Choosing the Best Delta Credit Card: Exploring Your Options

Originally posted on 07/17/2023 @ 8:55 PM

When searching for the best Delta credit card, it’s essential to consider the variety of options, perks, and benefits. As of my last training update in September 2021, Delta Air Lines partnered with American Express to offer a suite of credit cards. These cards cater to various needs, from infrequent travelers to business people who fly regularly. Here are some of the top Delta credit cards from that time:

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Delta SkyMiles® Blue American Express Card

This entry-level credit card offers 2X Miles per dollar spent on Delta purchases, and 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases, with no annual fee. This card suits those who fly with Delta occasionally and want to accumulate miles without paying an annual fee.

Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card

This card allows you to earn 2X Miles on Delta purchases, at restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery in the U.S., and at U.S. supermarkets, with a reasonable annual fee. Additionally, cardholders get main cabin 1 priority boarding on Delta flights and the first checked bag free on Delta flights.

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

This card offers numerous perks, including 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels, 2X Miles at restaurants and at U.S. supermarkets, and 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases. Other perks include an annual companion certificate and the ability to earn Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) toward Delta’s Medallion Status.

Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card

The most luxurious option includes 3X Miles on Delta purchases and 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases. The card also provides complimentary access to Delta Sky Clubs and Centurion Lounges when flying on a same-day Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight. The card also offers a companion certificate and helps cardholders reach Medallion Status faster.

Remember to consider annual fees, foreign transaction fees, and the value of the benefits when choosing a card. Also, consider your spending habits, travel frequency, and preference for specific benefits. As card offerings may change over time, it’s important to review the most recent card terms and conditions.

Note: All potential cardholders should read terms and conditions carefully and consider their ability to pay off their credit card balance in full each month to avoid interest and potential debt. Credit cards should be used responsibly and are not recommended for individuals who have difficulty managing credit or are already in significant debt.

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