Delta SkyMiles American Express Card Members Get 15% Savings on Award Travel
American Express and Delta Air Lines today officially launched ‘TakeOff 15’, a new benefit that automatically gives Delta SkyMiles Gold, Platinum, and Reserve Consumer and Business American Express Card Members 15% off Award Travel booked with miles on Delta.com or the Fly Delta app.
The Delta SkyMiles Gold, Platinum, and Reserve American Express Cards give Members more miles on travel and everyday spending, benefits when you fly Delta, like Main Cabin Priority Boarding and your first checked bag free, and now exclusive savings on Delta-operated flights.
This new benefit was actually revealed in recent days through mailers. But now you can finally start using it to save 15% on your Delta award flights. Now it’s also a good time to rebook some of your flights, if they are cheaper after the 15% discount.
It’s worth noting that this discount is available only if entire itinerary is on Delta and Delta Connection carrier-operated and ticketed flights. You will not get a discount for flights operated by other carriers. You also can’t use this discount for Pay with Miles, Miles + Cash, seat upgrades purchased after the initial flight booking, or other Delta products or services.
Here’s how to get your 15% discount:
- Search for Award Travel by selecting “Shop with Miles” in the search criteria on delta.com or in the Fly Delta app. Be sure to log into your SkyMiles account before searching for best results.
- Select an eligible flight. When you get to check out, you will see the miles discount applied for your itinerary.
- Use your Delta SkyMiles® American Express Card to earn miles with your Card on any taxes and fees for your itinerary.
Basic Delta SkyMiles Gold, Platinum and Reserve American Express Card Members, as well as Basic Delta SkyMiles Gold, Platinum and Reserve Business American Express Card Members (each, an “Eligible Card”), can get at least a fifteen percent (15%) discount off the mileage portion of an Award Ticket (the “TakeOff 15” benefit). Additional Card Members are not eligible.
Available only if entire itinerary is on Delta and Delta Connection® carrier-operated and ticketed flights booked at delta.com or the FlyDelta app. Not available on flights operated by other carriers. Not available for Pay with Miles, Miles + Cash, seat upgrades purchased after the initial flight booking, or other Delta products or services. Discount only applies to the mileage portion of the Award Ticket fare and does not apply to applicable taxes and fees which must be paid using the Eligible Card. Card Member must be logged-in to a SkyMiles account linked to an Eligible Card to receive the TakeOff 15 benefit discount. Mileage discount will be greater than or equal to 15% of the overall miles portion for the Award Ticket. An Award Ticket is a ticket issued by Delta pursuant to the SkyMiles Program Rules, by which SkyMiles members may redeem miles and pay applicable government-imposed taxes and fees in exchange for air transportation. All Award Ticket rules apply, as set forth on delta.com and in the specific terms incorporated into your Award Ticket. Award Travel is defined as travel using an Award Ticket. Award Travel seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets.
SkyMiles account balance must have sufficient miles for the entire Award Ticket(s) being purchased. TakeOff 15 benefit is not combinable with certificates, Delta eCredits, Delta Gift Cards, vouchers, or with any other discounts or promotional offers.
Award Ticket Taxes/Fees
Award Ticket taxes and fees include only U.S. excise and departure/arrival taxes, airport charges, segment fees, the September 11th Security Fee, and international taxes and fees normally included in the Award Ticket.
Award Ticket Cancellations and Changes
In the event of a voluntary cancellation of the Award Ticket to which the TakeOff 15 benefit was applied, redeemed miles will be redeposited into the Card Member’s SkyMiles account, except for Basic Economy tickets. Current Award Ticket redeposit fees apply. Basic Economy cancellations will result in cancellation charge assessed in miles, as outlined in fare rules. Remaining miles after deduction of the cancellation charge will be redeposited to Card Member’s SkyMiles account. There is no discount applicable to the cancellation charge.
If changing an Award Ticket after ticketing, discount is applied to the new Award Ticket (if eligible), and the difference in miles will be deducted from the Card Member’s SkyMiles account (if the new Award Ticket mileage amount is higher) or redeposited into the Card Member’s SkyMiles account (if the new Award Ticket mileage amount is lower). Basic Economy tickets are not eligible for voluntary changes. SkyMiles Member must be an active Basic Delta SkyMiles, Gold, Platinum or Reserve American Express Card Member or Basic Delta SkyMiles Gold, Platinum or Reserve Business American Express Card Member at time that the Award Ticket is changed to be eligible for the TakeOff 15 benefit on the changed Award Ticket.
You can see more details here.
New Welcome Bonuses
Starting today, new Delta SkyMiles American Express Card Members can earn additional miles through limited-time offers when they apply before March 29, 2023 and are approved:
Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card
Card Members earn 70,000 SkyMiles after spending $2,000 in purchases on their new Card in the first 6 months.
Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card
Card Members earn 90,000 SkyMiles after spending $4,000 in purchases on their new Card in the first 6 months.
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card
Card Members earn 90,000 SkyMiles after spending $6,000 in purchases on their new Card in the first 6 months.
Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express Card
Card Members earn 75,000 SkyMiles after spending $3,000 in purchases on their new Card in the first 3 months.
Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card
Card Members earn 95,000 SkyMiles after spending $4,000 in purchases on their Card in the first 3 months.
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card
Card Members earn 100,000 SkyMiles after spending $6,000 in purchases on their new Card in the first 3 months.
You can also check referral links for even better bonuses that have surfaced recently. It’s also worth trying dummy bookings which can give you a statement credit on top of the points bonus.
2 thoughts on “Delta SkyMiles American Express Card Members Get 15% Savings on Award Travel”
I am now seeing this live. On my primary Delta route, it seems there’s been an underlying devaluation. The 15 percent brings it only modestly better than a month ago. Other data points?
I’ve noticed awards going up on a few searches recently. Probably close to +10%.