Which Delta SkyMiles Credit Card Has the Best Value?

By Jason Steele. Last updated 6 April 2020. 0 comments

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Frequent flyers of Delta Airlines can get perks and free flights by earning miles in its SkyMiles program. Using one of Delta's branded credit cards can help earn miles faster through bonuses and everyday purchases. If you're wondering which one to get, here's a breakdown of the cards to help you decide. (See also: Which Airline Loyalty Program Has the Best Value?)

Delta Partners

Earning SkyMiles doesn't just get you award tickets on Delta. Delta is in the SkyTeam Alliance which consists of 20 carriers. Delta is also partners with Alaska Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and Hawaiian Airlines. These partnerships allow you to redeem awards on Delta's partner airlines as well. 

 

Delta SkyMiles® Blue

(Editors note: This offer is currently unavailable.)

 

Delta SkyMiles® Gold

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Delta SkyMiles® Platinum

(Editors note: This offer is currently unavailable.)

 

Welcome Offer

Earn 10K bonus miles after you spend $500 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. 

Bonus Offer: 35K bonus miles after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. 

Bonus Offer: Earn 40K bonus miles and 5K MQMs after you spend $2,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Plus, earn a $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months.

Rewards On Purchases

2x miles on Delta & restaurants worldwide, 1 mile elsewhere

2x miles on Delta, restaurants worldwide and at U.S. supermarkets, 1 mile elsewhere

3X miles on Delta and hotels, 2X miles at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets, 1 mile elsewhere

Checked Baggage

N/A

Free first checked bag + 8 companions

Free first checked bag + 8 companions

Miles Boost

N/A

N/A

10K Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to two times per year.

Elite Status

N/A

Spend $25k each year to waive MQD requirement

Spend $25k each year to waive MQD requirement

Priority Travel

N/A

Main Cabin 1 Priority Boarding on Delta flights

Main Cabin 1 Priority Boarding on Delta flights

Airport Lounge Access

N/A

Reduced Rate benefit + 2 guests

Reduced Rate benefit +2 guests

Discounts On In-Flight Purchases

20% off eligible in-flight purchases

20% off eligible in-flight purchases

20% off eligible in-flight purchases

Companion Certificate

N/A

N/A

Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal

Annual Fee

$0

$99, waived the first year

$250 Annual Fee

Which Card Is Right for You?

The best card for you is the one that matches your frequency of travel and preferences for extra benefits. For the cards with an annual fee, your spending level should generate enough rewards to cover the fee, or you're able to take advantage of the extra perks and benefits that make the annual fee well worth it. (See also: Best Credit Cards that Offer Free Airport Lounge Access)

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