Delta Offers Fast Track to Gold and Platinum for Targeted American Express Customers

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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

The American Express Platinum card has some of the best perks out there: cardholders enjoy the best domestic lounge access (Delta SkyClubs, Centurion Lounges, and Priority Pass), a $200 annual airline fee credit as well as up to $200 in Uber credits, and mid-tier elite status at SPG, Marriott, and Hilton. Combined with the 60,000 point welcome offer -- worth $1,140 based on TPG's valuations -- this card is a no-brainer for frequent travelers. Here are 5 reasons you should consider this card, as well as how you can figure out if the $550 annual fee makes sense for you.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • Up to $200 for Uber rides annually. Credit and Uber VIP status available to Basic Card Member only.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on eligible hotels booked on amextravel.com.
  • 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 around the world.
  • Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
  • Terms Apply.
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