Good morning everyone, I hope your weekend is off to a great start. A few days ago, I wrote about my July App-O-Rama and my approval process for the American Express Delta Platinum SkyMiles Credit Card. Since my application was not instantly approved, I called American Express. I was told that I had too many credit cards with American Express and I needed to close an existing American Express credit card to open up a credit card slot. I closed my American Express Hilton Honors Business Credit Card and transferred the credit limit over to my new American Express Delta Platinum SkyMiles Credit Card. The American Express rep also offered to expedite the delivery of my new credit card. Yes please! My new credit card arrived via UPS Next Day Air and here is the unboxing post that shows the card art, welcome documents, and the card benefits. Here is the front and back of the American Express Delta Platinum SkyMiles Credit Card:
Here is the UPS Next Day Air envelope that arrived yesterday.
Inside the UPS envelope, there was a think envelope from American Express.
Here is the welcome letter for my new credit card. Activating the new credit card was very easy and I added the new credit card to my existing American Express online account.
Here is the cardmember agreement that shows important fees, including the $195 annual fee.
Here are more pages of the cardmember agreement. This page talks about when your Delta SkyMiles will be transferred to your Delta account and details of the Miles Boost. You need to spend $25,000 on this credit card to earn 10,000 bonus Delta SkyMiles and 10,000 bonus MQMs. After you spend $50,000 on this credit card, you get a second set of 10,000 bonus Delta SkyMiles and 10,000 bonus MQMs
Here are upcoming changes to various fees.
Here are details of my FICO credit score. What is interesting is that American Express used my Experian FICO score on 7/3/19, even though I applied for this credit card on 7/15/19.
Lastly, here are some lengthy terms and conditions documents.
After adding the new credit card to my American Express online account, it showed my Delta SkyMiles number and current balance. There is also a 15,000 Delta SkyMiles bonus for referring friends and family members to this credit card (my referral link).
I then clicked on the Benefits tab and looked through all the benefits. I will show you some of the benefits that stood out to me. The first is the Miles Boost I mentioned earlier.
If you want to earn bonus Delta SkyMiles and MQMs, this section is important to you.
The next set of benefits includes the Companion Certificate and free checked bags.
The Delta Companion Certificate will post to your account after you pay the annual fee after the first year and every year after that.
You also get free checked bags for you and your entire reservation.
The next set of benefits includes Delta Sky Club access, Main Cabin boarding, and in-flight savings.
You can visit Delta Sky Clubs for $29 per person and each visitor must be 21 years or older. I have my American Express Business Platinum Charge Card, so I get free access to the Delta Sky Club if I am flying on Delta.
You also get Main Cabin boarding, so you can board with group 1 (snag those overhead bins). This applies to everyone on your reservation.
You can save 20% off in-flight food, beverages, and audio headsets. In-flight WiFi is not included.
The next set of benefits includes Pay with Miles.
Instead of using your Delta SkyMiles for award tickets, you can use Delta SkyMiles to count toward a paid ticket at 1 cent per mile (CPM).
Here are more details regarding Paying with Miles.
Here are the remaining 12 benefits, nothing interests me in here.
I am well on my way to earning 70,000 Delta SkyMiles after spending spending $3,000 in 3 month. If you have any questions about the American Express Delta Platinum SkyMiles Credit Card, please leave a comment below. Have a great weekend everyone!