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Unlock Priority Boarding On Delta Airlines With This Clever Trick

By Nicole Cord-Cruz


While Delta Air Lines once allowed travelers to purchase priority boarding, the airline no longer offers it. The only way to board first is by purchasing a higher-tier ticket.
After passengers from Delta One, Delta Diamond Medallion Elite, and Delta Premium Select, priority boarding is succeeded by Delta Comfort+ passengers.
This ticket level is by far the most budget-friendly tier, costing an extra $20 to $150, depending on how far you're jetting off to.
If you're not keen on paying for a premium ticket but still want some boarding advantage, you can either work your way through Sky Priority or own the right credit card.
Sky Priority is a service that gives you VIP treatment on Delta-operated flights. The more Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQD) you rack up, the closer you get to Sky Priority.
By signing up for the Delta SkyMiles Platinum American Express Card or the Delta SkyMiles Reserve American Express Card, you can earn MQDs each time you swipe.