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The new Delta Reserve limited edition Amex.

A New Card in Town

There is a new limited edition Amex in town and this one is really special. In this video we are going to tell you all about it and how you can get it! 

So first of all the card this is a limited edition version of the Amex Delta Reserve and Delta Reserve Business cards. And the metal that makes up 25%  of the card is coming from one plane, known as Delta ship 6307, it is a Boeing 747 that had served in Delta’s fleet for 27 years and had been retired in the aircraft boneyard out in the desert. 

They had engineers cut up the hull and harvest the metal to make the credit cards which feature a design of the 747 on the front. And this is really special because the 747 has now been retired from all US airlines, in fact there are only 7 airlines in the word that still operate it. But the plane was known as queen of the skies, it always delivered soft landings due to how much surface area there was on the bottom of it. 

Delta released a fact sheet about this particular aircraft the metal is coming from and it had conducted 14,100 flights, flown 68 million miles and spent the equivalent of 13 years in the air among other interesting stats.

Delta ship 6307 fact sheet


And now it could be in your wallet. So how do you get it? Well if you apply for the Delta Reserve Card or the Delta Reserve Business card, these cards are normally the purple ones, from now until August 3rd 2022, you will receive the limited edition card, while supplies last. 

Now is it worth it as a credit card? Well the card does now have a 100,000 Delta mile welcome bonus for spending $5000 in the first three months, it also gets you into Delta Skyclubs and the Amex Centurion lounge. See a detailed breakdown of the key stats of both cards below:

Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card Key Stats 

Welcome Bonus: 100,000 sky miles for spending $5000 in first 3 months of card membership.  Offer ends 8/3/2022.

Point earning: 3x miles per $ on Delta purchases, 1x on everything else.

Medallion Qualifying Miles: Earn 15k MQM’s for spending $30,000 on the card in a calendar year, up to 4 times.

Medallion Qualifying Dollars Waiver: MQD’s towards platinum, gold or silver waived if you spend at least $25,000 on the card in the year you are eligible.

Delta Sky Club Access: Get access to Delta Sky Clubs when flying Delta. Also receive 2 annual guest passes per year.

Centurion Lounge Access: Access to Centurion Lounge when traveling on a same day Delta flight that was booked with the Reserve card.

Delta Companion Certificate: Take a companion for free on a US domestic first class, Delta Comfort+ or Main Cabin flight within the 48 contiguous states every card anniversary.

Complimentary Upgrades: Booking with this card will add your name to the upgrade list after medallion members.

Annual Fee: $550

Delta Sky Miles Reserve Business Card – Key Stats

The business version has a higher welcome bonus of 110,000 miles for spending $6000 in 3 months.

The business version of the card features many of the same benefits, with the extra perk of earning 1.5 miles per dollar spent after you spend $150,000 in a year on the card.


These cards are great for those who fly Delta regularly. In addition to the benefits mentioned above you also get priority boarding and free checked bags – the usual perks you would expect from a high level credit card. Just remember if you want the limited edition designs, apply before August 3rd 2022. Current card members can also request the new design in the Amex app.

Opinions expressed here are author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, hotel, airline, or other entity. This content has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of the entities included within the post. 

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