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What’s the deal?
American Express and Delta are back with big offers on two of their Delta SkyMiles® credit cards: The Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express and the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express .
Here are the details of each offer:
Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
- Earn 60,000 Bonus Miles after you make $3,000 in purchases on your new Card within your first 4 months. Offer expires on 9/19/2018.. The card has $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95. annual fee. Terms Apply.
- The Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express offers a first free checked bag on Delta flights for you and up to 8 companions and priority boarding in Zone 1 on Delta flights (though that’s really the third group to board most flights).
Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express
- Earn Earn 70,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. The card has a $195 annual fee. Terms Apply.
Are Delta SkyMiles® useful?
Mile enthusiasts love to loathe Delta SkyMiles®. They no longer publish a formal award chart, and rules tend to change more often than other miles.
But you can still find great deals like going to Europe for 62,500 miles one way in Business Class on Delta or its partners like Alitalia and Virgin Atlantic. Alitalia and Virgin Atlantic have pretty decent award space if you plan ahead.
Another great deal is getting to Australia on Virgin Australia for 80,000 miles one way in Business Class, with lots of availability from Los Angeles to Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.
And Delta recently made it much easier to find partner awards on its website – now nearly all of its partner airlines are visible when you search for award space on Delta.com, a big improvement that can make your miles more valuable if you’re saving up for international travel.