Delta Reserve American Express Credit Card Review

The American Express Delta SkyMiles Reserve Credit card is great for frequent Delta flyers. It comes with lounge access to the Delta SkyClub and American Express Centurion lounges.

You can also earn valuable Medallion Qualifying Miles (elite status miles) with the Delta Reserve card

Deals Points Card Rating:
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Delta SkyMiles Amex Reserve

Delta Reserve Card Information

Application Link: American Express Delta Reserve Card.

Current Sign Up Bonus: 40,000 SkyMiles + 10,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQMs)

Recommended Bonus: At least 100,000 SkyMiles.

Annual Fee: $550

Earning Rewards:

  • 3x SkyMiles on Delta Airlines.
  • 1x SkyMiles everywhere else.

Reserve Benefits with Delta

  • Lounge Access to Delta SkyClub when flying Delta.
  • 2 Delta SkyClub Guest passes each year. You can obtain further guest passes for $39 each.
  • Lounge Access to American Express Centurion Lounges when flying Delta if you booked flight with any American Express card. You can bring in guests for $50 each. 
  • Delta Companion Certificate for a round-trip domestic economy, Comfort+, or first-class flight each cardmember anniversary. You will have to pay the taxes and fees, and purchase an I, Z, W, L, U, T, X or V fare.
  • Free first checked bag for you an up to eight companions traveling on your reservation.
  • Priority boarding: Main Cabin 1 boarding for you and up to eight companions on your reservation.
  • 20% in-flight savings via card statement credit for pre-purchased meals, and in-flight food, alcoholic beverages, and audio headsets on Delta flights.
  • Access to complimentary upgrades for non-Medallion elite members. 
  • 15,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles for every $30,000 in purchases (maximum of 60,000 MQMs). 
  • A waiver of Medallion Qualifying Dollar requirement if you spend up to $25,000 in purchases for Platinum, Gold, or Silver Medallion status. ($250,000 in spending for Diamond).
  • Upgrade priority over other Medallion members with the same Medallion level and fare class grouping.

Reserve Travel and Purchase Protections

  • Trip delay insurance (you can spend up to $500 if your flight is delayed 6+ hours)
  • Baggage insurance.
  • Secondary rental car insurance
  • Trip cancellation and interruption insurance.
  • Extended warranty.
  • 90-day return protection.
  • 90-day purchase protection.

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