Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express

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Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
50K miles
50K miles after $1K spend in first 3 months + $100 statement credit after Delta purchase in 1st 3 months. Terms apply.
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$195 Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: Good choice for frequent Delta flyers who can make use of annual companion certificate


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Earning rate: 2X Delta

Big spend bonus: Earn 10K bonus miles and MQMs (towards elite status) after $25K spend and another 10K bonus miles and MQMs after $50K spend per calendar year. Terms apply.

Noteworthy perks: Free domestic economy companion certificate after first year ⚬ Priority boarding ⚬ Free checked bags

See also: An Analysis of the Platinum Delta SkyMiles credit card

Overview

The Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card is a great choice for those who fly Delta domestically with a companion at least once per year (thanks to its annual companion certificate), and for big spenders who seek Delta elite status. For the later, the Platinum card offers 10,000 MQMs (Medallion Qualifying Miles) and 10,000 bonus miles after $25,000 in calendar year spend, and again at $50,000 spend.

At $195 per year, the card isn't cheap, but it does offer priority boarding, free checked bags, and an annual economy companion certificate each year upon renewal. Unfortunately, this certificate can only be used for domestic economy tickets. Still, the companion certificate alone can make the Platinum card worth keeping.


Those seeking even more MQMs through spend, and/or better perks such as SkyClub access and first class companion certificates should consider the Delta Reserve card instead.

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Hello, just wondering if you also get the companion certificate when you apply for the card or only when you renew the card (1 year after you apply for the card)? Thanks.

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[…] Amex Delta Platinum or Delta Platinum Business: Spend $25,000, get 10,000 bonus miles plus 10,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles (towards elite status). At $50,000 spend, get another 10,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles. […]