Will other airlines follow Delta Air Lines in waiving checked baggage fees for travelers with a Delta branded credit card?
I think it’s great news for travelers that Delta has decided to waive baggage fees for those with a Delta branded credit card. While most travelers, who fly Delta regularly, are likely to already own a Delta branded card or have their baggage fees waived because they are elite members of Delta’s frequent flier program, this represents an opportunity for other less frequent fliers to have a way to avoid baggage fees.
I already carry affinity credit cards for American, Delta, and United in order to keep my mileage balances current even if I don’t make elite status on all of them. Also, having both a branded American Express card and branded MasterCard/Visa is advantageous as not every card is accepted everywhere.
It will be interesting to see if the other two major, network airlines will follow Delta’s lead. That could be good news for many frequent fliers and I believe the pressure will mount for the other airlines to match Delta’s offer sometime very soon.