Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card Review (2023.10 Update: 70k Offer)

Non-affiliate disclosure: all information about the this card have been collected independently by US Credit Card Guide and has not been reviewed by the issuer.

Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card Review

2023.10 Update: The higher offer is expired. There’s only low ball offer now.

2023.9 Update: The new offer is 110k. Offer expires on 2023.10.25.

2023.6 Update: The new offer is 100k.

Application Link


  1. 110k offer: Earn 100,000 Delta miles after spending $12,000 in the first 6 months. Earn additional 10,000 Delta miles after using your card to make a Delta purchase in the first 6 months, and if you don’t know what to buy, you can buy some Delta Gift Cards for future Delta flights. The recent best offer is 110k offer with less spending requirement.
  2. We value Delta Miles at 1.3 cents/mile (Airline Miles Value). So the 110k welcome offer is worth about $1,430! See A Beginner’s Guide to Delta Miles to check for details about Delta Miles.
  3. With the Delta Reserve Credit Card, you’ll receive a Companion Certificate good for either domestic coach/first class each year just for renewing your Card. With this Certificate, you can invite someone special to fly with you on an eligible round-trip domestic flight. If you use it properly, it is worth more than $1000 and it is easy to cover the annual fee.
  4. Earn 3 miles per $1 spent on Delta purchases; 1 mile per $1 on other purchases.
  5. After you spend $150,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, you earn 1.5 miles per dollar (that’s an extra half mile per dollar) on eligible purchases the rest of the year. (This is the main difference from the personal version.)
  6. Airport Lounge policies:
    1. Complimentary access to Delta Sky Club. Keeping this card is equivalent to have a become a Delta Sky Club Member (annual fee $450), and $29 for each companion. [2023.9 Update] Effective 2/1/25, Reserve Business Card Members will receive 10 Visits per year to the Delta Sky Club; to earn an unlimited number of Visits each year starting on 2/1/25, the total eligible purchases on the Card must equal $75,000 or more between 1/1/24 and 12/31/24, and each calendar year thereafter.
    2. Complimentary access to The Centurion Lounge when you book your Delta flight with your Reserve Card.
  7. Get 2 Delta Sky Club One-Time Guest Passes each year.
  8. First checked bag free on Delta flights.
  9. Priority boarding on Delta flights.
  10. 20% savings on in–flight foods and entertainment.
  11. Status boost: earn 15,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $30,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to four times per year getting you closer to Medallion Status.
  12. Upgrade priority: receive upgrade priority over other Medallion members within the same Medallion level and fare class grouping.
  13. Global Entry or TSA Pre✔ Fee Credit.
  14. [New] Cell phone protection: get up to $800 per claim and 2 claims per year in cell phone protection against covered theft or damage for phones listed on your monthly cell phone bill when you pay it with your eligible credit card. Deductible $50.
  15. With this credit card, you can get access to Amex Offer, which usually offers very good discounts at some stores, such as: spend $15 or more and get $5 back at Walmart; spend $75 or more and get $25 back on
  16. No foreign transaction fee.
  17. Authorized users also have access to the airport lounge mentioned in 4.

DL Companion Certificate Rules

  • You can only use the companion certificate on Delta flight only (including Delta connection, Delta shuttles)
  • You’ll need to buy your tickets at least 14 days in advance with a minimum 3 night stay
  • You must book seats in fare class L, U, or T (discount coach class) only or discount first class
  • You and your companion must fly the exact same itinerary
  • Taxes and Fees apply to the companion ticket
  • Companion certificates can be transferred,but are not eligible for upgrades
  • If you cancel a companion itinerary, you won’t get the certificate back
  • You’ll earn miles on the paid ticket, but not the companion ticket
  • You must use your Delta Reserve card to pay for the tickets


  1. $550 annual fee, NOT waived for the first year. Note that annual fee does not count towards the minimum spending requirement (and this is true for all credit cards)!
  2. Annual fee for each additional Delta Reserve Credit Card is $175.

Recommended Application Time

  1. You can only get the welcome bonus once in a lifetime, so be sure to apply when the historical highest offer appears.
  2. AmEx doesn’t care about the number of hard pulls.
  3. You can try to apply for it when you have a credit history of 6 months.
  4. Only one AmEx credit card can be approved in a day. This rule does not apply to charge cards, you can be approved for one credit card and multiple charge cards in the day. Multiple cards approved in the same day will only have one Hard Pull.
  5. Only 2 AmEx credit cards can be approved within 90 days, but again, this rule does not apply to charge cards.
  6. You can keep at most 5 AmEx credit cards, not including charge cards.


The welcome offer is quite good.

Related Credit Cards

Recommended Downgrade Options

  • You can not downgrade this card to any card with no annual fee, so I suggest you close it when you don’t want to keep it any longer.

After Applying

  • Click here to check AmEx application status.
  • AmEx reconsideration backdoor number: 877-399-3083. The “real” backdoor number of Amex is well protected. Different from Chase, the representatives from this AmEx reconsideration backdoor number only have the right to help you submit requests.

Historical Offers Chart

Application Link

If you like this post, don't forget to give it a 5 star rating!

[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]
Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.