Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card

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–> Learn here how to apply for the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card

Current Welcome Offer: Earn 100,000 bonus miles after you spend $6,000 on eligible purchases on the card within six (6) months of being approved for card membership. This offer expires on March 27, 2024. Terms apply.

Card Type: American Express

What Kind of Points/Miles the Card Earns: Delta SkyMiles

Annual Fee: $650 (Rates and fees; terms apply)

Additional Cardholders: $175 each to receive the card’s airport lounge benefits. $0 annual fee cards may be added — but those users will be entitled to lounge access. A maximum of 99 additional cards may be added to the account. (Rates and fees; terms apply)

Foreign Transaction Fees: $0 (Rates and fees; terms apply)

APR: (Rates and fees; terms apply)

Points Earnings:

  • 3X on eligible purchases made with Delta Air Lines
  • 1X on all other eligible purchases

Medallion Status Benefits

MQD Headstart and MQD Boost

Cardholders receive $2,500 Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQD) each Medallion Qualification Year. These can be stacked with other eligible cards that feature the bonus (Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card, Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card, and Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card).

Cardholders also earn $1 MQD for each $10 in eligible purchases.

Travel Benefits

TakeOff 15

Cardholders are entitled to 15% discounts when redeeming SkyMiles for eligible award flights.

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Delta Sky Club at New York-LaGuardia

Complimentary Airport Lounge Access

Delta Sky Clubs

  • Enjoy complimentary access to Delta Sky Clubs when traveling on a same-day Delta Air Lines flight. (Read our reviews of Delta Sky Clubs.)
  • Receive four guest passes each year to Delta Sky Clubs. This is a nice perk if you’re traveling with people who don’t have Delta Sky Club access through their own Reserve card or the American Express Platinum cards.
  • Up to two guests may be brought in for $50 per person. (Rates and fees; terms apply)
  • Effective February 1, 2025, Reserve Card Members will receive 15 Visits per year to the Delta Sky Club; to earn an unlimited number of Visits each year starting on February 1, 2025, the total eligible purchases on the Card must equal $75,000 or more between January 1, 2024, and December 31, 2024, and each calendar year thereafter. Once all 15 Visits have been used, Eligible Card Members may purchase additional Delta Sky Club Visits (including Grab and Go) at a per-Visit rate of $50 per person using the Card.
    • A “Visit” is an entry to one or more Delta Sky Clubs or usage of the Delta Sky Club “Grab and Go” feature, at one or more airports, for a period of up to 24 hours starting upon the first Delta Sky Club entry or Grab and Go usage, during an Eligible Card Member’s travel on a same-day Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight. A single Visit permits usage of Delta Sky Club(s) in multiple airports during the 24-hour period.

American Express Centurion Lounge Access

You’ll have free admission to American Express Centurion Lounges before a same-day Delta Air Lines-operated or -marketed flight. (Read our reviews of American Express Centurion Lounges.) Your flight must be booked with a U.S.-issued American Express card.

Escape Lounges – The Centurion® Studio Partner

You’ll have free admission to Escape Lounges – The Centurion® Studio Partner before a same-day Delta Air Lines-operated or -marketed flight. (Read our reviews of American Express Centurion Lounges.) Terms apply.

The first class cabin of a Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-900ER jet, registration number N876DN.Upgrade Priority for Medallion Members

Holding a Delta Reserve card serves as tie-breaker for complimentary Medallion upgrades. Terms apply.

Complimentary Upgrades for Non-Medallion Members

Non-elites who hold the Delta Reserve card will be eligible for complimentary domestic upgrades (US 50) to Delta One, first class, and Comfort Plus — space-providing, after Medallion members and their companions have been upgraded. Terms apply.

Santa Monica beach, as seen from the Santa Monica PierCompanion Certificate

Beginning the second year of holding the card, you’ll receive, upon renewal, a certificate for a free (except for taxes and fees) companion first class or coach qualifying fare on Delta. Read our Companion Certificate FAQ. Terms apply. The official list of eligible destinations includes:

  • United States
  • Antigua
  • Aruba
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bonaire
  • Bahamas
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Puerto Rico
  • USVI
  • Mexico
  • Grand Cayman
  • Jamaica
  • Turks and Caicos
  • Saint Kitts
  • St. Maarten
  • St. Lucia
  • Costa Rica
  • Guatemala
  • Panama
  • Honduras
  • El Salvador

Global Entry/TSA PreCheck Fee Credit

Receive a statement credit for your Global Entry application fee every four years or TSA PreCheck application fee every 4.5 years when paying with your Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card. Enrollment required. Terms apply.

Delta Travel Perks

  • Free first checked bag for you and up to eight others on traveling your itinerary/reservation. (Maximum nine waivers per reservation.)
  • 20% statement credit on purchases made aboard Delta Air Lines flights (on premium food, eligible pre-purchased meals, beverages, headsets, etc)
  • Main Cabin 1 Priority Boarding
  • Pay with Miles eligibility
  • Terms apply.

Hertz Elite Status

Receive complimentary Hertz President’s Circle Status. Enrollment required. (Add your Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Account number to your SkyMiles Account associated with your Reserve, then register at delta.com/mypromos/eligible, and “Enroll in Promotion” at delta.com/hertz.)

Statement Credit Opportunities

The card offers several opportunities for card members to earn several hundred dollars back in statement credits.

Delta Stays Credit

Earn up to $200 in annual statement credits toward booking prepaid hotels or vacation rentals on the card through Delta Stays on delta.com.

Rideshare Credits

Earn up to $10 in statement credits each month (up to $120 annually) on U.S. rideshare purchases made with Uber, Lyft, Curb, Revel, and Alto. Enrollment is required and terms apply.

Resy Credits

Earn up to $240 each year (up to $20 each month) in statement credits for purchases made with Resy.

–> Learn here how to apply for the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card

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