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We like our drinks here at Points, Miles & Martinis. In-flight cocktails are always a great way to go after a long week, especially when they are free. Delta has a great onboard bourbon product, Woodford Reserve, our favorite. In this post, we’ll share how you can get a free drink on a Delta flight and still use your mobile device to check-in and an electronic boarding pass.
How To Use An Electronic Have One On Us
For those of you who fly Delta regularly, you’ve probably come across the Delta Have One On Us coupon. You’ve probably also noticed that you don’t receive the coupon when you check-in through a mobile phone or at an airport kiosk. The answer is to check-in online and then print your certificate. DeltaPoints has a great overview of the process. The process is simple:
1) Check-in online
2) Select all of the extra options to print like weather, puzzles, etc
3) View your boarding pass and ensure there is a “Have One On Us” certificate
4) Print the boarding pass to “PDF” format and send the electronic boarding pass to your email or mobile device
5) Pull up the boarding pass with your certificate on your mobile device and show the flight attendant for her/him to scan
6) Enjoy your free drink!
The “Have One On Us” certificates are good for a one-time use only and have an expiration date. So you cannot use these multiple times once they are scanned.
Success Tastes So Sweet
As the flight attendants with the drink cart approached row 24, we got our iPhone picture ready. She started with 24A, he ordered a vodka and club soda, a good choice for sure. Then came my turn from seat 24B. I ordered the usual, Woodford on the rocks with a splash of water and handed her my iPhone. It certainly caught her by surprise. She took the scanner and proceeded to scan the picture on my iPhone. After two scans, success! First round on Delta, thanks.
Never leave a drink on the table. Delta elite members can have a free drink if you print your boarding pass with the “Have One On Us” certificate instead of using the electronic or airport kiosk method.