Delta’s 2,500 Baggage Guarantee Challenge Accepted!

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As we posted in Easy Way to Earn 2,500 SkyMiles When Flying Delta Air Lines, Delta is offering a baggage guarantee where if your checked bag doesn’t arrive within 20 minutes to the carousel, you’ll receive 2,500 Delta SkyMiles. Well, I for one say, “Challenge Accepted!”

Delta’s 2,500 Baggage Guarantee Challenge Accepted!

Delta's 2,500 Baggage Guarantee Challenge Accepted!

In a sense, it seems like this is the ultimate challenge and for me, challenge accepted. But, it might not make sense for everybody. The Gate brings up a good point, that checked baggage fees are costly. If you have to pay a $25 checked baggage fee, this doesn’t necessary make sense to check your bag just to try to get 2,500 miles when Delta possibly fails to get your bag out in 20 minutes.

But, if you are a Delta Elite member who gets free checked bags like me, I think this is an easy way to rack up some miles, especially if you have a bunch of trips coming up before March 31.

For Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express, Delta Reserve Credit Card from American ExpressGold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express cardholders who also get free checked bags, this could make sense for you. For only a little extra time checking your bag, there is a very good chance, in my opinion that Delta will miss their 20 minute window and you will walk away with the free 2,500.

I for one will be taking Delta up on their challenge on an upcoming trip and will risk the extra 20-30 minutes checking my bag for the chance to get the 2,500 miles because I personally don’t think Delta can do it especially in busy airports like Atlanta I always have to wait longer then 20 minutes!

Bottom Line

Delta has this new baggage guarantee offered from February 19, 2015 through March 31. I will be taking them up on this challenge because I don’t pay to check my bags, will you?

Terms & Conditions:

Eligibility: 20-minute Bag-to-Claim Guarantee bonus-mile offer valid on travel between February 19, 2015 through March 31, 2015. Offer valid on all domestic flights within the U.S. 50 and Puerto Rico, marketed and operated by Delta Air Lines and Delta Connection® carriers. Itineraries that include codeshare flights are eligible as long as the final leg is marketed and operated by Delta Air Lines or a Delta Connection carrier. Customers must be a SkyMiles member in good standing at the time of travel and award of bonus miles to be eligible and must submit a request form with Delta upon completion of travel. Requests must be submitted via within three days of flight’s arrival. All claims must be submitted by April 3, 2015. Limit one request per passenger per outbound or return travel regardless of number of checked bags; requests for multiple trips must be submitted separately. Time to baggage claim will be as measured by Delta’s baggage tracking system, where available; lost, mishandled, and damaged bags are excluded. Oversize and overweight baggage and special items are not eligible. 

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  1. I’m anxious to see when Delta actually starts and ends their version of the official 20 minute time frame.
    If it start when the bell goes off as the captain hits the mark at the gate then their is very little chance that the bags get to the carousel in places like ATL/JFK/LAS on busy nights or inclement conditions.
    Is waiting what might turn into an hour for 2500 crappy SkyMiles worth it? Maybe….Maybe not….

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