By Megan Doyle | American Express Credit Intel Freelance Contributor
6 Min Read | November 11, 2021 in Cards
Though each Delta SkyMiles American Express Card is different, they all offer a variety of benefits and perks that can help you maximize every moment of every trip.
Depending on the Card, you can earn benefits like thousands of bonus miles, free checked bags, priority boarding, and complimentary companion passes.
To get the most out of your Delta Card, it’s important to not only understand how to earn and redeem miles, but how to receive all the benefits available to you.
If you’re a frequent flyer, you probably already know that travel has a way of helping you reconnect to the people, places, and experiences that matter to you most. And Delta – one of the largest airlines in the world – makes it easy for you to earn SkyMiles that can be redeemed towards flights and upgrades. Flyers don’t need anything more than a SkyMiles membership to start earning miles and perks, but Delta SkyMiles American Express Cards make it easier to earn miles faster. Plus, they provide a host of other perks and benefits that can enhance every trip.
With four Cards to choose from, there’s a Delta SkyMiles American Express Card designed to match the way most anyone likes to travel:
But to get the most out of every trip, it’s important to understand how Delta Card benefits work – from earning and redeeming SkyMiles to getting free checked bags and more, depending on the Card.
Terms apply to all offers and benefits listed below and all offers are subject to change.
While any SkyMiles member can earn miles by flying via Delta or its partner airlines, using a Delta SkyMiles American Express Card is a great way to get more miles in more ways. For example, with a Delta Card you can:
SkyMiles may never expire, but if you’ve built up a nice stash of miles you may be getting eager to use them. You can redeem SkyMiles towards vacation packages, hotel stays, gift cards, and charity donations. But the most common way Card Members redeem miles is, of course, toward flights.
As a Delta Card Member, you can use the Pay with Miles benefit to redeem miles at a fixed rate of 1 cent per mile on any eligible flight. Specifically, all Delta SkyMiles® Blue, Delta SkyMiles® Gold, Delta SkyMiles® Platinum, and Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Card Members can effectively reduce the cost of a ticket by $50 for 5,000 miles, $100 for 10,000 miles, and so on. To use Pay with Miles, log into your SkyMiles account at delta.com and search for Pay with Miles eligible flights. When you find the right flight, you’ll have three options: pay completely in miles if you have enough to cover the cost, pay with your Card, or a combination of both.
It’s important to note that Pay with Miles is a specific benefit to all eligible Delta SkyMiles American Express Card Members, and is different from Delta’s Miles + Cash program. Miles + Cash is available to anyone with a SkyMiles account. Unlike Pay with Miles, Miles + Cash redemption rates fluctuate.
If you’re wondering how many SkyMiles you need for a free flight, it depends. Delta uses a dynamic pricing system and flight costs can change at a moment’s notice. So, it’s hard to pin down an exact amount until you have a specific flight and dates in mind.
Delta SkyMiles American Express Card benefits and perks only start with Pay with Miles and extra ways to earn SkyMiles. Here’s a rundown of some popular Delta Credit Card benefits and how to get them (note that not all benefits listed below are available on all Cards):
The four available Delta SkyMiles American Express Cards offer a variety of different benefits and perks that can help you make the most out of every trip. But to use each Card to its fullest, it’s important to understand how benefits work, from earning and redeeming miles to getting free checked bags.
1 For more on Delta SkyMiles® Blue American Express Card rates and fees, click here.
2 For more on Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card rates and fees, click here.
3 For more on Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card rates and fees, click here.
4 For more on Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card rates and fees, click here.