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While I will only be a Delta diamond for a few more days, I decided to take one last flight as a Delta Diamond, you know, for old time sake. Even though I didn’t get upgraded, I still got to have one of my favorite drinks in the air, Woodford Reserve. The best part about the drink was I got it for free courtesy of Delta. I received a free drink coupon as part of Delta’s Sky Priority program called Have One On Us.
If you don’t know what the Have One On Us program is, you should. Make sure you know the trick of how to get the Have One On Us coupon for the next time you are not sitting up front.
Have One On Us Program
Delta launched Sky Priority, a service for Gold elite members or above. One of the best parts about Sky Priority is the free drinks you get when you check in online at Delta.com. If you check in online and are at least a Gold elite member, there is a high likelihood you will receive a Have One On Us coupon.
The coupon is good for:
- One Cocktail;
- One Beer;
- One Wine;
- or a non-perishable snack
But the trick is, you won’t get the coupon if you check in via your iPhone or mobile device, so remember to check in online where you actually get a boarding pass.
When you check-in on delta.com and we recognize that you didn’t get upgraded, we will add a coupon to your self-printed boarding pass for a complimentary beverage or in-flight snack.
The picture above is before you print your boarding pass. The picture on your boarding pass is very similar, except it has an expiration date, bar code, and a certificate number. You hand in this part of the boarding pass when you order your drink on the plane and voila, you have a free drink.
Nothing beats a happy hour in the sky, unless it’s a free happy hour. If you like having one on Delta, and are at least a Gold Medallion member, make sure you check in online and print your boarding pass before heading to the airport.
Are there any other times you can get a free drink on Delta?
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