In the past, I have written posts detailing the benefits that United and American Airlines offer to military passengers. The benefits include, but are not limited to, complimentary checked baggage, early boarding, and airline club access. This is very generous of the airlines. I appreciated the Admirals Club in Boston for giving me complimentary access at the end of my Asia trip (I was so tired). This post will cover the military benefits that Delta Airlines provides.
Here is the list of active duty military benefits:
Discounted flights. Military members on personal or official travel can call the Delta Military Government Desk at 800-325-1771 to book. Immediate family members or domestic partners of a war injured service member are eligible to book discounted medical emergency flights by calling the same number.
Complimentary checked baggage. Military members on official travel can check up to five bags weighing up to 100 pounds each, while flying in any cabin. Military members on personal travel flying in Basic Economy, Main Cabin, or Delta Comfort are allowed two bags weighing up to 50 pounds each. If flying in First Class, Delta Premium Select, or Delta One, members are allowed three bags weighing up to 70 pounds each.
Delta Sky Club Access. This is not as straightforward as the other two benefits, but military members are eligible to use the Delta Sky Club. The member has to be an American Express cardholder and have same day travel on Delta. Access can also be gained if the military member is traveling in conjunction with the Iraq or Afghanistan war effort.
Complimentary upgrades. There are instances where the airline will upgrade uniformed military passengers to First Class.
Priority Boarding. Active Military ID cardholders are offered early boarding.
These benefits serve as a thank you to the military members. A thank you that provides money savings, comfort, and peace of mind. As I stated earlier, thanks to the airlines for taking care of the military, it is greatly appreciated.