My what a week. The week that saw Delta publicly announce they are going to charge $29 for your +1 when you have a Delta Reserve card or a non-Delta Platinum card to get into a skyclub (you still get in free with either card). Delta did NOT publicly announce they are cutting access to a TON of lounges worldwide for elite+ flyers that is GM, PM & DM on coach class tickets (nor did they tell us the 30 day Skyclub pass is gone too).
So that brings me to this week’s SWAG Saturday and as usual I need some feedback from you for a shot at the prize that is a $75 Amazon gift e-Gift card that I only paid $50 for thanks to the AMEX promotion they had running last month. The rules for each week’s SWAG Saturday are here and you should take a look.
My question I have for you is about the Delta AMEX Reserve card. I am really steamed about this change that my Lisa cannot join me in the club with the card. Will I drop it next year? No, because I need it. Why? Clearly for MQD exemption I need some kind of Delta AMEX but I could do that if I downgraded to a Platinum Delta or even a Gold Delta as well. However, I also know I will get 15,000 Delta MQMs and Skymiles once I hit $30,000 in spend and another 15,000 of both once I hit $60,000 before 31DEC2014. Oh and the shot at more upgrades since the Reserve is a tiebreaker does motivate me to keep at least one of my two I hold (i.e. personal and business ones).
But here is your turn. If you have the Delta Reserve card, has it changed your thoughts about keeping it? And, if you don’t have it, has the change been enough to make you not want to get the card or are the 10,000 bonus MQMs, 10,000 bonus Skymiles and all the remaining perks like the BOGOF 1st class certificate enough to still motivate you to get the card anyway? Or, are you just as happy now to go with the Delta Platinum card due to this change? Shout out some feedback and thoughts for a shot at the prize (i.e. if you just say PICK ME – you are not eligible to win this week). – René