The Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card concierge is a free benefit that acts like an on-demand personal assistant for cardholders. Delta Reserve Credit Card cardholders can contact the concierge by calling (800) 525-3355 to ask for help with nearly anything, from travel and purchase assistance to directions and restaurant reservations. Contacting the concierge is free, but the cardholder is responsible for any purchases they authorize the concierge to make.
Things the Delta Reserve Credit Card Concierge Can Help With:
Purchasing tickets to events
Making restaurant reservations
Recommending and purchasing gifts
Trying to locate lost baggage
While the concierge may not be able to help with every request, they will do their best to assist with anything.
The Amex Delta Platinum annual fee is $250. The fee is offset by a Delta companion certificate, offered each year when you renew your membership and pay the annual fee. Amex Delta Platinum also earns you 50,000 miles and 5,000 Medallion Qualification Miles for spending $2,000 in the first 3 months, plus up to $100 back in statement credits for purchases at U.S. restaurants made in the first 3 months, which more than makes up for the cost of the annual fee. … read full answer
But you need more context to decide whether the fee is worth it for you. In particular, you need to take a deeper look at the card’s rewards, as well as the alternatives.
Here’s what you need to know about the Amex Delta Platinum annual fee:
You get a companion certificate every year when you renew your Amex Delta Platinum membership by paying the annual fee. You can use it on round-trip Main Cabin domestic flights.
Amex Delta Platinum offers 3 miles per $1 spent with Delta, 3 miles per $1 on purchases made directly with hotels, 2 miles per $1 at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets, and 1 mile per $1 on all other purchases. You also get perks like a Delta companion certificate every year when you renew your membership, free Sky Club access, and a free checked bag on Delta flights.
The Amex Delta Platinum annual fee is $250. The perks you get with the SkyMiles membership and the card’s initial bonus of 50,000 miles could make the annual fee worth it as long as you meet its spending requirements, and fly Delta enough. Otherwise, you could consider getting an airline credit card with no annual fee.
The best SkyMiles credit card is the Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card because it offers an initial bonus of 40,000 miles for spending $1,000 in the first 3 months, plus up to $50 back in statement credits for purchases at U.S. restaurants made in the first 3 months. The Delta Gold Card also has a $0 intro annual fee the first year ($99 after that), plus benefits like free checked bags. … read full answer
For big-spenders in particular, the Amex Delta Platinum card may wind up being the best SkyMiles credit card because of its benefits. There’s a bonus of 50,000 miles and 5,000 Medallion Qualification Miles for spending $2,000 in the first 3 months, plus up to $100 back in statement credits for purchases at U.S. restaurants made in the first 3 months. Cardholders also discounted Delta Sky Club access. This card comes with a $250 annual fee, however.
The bottom line is that if you’re a Delta enthusiast who flies with the airline regularly, it makes good sense from a rewards perspective to keep a SkyMiles card in your wallet. If you’re not partial to Delta, SkyMiles cards are probably not your best option. Expanding your selection to include other airlines will open up travel reward card possibilities comparable to, and in some cases more attractive than, SkyMiles cards.
So, if you’re planning on taking a Delta Amex with you overseas, you’ll be fine – as long as the merchant accepts American Express cards, that is. American Express isn’t as widely accepted worldwide as Mastercard and Visa cards.
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