Platinum Delta SkyMiles American Express Card

by James Andrew Scott on April 15, 2015

in American Express, Delta, SkyMiles

Review of the Platinum Delta SkyMiles American Express Card

The Platinum Delta SkyMiles ® card by American Express® is one of three credit cards offered by Delta.  This card sits in the middle– between the lower fee/lower benefits Gold card and the higher fee/higher benefits Reserve card.

Platinum cardholders earn 2 miles per dollar on purchases with Delta and 1 mile per dollar on everything else.  Cardholder benefits include priority boarding, a free checked bag, and a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of the card.

The Card also offers a large bonus (called Miles Boost) of 10,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles if eligible spending on the card is $25,000 or more in a calendar year (and an additional 10,000 bonus miles and 10,000 MQMs with $50,000 or more in spending in a calendar year).

New cardholders can earn 5,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) and 35,000 bonus miles after making  $1,000 in purchases on the card in the first three months.  In addition, new cardholders will earn a $100 statement credit after making a Delta purchase with the card within the first 3 months.

Advantages of the Platinum Delta SkyMiles American Express Card:  

  • For new cardholders, a Generous bonus of 5,000 MQMs and 35,000 bonus miles with $1,000 in spending in the first 3 months plus a $100 statement credit after making a Delta purchase with the card within the first 3 months
  • Earn 2 miles per dollar on purchases with Delta and 1 mile per dollar on everything else.
  • A Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon card renewal (taxes and fees are not included).
  • Miles Boost Bonus:  In a calendar year, if eligible purchases with the Card are $25,000 or more, earn 10,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles.  In that same calendar, if eligible purchases on the  Card are $50,000 or more, earn an additional 10,000 bonus miles and 10,000 MQMs.
  • Priority boarding and free checked bags.

Platinum Delta SkyMiles Amex

Delta Airlines Platinum Delta SkyMiles Card

Earning Miles:

  • 2 miles per dollar on Delta.
  • 1 mile per dollar on everything else.
  • Miles Boost bonus as described above.

 Fees:

  • Annual: $195.
  • Foreign transaction fee:  none.

Other Benefits:

  • 20% discount on eligible in-flight purchases of food, alcoholic beverages, movies, television shows, video games and audio headsets.
  • Cardholder and two traveling companions can access Delta’s Sky Clubs more for a reduced fee ($29 per person).
  • Car Rental Loss and Damage Insurance.
  • Roadside Assistance hotline.
  • Global Assist hotline.
  • Travel accident insurance.
  • Extended warranty and purchase protection.
  • Dispute resolution.
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