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Delta Air Lines credit cards: Higher annual fees, but more statement credits

Update February 1, 2024: Delta has updated the benefits and pricing of most of its credit cards. We’ve updated this guide with the latest earnings rates, pricing, and benefits when flying on Delta.

Delta Air Lines offers seven credit cards in partnership with American Express. If you’re looking for free checked bags, a path to elite status, or lounge access, one of the Delta credit cards can help you get there. (Terms apply to all benefits)

But which credit card is right for you? In this article, we’ll help you decide.

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Delta credit card rewards

If you’re looking to earn SkyMiles by spending on Delta Air Lines credit cards, take a look at the chart below. The amount of miles you earn for spending on the Delta cards is broken down by category. If you’re looking to earn the most miles, the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card is the winner. This card offers bonus miles on Delta purchases, hotels, U.S. restaurants, and U.S. supermarkets.

Personal Delta SkyMiles credit card rewards

Here’s what each of Delta’s personal credit cards earns. For small business credit cards, scroll down to our small business credit card table.

Delta SkyMiles® Blue American Express CardDelta SkyMiles® Gold American Express CardDelta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express CardDelta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card
Delta SkyMiles® Blue American Express Card card artDelta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card card art Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card card art Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card card art
Annual feeAnnual fee: $0Annual fee: $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $150Annual fee: $350Annual fee: $650
Delta Air Lines purchases (Includes purchases made directly with Delta)2x2x3x3x
Hotels3x
Restaurants2x2x2x
U.S. supermarkets2x2x
Other purchases1x1x1x1x
Point earnings on Delta Air Lines personal credit cards

Small business Delta SkyMiles credit card earning rates

Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express CardDelta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express CardDelta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card
Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express Card card art Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card card art Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card card art
Annual fee$0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $150Annual fee: $350Annual fee: $650
Delta Air Lines purchases (Includes purchases made directly with Delta)2x3x3x
Hotels3x
Restaurants2x
U.S. purchases for advertising in select media.2x
(on up to $50,000 in purchases per year, then 1x)
U.S. shipping purchases2x
(on up to $50,000 in purchases per year, then 1x)
1.5x
U.S office supply store purchases1.5x
Eligible transit
(Includes rideshare, taxicabs and more)
1.5x
(on up to $100,000 of combined eligible purchase per year, then 1x)
1.5x
Large purchases ($5,000 or more)1.5x
(50,000 mile cap applies)
Other purchases1x1x1x
1.5x miles on other purchases after you spend $150,000 on your card in a calendar year
Point earnings on Delta Air Lines small business credit cards

Delta Air Lines card benefits when flying on Delta

One of the best reasons to get an airline credit card is for its benefits when flying on the airline. All Delta credit cards with an annual fee offer a free first checked bag. Here’s what you can expect when flying on Delta.

Delta Air Lines personal card benefits when flying on Delta

Delta SkyMiles® Blue American Express CardDelta SkyMiles® Gold American Express CardDelta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express CardDelta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card
Delta SkyMiles® Blue American Express Card card artDelta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card card art Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card card art Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card card art
Annual feeAnnual fee: $0Annual fee: $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $150Annual fee: $350Annual fee: $650
Earnings on Delta Air Lines purchases 2x2x3x3x
Lounge access
(Delta Sky Club, Escape Lounges – The Centurion® Studio Partner, and The Centurion® Lounge when flying on Delta)
Complimentary lounge access when flying Delta.

Receive 4 one-time Delta Sky Club guest passes after account opening and each year after account renewal.

Benefit changes 2/1/25. See below for details.
Complimentary upgradesNon-Medallions get upgrades after all Medallions

Medallions get upgrade priority.
Priority boarding
(Main Cabin 1)
Annual companion certificate after renewalMain CabinFirst Class, Delta Comfort+, or Main Cabin
$200 Delta flight creditEarned after spending $10,000 in purchase on your card in a calendar year
First checked bag free
TakeOff 15
(15% discount on Delta award travel)
20% back on Delta in-flight purchases
MQD Headstart
MQD Boost$1 MQD for every $20 of purchases$1 MQD for every $10 of purchases
Benefits of Delta Air Lines personal credit cards when flying on Delta.

