May 25th, 2011

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Delta and American Express have been enhancing their relationship recently – they’ve been offering unbelievable Membership Rewards to Delta transfer bonuses and even giving 300 points for using the Platinum Card to enter Delta SkyClubs.

Today Delta sent out an email to American Express Members who have recently taken advantage of Membership Rewards transfers. The offer is pretty incredible – jump to the next elite level by only flying a token amount of domestic (2 for Gold, three for Platinum) or international (one for Gold, two for Platinum) flights by the end of the year. I’m happy I’m a Diamond Medallion, because I’m sure the Gold and Platinum ranks will swell with this promotion (though frankly, I have no idea exactly how many people were targeted, but in the first 10 minutes I got over 10 emails from readers).

For those that currently have Silver status:
“For a limited time, register (link), then fly just two paid round-trip domestic flights or one paid round-trip international flight, and we’ll grant you Gold Medallion status. As an exclusive offer, this is just a small percentage of the standard Medallion Qualification Segments you would need to reach Gold Medallion status. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy more benefits faster. And it’s our way of thanking you for flying with us.

In addition to the benefits you already receive as a Silver Medallion member, you’ll enjoy these benefits as a Gold Medallion member:
• No direct ticketing charges
• Unlimited Rollover Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs)
• Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades for all tickets, including Award Tickets and Pay with Miles tickets
• Delta Sky Priority® experience
• SkyTeam Elite Plus status in our global network
• 100% mileage bonus ”

For those who have Gold status:

”Register today (link) to accelerate your rewards, and we’ll help you bridge the gap to Platinum Medallion® status. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy more benefits faster. And it’s our way of thanking you for flying with us.

Fly just three paid round-trip domestic flights or two paid round-trip international flights, and we’ll grant you Platinum Medallion status. As an exclusive offer, this is just a small percentage of the standard Medallion Qualification Segments you would need to reach Platinum Medallion status.”

The Platinum Card® from American Express

While this premium card has one of the highest annual fees on the market, it has several valuable perks that could make it worthwhile, depending on your travel patterns. These include a $200 annual airline rebate, lounge access, free Hilton Gold status and free Starwood Preferred Guest Gold status.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 40,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • 5X points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 a year for baggage fees and more at one airline. Terms Apply.
  • As a Platinum Card Member, you can enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations worldwide. Terms Apply.
  • Enroll to enjoy the benefits of complimentary Hilton HHonors™ Gold Status with your Platinum Card.®
  • No interest charges because you pay your balance in full each month.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.
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Annual Fee
$450
Balance Transfer
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Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit
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