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Chalk this up not only as something I didn’t know, but as something I’m downright surprised by. Capital One World MasterCard cardholders get zone 1 boarding with Delta.
- That’s the same boarding priority as Delta Silver elites, co-brand cardholders, and Starwood Platinums.
- I would expect American Express to have card issuer exclusivity over travel benefits since American Express pays Delta over $2 billion a year.
So for instance the no annual fee Capital One® Premier Dining Rewards Credit Card
- Current Offer: One-time $100 cash bonus after you spend $500 on purchases within 3 months from account opening
Earning: Earn unlimited 3% cash back on dining, 2% on groceries and 1% on all other purchases. No rotating categories or sign ups needed to earn cash rewards; plus, cash back doesn’t expire and there’s no limit to how much you can earn.
Annual Fee: $0
Foreign transaction fees: None
Delta Check-in Counter, Austin
This doesn’t work with Capital One Visa cards, only MasterCard products. And it apparently doesn’t require using the card to purchase tickets or showing the card to obtain boarding privileges at least according to Million Mile Secrets. So there must be some form of data match that occurs.
(HT: Million Mile Secrets)