Best for elite Delta flyers

The Delta SkyMiles Reserve Amex is an excellent choice for Delta frequent flyers who value Sky Club airport lounge access, or who need an extra boost to hit Delta Medallion elite status. (Partner offer)

At a glance

  • 3X Earn 3 Miles on every dollar spent on eligible purchases made directly with Delta.
  • 1.5X After you spend $150,000 on your Card in a calendar year, you earn 1.5 Miles per dollar (that’s an extra half mile per dollar) on eligible purchases the rest of the year.
80,000 miles
Limited Time Offer: Earn 80,000 bonus miles, 20,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs), and a $200 statement credit after spending $5,000 on your new Card in your first 3 months. Offer Ends 11/10/21.
29.24% Variable
25.24% Variable
15.74% - 24.74% Variable
$550
  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 80,000 bonus miles, 20,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs), and a $200 statement credit after spending $5,000 on your new Card in your first 3 months. Offer Ends 11/10/21.
  • With Status Boost®, earn 15,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $30,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to 4x per year getting you closer to Medallion Status. Plus, throughout 2021 earn an additional 3,750 MQMs after making $30,000 in purchases, up to 4x. That’s in addition to the 15,000 MQMs that you would earn with Status Boost.

At a glance

  • 3X Earn 3 Miles on every dollar spent on eligible purchases made directly with Delta.
  • 1.5X After you spend $150,000 on your Card in a calendar year, you earn 1.5 Miles per dollar (that’s an extra half mile per dollar) on eligible purchases the rest of the year.
80,000 miles
Limited Time Offer: Earn 80,000 bonus miles, 20,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs), and a $200 statement credit after spending $5,000 on your new Card in your first 3 months. Offer Ends 11/10/21.
29.24% Variable
25.24% Variable
15.74% - 24.74% Variable
$550
  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 80,000 bonus miles, 20,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs), and a $200 statement credit after spending $5,000 on your new Card in your first 3 months. Offer Ends 11/10/21.
  • With Status Boost®, earn 15,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $30,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to 4x per year getting you closer to Medallion Status. Plus, throughout 2021 earn an additional 3,750 MQMs after making $30,000 in purchases, up to 4x. That’s in addition to the 15,000 MQMs that you would earn with Status Boost.
  • When you purchase a Delta flight with your Delta SkyMiles Reserve Card, you will receive complimentary access to The Centurion® Lounge or Escape Lounge – The Centurion® Studio Partner.
  • After you spend $150,000 on your Card in a calendar year, you earn 1.5 Miles per dollar (that’s an extra half mile per dollar) on eligible purchases the rest of the year. If your purchase qualifies for a category that has a higher mileage accelerator, only the higher accelerator will apply (ex: you would earn 3X miles on purchases made directly with Delta instead of 1.5X).
  • Pay no foreign transaction fees when you spend overseas.
  • Earn 3 Miles on every dollar spent on eligible purchases made directly with Delta.
  • Terms and limitations apply.
  • See Rates & Fees
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Our Take

TPG Editor's Rating

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3.5/5

Overview

If you fly Delta regularly and are looking to hit a higher level of Medallion elite status, this card can be an invaluable asset in your wallet. Not only do cardmembers enjoy access to the airline's Sky Clubs when flying Delta, but they can earn 15,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after spending $30,000 on purchases, up to four times per calendar year. For 2021, there's even a 25% MQM boost, so you can earn 18,750 of them with the same spending terms and conditions.

Pros

  • Access to Delta Sky Clubs when flying the airline
  • A companion certificate that can be used for a domestic first-class, Delta Comfort+ or main cabin round-trip flight
  • Earn Medallion Qualification Miles toward elite status through spending

Cons

  • Steep $550 annual fee
  • Limited earning rates apart from Delta purchases

Who is this card good for?

This card was made especially for frequent Delta flyers since it confers access to Delta Sky Club lounges to the cardholder when flying Delta. Folks with the card can also earn MQMs toward elite status through spending, and even receive an annual companion certificate annually, good for one round-trip domestic itinerary in Main Cabin, Comfort+ or first class (you just pay taxes and fees on the second ticket).

Earning Rewards

The Delta SkyMiles Reserve Amex earns 3 miles per dollar on Delta purchases made through Delta and 1 mile per dollar on all other eligible purchases. After you spend $150,000 on your card in a calendar year, you earn 1.5 miles per dollar (that’s an extra half mile per dollar) on eligible purchases the rest of the year.

Frequently asked questions