Terms and Conditions

Delta Reserve Credit Card

Companion Certificate
Taxes/Fees/Restrictions: Companion Certificate valid for one round-trip First Class or Economy Class Companion ticket with the payment of applicable taxes and fees detailed below and the purchase of certain adult round-trip fares on published routings within the 48 contiguous United States. Residents of Hawaii and Alaska must originate from there to the 48 contiguous United States. Applicable taxes and fees vary and depend upon the number of flight segments included in the itinerary and range from $21.80 to $62.40 for itineraries with two to four flight segments. Taxes and fees include Federal Excise Tax of $3.90 for each flight segment, Passenger Facility Charge(s) of up to $4.50 for each flight segment, a September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 for each flight segment and for travel to/from Alaska/Hawaii, U.S. International Air Transportation tax of up to $17.20 round-trip. Basic Cardmembers (not Additional Cardmembers) with the Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Delta Reserve Credit Card, Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card, and Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card are eligible to receive the first checked bag fee waiver on Delta and Delta Connection carrier tickets. $35 fee for second checked bag. These allowances are subject to size/weight limits. Contact a Delta agent or visit delta.com for details. Taxes and fees are subject to change, are the responsibility of the passenger and must be paid at the time the primary ticket is purchased and the Companion ticket is issued. All fare rules, restrictions, advance purchase requirements, and availability are per rule of primary ticket fare purchased. Seats are only available in A and I classes in First Class service, and only available in L, U, T classes in Economy Class service and may not be available on all flights or markets. Companion tickets are not transferable once issued. Companion certificate cannot be combined with another offer. Primary ticket and Companion ticket must be purchased with your Delta Reserve Credit Card. Both passengers must be booked on the same flights and dates, at the same time. Travel for Companion certificate must be booked and completed by the date on the front of certificate.  Validity is not based on the calendar year. Redemption is available only on delta.com. Certificate terms and conditions may vary each year of Cardmembership. Additional restrictions apply. See Companion Certificate for details.

Welcome Offer
Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have had this product or any other Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card account within the last 12 months. 10,000 Delta Medallion Qualification Miles will be awarded after your first purchase on the Delta Reserve Credit Card. Please allow 2-4 weeks after your first purchase for the bonus miles to appear in your Delta SkyMiles account. Delta Medallion Qualification Miles count in the year they post to your account. First purchase offer expires one year from time of Card account opening. You may be permitted to have more than one Delta SkyMiles Credit Card account; however, you are eligible to receive welcome bonus miles for only one Card account. Offer not available to existing Delta SkyMiles Credit Cardmembers upgrading to another Delta SkyMiles Credit Card.  Additional Cardmembers are not eligible.

Miles Earned
This offer applies to qualifying Delta, Delta Connection® carrier, and Delta Shuttle® flights taken with the purchase of a fare that is eligible for SkyMiles mileage credit. Offer applies to any Delta branded purchase where Delta is the merchant of record via Delta.com or in-flight such as upgrades, miles, seat selection, Sky Club membership or passes, pre-purchased meals, food, beverages, and in-flight entertainment. Offer applies to Delta Vacations® packages but not other all-inclusive packages. Offer is subject to change without notice. Bonus miles will be posted to your Delta SkyMiles® account 8 to 12 weeks after the end of each month. All Delta SkyMiles program rules apply. To review the rules, please visit ddelta.com/memberguide.

Bonus miles will be posted to your Delta SkyMiles account 8 to 12 weeks after the end of each month. To be eligible to receive bonus miles, Cardmember’s account must be active and not in default at time of bonus fulfillment. Balance transfers, Express Cash, Cash Advances, U.S. Savings Bonds transactions, American Express Travelers Cheques, and Gift Cheques do not earn miles.