Details of Delta personal credit card benefits available when flying on Delta

Here are some more details on the benefits that you’ll get from your personal Delta SkyMiles credit cards when you’re flying on Delta Air Lines.

  • Lounge access. Through 2/1/25, receive unlimited Delta Sky Club, Escape Lounge, and The Centurion Lounge access when flying on a same-day Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight.
    • Delta Sky Club and guest passes. Receive 4 one-time complimentary guest passes to the Delta Sky Club upon account opening and at each renewal. You may also choose to bring up to two guests, or immediate family, at a per-visit rate of $50/person or visit a Grab and Go location at a per-visit rate of $25 per person. Effective 2/1/25, you receive 15 non-transferable Delta Sky Club visits per eligible card, per year to the Delta Sky Club. You will be able to earn unlimited Delta Sky Club visits if you spend $75,000 on your card in a calendar year.
  • Complimentary upgrades. If you hold the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card, you’ll receive a complimentary upgrade after all Delta Medallion members. If you are a Medallion member, you’ll receive upgrade priority over Medallion members who do not hold either the personal or business variants of the Reserve card.
  • Priority boarding. Receive boarding with the Main Cabin 1 group when traveling on Delta and Delta Connection flights. Everyone in your same reservation will also receive Main Cabin 1 boarding.
  • Companion certificate. Receive a companion certificate that can be used for a U.S. domestic, Caribbean, or Central American roundtrip flight each year when you renew your card. Companion certificates require payment of government-imposed taxes and fees of no more than $80 for round trip domestic travel or $250 for round trip international travel.
    • Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card holders receive a Main Cabin companion certificate.
    • Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card holders receive a First Class, Delta Comfort+®, or Main Cabin companion certificate.
  • $200 Delta flight credit. Delta SkyMiles® Gold cardmembers who spend $10,000 or more in a calendar year will receive a $200 Delta eCredit in their SkyMiles account that can be used toward a Delta-marketed flight purchase. The credit expires one year from issuance.
  • First checked bag free. Receive a first checked bag for free for yourself and up to 8 other passengers traveling with you on the same reservation when your first flight is on Delta or a Delta Connection carrier. The benefit is for a first checked bag; if you receive a free checked bag from your frequent flyer status or from your class of service, you will not receive an additional checked bag for free. Codeshare flights are not eligible.
  • TakeOff 15. Receive an automatic 15% off the miles price of award travel when you book Delta flights through Delta.com or through the Delta app.
  • 20% back on Delta in-flight purchases. Use you card for eligible Delta in-flight purchases of food and beverages and receive a statement credit for 20% of the amount spent.
  • MQD Headstart. As a cardmember, you’ll receive $2,500 Medallion Qualifying Dollars (the points you need to earn status with Delta Air Lines) each Medallion year just for having the card.
  • MQD Boost. When you use your eligible Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card, Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card, Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business Card, or Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business Card, you’ll earn Medallion Qualifying Dollars for your purchases. The amount you earn varies by card.

Delta Air Lines small business card benefits when flying on Delta

Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express CardDelta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express CardDelta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card
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Annual feeAnnual fee: $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $150Annual fee: $350Annual fee: $650
Earnings on Delta Air Lines purchases 2x3x3x
Lounge access
(Delta Sky Club, Escape Lounges – The Centurion® Studio Partner, and The Centurion® Lounge when flying on Delta)
Complimentary lounge access when flying Delta.

Receive 4 one-time Delta Sky Club guest passes after account opening and each year after account renewal.

Benefit changes 2/1/25. See below for details.
Complimentary upgradesNon-Medallions get upgrades after all Medallions

Medallions get upgrade priority.
Priority boarding
(Main Cabin 1)
Annual companion certificate after renewalMain CabinFirst Class, Delta Comfort+, or Main Cabin
$200 Delta Flight CreditEarned after spending $10,000 in purchase on your card in a calendar year
First checked bag free
TakeOff 15
(15% discount on award travel)
20% back on Delta in-flight purchases
MQD Headstart
MQD Boost$1 MQD for every $20 of purchases$1 MQD for every $10 of purchases
Benefits of Delta Air Lines small business credit cards when flying on Delta.

Details of Delta small business credit card benefits available when flying on Delta

Here are some more details on the benefits that you’ll get from your small business Delta SkyMiles credit cards when you’re flying on Delta Air Lines.

