If you fly Delta often, you may have been offered one of their branded American Express personal or business credit cards. The popular business card line includes the Reserve, Platinum, and Gold options, all offering perks for frequent flyers and business owners. If you’ve been on the fence about getting one, a recent update to their promotional sign-on bonus structure may be a reason to take the plunge. The new offers come just in time for summer travelers to get some sweet freebies before fall. Here’s what you need to know about the changes.
With fewer cards offering a straight-up, zero APR offer for new business cardmembers, it’s nice to see that American Express and Delta have brought this trend back. You’ll get six months of interest-free purchases with the card from the date of account opening. This perk is offered for all three levels of the business card family: Delta Reserve, Delta Platinum, and Delta Gold.
The even better news is that the sign-up bonus miles deals are double what they were before. Get twice the miles when you complete spending milestones within the first three months of account opening:
. You’ll also get 5,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs). .
This card has a annual fee but comes with benefits like
- Complimentary Delta Sky Club® access, and a low $29 fee per person for travel companions
- Upgrade priority over others in your fare class
- Priority boarding
- Annual companion certificate good for all cabin classes
- Free first checked bag
- 20% in-flight discounts
- 2 miles per dollar on Delta purchases
- 1 mile per dollar on everything else
You’ll also get a slightly smaller Miles Boost offer of 10,000 MQMs and 10,000 bonus applies after you reach $25,000 in eligible purchases on the Card within the year. One other notable perk is a $100 statement credit when you make a Delta purchase within the first 3 months.
This card has a annual fee and comes with the same free checked bag, inflight-discount, miles earning structure, and companion pass. (Platinum passes are only valid for main cabin purchases.)
. You will get a $50 statement credit after your first Delta purchase in 3 months. This card has a after that, but offers the free checked bag perk, the same earning rate, and priority boarding.
How It Affects You
For anyone who travels Delta more than a few times a year, or has employees that do, this business card can quickly boost your connected Delta SkyMiles account balance to be used for free or greatly-discounted travel. Now that Delta allows you to pay with Points or Points and Cash, you can score main cabin tickets, Comfort Plus, and even First-Class tickets for hundreds of dollars below their regular price, even if you don’t have enough points banked for a full fare.
If you took advantage of any one of these generous, new bonus offers and met the requirements before summer ends, you could be looking at your next autumn domestic flight for free!