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Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card

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Designed for the frequent Delta Air Lines flier, this card offers considerable rewards and benefits at the cost of a high annual fee. Along with some nifty perks to help you save money and travel more comfortably, you’ll also enjoy a personal concierge service and a free membership to the Delta Sky Club.

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Min. credit level: Excellent
Annual Fee: $550
Regular APR: 15.74–24.74% Variable

Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card

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Excellent Min. credit level
$550 Annual Fee
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Highlights & Features

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Rewards

  • 3X SkyMiles per eligible dollar spent for purchases made directly with Delta Air Lines
  • 1X SkyMile per eligible dollar spent on all other purchases

INTRODUCTORY BONUS

40,000 bonus miles and 10,000 MQMs for spending $3,000 in the first 3 months

Balance Transfers

A balance transfer is a way to move credit card debt from one credit card to another with the goal of saving money on interest.

Intro Balance Transfer APR N/A
Regular Balance Transfer APR 15.74–24.74% Variable
Balance Transfer Fee Either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
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Fees

Penalty APR 29.24% Variable
Late Fee Up to $40
Returned Payment Fee Up to $40
Additional Cards Annual Fee $175
Foreign Transaction Fee None
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Cash Advances

Borrowing cash on your credit card is a cash advance. Cash advances usually come with very high fees. Even worse, cash advances can signal to lenders that you’re being irresponsible with money.

Cash Advance APR 25.24% Variable
Cash Advance Fee Either $10 or 5% of the amount of each cash advance, whichever is greater.
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Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card

Highlights

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  • Earn 40,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.
  • New! With Status Boost&reade;, earn 15,000 MQMs after you spend $30,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to four times per year getting you closer to Medallion Status. MQMs are used to determine Medallion Status and are different than miles you earn toward flights.
  • New! Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓.
  • Enjoy your first checked bag free and Main Cabin 1 Priority Boarding on Delta flights.
  • New! Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases.
  • Earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases.
  • Complimentary access into the Delta SkyClubs® for you when travelling on a Delta flight.
  • New! Enjoy complimentary access to The Centurion® Lounge when you book your Delta flight with your Reserve Card.
  • Receive a 20% savings in the form of a statement credit after you use your Card on eligible Delta in-flight purchases of food, beverages, and audio headsets.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • $550 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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The Delta SkyMiles Reserve American Express Card gives travelers several ways to rack up SkyMiles, and you’ll get a Status Boost for every $30,000 you spend in a calendar year (up to 4X). You also get access to a wide range of travel benefits, like Delta Sky Club access, a membership that typically costs $545 per year.

See how this card matches up with a similar offer from American Express in our matchup, Delta SkyMiles®️ Platinum American Express Card vs. Delta SkyMiles®️ Reserve American Express Card.