Silver Medallion Members Can Now Check Only One Bag Free Instead of Two

If you are a Delta Air Lines SkyMiles frequent flyer loyalty program Silver Medallion elite member, the number of bags you are allowed to check free of charge has been reduced from two to one bag weighing up to 70 pounds at no charge for economy class tickets purchased on or after December 15, 2011 for travel that will occur on or after March 1, 2012 on Delta Air Lines flights.

Silver Medallion elite members who have Reserve, Platinum or Gold Delta SkyMiles credit cards from American Express can still check a second bag for free.

This policy change will only impact those Silver Medallions traveling within or between the United States, Canada, the United States Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico; as well as SkyTeam Elite and Alaska Airlines MVP members when traveling on Delta Air Lines within or between these areas.

Unhappy FlyerTalk members essentially call this the continued devaluation of Silver Medallion status, and some wonder when the Silver Medallion elite status tier will be eliminated altogether…

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