  • Lounge access. Through 2/1/25, receive unlimited Delta Sky Club, Escape Lounge, and The Centurion Lounge access when flying on a same-day Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight.
    • Delta Sky Club and guest passes. Receive 4 one-time complimentary guest passes to the Delta Sky Club upon account opening and at each renewal. You may also choose to bring up to two guests, or immediate family, at a per-visit rate of $50/person or visit a Grab and Go location at a per-visit rate of $25 per person. Effective 2/1/25, you receive 15 non-transferable Delta Sky Club visits per eligible card, per year to the Delta Sky Club. You will be able to earn unlimited Delta Sky Club visits if you spend $75,000 on your card in a calendar year.
  • Complimentary upgrades. If you hold the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card, you’ll receive a complimentary upgrade after all Delta Medallion members. If you are a Medallion member, you’ll receive upgrade priority over Medallion members who do not hold either the personal or business variants of the Reserve card.
  • Priority boarding. Receive boarding with the Main Cabin 1 group when traveling on Delta and Delta Connection flights. Everyone in your same reservation will also receive Main Cabin 1 boarding.
  • Companion certificate. Receive a companion certificate that can be used for a U.S. domestic, Caribbean, or Central American roundtrip flight each year when you renew your card. Companion certificates require payment of government-imposed taxes and fees of no more than $80 for round trip domestic travel or $250 for round trip international travel.
    • Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card holders receive a Main Cabin companion certificate.
    • Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card holders receive a First Class, Delta Comfort+®, or Main Cabin companion certificate.
  • $200 Delta flight credit. Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business cardmembers who spend $10,000 or more in a calendar year will receive a $200 Delta eCredit in their SkyMiles account that can be used toward a Delta-marketed flight purchase. The credit expires one year from issuance.
  • First checked bag free. Receive a first checked bag for free for yourself and up to 8 other passengers traveling with you on the same reservation when your first flight is on Delta or a Delta Connection carrier. The benefit is for a first checked bag; if you receive a free checked bag from your frequent flyer status or from your class of service, you will not receive an additional checked bag for free. Codeshare flights are not eligible.
  • 20% back on Delta in-flight purchases. Use you card for eligible Delta in-flight purchases of food and beverages and receive a statement credit for 20% of the amount spent.
  • TakeOff 15. Receive an automatic 15% off the miles price of award travel when you book Delta flights through Delta.com or through the Delta app.
  • MQD Headstart. As a cardmember, you’ll receive $2,500 Medallion Qualifying Dollars (the points you need to earn status with Delta Air Lines) each Medallion year just for having the card.
  • MQD Boost. When you use your eligible Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card, Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card, Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business Card, or Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business Card, you’ll earn Medallion Qualifying Dollars for your purchases. The amount you earn varies by card.

Delta Air Lines card statement credits

In February 2024, Delta refreshed its Delta credit card lineup, adding statement credits for Delta Stays, Resy and rideshare. Here are the details on these statement credits. Here are the details on the Delta Air Lines credit card statement credits.

Delta SkyMiles® Blue American Express CardDelta SkyMiles® Gold American Express CardDelta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express CardDelta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card
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Annual feeAnnual fee: $0Annual fee: $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $150Annual fee: $350Annual fee: $650
Delta Stays credit$100$150$200
Resy credit$120
($10 per month)
$240
($20 per month)
Rideshare credit$120
($10 per month)
$120
($10 per month)
Statement credits available on the Delta Air Lines personal credit cards

The small business cards all offer slightly higher amounts of credits for Delta Stays. The Resy and rideshare credits are similar to the equivalent personal cards.

Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express CardDelta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express CardDelta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card
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Annual feeAnnual fee: $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $150Annual fee: $350Annual fee: $650
Delta Stays credit$150$200$250
Resy credit$120
($10 per month)
$240
($20 per month)
Rideshare credit$120
($10 per month)
$120
($10 per month)
Statement credits available on the Delta Air Lines small business credit cards

More on the statement credits offered by the Delta credit cards

  • Delta Stays credit. When you use your eligible card to pay for a prepaid hotel stay through Delta Stays, you can get statement credits that offset your charge, up to the card’s annual Delta Stays credit limit. Each eligible card offers a different amount of credit for Delta Stays and your available credit amount resets with the calendar year.
  • Resy credit. You can receive a credit each month when you use your eligible card to pay for U.S. restaurant purchases at restaurants that offers reservations through Resy.com and the Resy app. Credits reset monthly. Enrollment required.
  • Rideshare credits. Earn up to $10 each month in statement credits when you make eligible purchases in the U.S. with Uber, Lyft, Curb, Revel, or Alto. Enrollment required.

