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The Amex Platinum Delta card works for Delta travels. You get the amount of 3 points on Delta purchases, and purchases made directly with Hotels, and 2 points in restaurants and US supermarkets. This card offers global entry or TSA Precheck. Enjoy great travel benefits including a free annual companion certificate, the first bag checked bag free (for you and up to 8 companions traveling on the same reservation), priority boarding, and more.
- Credit: Good credit needed
- Amex 90-day rule: In a time span of 90 days, you can only get approved for 2 Amex cards.
- Max cards: You can only get approved for up to - and including- 5 Amex credit cards (including personal and business), but this rule isn’t always enforced (please note the total of 5 credit cards excludes some Amex cards that are No Preset Spending Limit* cards like the Amex Platinum, Amex Gold, etc)
- Apply for two cards: If you apply for one Amex card and get approved, it is recommended to apply for a second card since Amex is very good about approving for two cards, even within the same day
- Credit bureau: Amex will usually pull your Experian credit report. With the new "Apply With Confidence" feature, Amex will first do only a soft pull on your credit report and will let you know if approved or not. Only after you accept the approval will Amex do a hard pull on your credit (this feature is currently only available on Amex consumer cards. See more details below)
- Combining same-day credit inquiries: Credit inquiries for same-day applications will be combined, as long as they are both approved for on the same day. Note, for some existing Amex credit cardholders, Amex will not do a hard credit pull when applying for a new credit card at any time
- Check application status: You can check your application status here or call 1 800 567 1083
- Reconsideration: If declined you can call 1 800 567 1083 to be reconsidered
Quickest way to get my card: Amex will sometimes give you an instant credit card number after approval, but not always. Amex physical credit cards cannot be expedited (except for the platinum cards) and will arrive after 5-7 business days
- Downgrade options: The Delta Platinum card can be downgraded to the Delta Gold ($99) or to the Delta Blue ($0). Please note, it is not recommended to downgrade an Amex card before 12 months of account opening.
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– 3 points on Delta purchases and with purchases made directly with hotels
– 2 points at restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S., and U. S. supermarkets
– 1 point on all other purchases
No foreign transaction fee.
Get 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 within a calendar year, and get 20,000 MQMs after you spend $50,000 within a calendar year.
Plus, in 2021 get an additional 2,500 MQMs each time you spend $25,000 in purchases up to 2 times.
Get an MQD waiver for Platinum, Gold, and Silver Medallion Status after spending $25,000 in a calendar year. You can also receive an MQD waiver for Diamond Status after spending $250,000 within a calendar year. (You will still need to reach the qualifying amount of MQMs or MQS to receive the upgraded status)
Free checked bag for you and up to 8 companions traveling on the same reservation. To qualify, make sure to include your SkyMiles number on your reservation.
Points are worth a minimum of 1 cent per mile on Delta flights when you book flights with the Pay With Miles program.
Earn a free annual companion certificate. The certificate is valid for any round-trip, main cabin domestic travel booked in fare classes L, U, T, X or V. You will need to pay the companions taxes and fees. Max $75.
Get a statement credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre-Check every 4-4.5 years.
Get a discount rate for Delta lounges. $39 per visit.
Secondary worldwide coverage on rentals up to 30 days (excluding Australia, Italy, and New Zealand). Max $50,000. You can purchase a premium plan from Amex that will offer primary coverage up to 42 days. Max $100,000.
Get covered for lost or damaged luggage up to $500 per person for checked baggage and up to $1,250 per person for carry-on baggage. Max $10,000 per trip for NY residents.
If your flight is delayed for 12+ hours, you can claim up to $300 per trip to cover expenses like meals, lodging, toiletries, medication, and other personal use items. Up to 2 claims per year.
Get your original manufacturer's warranty time matched (up to a year). (Will only cover if the original warranty is for 5 years or less). Max $10,000 per claim, $50,000 per account.
Get reimbursed for up to $800 per claim (with a $50 deductible) if your cell phone is damaged or gets stolen. To activate coverage, you need to pay your monthly cell phone bill with your Platinum Delta credit card. Max 2 claims per year.
Get refunded if your purchase is damaged or stolen, up to 90 days from the date of purchase. Max $1,000 per claim, $50,000 per year.
Get complimentary priority boarding on Delta flights.
Receive a 20% discount on inflight purchases.