Delta Air Lines is making zoned boarding a thing of the past.
Starting on Jan. 23, boarding with Delta will be by branded fare purchased.
The new boarding process will continue to give priority to SkyMiles Medallion Members and eligible Delta SkyMiles American Express Credit Card Members.
Delta will introduce new branded boarding that distinguishes new color accents for each of Delta’s fare products. Basic Economy, Main Cabin, Delta Comfort plus, Delta Premium Select/First Class and Delta One will each have a complementary color from booking through boarding.
Boarding zones for Delta-operated flights will be renamed from numbers to the branded fare purchase but will also still reflect customer loyalty. This will lead to an increased number of boarding zones, which also means fewer people will be lining up at the gate area at one time.
The boarding order starts with Delta One and ends with Basic Economy.