Current Delta Air Lines credit card welcome bonuses

Delta Air Lines and Amex offer welcome bonuses for new cardmembers who get a new Delta credit card and meet spending requirements. Here are the details on the best Delta Air Lines credit card new customer bonuses.

Delta Credit CardWelcome BonusFull Welcome Bonus
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Delta SkyMiles® Blue American Express Card
Annual fee: $0
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(See Rates and Fees)
Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card card art
Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card
Annual fee: $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $150.
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(See Rates and Fees)
Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card card art
Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card
Annual fee: $350
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(See Rates and Fees)
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card card art
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card
Annual fee: $650
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(See Rates and Fees)
Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express Card card art
Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express Card
Annual fee: $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $150.
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(See Rates and Fees)
Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card card art
Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card
Annual fee: $350
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(See Rates and Fees)
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card card art
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card
Annual fee: $650
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(See Rates and Fees)
The best Delta Air Lines credit card welcome bonuses.

More details about the Delta Air Lines credit card welcome bonuses

Delta SkyMiles® Blue American Express Card welcome bonus

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(See Rates and Fees)

Our take on the welcome bonus: We know of no previous elevated welcome offers on this card, so if you’re planning on getting this card, there’s no reason to wait.

The link above is our affiliate link. We always show you the best offer, and this is the best offer we know about on this card.

Delta SkyMiles® Blue American Express Card card art

Delta SkyMiles® Blue American Express Card at a glance:
Annual fee: $0.
Rewards: 2x on Delta purchases. 2x at restaurants. 1x on other eligible purchases.
Benefits: 20% back on Delta in-flight purchases.

Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card welcome bonus

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(See Rates and Fees)

Click here to learn more and apply.

Our take on the welcome bonus: The current welcome offer is the business-as-usual offer. Since the Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card has no annual fee in the first year ($150 thereafter), this is probably the best offer to pick up on the personal cards if you’re interested in SkyMiles.

The link above is our affiliate link. We always show you the best offer, and this is the best offer we know about on this card.

Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card card art

Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card at a glance:
Annual fee: $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $150.
Rewards: 2x on Delta purchases. 2x at restaurants. 2x at U.S. supermarkets. 1x on other eligible purchases.
Benefits: First checked bag free. $200 Delta flight credit after $10k in purchases in a year. Up to $100 annually in Delta Stays credits.

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card welcome bonus

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(See Rates and Fees)

Click here to learn more and apply.

Our take on the welcome bonus: The current welcome bonus is the business-as-usual offer on this card.

The link above is our affiliate link. We always show you the best offer, and this is the best offer we know about on this card.

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Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card at a glance:
Annual fee: $350.
Rewards: 3x on Delta purchases. 3x on eligible hotel purchases. 2x at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets. 1x miles on other eligible purchases.
Benefits: First checked bag free. Annual main Cabin companion certificate upon renewal. MQD Headstart. MQD Boost.

Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card welcome bonus

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Click here to learn more and apply.

Our take on the welcome bonus: The current welcome bonus is the business-as-usual offer on this card. The Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card’s welcome offer requires quite a bit of spending. Unless you’re interested in the Reserve card’s benefits, it might be better to get the welcome bonus on the Delta SkyMiles Gold card.

The link above is our affiliate link. We always show you the best offer, and this is the best offer we know about on this card.

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Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card at a glance:
Annual fee: $650.
Rewards: 3x on Delta purchases. 1x miles on other eligible purchases.
Benefits: Sky Club access. Annual first class companion certificate upon renewal. MQD Headstart. MQD Boost.

Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express Card welcome bonus

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Click here to learn more and apply.

Our take on the welcome bonus: The current welcome offer is the business-as-usual offer. You’ll earn more SkyMiles with the welcome bonus on the Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express Card than you will with the Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card, so this is probably the better offer.

