The best American Express miles card is the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card because it offers 50,000 miles and 5,000 Medallion Qualification Miles after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months. This card has a $250 annual fee and requires good for approval.
For business owners, the best American Express miles card is the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card. It gives similar rewards with the Amex Delta Platinum; 60,000 miles and 5,000 Medallion Qualification Miles after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months. The Amex Delta Platinum Business Credit Card comes with a $250 annual fee and you need good credit to get it.
All current American Express miles cards are co-branded with Delta. As such, they all give at least 2 miles per $1 on Delta purchases, and sometimes offer bonus points in other spending categories. All but the Delta SkyMiles® Blue American Express Card offer priority boarding and a free checked bag for at least the cardholder (sometimes companions as well).
But each card still has something different to bring to the table. For example, the Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card offers $0 intro annual fee for the first year ($99 after) and has a nice initial bonus offer. The Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card ($550 annual fee) offers complimentary access to hundreds of Delta SkyClub and partner lounges worldwide. And the Blue Delta SkyMiles Credit Card offers a $0 annual fee, along with a bonus of 10,000 miles for spending $500 in the first 3 months.
Travelers do have a couple of good alternatives to the American Express miles cards. The American Express® Gold Card and the American Express Platinum card are good travel points cards that don’t restrict rewards redemption to one airline. They offer a lot of benefits for frequent travelers but aren’t the cheapest.
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