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What’s better than getting a great deal on a plane ticket? Getting 2 plane tickets for the price of 1! Getting a 2-for-1 deal on a plane ticket is possible with a companion ticket.
Southwest Airline’s Companion Pass is probably the most well-known companion ticket perk, but did you know that Delta also offers a companion ticket? It’s not quite the same as the Southwest Companion Pass, but still has a lot of value.
Here’s how to get a Delta Companion Certificate and use it for maximum value!
The Delta Companion Certificate is a great perk that comes with select Delta credit cards. This perk allows you to essentially get a 2-for-1 deal on a plane ticket.
So, when you purchase 1 ticket, you can use the Delta Companion Certificate to purchase a second ticket and you only have to pay the taxes and fees on that second ticket.
Here are a few rules from Delta to keep in mind when using your Delta Companion Certificate:
You can earn a Delta Companion Certificate simply by having the right credit card in your wallet.
American Express offers 4 co-branded personal Delta credit cards and 4 co-branded Delta business credit cards in total, but not all of them come with the companion pass perk.
The Delta Companion Certificate is only available on the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® and Delta Reserve credit cards:
The companion pass varies slightly depending on what credit card you hold.
Both the Delta Platinum card and Delta Platinum Business card come with the companion ticket benefit. This perk offers 1 round-trip, Main Cabin companion ticket per year after you pay your annual fee.
You’re responsible for paying the taxes and fees on the companion ticket. The companion ticket is valid for L, U, T, X, and V classes of service only (these letters refer to different levels of economy fares). Both the first ticket and the fees for the second ticket must be charged to your Delta SkyMiles card.
If you have either of the Delta Reserve card or the Delta Reserve Business card, you’re eligible for 1 round-trip, Main Cabin, Comfort+, or First Class companion ticket per year after you pay your annual fee.
You’re responsible for paying the taxes and fees on the companion ticket. The companion ticket is valid for L, U, T, X, and V classes of service (economy), I and Z classes of service (first class), and W class (Delta Comfort+ ).
Both the first ticket and the fees for the second ticket must be charged to your Delta Reserve American Express card.
Your Delta Companion Certificate can only be used on Delta.com; it can’t be used on Delta flights that are purchased on any other website.
Once you’re logged in to your account, you’ll be able to see your companion ticket in the My Wallet section.
From there, you can select your companion pass then search for flights as you normally would. The system should automatically filter out the flights that aren’t eligible for a companion pass ticket.
There isn’t a price limit to the ticket you can purchase with your Delta companion certificate. So, the higher the price of the ticket, the more value you get from this perk.
Let’s say you and a friend want to travel from New York to Los Angeles for a long weekend, but the tickets are $500 each. While you might not want to spend $1,000 for this trip, with the Delta Companion Certificate, you can purchase both tickets for just $500 (plus the taxes and fees on the second ticket).
You can easily get hundreds of dollars of value from this 1 perk!
Hot Tip: On any itinerary, the primary, paid ticket is eligible to earn Delta SkyMiles, but the companion ticket is not.
The Delta Companion Certificate is a great deal. This perk allows you to buy a second seat on a Delta flight for the price of the taxes and fees. That means you and your companion can fly for essentially the price of just 1 ticket!
For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card, click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card, click here.
For rates and fees of Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card, click here.
For rates and fees for the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card, click here.
A Delta Companion Certificate is a perk offered on select Delta American Express credit cards that allows you to purchase a companion ticket for just the cost of the taxes and fees for that ticket. It essentially gives you a 2-for-1 deal on Delta flights.
Yes, you can book for someone else using your Delta Companion Certificate. However, once the ticket has been issued, it’s no longer transferable.
Yes, a Delta Companion Certificate can be upgraded as long as the companion traveler is also a Delta SkyMiles, Medallion member, or partner airline elite member. All of the regular Delta upgrade rules will apply.
No, a Delta Companion Certificate will not earn Delta SkyMiles. The primary, paid ticket on the itinerary will still be eligible to earn SkyMiles.
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