Delta just rolled out a new program called SkyMiles Select. The program comes with a modest annual fee of $59, and the airline says it offers a $100 value. The benefits kick in 24 hours after signing up, and once you become a member, they last for a year. To take advantage of the benefits, one must be a member of Delta SkyMiles.

Included in the $59 SkyMiles Select membership are a limited-edition bag tag, eight drink vouchers and Main Cabin 1 boarding. The limited-edition bag tag will be delivered directly to the flyer's address.

The most expensive drink Delta has is $9, so a flyer who uses all eight vouchers can get up to a $72 value out of the program – just on alcoholic drinks. The priority boarding, to some, will prove worthwhile, especially those who make multiple trips a year. SkyMiles Select members who fly Basic Economy will also be able to take advantage of early boarding as well, so this could be a big perk for those who want to ensure their carry-on get in the overhead bin first. A SkyMiles Select flyer can share the benefit of Main Cabin 1 boarding with up to eight other travelers on the same reservation.

Current SkyMiles members can easily sign up for SkyMiles Select. Those who aren't yet a member of SkyMiles can join Delta's frequent flyer program for free. The new SkyMiles Select program could be a great deal for those who don't fly too often and want to enjoy early boarding and a drink or two while on the plane. Frequent flyers who want priority boarding may be better off getting an airline-branded credit card that already offers this benefit, among other more valuable ones.

Adam Luehrs is a contributing writer at based in California. He likes traveling to new and exciting destinations, preferably on his credit card company's dime. When not on the road, Adam enjoys hiking around the mountains of San Diego, trying out new food and reading history books. Email: