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Waiting for Your Bags Just Got Easier - They Might Be Stuffed with 2,500 Delta SkyMiles!

Expiration Date – March 31, 2015

Through March 31, 2015, Delta is offering a 20 minute Bags on Time Guarantee with 2,500 SkyMiles attached!

Sound familiar? Alaska Airlines, one of Delta's airline partners, has an ongoing 20 minute Baggage Service Guarantee and they used to be the only baggage guarantee in town. But now Delta is getting into the fray, albeit only for a short time.

From February 19 through March 31, 2015, if your checked bags don’t arrive at the carousel within 20 minutes of the plane door opening on your domestic flight (within all 50 states and Puerto Rico), you are eligible to receive 2,500 bonus SkyMiles. You will need to complete a simple form within three days of your flight to submit your claim. It may take up to two weeks for the points to post to your account.

Let’s hope Delta makes this a permanent guarantee instead of expiring it in April. It’s a great perk to have your bags on the belt so quickly and 2,500 points is a great consolation prize when they are not.

Delta has snuck in a few disclaimers and conditions, of course - and here they are:

  • To qualify for this offer your flight must be marketed and operated by Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection or a codeshare flight, and the final leg must be marketed and operated by Delta Air Lines

  • Lost, mishandled, damaged, oversize, overweight or special item baggage is not eligible

  • This offer is only valid on paid tickets for published fares and not for those traveling with an employee pass or industry discounted tickets

  • Delta reserves the right to suspend this baggage service guarantee at any time and without prior notice in the event of an airport baggage system malfunction, severe weather or other conditions out of Delta's control that would prevent timely baggage delivery

So, keep one eye on the carousel and the other on your SkyMiles balance!