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Delta Now Offers Early Access to Overhead Bins

by Megan Hill

Nov 9, 2019

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Coveted overhead bin space is one of the biggest annoyances in air travel, but Delta Air Lines is trying to change that.

Delta started selling an annual subscription service with a twist on priority boarding, giving subscribers first access to overhead bins. The $59 service for the SkyMiles Select plan doesn’t allow you to board first, but it does get you Main Cabin 1 boarding status.

Main Cabin 1 is currently the sixth group to board after pre-boarders, Delta One and Diamond Medallion members, first-class and Premium Select, and Delta Comfort+ passengers. Starting Jan. 23, Main Cabin 1 passengers will be fifth in line.

“Customers have told us they want more ways to access benefits when traveling with Delta, and we know priority boarding is a valuable benefit as it gives customers more time to get settled before their flight,” Delta spokeswoman Kathryn Steele told USA TODAY via email. “We’ll look to expand the types of benefits they can access through SkyMiles Select based on feedback from this test.”

The $59 also includes eight free drink vouchers and a limited-edition bag tag.

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