American Express (Amex) and Delta Air Lines have teamed up to roll out a new ‘no annual fee’ credit card to attract young millennial flyers.
Dubbed Blue Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, the new offering provides cardholders with two miles per dollar spent at restaurants in the US and on eligible Delta shopping.
Additionally, the card owners will receive one mile per dollar spent on all other eligible purchases.
The new credit card, which will available from 7 September, is associated with Delta SkyMiles loyalty programme, whose miles have no expiry date and can be redeemed across the globe with no blackout dates on Delta flights.
Additional benefits available to the Blue Delta SkyMiles credit cardholders include: 20% savings in the form of a statement credit on all eligible in-flight purchases when flying with Delta, a welcome offer of earning 10,000 bonus miles after spending $500 in purchases on the card within the first three months of card membership.
Delta vice president of customer engagement and loyalty Sandeep Dube said: “We purposefully built this card with the new or casual traveler in mind. This card delivers incredible value to those who want to earn miles in an accelerated way while enjoying the peace of mind that their miles won’t expire – all without paying an annual fee.
“With more than a third of these consumers saying dining is their top choice for spending, earning two miles per dollar spent at U.S. restaurants is an appealing way to earn more miles.”