Best for elite delta flyers

Excellent earning rates on Delta flights and hotels as well as large purchases you might need to make for work set this Delta business card apart from the pack. (Partner offer)

At a glance

  • 3X Earn 3 Miles on every dollar spent on eligible purchases made directly with Delta and on every eligible dollar spent on purchases made directly with hotels.
  • 1.5X Earn 1.5 miles per dollar on single eligible purchases of $5,000 or more (that’s an extra half mile per dollar), up to 50,000 additional miles per year.
  • 1X 1 Mile on every eligible dollar spent on other purchases.
95,000 miles
Limited Time Offer: Earn 95,000 Bonus Miles after spending $4,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer Ends 3/29/23.
29.99% Variable
29.74% Variable
20.24% - 29.24% Variable
$250
  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 95,000 Bonus Miles after spending $4,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer Ends 3/29/23.
  • NEW: Save 15% On Award Travel With TakeOff 15. Not applicable to partner-operated flights or to taxes and fees.

At a glance

  • 3X Earn 3 Miles on every dollar spent on eligible purchases made directly with Delta and on every eligible dollar spent on purchases made directly with hotels.
  • 1.5X Earn 1.5 miles per dollar on single eligible purchases of $5,000 or more (that’s an extra half mile per dollar), up to 50,000 additional miles per year.
  • 1X 1 Mile on every eligible dollar spent on other purchases.
95,000 miles
Limited Time Offer: Earn 95,000 Bonus Miles after spending $4,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer Ends 3/29/23.
29.99% Variable
29.74% Variable
20.24% - 29.24% Variable
$250
  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 95,000 Bonus Miles after spending $4,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer Ends 3/29/23.
  • NEW: Save 15% On Award Travel With TakeOff 15. Not applicable to partner-operated flights or to taxes and fees.
  • You can receive a domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card. Take a friend or family member when you fly Delta. Payment of the government imposed taxes and fees of no more than $80 for roundtrip domestic flights (for itineraries with up to four flight segments) is required. Baggage charges and other restrictions apply. See terms and conditions for details.
  • Earn more miles on big purchases with 1.5 miles per dollar on single eligible purchases of $5,000 or more (that’s an extra half mile per dollar), up to 50,000 additional miles per year. If your purchase qualifies for a category that has a higher mileage accelerator, only the higher accelerator will apply (ex. you would earn 3X miles on purchases made directly with Delta and hotels instead of 1.5X).
  • Delta Sky Club® Access – Get access to Delta Sky Club® at a rate of $50 per person per visit for you and up to two guests while flying together on Delta.
  • With Status Boost®, earn 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to 2x per year getting you closer to Medallion Status.
  • Terms and limitations apply.
Apply now for Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card at American Express's secure site Terms & restrictions apply. See rates & fees

Our Take

TPG Editor's Rating

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3.5/5

Overview

The Delta SkyMiles Platinum Business American Express card is a solid mid-tier Delta card. The higher annual fee is offset by added benefits such as an annual companion certificate and the opportunity to earn Medallion® Qualification Miles toward elite status through spending.

Pros

  • Earns 3 miles per dollar on eligible purchases made directly with Delta and from hotels
  • 1.5x miles per dollar on single eligible purchases of $5,000 or more up to 50,000 bonus miles per calendar year
  • First checked bag free on Delta flights for the cardholder and up to 8 companions on the same reservation
  • Main Cabin 1 Priority Boarding
  • Achieve elite status faster by earning 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your card in a calendar year

Cons

  • $250 annual fee

Who is this card good for?

Delta flyers who don’t mind paying an annual fee of $250 can benefit from the well-rounded perks of this card. If you’re trying to reach elite status with Delta, this card allows you to earn MQMs through spending — 10,000 after making $25,000 in purchases, up to twice per calendar year. If you’re planning on traveling with other people, this card also offers an annual companion certificate good for one round-trip domestic itinerary in Main Cabin (you just pay the taxes and fees). It will also get you and up to two guests into Delta Sky Clubs when flying Delta for $50 per person, per visit.

Earning Rewards

This card earns 3 miles per dollar on hotels and eligible Delta purchases. It also earns 1.5 miles per dollar on purchases over $5,000, up to 50,000 bonus miles per year, and 1 mile per dollar on all other purchases.

Frequently asked questions

  • What perks come with the Delta SkyMiles Platinum Business Amex?

    Cardholders receive a complimentary companion certificate every year on their card anniversary. They can also enjoy Main Cabin 1 priority boarding and check a bag for free on Delta flights (along with up to 8 companions on the same reservation).  They can purchase Delta Sky Club passes for $50 per person per visit when flying Delta, and also enjoy a 20% discount on inflight purchases of food, beverages and headsets.

  • What cards compete with the Delta SkyMiles Platinum Business Amex?

    The Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express Card is comparable to this card. It has a lower annual fee but you’ll lose out on the ability to earn spending-based MQMs and the yearly companion certificate.