American Express updates Delta SkyMiles cards with limited-time welcome offers and new benefits

Posted on September 30, 2019 by in Aegean Airlines, Aeromexico, American Express, Delta Airlines, Delta Skymiles, Travel Deals

Starting January 30, 2020, Delta SkyMiles American Express Cards will have benefits that offer more ways to earn miles and feature new travel benefits.

In the meantime, there are new limited-time welcome offers available from October 1 to October 30, 2019. Applicants who apply and are approved during this time can take advantage of the welcome bonus and the new benefits will be automatically added to the card on Jan. 30, 2020.

The changes in fees and benefits

The changes in fees and benefits for all of the cards will take effect on January 30, 2020.

“This is a powerful expression of the backing we provide to our shared customers. We listened to their needs and made exciting changes to the Cards that give them greater value across the board. With lots of perks that elevate your travel experience, double and triple miles on spending where it counts and so much built-in value, it really pays to have our Delta Cards.” Eva Reda, Executive Vice President, Global Consumer Partnerships, American Express

For Consumer cards:

Delta SkyMiles Reserve American Express Card

  • 3X miles on purchases made directly with Delta – Previously it was 2X
  • Access to the American Express Centurion Lounge
  • 2 Delta Sky Club one-time guest passes
  • Up to $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck fees
  • Access to complimentary upgrades for card members without Medallion Status
  • The annual fee is $550 – Previously it was $450

Delta SkyMiles Platinum American Express Card

  • 3X miles on purchases made directly with Delta – previously 2X, and now on purchases made directly with hotels
  • 2X miles at restaurants worldwide and U.S. supermarkets
  • Up to $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck fees
  • The annual fee is $250 – Previously it was $195

Delta SkyMiles Gold American Express Card

  • 2X miles on purchases made directly with Delta and now at restaurants worldwide and U.S. supermarkets
  • $100 Delta flight credit after spending $10,000 annually
  • The annual fee is $99 – Previously it was $0 first year, then $95

Delta SkyMiles Blue American Express Card

  • 2X miles on purchases made directly with Delta and now at restaurants worldwide – previously the U.S. only
  • No foreign transaction fees – previously 2.7% per transaction

For Business cards:

Delta SkyMiles Reserve Business American Express Card

  • 3X miles on purchases made directly with Delta – previously 2X
  • 1.5X miles on purchases after spending $150,000 per the calendar year
  • Access to the American Express Centurion Lounge
  • 2 Delta Sky Club one-time guest passes
  • Up to $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck fees
  • Access to complimentary upgrades for card members without Medallion Status
  • The annual fee is $550 – previously it was $450

Delta SkyMiles Platinum Business American Express Card

  • 3X miles on purchases made directly with Delta – previously 2X, and now on purchases made directly with hotels
  • 1.5X miles on each eligible purchase of $5,000 or more
  • Up to $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck fees
  • The annual fee is $250 – previously it was $195

Delta SkyMiles Gold Business American Express Card

  • 2X miles on purchases made directly with Delta and now at restaurants worldwide, on U.S. shipping and U.S. advertising
  • $100 Delta flight credit after $10,000 annual spending
  • The annual fee is $99 – previously it was $0 first year, then $95

Limited time offers

Cardholders who apply and are approved between October 1 and October 30, 2019, can enjoy the new offers:

For Consumer cards:

Delta SkyMiles Reserve American Express Card

  • 75,000 bonus miles
  • 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles after spending $5,000 in eligible purchases on the card in the first three months

Delta SkyMiles Platinum American Express Card

  • 75,000 bonus miles
  • 5,000 Medallion Qualification Miles after spending $3,000 in eligible purchases on the card in the first three months
  • $100 statement credit after using the card to make a Delta purchase in the first three months

Delta SkyMiles Gold American Express Card

  • 60,000 bonus miles after spending $2,000 in eligible purchases on the card in the first three months
  • $50 statement credit after using the card on a Delta purchase in the first three months

For Business cards:

Delta SkyMiles Reserve Business American Express Card

  • 80,000 bonus miles
  • 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles after spending $6,000 in eligible purchases on the card in the first three months

Delta SkyMiles Platinum Business American Express Card

  • 80,000 bonus miles
  • 5,000 Medallion Qualification Miles after spending $6,000 in eligible purchases on the card in the first three months
  • $100 statement credit after using the card to make a Delta purchase in the first three months

Delta SkyMiles Gold Business American Express Card

  • 70,000 bonus miles after spending $4,000 in eligible purchases on the card in the first three months
  • $50 statement credit after using the card to make a Delta purchase in the first three months


About the author: Mila Kostic is a native of Belgrade, Serbia. After majoring in sociology at the Belgrade University she has been working as tutor and coach. Prior to taking on her role at Mighty Travels, she wrote for a video games, fitness, and health lifestyle website. After starting her work with the Mighty Travels team she discovered her passion for travel and travel writing. Now, she is focused on bringing you the newest travel news. In her portfolio here at Mighty Travels, you can find articles on Airline news, hottest credit card deals, tips and tricks on earning miles and much more. You can reach her at [email protected]

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