Delta Platinum Business AMEX: Benefits & SkyMiles Calculator

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Calculate total SkyMiles based on spend and the cash value of miles for the Delta Platinum Business AMEX, review the card benefits, and compare top cards.
Last Updated 2022-01-02

The Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card earns 3 SkyMiles per $1 spent on both Delta Airlines and hotel purchases and 1 SkyMile per $1 spent on everything else.

The most valuable benefit of the card is the annual Main Cabin companion pass which allows you to take a companion along with you on a Main Cabin booking for just the cost of taxes and fees. This benefit can easily be worth hundreds of dollars depending on where you're flying and can easily void out the cost of the annual fee.

Along with that great benefit, the card also offers the ability to earn Medallion Qualifying Miles on spend and the ability to get the Medallion Qualification Dollar requirement waived.

Overall, the Delta SkyMiles Platinum Business AMEX is a great option if you're looking to earn SkyMiles and boost your status on your business expenses.

Card Details At-A-Glance

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Bonus Categories

The Delta Platinum Business AMEX features the following bonus categories and earning rates:

There's no cap on the amount of bonus miles you can earn on both of these categories and no limit to the amount of SkyMiles you can earn with the card overall.

The Delta Platinum Business AMEX also earns an additional 0.5 points per $1 spent on large, single purchases of $5,000 or more. This applies to non-bonus category purchases (as in non-Delta and non-hotel purchases) and you can earn up to an additional 50,000 SkyMiles with this benefit.

3X Delta Airlines

The Delta Platinum Business AMEX earns 3 SkyMiles per $1 spent on purchases made with Delta Airlines. This 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.

3X Hotel

The Delta Platinum Business AMEX earns 3 SkyMiles per $1 spent on hotel bookings made directly with the hotel. Third party bookings are not eligible (e.g. Expedia, Agoda, Hotels.com).

1X Everything Else

All other purchases made on the Delta Platinum Business AMEX will earn 1 SkyMile per $1 spent.

Card Benefits

The Delta Platinum Business AMEX features the following card benefits:

Main Cabin Companion Pass

Starting on your first Delta Platinum Business AMEX anniversary, and every card anniversary from then on, you'll receive a Main Cabin Companion Pass. This pass allows a companion to travel along with you on a Main Cabin booking for just the cost of taxes and fees.

The pass can be used to travel between the 48 contiguous states. If you live in a non-contiguous state, it's good for travel to the contiguous states.

This is one of the primary reasons that most pick up the Delta Platinum Business AMEX. The average value of this benefit is typically worth more than the annual fee.

Status Boost

You'll earn 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) for every $25,000 in spend ran across the Delta Platinum Business AMEX during the calendar year. You can earn earn this status boost twice per year for a total of 20,000 MQMs after $50,000 in spend.

Status Boosts can be stacked across other Delta AMEX credit cards featuring the benefit. It is offered on both the personal and business versions of Delta Platinum and Delta Reserve credit cards.

Global Entry/TSA PreCheck Credit

When you use the Delta Platinum Business AMEX to pay for a Global Entry ($100) or TSA PreCheck ($80) application, you receive up to a $100 credit towards the application fee.

TSA PreCheck is for expedited screening through TSA checkpoints while Global Entry is for speeding through customs when re-entering the states. Global Entry also grants TSA PreCheck if approved.

Medallion Qualification Dollar Waiver

When you spend $25,000 or more on the Delta Platinum Business AMEX during the year, the Medallion Qualification Dollar requirement for Silver, Gold, and Platinum Medallion Status will be waived for that calendar year.

When you spend $250,000 or more on the Delta Platinum Business AMEX during the calendar year, the Medallion Qualification Dollar requirement for Diamond Status will be waived for that calendar year.

Credit card spend between all of your Delta AMEX cards will count as long as you have at least a personal or business version of the Delta Platinum AMEX or Delta Reserve AMEX cards.

With the Medallion Qualification Dollar requirement waived, you'll only need to worry about meeting the Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) or Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs) for the calendar year in which the waiver was earned.

Reduced Delta SkyClub Access

As a Delta Platinum Business AMEX member, you'll receive the Delta SkyClub exclusive per-visit rate of $39 which saves you about $20 per visit. Up to Up to two guests or immediate family can also tag along for the exclusive per-visit rate of $39 per person.

If you visit the Delta SkyClub often, you can obtain complimentary access with the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card and The Platinum Card® from American Express. While the annual fee for these cards may be high, the amount of money you save for lounge access plus the long list of additional benefits each card offers may be well worth it if you travel often.

First Checked Bag Free

As a Delta Platinum Business AMEX 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.

Priority Boarding

As a Delta Platinum Business AMEX 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 Platinum Business AMEX 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 Platinum Business AMEX 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.

Expense Management Tools

The Delta Platinum Business AMEX features the following expense management tools:

  • Employee cards with a no annual fee option
  • Connect to Quickbooks
  • Online statements to view purchase history, prepare reports, and budget expenses
  • The ability to designate an account manager to access and manage your Business Card account
  • Account alerts to help avoid late payments, spot irregular spending, and monitor Employee Card use
  • The American Express Business App to help you and your employees manage Business Card receipts
  • A Year-End Summary for you to view the charges you made during year with the ability to organize it in pie or bar charts, organized by categories like travel and restaurants
  • Vendor Pay by Bill.com to help you get the most out of paying your business bills and to improve your cash flow

American Express Benefits

The Delta Platinum Business AMEX comes with many of the standard American Express business card benefits which includes:

  • American Express Experiences
  • American Express Presale(s)
  • American Express Seating
  • AMEX Offers (Enrollment Required)

Travel & Purchase Coverage

The Delta Platinum Business AMEX offers both travel and purchase insurance which includes:

SkyMiles Calculator

Calculate how many SkyMiles you can earn with the Delta Platinum Business AMEX 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.

NOTE: This calculator does not factor in the 0.5X bonus points for single purchases of over $5,000. So if you often make large purchases, be sure to consider the extra points you would earn from this benefit.

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