Delta has added a number of new benefits for holders of the Delta Platinum AMEX:
They are listed under April 2009 on the Skymiles integration page.
1. Waived expedite fees on all award tickets.
Redemption 8-20 days prior to departure: $75
Redemption 4-7 days prior to departure: $100
Redemption 3 days or less prior to departure: $150
2. Waived partner airline charge on award tickets.
3. Companion certificates can now be used online, and older ones requiring phone redemption are no longer subject to a call center fee.
AMEX issues an annual free companion certificate good for travel in the US48 (also good from Hawaii or Alaska to the US48 if you’re account has a Hawaii or Alaska address). These certificates have no blackout dates or minimum fare rules, and can now be used online!
-The Delta Platinum AMEX has an annual fee of $150, or just $95 if you already have an AMEX charge card.
-It comes with a signup bonus of 20,000 miles, including 5,000 Medallion (Elite) Qualifying Miles even if you already received that bonus from the Delta Gold AMEX previously.
-You can also get an additional 2,500 miles by adding an additional cardholder when you apply.
-The Delta Platinum AMEX also has built-in “Miles Boosts” that give you an additional 10,000 Medallion (Elite) Qualifying Miles upon spending $25,000 in a calendar year and another 10,000 Medallion (Elite) Qualifying Miles upon spending $50,000 in a calendar year.
-With the signup bonus and Miles Boosts if you spend $50,000 on your new Delta Platinum AMEX credit card this year and you’ll be elite until 2011 in addition to having over 90,000 more miles to fly almost anywhere in the world! Start buying up those coins from the Mint now!