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Revelate
Moderator Emeritus

Re: Major Changes to AMEX Delta Cards

Hrm, too bad (well probably will be interested to see MacRoadie's test) on the Hilton Aspire + Gogo wifi.

 

Did find a list of cards off TPG that have Gogo Wifi passes explicitly as of June of last year though have to go check if those are still valid and not sure any of them are really accessible or desireable anyway currently.

 

Ultimately I just need to suck it up.  Paying $1000 or whatever for this year for Wifi passes to help enable my earning (and keeping) two real incomes at once is just a cost of doing business and more than pays for itself for even one or two saves per year when it comes to project timelines when everyone expects you to be contactable 16+ hours a day.

 




        
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K-in-Boston
Credit Mentor

Re: Major Changes to AMEX Delta Cards

Off the top of my head, Amex Business Platinum no longer has them (that hurt a lot), but Altitude Reserve gives 12 passes each year.

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Revelate
Moderator Emeritus

Re: Major Changes to AMEX Delta Cards


@K-in-Boston wrote:

Off the top of my head, Amex Business Platinum no longer has them (that hurt a lot), but Altitude Reserve gives 12 passes each year.


Yeah it did say that some of those were being phased out and I recall that one being one though thought I saw through June... no matter not picking up a card for six months and if I get another business card from Amex it's a BBP or the business Hilton version (no need to take the hit on personal credit if not needed when it appears to be functionally equivalent short of the Aspire).




        
Message 143 of 169
Anonymous
Not applicable

Re: Major Changes to AMEX Delta Cards

I received my credit for an eGift Certificate purchased on desktop yesterday(purchased 1/31). I made the mistake of using mobile a couple weeks ago and it did not work.
Message 144 of 169
NRB525
Super Contributor

Re: Major Changes to AMEX Delta Cards


@Anonymous wrote:
I received my credit for an eGift Certificate purchased on desktop yesterday(purchased 1/31). I made the mistake of using mobile a couple weeks ago and it did not work.

Congrats. With which card?

As an airline fee on a Plat or Gold or Aspire?
Or as part of a new card offer of a Delta card?

Which airline?

High Bal Jan 2009 $116k on $146k limits 80% Util.
Oct 2014 $46k on $127k 36% util EQ 722 TU 727 EX 727
April 2018 $18k on $344k 5% util EQ 806 TU 810 EX 812
Jan 2019 $7.6k on $360k EQ 832 TU 839 EX 831
March 2021 $33k on $312k EQ 796 TU 798 EX 801
May 2021 Paid all Installments and Mortgages, one new Mortgage EQ 761 TY 774 EX 777
April 2022 EQ=811 TU=807 EX=805 - TU VS 3.0 765
Message 145 of 169
Anonymous
Not applicable

Re: Major Changes to AMEX Delta Cards


@NRB525 wrote:

@Anonymous wrote:
I received my credit for an eGift Certificate purchased on desktop yesterday(purchased 1/31). I made the mistake of using mobile a couple weeks ago and it did not work.

Congrats. With which card?

As an airline fee on a Plat or Gold or Aspire?
Or as part of a new card offer of a Delta card?

Which airline?


I want to know the answer to this also @Anonymous 

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Anonymous
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Re: Major Changes to AMEX Delta Cards

Yes sorry I meant to quote k in Boston and Brian regarding what qualifies based on the old offer for the delta platinum.

5,000 MQMs, 75,000 Bonus Miles, and a $100 Statement Credit
Earn 75,000 bonus miles and 5,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you make $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.† You can also earn a $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months.†
Message 147 of 169
Anonymous
Not applicable

Re: Major Changes to AMEX Delta Cards


@NRB525 wrote:

@Anonymous wrote:
I received my credit for an eGift Certificate purchased on desktop yesterday(purchased 1/31). I made the mistake of using mobile a couple weeks ago and it did not work.

Congrats. With which card?

As an airline fee on a Plat or Gold or Aspire?
Or as part of a new card offer of a Delta card?

Which airline?


@East2West was recently approved for the Delta Platinum card with $100 statement credit. The Delta cards statement credit still works for Delta gift card. I also used my $100 Delta Platinum statement credit for a $100 Delta eGift card last month. Credit posted 1 day after the transaction posting date. 