The link above is our affiliate link. We always show you the best offer, and this is the best offer we know about on this card.

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Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express Card at a glance:
Annual fee: $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $150.
Rewards: 2x on Delta purchases. 2x at restaurants. 2x on up to $50k of U.S. purchases for advertising in select media. 2x on up to $50k of U.S. shipping purchases. 1x on other eligible purchases.
Benefits: First checked bag free. $200 Delta flight credit after $10k in purchases in a year. Up to $150 annually in Delta Stays credits.

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card welcome bonus

card_name welcome bonus:

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(See Rates and Fees)

Click here to learn more and apply.

Our take on the welcome bonus: The current welcome bonus is the business-as-usual offer on this card.

The link above is our affiliate link. We always show you the best offer, and this is the best offer we know about on this card.

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Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card at a glance:
Annual fee: $350.
Rewards: 3x on Delta purchases and eligible hotel purchases. 1.5x on single eligible purchases of $5k or more (terms and mile cap apply.) 1.5x on up to $100k of eligible transit. 1x on other eligible purchases.
Benefits: First checked bag free. Annual Main Cabin companion certificate upon renewal. MQD Headstart. MQD Boost

Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card welcome bonus

card_name welcome bonus:

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(See Rates and Fees)

Click here to learn more and apply.

Our take on the welcome bonus: The current welcome bonus is the business-as-usual offer on this card. For the amount of SkyMiles you get, the spending requirement is quite high. Unless you’re getting this card specifically for its suite of benefits, going for the welcome bonus on the Delta SkyMiles Gold Business card is probably a better bet.

The link above is our affiliate link. We always show you the best offer, and this is the best offer we know about on this card.

Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card card art

Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card at a glance:
Annual fee: $650.
Rewards: 3x on Delta purchases. 1.5x on U.S. shipping, U.S. office supply stores, and eligible transit. 1.5x on eligible purchases for the rest of the year after you spend $150,000 on your card. 1x on other eligible purchases.
Benefits: Sky Club access. Annual first class companion certificate upon renewal. MQD Headstart. MQD Boost.

Frequently asked questions

Do I get the companion certificate in the first year I hold a Delta Platinum or Reserve card?

The companion certificate is awarded each cardmember anniversary year after your first when you pay your annual fee. You won’t receive a companion certificate in your first year of card membership.

Can I bring a guest into the Sky Club if I have access with my credit card?

With the February 2024 updates to the Reserve cards, you’ll get guest access passes when you renew your card. You can use these guest passes for one-time entrances to the Sky Club for your guests, or your can pay a per-person charge to grant them access.

Can you use the Uber credit for Uber Eats purchases?

The Delta Rideshare/Uber credit cannot be used for Uber Eats purchases per the terms and conditions.

Do you have to reserve through Resy for the Resy credit?

No. You only need to make a purchase at a restaurant that partners with Resy to receive the Resy credit.

Rates and fees for Delta Air Lines credit cards
  • For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Blue American Express Card, please visit this link: See Rates and Fees; terms apply
  • For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card, please visit this link: See Rates and Fees; terms apply
  • For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card, please visit this link: See Rates and Fees; terms apply
  • For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card, please visit this link: See Rates and Fees; terms apply
  • For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express Card, please visit this link: See Rates and Fees
  • For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card, please visit this link: See Rates and Fees
  • For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card, please visit this link: See Rates and Fees

About the author

  • Aaron Hurd

    Aaron Hurd is a credit card, travel rewards, and loyalty program expert. Over the past 15 years, he has authored over a thousand expert contributions published by leading outlets including WSJ, TIME, Newsweek, Forbes, NerdWallet, The Points Guy, Bankrate, CNET, and many others. He has also served in consulting roles for many of these same outlets, designing content strategy, hiring teams of teams of editors and contributors, developing thought-leadership pieces, and ghost-editing for senior editors. Aaron is well-known in the miles and points community and regularly presents about travel rewards at conferences like the Chicago Seminars and Minnebar. Aaron has enjoyed the game of optimizing credit card rewards since getting his first credit card shortly after he turned 18. He started learning about credit cards and travel rewards from the (now defunct) FatWallet Finance forums and FlyerTalk. He holds more than 40 open credit cards and has first-hand experience with almost every major credit card product.

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