How To Use Delta’s Companion Certificate For A Free Flight

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Once of my favorite things I like about the Delta Reserve Card is the ability to get a free ticket every year with the companion certificate. It’s a simply process to redeem the certificate online. We’ll illustrate how to redeem the certificate in this post in order to save money on your next flight.

I can save a bunch of money each year by booking one flight and getting the second one for free since I receive a Companion Certificate each year with my Delta Reserve Card. As a As a Delta Reserve Credit Card Member, you’ll get a domestic First Class or Economy Class Companion certificate each year upon renewal. The only thing you’ll have to pay for is the taxes associated with the flight.

Simply navigate to Delta’s website to start the booking process.

How To Use Delta Companion Certificate

Step 1: Select Your Companion Certificate

Navigate to the Certificates and ECredits section of your Delta account. Select your SkyMiles Companion Certificate that you earned from your Delta Reserve Card.

Delta Companion Certificate Selection

It is important to note that you cannot select more than one certificate when you use the companion certificate. You can find the full terms and conditions at Delta.

Delta Companion Certificate Terms

Step 2: Enter Your Flight Departure And Arrival Airport

Enter your departure and arrival airports into the search feature.

Delta Companion Certificate Flight Booking

Step 3: Select Your Flights And Book

Once you select your flights, you’ll notice that the second passenger will only be charged for taxes and fees.

Delta Companion Certificate Flight Results

Bottom Line

Using a Delta companion certificate that you can earn from the Delta Reserve Card can save a lot of money. In this case, the price of two first class tickets was the same price as two coach class tickets thanks to my Delta companion certificate. The savings was almost enough to cover the annual fee of the card. The fact that I get a companion certificate once a year, can earn MQMs with miles boosts and get access (although only for myself) makes the Delta Reserve Card a keeper for my wallet.


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  1. Does the DELTA Platinum AMEX card have a BOGO Companion Cert? I thought it did (but I thought the Delta Gold Amex also had one), but I’m not seeing anything about it anymore. Mine renews in July, and the receipt of a certificate will be persuasive in whether I keep it or not (especially at the new, higher, annual fee).

  2. I want to bring my grandson to visit, if I purchase a round trip ticket fron TVC to Raleigh,N.C.and back to TVC, can I usr the companion ticket for him Raleigh to TVC and back ? thanks

  3. It’s good only for domestic travel and if you don’t book several months in advance for travel to popular destinations, you’ll find almost zero available flights. And heaven help you if you do not use it one year. It’s like pulling teeth to get it back. Example: I renew every year in November and they issue the companion ticket when you renew. The companion ticket is good for just over a year and expires at the end of March. I didn’t use my last one, but they didn’t issue when I renewed because my previous was still active. Now they claim I’ll get my next one when I renew the following November – in other words no companion ticket for 8 months. Still fighting it, but getting nowhere. Delta and AmEx point the fingers at each other.

  4. It seems that the requirements have changed without notice. I am trying to use a companion ticket for a Class(A) domestic round trip and am being denied. I called the Delta Promotions number provided via e-mail to resolve the problem and was told that only the Flex ticket would work and that I should just book the discount fare and “save your companion ticket”. The quoted fare is 3 times the Class(A) fare, which is already higher than the discounted Class(G) fare. Now my companion ticket is worthless.

  5. I agree with Chris. Has become quite difficult to book. Tried multiple Class (A) reservations, using multiple cities and destinations and keep getting denied when trying to book the return trip. Thinking of cancelling my credit card as this has now become a gimmick.

  6. Hi all,

    I am working for Thai Airway as flight crew. I am travelling to US with my friend (companion ticket) Can I get Delta airline flight for her as companion option? To travellinf within US. From IAH – JFK.

    Thank you for reply.

  7. How long do you have from your anniversary date to the certificate’s expiration date? I’m interested in getting the Delta Platinum card, but I want the anniversary in the winter months which is when I would escape the rainy northwest to someplace like Miami. I also kind of want it soon because of some other trips I want to do.

  8. I can’t seem to find out if I have a companion ticket to use. I have American Express
    Platinum Card.

  9. Can you book a miles ticket and then apply a Delta companion ticket to this miles ticket? You would technically pay the taxes/fees with the AmEx card, similarly to paying the price for the ticket, no?

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