Great New Benefits For The Delta Platinum AMEX Card!

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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.

Delta normally charges the following expedite fees on 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

Effective immediately if you have a Delta Platinum AMEX (or the Delta Reserve AMEX) you are exempt from all expedite fees.

2. Waived partner airline charge on award tickets.

Delta normally charges $25 to redeem miles on a partner airline. Effective immediately if you have a Delta Platinum AMEX (or the Delta Reserve AMEX) you are exempt from the partner airline charge.

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!

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Yankel

I don’t understand how you figure the 70,000 miles mentioned in the last paragraph.
Isn’t it 90,000?
20,000 signup
10,000 boost
10,000 boost
50,000 miles for the $50,000 that you spend

Isn’t that a total of 90,000 mile at the end of the first year?

Dan/Ctownbochur

@Yankel:
Nice catch!

Sean Fitch

Dan—If one was going to pay for a Platinum status AMEX–is this the best card to obtain?

Tuvia

Can you get into lounges to with this card? Which platinum can get you into lounges?

Info

What is a charge card?

E

Do additional card holders receive elite status and what is the fee for additionall cards

Dan/Ctownbochur

@E:
Additional cardholders are free, but all of the miles and elite miles only go to the primary cardholder.

Broussard

The boost miles are only mqms

aw

I think to get the 50000 mile bonus its only with the business credit card. am I wrong?

Sandra

Is the AMEX Delta Platinum recognized just as the AMEX Platinum? If yes is the answer, why would I want to pay $450/year for the AMEX Platinum…

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