NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Express (NYSE:AXP) and Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) are launching the new Blue Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card, the only no annual fee1 credit card from a U.S.-based global carrier2 that offers two miles per dollar spent at U.S. restaurants and on eligible Delta purchases, and one mile per dollar spent on all other eligible purchases. Designed for consumers who are just beginning to explore the world of travel, the Card makes it easy to earn miles while running everyday errands or enjoying the local food scene.
Available starting Sept. 7, the new Blue Delta SkyMiles Credit Card is linked to Delta’s award-winning Delta SkyMiles loyalty program in which miles don’t expire3 and can be used globally with no blackout dates on Delta flights.
“We purposefully built this Card with the new or casual traveler in mind. This Card delivers incredible value to those who want to earn miles in an accelerated way while enjoying the peace of mind that their miles won’t expire – all without paying an annual fee,” said Sandeep Dube, Delta’s Vice President – Customer Engagement and Loyalty. “With more than a third of these consumers saying dining is their top choice for spending, earning two miles per dollar spent at U.S. restaurants is an appealing way to earn more miles.”
“Over the last two decades, we’ve worked closely alongside our long-standing partner, Delta, to design cards for all types of travelers,” said Eva Reda, Executive Vice President, Consumer Partnerships and Product Development, American Express. “Today, we’re excited to unveil the newest Card in our portfolio, the Blue Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express, which helps our newest travelers fuel and fund their travel with one of their biggest passions, dining.”
A poll4 conducted by American Express and Delta shows that U.S. consumers between the ages of 18 and 34 are more likely to travel for leisure in the next year than other age groups. Additionally, these consumers are passionate about dining and are dining out on a regular basis, with 37 percent saying they spend more money on dining each week than other discretionary expenses. Dining is also a priority while they travel, with 82 percent of consumers aged 18 to 34 saying that they are passionate about trying new dining experiences when they travel.
The Blue Delta SkyMiles Credit Card offers:
- No annual fee1
- 2 miles per dollar spent at U.S. restaurants
- 2 miles per dollar spent on purchases made directly with Delta
- 1 mile per dollar spent on all other eligible purchases
- 20 percent savings in the form of a statement credit on all eligible in-flight purchases when flying with Delta
- A welcome offer of earning 10,000 bonus miles after spending $500 in purchases on the Card within the first three months of Card Membership for new Delta SkyMiles American Express Card Members5
Terms and limitations apply. More information about the new Blue Delta SkyMiles Credit Card can be found here.
Delta’s long-standing partnership with American Express is complemented by the innovative investments the airline has made over the past year in its customer engagement and loyalty programs, including SkyMiles, which was recently named a Best Travel Rewards program by U.S. News & World Report, to provide even greater value to customers. Industry-leading new partnerships with brands like Lyft and Airbnb allow customers to engage with Delta by earning miles for everyday activities, while the award-winning Delta Sky Club experience continues to be a reason travelers choose to fly Delta.
Get a Taste of Travel with #DeltaAmexBlue Contest
To celebrate the new Blue Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express, one winner and three friends can win the ultimate food-filled excursion to Nashville, Tenn.
From delicious barbeque to hot chicken, this getaway will offer a winner and three guests:
- Roundtrip flights with Delta Air Lines6
- Four night Airbnb stay (awarded in the form of a $2500 coupon code)
- Six dining experiences at select Nashville restaurants (up to $500 per meal)
- $400 worth of Lyft ride credits for the trip
- Away luggage pieces in blue for winner
Beginning Sept. 7, to enter the Taste of Travel with #DeltaAmexBlue contest, consumers must post a photo and caption on Instagram or Twitter that represents why the entrant and their best friends deserve the ultimate getaway trip to dine their way around Nashville using the hashtags #DeltaAmexBlue and #Contest from 12:00 a.m. EST Sept. 7, 2017 through 11:59 p.m. PST on Oct. 12, 2017.
No purchase necessary. For more information on the contest, how to enter and Contest Official Rules, please visit: www.DeltaAmexBlue.com starting Sept. 7. Must be a SkyMiles Member to win, no purchase or Card Membership necessary. See rules for complete details. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S., Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories and possessions, 21 and older. Void where prohibited. Contest ends 11:59PM PST October 12, 2017. Sponsor: Delta Air Lines, Inc.
2U.S.-based Global Carrier is defined as U.S. carriers offering intercontinental flights: American Airlines; Delta Air Lines and United Airlines.
3Delta SkyMiles Program Rules apply.
4Morning Consult on behalf of American Express and Delta Air Lines conducted a survey of 1,004 adults and 2,000 adults aged 18-34 from Aug.14 - 16, 2017. Results from the full survey for adults has a margin of error of +/- 3% and results from the full survey for adults aged 18-34 has a margin of error of +/- 2%. The interviews were conducted online and the data were weighted to approximate a target sample of adults based on age, race/ethnicity, gender, educational attainment and region.
6If winner lives in Nashville, ground transportation will be provided.
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About Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2017, Delta was named to Fortune’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the sixth time in seven years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented six consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 315 destinations in 54 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Seoul, and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub, Google.com/+Delta, and Facebook.com/delta.