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Delta Air Lines Benefits

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Employer Summary

As an industry leader, Delta is proud to offer to all of our employees an appealing compensation package including competitive pay, excellent benefits and worldwide travel privileges.


  • Medical coverage, with options depending on where you live
  • Dental coverage with 3 options from which to choose
  • Vision coverage through Davis Vision
  • Domestic partner program which includes medical, dental and vision
  • Life insurance coverage of $50,000 provided by Delta
  • Optional additional life/dependent life/group accident/private pilot insurance
  • Optional disability benefit
  • Flexible spending accounts to cover eligible expenses
  • Employee assistance program, which focuses on your mental and emotional well being

Committed to maximizing your total compensation package and helping you plan for your financial future, Delta provides eligible employees access to a 401(k) savings plan, along with a profit sharing plan and a shared rewards program.

  • 401(k) plan with automatic enrollment, automatic company contribution equal to 2% of your eligible pay and a 100% company match for the first 6% you contribute
  • Profit sharing with eligibility beginning on day one of employment; payout levels and amounts can vary annually, but in 2007 Delta distributed more than 15% of its pre-tax income
  • Shared reward program with monthly payouts based on the achievement of company wide goals
  • Paid vacation, holiday and personal time
  • Free and reduced rate travel benefits for you and your eligible family members
  • Matching gifts to education programs, up to $2,000 per year
  • Adoption assistance program with eligibility beginning on day one of employment
  • Employee discounts on a variety of products and services
  • An employee-powered scholarship fund, which awarded a total of $1.09 million to 591 recipients in 2017.


Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • Apr 23, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Atlanta, Georgia

    Standby system is fantastic for exploring places on weekends; very eye-opening summer as an intern -- gaining industry experience on weekdays, and cultural experience on weekends.

  • May 07, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Atlanta, Georgia

    best: discounts,flights. worse was the schedules

  • Apr 19, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Revenue Analyst in Atlanta, Georgia

    401K and Medical was good. However the point in working for an airline is the flight perks. I think at this point, flying standby is pointless due to the amount of overbooking that goes on.

  • Mar 27, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Seattle, Washington State

    They have an excellent benefits package. Everything is top notch and as you would expect from a work class company offering world class service. My only complaint is that wages are set in Atlanta with no COLA when you live in a city like NYC of Seattle, Los Angeles where the cost of living can be almost double. Also, I have seen the out of pocket cost of health care go up over the past few years . Still an exceptionally excellent benefits package.

  • Mar 20, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Flight Attendant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    Company match 401k to 6 percent, paid personal time off , sick leave , medical and dental insurance

  • Mar 24, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Flight Attendant in New York, New York State

    Travel benefits are great. Health Insurance options leave much to be desired.

  • Mar 20, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Dallas, Texas

    As long as you can work any day of the week, hours and holidays it was a fun place to work.

  • Mar 09, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Pilot in New York, New York State

    Travel benefits are nice but flights are very full so it is difficult to travel free. Many stories of people having to fork out $1000+ to get home, etc. If you never have to be back to work or don't mind losing hotel/cruise reservations then it's not bad Buddy passes are basically worthless; very expensive and they go LAST in priority. None of my friends & family have used them in years I throw all of mine away every year. Delta does not fly to many international stations as it used to, so you can get to AMS or CDG but then you're on your own.

  • Mar 07, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Airline Pilot in Los Angeles, California

    I lost my retirement during Delta's bankruptcy and I am too old to recoup the loss through the current defined contribution plan. People like me were forgotten. While we currently have been receiving profit sharing that has been the exception during my career at Delta. I have given back in pay cuts and lost retirement far more than any of the current profit sharing.

  • Mar 06, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Customer Service Representative in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    The best is flight benefits. Disability benefits the worst. I paid for 80% for 14 years and was denied it after a work injury. I’ve been disabled 10 yrs, they cancelled my disability after 30 days & refused to allow me to return to work because my doctor said I couldn’t, which was true but I would have tried in order to keep my benefits. But they cancelled my disability under the guise that Sedgwick CMS said I could return to work, & refused me employment because my doctor said I couldn’t. Never has made sense to me, but I’ve been on Worker’s Comp which I thank God everyday because I know in my heart that they would have fired me if I did force myself back to work because I’m no longer a reliable employee due to severe pain from the CRPS that my work accident caused.

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