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Delta credit cards offer great perks for Delta flyers, my favorite is that Delta Reserve credit card from Amex offers acces to Delta Sky Club lounges, but the annual fee of $450 is too high. Can you recommend me travel card with perks and lower annual fee?

Answered on | Updated on March 22nd, 2017
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Delta Reserve card is a premium American Express card of Delta Airlines. The card’s high annual fee of $450 offers you a free checked bag and priority boarding on Delta flights, Delta Sky Club access and earning Elite status. Speaking of those perks, you should understand and evaluate how useful they are for you. For Delta frequent flyers this card is worth its annual fee. If you do not fly Delta often, though, there hardly is a reason to consider this card. Why would you want to pay for perks you do not use or use just once or twice a year? It will be cheaper to buy single visit passes instead of purchasing a membership for a year.

A wise decision can be, is to have a regular travel rewards credit card without an annual fee. Since travel credit cards allow redemptions for travel purchases, you may be able to cover the cost of lounge access as well, using miles or points you’ve earned. The Discover it® Miles card has no annual fee, gives unlimited 1.5x miles on purchases. All the miles you’ve earned at the end of your first year will be matched if you are a new card member. For example, if you earn 30,000 Miles, you get 60,000 Miles. You can redeem miles as a statement credit towards travel purchases like airline tickets, including Delta Air tickets, hotel stays, cruises and more.

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  • bob.hanson

    I always use my Miles Discover card for my work. I have not yet had any problems redeeming for flights on any date, including weekends around the holidays. To me, tha lack of free dates is the worst feature of most frequent flyer miles credit cards.

  • Dean Gavin

    I’ve had some thoughts to apply for a delta credit card. But I changed my mind after their stricter requirements for elite status.Probably… I’ll apply for a travel credit card.

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