Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card

Benefits & Delta SkyMiles Calculator
Review the benefits of the Delta SkyMiles Gold Card and calculate how many SkyMiles you can earn based on the spend amounts you enter.
Last Updated 2022-07-09

The Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card earns 2 SkyMiles per $1 spent on Delta, U.S. supermarket, and restaurant purchases. It offers priority boarding, discounts on in-flight purchases, the ability to earn a $100 flight credit and more.

The best benefit of the card is the first checked bag free perk which applies to you and up to 8 others traveling in the same reservation. If you typically have to pay for bags when flying Delta, this is the card you'll want to have as it will save you $30 per one-way trip for you and those traveling with you.

Overall, the Delta SkyMiles Gold AMEX Card is a great entry-level card if you're looking to experience a handful of great benefits and save money when flying Delta.

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Delta Gold AMEX Card earning rate

2X Delta Purchases

The Delta SkyMiles Gold Card earns 2 Delta SkyMiles per $1 spent on Delta purchases which includes:

  • Purchases via delta.com, phone reservations and the ticket counter
  • Upgrades
  • Miles
  • Seat Selection
  • Delta Sky Club® membership or passes
  • Pre-purchased meals
  • In-flight purchases of food, alcoholic beverages and audio headsets on Delta-operated flights

In-flight purchases of wireless internet access is not counted as a Delta purchase.

2X U.S. Supermarket

The Delta SkyMiles Gold Card earns 2 Delta SkyMiles per $1 spent on U.S. supermarket purchases.

2X Restaurant

The Delta SkyMiles Gold Card earns 2 Delta SkyMiles per $1 spent on restaurant purchases made worldwide.

1X Everything Else

All other purchases on the Delta SkyMiles Gold Card will earn 1 SkyMile per $1 spent.

Delta Gold AMEX Card benefits

First Checked Bag Free

As a Delta SkyMiles Gold Card member, you and up to 8 others traveling on the same reservation will receive the first checked bag free of charge.

This is one of the primary reasons that most people pick up the card. A checked bag on Delta will cost you about $30 per one way trip or about $60 round trip.

If you don't have Delta Medallion Status or you typically pay for checked bags, this benefit alone will easily be worth the annual fee of the card.

$100 Flight Credit

Every year that you spend $10,000 or more on the Delta SkyMiles Gold Card, you'll receive a $100 flight credit. This credit is issued in the form of a eCredit that can be applied to Delta flight purchases made through delta.com or via Delta Reservations.

Priority Boarding

As a Delta SkyMiles Gold Card member, you and everyone traveling on the same reservation will be able to board earlier with Main Cabin 1.

20% Off In-Flight Purchases

When you use the Delta SkyMiles Gold Card to pay for in-flight purchases on Delta-operated flights, you'll receive 20% off in the form of a statement credit.

Qualifying purchases include pre-purchased meals and and in-flight purchases of food, alcoholic beverages, and audio headsets.

Pay With Miles

As a Delta SkyMiles Gold Card member, you'll be able to use Delta's Pay With Miles option at checkout to lower the cost of your airfare.

You'll be able to redeem SkyMiles in 5,000-mile increments which will give you $50 off. This redemption option gives SkyMiles a value of 1 cent each.

American Express Benefits

The Delta SkyMiles Gold Card comes with many of the standard American Express benefits which includes:

  • American Express Experiences
  • American Express Presale(s)
  • American Express Seating
  • AMEX Offers (Enrollment Required)
  • AMEX Send & Split
  • Pay It Plan It®
  • ShopRunner Membership (Enrollment Required)

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Delta SkyMiles Calculator

Calculate how many SkyMiles you can earn with the Delta SkyMiles Gold Card based on spend and the cash value of those miles. Results can be compared side by side any U.S. credit card featured on the site.

Any spend entered into the primary card column (the first column) will carry over to all credit card calculators on the site, so there's no need to re-enter spend when viewing other credit cards.

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