Free Checked Bags
With your Delta Gold card, you’ll receive your first checked bag free for you and up to 8 travel companions. Given that checked bags can start at $30 per direction, this benefit alone can save you $30 to $270 per flight depending on the number of people flying with you.
Thanks to your Delta Gold card, you and up to 8 traveling companions will receive Main Cabin 1 priority boarding. So even if you’ve purchased a Basic Economy ticket, you’ll be able to board with other Main Cabin 1 passengers, instead of last.
Discount on Inflight Purchases
Cardholders receive 20% off in the form of a statement credit on inflight purchases of food, alcoholic beverages, and audio headsets. So if you regularly purchase food and beverages for yourself when you fly, the savings here can really add up.
Keep in mind that the 20% discount does not apply to other inflight purchases such as Wi-Fi.
Hot Tip: You do not need to pay with your Delta Gold card to receive the checked baggage and priority boarding benefit, but you will need to pay with your card to receive the 20% savings on inflight purchases.