Message 148 of 169
NRB525
Super Contributor

Re: Major Changes to AMEX Delta Cards

Looking at the fine print while checking a possible booking, the language at Delta seems to have changed regarding bag fees.

The free bag exemption, if you have a Delta AMEX credit card, now states you must pay for the booking with the Delta AMEX credit card. So the old trick of just having the card, and using a different card for other purchase reasons, and still getting the free bag, may be over?

 

It would be interesting to see how this affects business travellers such as myself who have to pay for the airfare with a corporate card. I have Silver status through 2020, so no apparent immediate impact, but with all the changes, question everything.

 

If this is the case, then the $200 Airline credit on AMEX Platinum and $100 on Gold may have a better usage. I am still feeling a little "vulnerable" since my Delta Reserve was closed a few days ago, but I will be strong, and will have my AMEX Platinum to lean on Smiley Happy 

High Bal Jan 2009 $116k on $146k limits 80% Util.
Oct 2014 $46k on $127k 36% util EQ 722 TU 727 EX 727
April 2018 $18k on $344k 5% util EQ 806 TU 810 EX 812
Jan 2019 $7.6k on $360k EQ 832 TU 839 EX 831
March 2021 $33k on $312k EQ 796 TU 798 EX 801
May 2021 Paid all Installments and Mortgages, one new Mortgage EQ 761 TY 774 EX 777
April 2022 EQ=811 TU=807 EX=805 - TU VS 3.0 765
Message 149 of 169
wasCB14
Super Contributor

Re: Major Changes to AMEX Delta Cards


@NRB525 wrote:

Looking at the fine print while checking a possible booking, the language at Delta seems to have changed regarding bag fees.

The free bag exemption, if you have a Delta AMEX credit card, now states you must pay for the booking with the Delta AMEX credit card. So the old trick of just having the card, and using a different card for other purchase reasons, and still getting the free bag, may be over?

 

It would be interesting to see how this affects business travellers such as myself who have to pay for the airfare with a corporate card. I have Silver status through 2020, so no apparent immediate impact, but with all the changes, question everything.

 

If this is the case, then the $200 Airline credit on AMEX Platinum and $100 on Gold may have a better usage. I am still feeling a little "vulnerable" since my Delta Reserve was closed a few days ago, but I will be strong, and will have my AMEX Platinum to lean on Smiley Happy 


What fine print?

 

"As a benefit of Card Membership, you can check your first bag free on Delta flights booked with your Card. You can save up to $60 on a round-trip Delta flight per person."

...but that sounds more of a nudge to use the card than legalese saying you absolutely must.

 

"First Checked Bag Free

Benefit is limited to Basic Card Members (not Additional Card Members) with the Delta SkyMiles® Gold, Delta SkyMiles® Platinum or Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Cards. Reservation must include the Basic Card Member's SkyMiles number. Fee waiver also available for passengers traveling in the same reservation as the Basic Card Member. Maximum nine waivers per reservation. New Card Members and Card Members upgrading from another Delta SkyMiles Card product will be eligible for the checked baggage fee waiver benefit after receiving their Card from American Express. The first checked bag fee waiver will only be applied on flight segments which originate on a Delta or Delta Connection® carrier when you check-in with Delta for both a Delta marketed and Delta operated flight. Waiver is only for normal bag fee, if any, for the first checked bag that is not overweight and not oversize under Delta's applicable rules as set forth in Delta's contract of carriage. Additional terms, conditions and restrictions may apply. See delta.com/firstbagfree for details."

 

I don't see any requirement there to use the Delta cobrand to pay.

Personal spend: Amex Gold, Amex Schwab Plat., BofA PR+CCR(x2), Costco
Business use: Amex Bus. Plat., BBP, Lowes Amex AU, CFU AU
Perks: Delta Plat., United Explorer, IHG49, Hyatt, "Old SPG"
Mostly SD: Freedom Flex, Freedom, Arrival
Upgrade/Downgrade games: ED, BCE
SUB chasing: AA Platinum Select
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