Amex Delta SkyMiles Cards Relaunched with New Bonuses and Benefits

Delta and American Express are launching of all seven Delta SkyMiles® American Express Cards with an accompanying Limited Time Offer starting October 1 (bonuses are now live). The two companies are announcing a major redesign to their cobrand Card portfolio. The Cards have been redesigned based on what customers need and want, making them more rewarding than ever and truly differentiated for the needs of today’s small to midsize business owners. You can see the changes coming to each individual card below.

Delta SkyMiles Relaunched

New Features

Starting January 30, 2020, the completely redesigned Cards will:

  • Offer new perks to improve your travel experience, like access to The American Express Centurion® Lounges or a TSA Pre-Check Credit
  • Help you earn more miles faster on everyday purchases, like double miles on restaurants worldwide or triple miles on hotels, so you can reach status faster
  • Deliver straight-up dollar value & savings packed into every one of the Cards

The updated Cards are tailormade for different types of travelers, including business owners. Soon, business Card Members will also be able to enjoy benefits like:

  • Double miles on U.S. shipping
  • Double miles on U.S. advertising
  • More miles on purchases that advance their businesses

You can see all card changes here and the press release here.

New Offers

In celebration of the newly relaunched portfolio, American Express and Delta Air Lines have created generous limited-time offers for select cards across the portfolio, which will be available from October 1 – 30, 2019.

Delta SkyMiles Reserve

New benefits include:

  • Complimentary Access to The Centurion® Lounge – Enjoy complimentary access to the Centurion Lounge when you use your Card to book a Delta flight.
  • Delta Sky Club® One-Time Guest Passes – Redefine airport time with two one-time guest passes annually.
  • Status Boost™ With two new tiers, you can accelerate your path to Medallion Status.
  • Access to Complimentary Upgrades – You’re on the upgrade list — even if you don’t have Medallion Status.
  • 3X Miles on Delta Purchases One trip can lead to the next.
  • Global Entry or TSA Pre✔ Fee Credit
  • Learn How to Apply

Annual fee going up from $450 to $550.

Compare Benefits Today vs. Those Coming January 30, 2020:

Delta SkyMiles Platinum

New benefits include:

  • 3X Miles at Hotels Earn towards your next getaway, when you make purchases directly at hotels.
  • 3X Miles on Delta Purchases One trip can lead you to the next.
  • 2X Miles at Restaurants Dine out and earn double miles.
  • 2X Miles at U.S. Supermarkets Put double miles in your grocery cart.
  • Global Entry or TSA Pre✔ Fee Credit Ease through security and customs.
  • Learn How to Apply

Annual fee going up from $195 to $250.

Compare Benefits Today vs. Those Coming January 30, 2020:

Delta SkyMiles Gold

New benefits include:

  • 2X Miles at Restaurants Dine out and earn double miles.
  • 2X Miles at U.S. Supermarkets Put double miles in your grocery cart.
  • $100 Delta Flight Credit Earn a credit for future travel, after you spend $10,000 in eligible purchases in a calendar year.
  • Learn How to Apply

Annual fee is increasing from $95 to $99.

Compare Benefits Today vs. Those Coming January 30, 2020

Delta SkyMiles Blue

New benefits include:

  • 3X Miles at Restaurants Now earn double miles at restaurants around the world.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees* Your go-to Card worldwide.
  • Learn How to Apply

Compare Benefits Today vs. Those Coming January 30, 2020

Delta SkyMiles Reserve Business

New benefits include:

  • 1.5X Miles on Purchases After Spending $150,000
  • Complimentary Access to the Centurion® Lounge – Enjoy complimentary access to the Centurion Lounge when you use your Card to book a Delta flight.
  • Delta Sky Club® One-Time Guest Passes
  • Status Boosts™ Accelerate your path to Medallion Status.
  • Access to Complimentary Upgrades You’re on the upgrade list — even if you don’t have Medallion Status.
  • 3X Miles on Delta Purchases
  • Global Entry or TSA Pre✔ Fee Credit
  • Learn How to Apply

Annual fee going up from $450 to $550.

Compare Benefits Today vs. Those Coming January 30, 2020:

Delta SkyMiles Platinum Business

New benefits include:

  • 1.5X Miles on Each Eligible Purchase of $5,000 or More Earn up to 50,000 bonus miles per calendar year.
  • 3X Miles at Hotels Earn towards your next trip, when you make purchases directly at hotels.
  • 3X Miles on Delta Purchases One flight leads to the next.
  • Global Entry or TSA Pre✔ Fee Credit Ease through security and customs.
  • Learn How to Apply

Annual fee going up from $195 to $250.

Compare Benefits Today vs. Those Coming January 30, 2020:

Delta SkyMiles Gold Business

New benefits include:

  • 2X Miles on U.S. Shipping & U.S. Advertising in Select Media
  • 2X Miles at Restaurants Dine out and earn double miles.
  • $100 Delta Flight Credit Earn a credit for future travel, after you spend $10,000 in eligible purchases in a calendar year.
  • Learn How to Apply

Annual fee is increasing from $95 to $99.

Compare Benefits Today vs. Those Coming January 30, 2020:

Guru’s Wrap-up

The Reserve card gets Centurion Lounge access. Some benefits are actually being removed as well. Some increases in annual fees, up $100 for the Reserve card. And overall it looks like it’s mostly negative changes. Hopefully we see some good bonuses tomorrow though.

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