With a credit card, you can carry a balance and accrue interest if necessary. Note this is not advised by me. The points game does not work well, if you are carrying a balance and accruing interest. See #4 in Let’s Get Started To Earning Free Travel.
Earn 5,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) and 35,000 bonus SkyMiles after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. In addition, earn a $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months. APPLY FOR THE CARD HERE–There is a limited time 70,000 mile bonus offer.
$195 Annual Fee
2. Earn 1 mile for every dollar you spend on all your other purchases.
If in any calendar year, if you spend $25,000 or more on the card, you will be awarded 10,000 bonus SkyMiles and 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) and if in that same calendar year you spend $50,000 or more, you will be awarded an additional 10,000 bonus SkyMiles and 10,000 MQMs.
Pay no foreign transaction fees when you use your card on purchases made outside the United States.
Upon renewing your card, you get a Companion Certificate valid for one round-trip Main Cabin ticket with the purchase of a round-trip fare (and taxes and fees) within the 48 contiguous United States. The primary ticket and Companion ticket must be purchased with your Delta SkyMiles Credit Card. Both passengers must be booked on the same flights and dates, at the same time.
Primary cardmembers and their companions on the same reservation will board Delta flights prior to general boarding.
With the card, you as the cardholder and up to two guests can pay the Delta Sky Club Reduced Rate of $29 per person. This benefit may be used only in conjunction with same-day ticketed air travel on any airline. Payment must be made in person with a Gold or Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card.
You get the benefit of 20% In-flight Savings on food and entertainment. Savings are received in the form of a statement credit.
Purchase Protection protects eligible purchases made with the Card in the event they are accidentally damaged or stolen for up to 90 days from the date of purchase.