Chris Carley


Travel is starting to ramp back up — and so is the pursuit of Delta Medallion status.

It wasn’t too much of concern last year. After all, it was around this time Delta automatically extended everyone’s status and rolled over all MQM into this year.

Some people are pushing the panic button when it comes to earning Medallion status for 2022.

Now that people are returning to the skies (and airports, of course), many are likely wondering what they can do to make the travel experience less stressful.

Airport club lounges are great places to recharge (yourself and your electronic devices!). You can relax, get some work done, grab a quick bite to eat, and enjoy a beverage.

Given the limited time offers available on six Delta American Express cards, you might wonder if one is the “best” for getting you into Delta Sky Clubs.

Well, sort of.

Both the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Sapphire Reserve are running promotions boasting big welcome offers.

If you don’t hold one of the Chase Sapphire cards — and haven’t received a new cardmember bonus for any Sapphire card during the past 48 months — now might be the time to consider getting one.

Both offer redemption bonuses when booking travel through Chase. This helps you field a pretty great, effective Ultimate Rewards “team” when you combine them with cards such as the Chase Freedom Flex, Chase Freedom Unlimited, and/or Chase Ink Cash.

But which Chase Sapphire card is the best for you?