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Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Card review

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Annual Fee
Interest Rate: Purchases
19.49% ‐ 28.49% (Variable)
Interest Rate: Purchases
19.49% ‐ 28.49% (Variable)
Balance Transfer
Balance Transfer
1 - 3 Miles
1 - 3 Miles
Signup Bonus
50000 miles (after spending $3,000)
Signup Bonus
50000 miles (after spending $3,000)

Informr score
The Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Card currently has an Informr score of 8.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 34 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Am I eligible?

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Card is typically available to those with good credit scores (650 or greater).
To get this card, you must also:
Yes Be a permanent or temporary resident of USA

Note: This information is only intended as a guide. The final decision is up to the bank and your application could still be rejected even if you can answer 'Yes' to all the minimum criteria above. Always consider your options and your financial situation before you apply for a credit card.

What the Critics Are Saying...


The Delta SkyMiles Platinum American Express Card is often ranked among the best airline credit cards for those who frequently fly Delta and want extra perks. It is one of multiple Delta credit cards issued by American Express. With this card, you can get access to the Delta Sky Club at an exclusive...

- Miranda Marquit, FinanceBuzz

If you’re a serious traveler who flies Delta often, the Delta Skymiles Platinum Card from American Express is a great card for you. But if you don’t take many flights or don’t value lounge access and other top-tier extras, there are other cards that can save you more money by offering better rewards...

- Aja McClanahan, Bankrate
The Points Guy
The Points Guy

The Delta SkyMiles Platinum American Express Card can be a great addition to your wallet if Delta is your carrier of choice. Its $250 annual fee may seem high compared to the lower-annual-fee Delta Gold Amex, but you get a generous welcome offer and valuable benefits in return. The ability to fast-t...

- Katie Genter, The Points Guy
One Mile at a Time
One Mile at a Time

The Delta Platinum Amex offers solid perks for those who fly Delta frequently, especially Medallion members. For many, the annual companion certificate will more than justify the annual fee in and of itself, without even accounting for all of the other perks. Some will also find it worth spending mo...

- Ben Schlappig, One Mile at a Time
Upgraded Points
Upgraded Points

This card, even with its annual fee, is well worth it for those who are frequent Delta flyers. Each year when you renew the card, you can receive a domestic main cabin round-trip companion certificate. Plus, when you fly on Delta, you can check your first bag free, along with saving up to $50 on a r...

- Alex Miller, Upgraded Points


Interest Rates
Regular APR Interest Rate 19.49% ‐ 28.49% (Variable)

This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.

Balance Transfer Interest Rate
Cash Advance Interest Rate 28.99% (Variable)

This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.

Rates & Fees
Annual Fee $250.00
Balance Transfer Fee 3%

Minimum of $5

Cash Advance Fee 5%

Minimum of $10

Foreign Transaction Fee $0.00
Over Limit Fee $0.00
Late Payment Fee $40.00


Sign up bonus 50000 miles after spending $3,000
  • On purchases within the first 6 months
  • Also get 5000 MQMs after spending $3000
All Purchases 1 mile for $1 spent
Restaurants 2 miles for $1 spent
Gas No
Groceries 2 miles for $1 spent

On purchases made at U.S. supermarkets

Hotels 3 miles for $1 spent
Travel 3 miles for $1 spent

On Delta flights and Delta Vacations

Pharmacy No
Bills No
Additional Details
  • Get closer to Medallion Status by earning 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to two times per year.
Features & Benefits
Additional Card Holders Yes
Travel Accident Insurance No
Car Rental Insurance Yes
Car Rental Discount No
Extended Warranty Yes
Purchase Protection Yes
Zero Liability Yes
No Foreign Transaction Fees Yes
Emergency Assistance Yes
Concierge Service No
Price Protection No
Fraud Protection Yes
Free Credit Scores No
Wireless Payments No
Virtual Cards Yes
Additional Benefits
  • First Checked Bag Free
  • Priority Boarding
  • Receive a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card.
  • Receive either a $100 statement credit for Global Entry or an $85 credit for TSA Pre✓®.
  • $39 Delta Sky Club® Access
  • 20% Back On In–flight Purchases
  • Trip Delay Insurance
  • Baggage Insurance Plan
  • Global Assist® Hotline
  • Entertainment Access
  • Complimentary ShopRunner Membership
  • Cell Phone Protection
Minimum Security Deposit $0
Minimum Age 18
Minimum Personal Income
Temporary Residents No
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