In the past I have talked about and got reader feedback on:
It is really hard to say any one card is best or perfect or the right choice for you. After all, I don’t hold either the Gold or Platinum Delta card (I do however hold the AMEX Membership Rewards Platinum card).
But if you are an elite with Delta, and want to stay that way, to me the Reserve card is the choice and I hold both the personal and business Delta Reserve cards. Will I keep them both forever? I will be keeping at least one and with the looming fact that it looks like there will be a big change on 1MAY as to being able to get an AMEX bonus again and again you may want to consider, not just this card, but any other card you have had in the past from AMEX!
Back on topic. Why IS, to me, the Reserve card the card for Diamonds (as well as other Delta elites). It really is simple. First the math of value of getting the card.
- 10,000 Skymiles with 1st purchase
- 10,000 MQMs with 1st purchase
- 30,000 MQMs if you spend $60,000 by 31DEC each year
(Plus you get 30,000 Skymiles as well)
- So many more upgrades than those without the card (I can attest to this personally)!
- More low level seats (should be the same in 2015 but we will see)
- The BOGOF or buy one get one free certificate in 1st class or coach.
When you add up all the perks, to me the choice is crystal clear and I back that up by holding 2 of them so I do walk the walk here. I have held my Delta Business Reserve for many many years and have no plans on ever dumping it.
If you are an elite ending up #1, 2 or 3 on the upgrade list time after time; get the Reserve card and see what happens. Did you end up short on MQMs last year, this is the fix. I could go on and on and “beat this horse” but I like horses and I think you see my point. Elites, consider this card and please do so before 1MAY2014 – René
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