Built-in Miles Boost
The close of the calendar year is December 31, without regard to the time of the year that the account is opened. This means that for the first year of Cardmembership, the Cardmember’s Eligible Spending bonus period may be less than twelve months. If in any calendar year Eligible Spending on the Delta Reserve Card is $30,000 or more, the Basic Cardmember will be awarded 15,000 bonus miles and 15,000 Medallion Qualification Miles ("MQMs" as defined in the Delta SkyMiles Membership Guide and Program Rules). If in that same calendar year Eligible Spending on the Delta Reserve Card is $60,000 or more, the Basic Cardmember will be awarded 15,000 bonus miles and 15,000 MQMs. The MQMs are not redeemable and only count towards Medallion status. MQMs can be kept by the Basic Cardmember or gifted to someone else. MQM gift recipients must have a valid SkyMiles account. If within 90 days, a MQM recipient is not designated, the MQMs will be deposited in the Basic Cardmember’s SkyMiles account. Additional Cardmember(s) are not eligible to receive miles through Miles Boost; however all Eligible Spending by the Additional Cardmember(s) will count towards the Basic Cardmember’s spend level to reach the Miles Boost threshold. Cardmembers may be permitted to have more than one Options, classic, Gold, Platinum, or Delta Reserve SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express account; however, Cardmembers are only eligible to receive one annual bonus for each type (i.e., Options, classic, Gold, Platinum, or Reserve) of Delta SkyMiles Credit Card account from American Express.

Medallion Qualification Miles earned in 2011 above member's earned Medallion threshold level will be rolled over to 2012 and will count toward 2012 Medallion status qualification. In addition, all Medallion Qualification Miles earned between Jan 1 and Dec 31, 2011 will count towards 2012 Medallion status.

Priority Boarding
Cardmembers are entitled to receive Zone 1 priority boarding on Delta flights. Benefit is limited to Basic Cardmembers (not Additional Cardmembers) with the Gold, Platinum or Reserve Delta SkyMiles Credit Cards. Reservation must include the Basic Cardmember's SkyMiles number. Priority boarding is also available for passengers traveling in the same reservation as the Basic Cardmember. Maximum nine passengers per reservation receive the priority boarding. Priority boarding will only be available on Delta and Delta Connection carrier operated flights. Delta does not offer priority boarding on Delta Shuttle® flights. New Cardmembers and Cardmembers upgrading from another Delta SkyMiles Credit Card product from American Express will be eligible for the priority boarding benefit after receiving their Card from American Express. Offer is subject to change without notice. Additional terms, conditions and restrictions may apply.

Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs) Waiver
If a customer does not meet the MQDs thresholds, he or she can still qualify for Medallion status if he or she has earned the required Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) or Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs) and makes at least $25,000 in Eligible Purchases within the qualification year on his or her Delta SkyMiles Credit Card account(s) from American Express issued in the United States. Eligible Purchases means purchases for goods and services minus returns and other credits. Eligible Purchases do NOT include fees or interest charges, balance transfers, cash advances, purchases of travelers checks, purchases or reloading of prepaid cards, or purchases of other cash equivalents. Additional terms and restrictions apply. Eligible Purchases by Additional Cardmembers linked to the Basic Cardmember’s account will qualify towards the Basic Cardmember’s Delta SkyMiles Credit Card Eligible Purchase total. Customers with multiple Delta SkyMiles Credit Cards will have Eligible Purchases combined across all cards linked to the Cardmember’s SkyMiles account. The close of the calendar year is December 31, without regard to the time of the year that the credit card account is opened. This means that for the first year of Cardmembership, the Cardmember’s Eligible Purchase period may be less than twelve months. Benefit is limited to Basic Cardmembers (not Additional Cardmembers) with the Delta SkyMiles Credit Card issued in the United States. Offer terms and conditions subject to change. Additional restrictions may apply.

