Amex Delta Cards Will Have Revamped Benefits and New Increased Offers

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Amex Delta Cards changes

Amex Delta Cards Changes + New Bonuses

Delta and American Express are relaunching of all seven Delta SkyMiles® American Express Cards with an accompanying limited time offers starting October 1. The Cards have been redesigned. Some benefits have been added and some removed. There’s also fee increases to go along with these Amex Delta Cards changes. 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
  • Double miles on U.S. shipping
  • Double miles on U.S. advertising
  • More miles on purchases that advance their businesses

You can see the changes coming to each individual card below and also here.

Amex Delta Cards changes

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 More

Annual fee going up from $450 to $550.

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

Amex Delta Cards changes

Amex Delta Cards changes

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 More

Annual fee going up from $195 to $250.

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

Amex Delta Cards changes

Amex Delta Cards changes

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 More

Annual fee is increasing from $95 to $99.

Compare Benefits Today vs. Those Coming January 30, 2020

Amex Delta Cards changes

Delta SkyMiles Blue

New benefits include:

  • 2X Miles at Restaurants around the world.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees* Your go-to Card worldwide.
  • Learn More

Compare Benefits Today vs. Those Coming January 30, 2020

Amex Delta Cards changes

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 More

Annual fee going up from $450 to $550.

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

Amex Delta Cards changes

Amex Delta Cards changes

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 More

Annual fee going up from $195 to $250.

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

Amex Delta Cards changes

Amex Delta Cards changes

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 More

Annual fee is increasing from $95 to $99.

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

Conclusion

There’s some positive things here, but overall looks like negative changes. The annual fees are being increased anywhere from $4 to $100 annually.

The Delta Gold card is an overall positive with it being only a $4 increase.  The Delta Platinum card will be a good road warrior card.  It offers better earning rates but I am not sure they offset the annual fee increase.  The Delta Reserve is intriguing solely because they are adding Centurion Lounge access.  I wonder if that will take away from the Platinum Card at all for loyal Delta flyers.  The Delta Blue card looks like an even better downgrade option with the 2X restaurant earning worldwide.

Let us know what you think of these Amex Delta Cards changes.

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