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Amex Charge Vs. Delta Sky Miles

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Re: Amex Charge Vs. Delta Sky Miles


Tommy5746 wrote:

Which do you think is harder to get? An Amex charge card or the Delta gold sky miles card?? I hear the sky miles isnt that difficult but do you guys think that its easier or harder to get vs an amex charge?


I think the more relevant question might be: Who in the world wants miles on Delta?

 

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Re: Amex Charge Vs. Delta Sky Miles


Elcid89 wrote:

Tommy5746 wrote:

Which do you think is harder to get? An Amex charge card or the Delta gold sky miles card?? I hear the sky miles isnt that difficult but do you guys think that its easier or harder to get vs an amex charge?


I think the more relevant question might be: Who in the world wants miles on Delta?

 

Quite possibly the worst airline in the world Smiley Happy

 



 

Ha!  This is true.  In my (admittedly) limited world of travel, Delta has been by far the worst experience.  Flying through the Atlanta hub was a nightmare filled with delays, the planes were old/loud/cramped, and the staff was very rude.  Never again! 

 


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Re: Amex Charge Vs. Delta Sky Miles


TNTransplant wrote:

Elcid89 wrote:

Tommy5746 wrote:

Which do you think is harder to get? An Amex charge card or the Delta gold sky miles card?? I hear the sky miles isnt that difficult but do you guys think that its easier or harder to get vs an amex charge?


I think the more relevant question might be: Who in the world wants miles on Delta?

 

Quite possibly the worst airline in the world Smiley Happy

 



 

Ha!  This is true.  In my (admittedly) limited world of travel, Delta has been by far the worst experience.  Flying through the Atlanta hub was a nightmare filled with delays, the planes were old/loud/cramped, and the staff was very rude.  Never again! 

 


There is a lot of speculation recently that Delta will be moving to a revenue-based mileage program in 2013. If they do, that'll kill the majority of the value that is left. I'd proceed with caution on this one.
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Re: Amex Charge Vs. Delta Sky Miles

To answer the OP, I think Amex charge cards are definitely easier to get. That said, the Delta card is one of the easier revolvers to get from Amex. I applied for a charge card and then the Delta right after with one year of history and was approved for both. If you have clean reports, and a 720+ credit score, you should be good. As always, YMMV. 

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Re: Amex Charge Vs. Delta Sky Miles


RonDawg wrote:

Tommy5746 wrote:

Which do you think is harder to get? An Amex charge card or the Delta gold sky miles card?? I hear the sky miles isnt that difficult but do you guys think that its easier or harder to get vs an amex charge?


Here is a good example... When I applied for my BCE card it took 3 days to approve me however when I applied for PR Gold charge card I was approved in 10 seconds and 30 minutes later I got an email telling me they were rushing out my card. I got it FedEx the next day.


well they can afford to next day you after the 175 annual fee Smiley Tongue

 

 

 

and to answer OP yes Charge is much easier cause they're supposed to be paid in full faster. Also they set an internal limit even for NSPL so there is a limit especially for new accounts.   Of course they're not gonna let a Amex anything besides Black buy a decent sized private island on it.

 

Easiest card to get is Delta Skymiles but undoubtly the worst card in Amex, impossible to redeem awards for more than 1.1 cent value. but it is the easiest to get, and then you can product change it to a BCE/BCP so yea. DO IT! also if you go through Delta skymiles you can turn the miles bonus into 1 penny a mile so collecting the sign up bonus adds up more than going with BCP so that'snice.


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Re: Amex Charge Vs. Delta Sky Miles

How do you figure it is impossible to redeem for more than 1.1 cent per mile? Delta has issues but there are plenty of decent redemption opportunities. It's one of the best programs for premium tickets to Australia.

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Re: Amex Charge Vs. Delta Sky Miles

i was instantly approved for zync npsl a few months back and appd delta gold last week, but really thought i would be declined due to repo. was instantly approved with $2800 cl. the miles/point conversion suck, but until i can get a southwest chase visa, it will have to do.
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Re: Amex Charge Vs. Delta Sky Miles

#SlightZombieThread!

 

Charge cards are def easier, but I've heard of some pretty borderline applications getting approved for delta. Seems to be their lowest end revolver. 

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