Free baggage with skymiles card?

Old Oct 21, 20, 4:19 pm
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Free baggage with skymiles card?

can I get a free bag for booking a flight for my son using the Skymiles AMEX card even if I am not traveling also?
I was hoping that upon getting card.
Website says Yes then No then Yes but I called and she said No.
but everyone has a different answer .. you guys are the masters!
thanks .
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Old Oct 21, 20, 4:25 pm
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No. The cardmember has to be flying on the itinerary.
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Old Oct 21, 20, 5:56 pm
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The benefit is tied to the cardholder, not the card itself. you thus don't need to pay using the card, but must be traveling .
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Old Oct 21, 20, 9:21 pm
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Originally Posted by ronandjoan View Post
can I get a free bag for booking a flight for my son using the Skymiles AMEX card even if I am not traveling also?
I was hoping that upon getting card.
Website says Yes then No then Yes but I called and she said No.
but everyone has a different answer .. you guys are the masters!
thanks .
Curious where it says "yes" -- the various AMEX T&C pages and the Delta page here: https://www.delta.com/us/en/baggage/...ecked-bag-free

all have language in the Terms and Conditions section along the lines of "Benefit is limited to Basic Card Members (not Additional Card Members) [...]. Reservation must include the Basic Card Memberís SkyMiles number. Fee waiver also available for passengers traveling in the same reservation as the Basic Card Member."
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Old Oct 21, 20, 9:28 pm
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Family members have had luck being added as an authorized user and presenting the card at check in. The agent has more often than not just waived the baggage fee. Of course this isn't an expectation but it's worked.
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