delta reserve 747 amex metal

Welcome Offer and this special version of the credit card are available until August 3rd, 2022

American Express is currently issuing two Delta credit cards made with 25% of the card coming from a retired Boeing 747 aircraft.

Both cards are the most premium level Delta cards Amex issues, the Delta Reserve cards, with a $550 annual fee (and rich benefits to match, like SkyClub access and an annual 2 for 1 domestic ticket in any class of service including Delta One).

delta reserve 747 amex metal
The Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card

You can choose from the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card (see benefits) which comes with a welcome bonus of 100,000 Bonus Miles when you spend $5,000 in your first 3 months and the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Credit Card (see benefits) where you can earn 110,000 Bonus Miles when you spend $6,000 in your first 3 months.

When applying for either Delta SkyMiles Reserve Card, you can choose your Card’s design: limited edition Boeing 747 metal, classic metal or 70% reclaimed plastic. The Boeing 747 design is made with 25% metal from a retired Boeing 747 aircraft.

I think this is really cool and will probably grab one. My only hesitation is that I’ve been holding out for a welcome bonus that included MQMs. Decisions, decisions…..

Amex has also increased the bonus offers on the entire suite of Delta Amex cards, which you can browse here


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New to all of this? My “introduction to miles and points” book, MilesTalk: Live Your Wildest Travel Dreams Using Miles and Points is available on Amazon and at major booksellers.

I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at the South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.


  1. Hi Dave – I would love to get one of these cards as I remember my first international flight in 1972 was on a 747 and I share a love for airplanes with my husband. I don’t fly Delta at all though – I am based in the San Francisco area and fly to Asia more often since my family is based in the Philippines. Too bad for me I can’t have one of these 747 cards!

    • It’s not too hard to justify getting it just to get it given that the signup bonus is worth roughly $1,400 worth of Delta travel for that $550 annual fee… And remember you can use the miles on partners like Korean Air.


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