Checked Baggage
Benefit is limited to Basic Cardmembers (not Additional Cardmembers) with the Gold, Platinum or Reserve Delta SkyMiles [Business] Credit Cards. Reservation must include the Basic Cardmember’s SkyMiles number. Fee waiver also available for passengers traveling in the same reservation as the Basic Cardmember. Maximum nine waivers per reservation. New Cardmembers and Cardmembers upgrading from another Delta SkyMiles Credit Card product will be eligible for the checked baggage fee waiver benefit after receiving their Card from American Express. Benefit available only on Delta and Delta Connection carrier flight segments. Waiver does not apply to overweight or oversized bags.  Additional terms, conditions and restrictions may apply. See delta.com/firstbagfree for details.

In-Flight Savings
Cardmembers will receive a 20% savings on eligible in-flight purchases of food, alcoholic beverages, movies, television shows, video games and audio headsets on Delta-operated flights. Savings do not apply to any other in-flight purchases, such as wireless internet access, SkyMall™, Delta DutyFree, and charitable contributions. To receive the savings, Cardmembers must use their Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express to complete the in-flight purchase. Savings will appear as a statement credit 6-8 weeks after the transaction is posted to the Cardmember’s Card account. Offer is subject to change without notice. Additional terms, conditions and restrictions may apply.

Medallion Qualification Miles
Medallion Qualification Miles earned in 2011 above member's earned Medallion threshold level will be rolled over to 2012 and will count toward 2012 Medallion status qualification. In addition, all Medallion Qualification Miles earned between Jan 1 and Dec 31, 2011 will count towards 2012 Medallion status.

Delta Sky Club Access
The Delta Reserve Cardmember must be traveling on a Delta-coded or Delta-operated flight. Name on ticket must match name on Delta Reserve Card. The Delta Reserve Cardmember must be at least 21 years of age to enter Clubs with a self-service bar, unless they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The Delta Reserve Cardmember's spouse and children under the age of 21 or up to two companions may enter the Club as complimentary guests. Complimentary access is only for Delta Sky Clubs. Codeshare partner and other alliance partner lounges are not included. The Delta Reserve Cardmember must present his or her valid Card and same-day, airline ticket to Club agents. Note that amenities may vary among airport Club locations. Meeting rooms may be reserved for a fee. All Delta Sky Club rules apply. To review the rules, please visit delta.com/skyclub. Offer and rules subject to change. Additional restrictions may apply.

MQM Gifting
The close of the calendar year is December 31, without regard to the time of the year that the account is opened. If in any calendar year your Eligible Spending on your Delta Reserve Card is $30,000 or more, you will be awarded 15,000 Bonus Miles and 15,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs). The 15,000 MQMs are not redeemable and only count toward Medallion status. The MQMs are yours to keep or gift to someone else and, if in that same calendar year your Eligible Spending on your Delta Reserve Card is $60,000 or more, you will be awarded 15,000 Bonus Miles and 15,000 MQMs. The MQMs are yours to keep or gift to someone else. MQM gift recipients must have a valid SkyMiles account. If within 90 days, you do not elect to designate an MQM recipient, the MQMs will be deposited in your SkyMiles account. You may be permitted to have more than one Options, Classic, Gold, Platinum, or Delta Reserve Card from American Express account; however, you are only eligible to receive one annual bonus for each type (i.e., Options, Classic, Gold, Platinum, or Delta Reserve) of Delta SkyMiles Credit Card account from American Express.

Upgrade Priority
Increased Upgrade Priority within Medallion tier and fare class is applicable only to primary Cardmember and within the Complimentary Medallion Upgrade Program. Airport Paid Standby Program and Mileage Award Upgrades are not eligible. Upgrades are subject to limited availability and may not be available on all flights or in all markets.

Concierge Service
There is typically no cost to you for most efforts Concierge consultants perform on your behalf, although you are responsible for any purchases and/or shipping charges you authorize. Fees may apply for meetings and event planning.

All SkyMiles program rules apply to SkyMiles program membership, miles, offers, mile accrual, mile redemption and travel benefits. Offers void where prohibited by law. Other restrictions may apply. To review the rules, please visit delta.com/memberguide.