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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.

Enrollment required for select benefits; terms and limitations apply.

Enrollment required for select benefits; terms and limitations apply.

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(Rates & Fees)

Our rating
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

Spending Rewards
  • 3X SkyMiles per dollar for purchases made directly with Delta Air Lines
  • 1X SkyMile per dollar for other eligible purchases
Introductory Bonus
  • 80,000 bonus miles and 20,000 MQMs for spending $5,000 in the first 3 months (offer expires 11/10/2021)

Balance Transfers

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

Intro Balance Transfer APR N/A
Regular Balance Transfer APR N/A
Balance Transfer Fee N/A
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Fees

Penalty APR 29.99% 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 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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  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 80,000 Bonus Miles and 20,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $5,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Offer expires 11/10/2021.
  • Earn up to 60,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) with Status Boost® per year. After you spend $30,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, you can earn 15,000 MQMs 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.
  • Receive a Domestic First Class, Delta Comfort+® or Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card.*Payment of the government-imposed taxes and fees of no more than $75 for roundtrip domestic flights (for itineraries with up to four flight segments) is required. Baggage charges and other restrictions apply. See terms and conditions for details.
  • Complimentary access into the Delta Sky Club® for you when travelling on a Delta flight.
  • Enjoy complimentary access to The Centurion® Lounge or Escape Lounge – The Centurion® Studio Partner when you book a Delta flight with your Reserve Card.
  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®.
  • Enjoy your first checked bag free on Delta flights.
  • Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases.
  • Earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases.
  • 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 review, Delta SkyMiles®️ Platinum American Express Card vs. Delta SkyMiles®️ Reserve American Express Card.

Enrollment required for select benefits; terms and limitations apply.

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