MINNEAPOLIS – Delta Air Lines launched its redesigned credit cards Thursday with revamped benefits and one more surprise – the two most expensive cards will be made of metal.
All four tiers for the consumer cards – blue, gold, platinum and reserve – have a new look. Platinum and reserve will be made of metal versus the traditional plastic.
Metal credit cards are growing in popularity, with dozens of premium cards on the market now made of the heavier material. After all, nothing says, “I’ve got this one” like throwing down a metal credit card on the restaurant table.
Existing cardholders won’t get the redesigned cards until their current one expires, but eager customers can order a new one sooner by requesting a card replacement through their online American Express account.
After researching what its cardholders most valued, Delta in September announced changes to rewards and points accrual, which are now effective.
The airline is temporarily offering sign-up higher bonus miles along with the launch for all seven of its cards (four consumer tiers and three business tiers).
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