December 27, 2017
Everything to Know about Delta’s Invitation-Only Elite Status: Delta 360
All three legacy US airlines offer an invitation-only level of elite status. The airlines don’t publish an official way to qualify or an official list of benefits. United has Global Services, American has Concierge Key, and Delta has Delta 360.
Qualifying for Delta 360
Delta has four official tiers of elite status-Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. While there’s no official way to qualify for Delta 360, anecdotal evidence suggests you need to spend at least $40,000+ per year with the airline and fly a lot of segments on Delta metal just to be considered for an invitation.
Delta 360 Perks
Dedicated Phone Line
Delta 360 members have a dedicated phone line they can call for pretty much anything. This means no waiting on hold and having access to some of Delta’s best agents. Call agents can proactively book alternate flights if passengers are at risk of missing a connection.
Members with a tight connection at Delta hub airports many be driven to their next flight in a private Porsche. This service is currently offered at Atlanta (ATL), Los Angeles (LAX), Minneapolis (MSP), and New York (JFK).
All Delta elite members are eligible for complimentary upgrades. The order of upgrades is based on the travelers’ elite status, and Delta 360 members get first pick for available First Class seats.
Some members report receiving a bottle of Glenlivet 18-year-old Scotch or Louis Roederer Champagne along with two Tiffany whisky or champagne glasses.
While the fridge benefits are a nice touch, the most helpful elements here are the tarmac transfers and proactive rebooking for missed flights. These perks make the flying experience smoother and help get you to your destination on time.
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