Delta AmEx Gold 60K offer question

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Delta AmEx Gold 60K offer question

Postby TXviking » Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:54 pm

Delta is giving me the 60K mile + $50 statement credit offer again. At this point, I probably fly Delta 10-20 times per year, but it's mostly for business and work reimburses luggage fees.

Still, the extra mileage pretty much translates into a couple of free personal trips. I'm wary of adding another AF card, but it's a tempting offer.

Soliciting opinions. Should I go for it? Should I wait for something better to come along? Or should I just leave it be and keep gardening?


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Re: Delta AmEx Gold 60K offer question

Postby Tubpbs » Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:08 pm

TXviking wrote:Delta is giving me the 60K mile + $50 statement credit offer again. At this point, I probably fly Delta 10-20 times per year, but it's mostly for business and work reimburses luggage fees.

Still, the extra mileage pretty much translates into a couple of free personal trips. I'm wary of adding another AF card, but it's a tempting offer.

Soliciting opinions. Should I go for it? Should I wait for something better to come along? Or should I just leave it be and keep gardening?


Sounds like an amazing card for you. Does your offer include the AF being waived the first year?

If so, it sounds like you should at least give it a year test run. See how you make out after 12 months or 24 months. 60,000 miles covers the AF for the second year very easily...
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Re: Delta AmEx Gold 60K offer question

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:04 pm

Is your employer willing to reimburse your annual fees, since getting the card would save them money?

If so...and maybe even if not...with 10 to 20 Delta flights per year you might even consider a card with a higher AF and more benefits (like MQMs and lounge access).

You've mentioned going through PBI and ATL, so you'd have lots of chances to enjoy lounge access.
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Re: Delta AmEx Gold 60K offer question

Postby TXviking » Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:15 am

I might persuade the employer to cover a $95 AF. $495, doubt it. But yes, the offer includes an AF waiver for the first year. As such, I guess the only thing I stand to lose is the credit hit.



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