You can transfer points from a handful of partner loyalty programs and convert them into Delta SkyMiles. This includes two major programs: AMEX Membership Rewards and Marriott Bonvoy.
List of Transfer Partners
You can earn SkyMiles by transferring rewards from several partner programs directly to your Delta SkyMiles account. Out of those partners, American Express Membership Rewards and Marriott Bonvoy are going to be the best options for quickly building lots of SkyMiles.
AMEX Membership Rewards
American Express Membership Rewards Points can be transferred to Delta SkyMiles at a 1:1 ratio meaning that 1,000 AMEX Points can be converted to 1,000 Delta SkyMiles. This opens up several American Express credit cards that you can use to quickly build up your balance via intro bonuses and everyday spending.
Another thing worth mentioning is that the personal and business Platinum credit cards offer complimentary access to Delta SkyClub lounges when flying Delta. This allows you to build flexible rewards points while enjoying lounge access and other elite travel perks.
Here are a few of the best credit card offers for earning Membership Rewards points:
Earn 100,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $6,000 on purchases on the Card in your first 6 months of Card Membership.
Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months.
Earn 120,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $15,000 on eligible purchases with your Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership.
Marriott Bonvoy Points can be transferred to Delta SkyMiles at a 3:1 ratio meaning that 3,000 Marriott Points can be converted to 1,000 Delta SkyMiles.
On top of that, Marriott throw in a 15,000-point bonus for every 60,000 Bonvoy Points you transfer which gives you an additional 5,000 SkyMiles. So a 60,000-point transfer would net you a total of 20,000 SkyMiles which isn't too shabby.
Here are the credit cards you can use to earn Marriott Bonvoy points:
Earn 150,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases on the Card within the first 3 months.
Earn 100,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
Earn 75,000 Marriott Bonvoy Bonus Points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership.
Use the points to SkyMiles calculator to calculate the conversion of reward points from transfer partners into Delta SkyMiles.
Can you transfer points to the Delta SkyMiles program?
Yes. Delta is a direct transfer of several rewards programs including American Express and Marriott.
What's the best transfer partner for earning Delta SkyMiles?
The American Express Membership Rewards is the best partner for earning rewards transferable to the Delta SkyMiles program.