The waiver will automatically be applied for you and eligible passengers in your reservation
  • You can look up your itinerary to ensure that your SkyMiles number is in your reservation. If not, click Add Frequent Flyer #.
  • Earn double miles on Delta purchases when using your Delta SkyMiles Credit Card. You don’t have to pay for your ticket using your Delta SkyMiles Credit Card to receive the First Checked Bag Free benefit, but if you do, you can earn double miles!2

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Please see our baggage policy for more details.

Please note that additional checked bags, as well as
oversized and overweight baggage charges may apply.

Terms & Conditions

1. Benefit is limited to Basic Card Members (not Additional Card Members) with the Gold, Platinum or Reserve Delta SkyMiles Credit Cards. Reservation must include the Basic Card Member’s SkyMiles number. Fee waiver also available for passengers traveling in the same reservation as the Basic Card Member. Maximum nine waivers per reservation. New Card Members and Card Members upgrading from another Delta SkyMiles Credit Card product will be eligible for the checked baggage fee waiver benefit after receiving their Card from American Express. The first checked bag fee waiver will only be applied on flight segments which originate on a Delta or Delta Connection® carrier when you check-in with Delta for both a Delta marketed and Delta operated flight. Waiver is only for normal bag fee, if any, for the first checked bag that is not overweight and not oversize under Delta’s applicable rules as set forth in Delta’s contract of carriage.  Additional terms, conditions and restrictions may apply. See for details.

2. This offer applies to qualifying Delta, Delta Connection® carrier, and Delta Shuttle® flights taken with the purchase of a fare that is eligible for SkyMiles mileage credit. Offer applies to any Delta branded purchase where Delta is the merchant of record via or in-flight such as upgrades, miles, seat selection, Sky Club membership or passes, pre-purchased meals, food, beverages, and in-flight entertainment. Offer applies to Delta Vacations® packages but not other all-inclusive packages. Offer is subject to change without notice. Bonus miles will be posted to your Delta SkyMiles® account 8 to 12 weeks after the end of each month. All Delta SkyMiles program rules apply. To review the rules, please visit