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Top Perks of the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card From American Express

Feb. 1, 2019
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Of all the perks of the Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card, the free checked bags are for the most valuable.

For the budget traveler looking to save money on checked bags and spend layovers in the comfort of a lounge, these perks could make the Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card right for you.

» Learn more: Lounge Review: Delta Sky Club at San Francisco International Airport

Free checked baggage

You get one free checked bag for up to nine people on one reservation with this card. Without it, travelers pay $30 per checked bag.

For a family of four flying one-way, your costs could be reduced by $120 per trip. If you happen to be booking a one-way reservation for the maximum number of nine people, the savings could be $270.

The checked bag waiver is valid on Delta and Delta Connection originating flight segments. The bag must meet weight requirements; if the bag is overweight or oversized, additional fees will be charged.

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How to maximize your rewards

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