15% Off Delta Award Bookings
There had been some rumblings about a 15% off Delta award bookings perk getting added to Delta Airlines credit cards issued by American Express. The details were a bit light since it was accidentally showing a bit early on some cards for a hot minute and then pulled back down again. We were not sure which cards would be eligible but some marketing materials were sent out and shared on Reddit. So now we have a better picture of what is coming down the pipeline. These perks just went live this morning too! It is a pretty substantial card benefit and may be a reason for people to hold these cards long term, assuming they redeem Skymiles for flights often.
Which Cards Will Be Eligible For The 15% Off?
- Delta Skymiles Gold
- Delta Skymiles Platinum
- Delta Skymiles Reserve
- Business Delta Skymiles Gold
- Business Delta Skymiles Platinum
- Business Delta Skymiles Reserve
It looks like every card besides the no fee Delta Blue card will be eligible.
Full Terms Of The TakeOff 15 Benefit
Here are the terms from the marketing materials:
TakeOff 15 Eligibility: Basic Delta SkyMiles Gold, Platinum, and Reserve American Express Card Members, as well as Basic Delta SkyMiles Gold, Platinum, and Reserve Business American Express Card Members (each, an “Eligible Card”), can get at least a fifteen percent (15%) discount off the mileage portion of an Award Ticket (the “TakeOff 15” benefit). Additional Card Members are not eligible.
Available only it entire itinerary is on Delta and Delta Connection” carrier-operated and ticketed lights booked at delta com or the FlyDelta app Not available on flights operated by other carriers Not available for Pay with Miles, Miles + Cash, seat upgrades purchased after the initial fight booking or other Delta products or services. Discount only applies to the mileage portion of the Award Ticket fare and does not apply to applicable taxes and ices, which must be paid using the Eligible Card Card Member must be logged -in to a SkyMiles account linked to an Eligible Card to receive the TakeOff 15 benefit discount Mileage discount will be greater than or equal to 15% of the overall mile portion for the Award Ticket, An Award Ticket is a ticket issued by Delta pursuant to the SkyMiles Program Rules, by which SkyMiles members may redeem miles and pay applicable government imposed taxes and fees in exchange for air transportation. All Award Ticket rules apply, as set forth on delta.com and in the specific terms incorporated into your Award Ticket. Award Travel is defined as travel using an Award Ticket. Award Travel seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets. SkyMiles account balance must have sufficient miles for the entire Award Tickets) being purchased. Take Off 15 benefit is not combinable with certificates, Delta Credits, Delta Gift Cards. vouchers, or with any other discounts or promotional offers. (HT: r/delta)
15% Off Delta Award Bookings: ToP Thoughts
This is a pretty great card benefit and instantly one of the better perks of an airline card. I am pretty surprised to see it across all of the Delta Airlines with an annual fee instead of just the ultra premium cards like originally thought. It would have made more sense to offer a higher tier for the expensive Reserve cards etc.
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