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Amex Removes Miles Boost for DL Gold Amex

Amex Removes Miles Boost for DL Gold Amex

Old Aug 13, 11, 4:37 pm
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Amex Removes Miles Boost for DL Gold Amex

From my statement this month:

"Starting next year, we will no longer offer a Miles Boost benefit based on the amount of your annual eligible purchases. Accordingly, effective January 1, 2012, the How you can receive a Miles Boost each year section of the Supplement to your Cardmember Agreement describing How your Reward Program Works is deleted."

Can someone please remind me why this card is worth $95 a year now??

Edit: This is for the Delta Gold Amex; reports say other cards were not affected.

Last edited by RSSrsvp; Aug 14, 11 at 11:04 am Reason: Added DL Gold Amex to the title
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Old Aug 13, 11, 4:41 pm
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Whoa, which card?
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Old Aug 13, 11, 4:42 pm
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Sorry, I should have mentioned. I have the Delta Gold card, but it seems all were affected. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old Aug 13, 11, 4:42 pm
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Not good. Which card? Airline?
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Old Aug 13, 11, 4:44 pm
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Originally Posted by irfan23 View Post
Not good. Which card? Airline?
See above; should have mentioned in original post--was too irate to do so!
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Old Aug 13, 11, 4:51 pm
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Just called and they Said changes to Gold card are:
No miles boost
Pay with miles option will be gone as well
Will still get companion ticket


No changes to Reserve.
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Old Aug 13, 11, 4:54 pm
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Originally Posted by MR_MAMA View Post
Just called and they Said changes to Gold card are:
No miles boost
Pay with miles option will be gone as well
Will still get companion ticket


No changes to Reserve.
Looks like AMEX is looking to reduce their DL Credit card customers. Gone at renewal date, stop using Jan 1.
Will use my Costco AMEX card instead.
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Old Aug 13, 11, 4:55 pm
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Originally Posted by MR_MAMA View Post
No changes to Reserve.
platinum?
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Old Aug 13, 11, 4:56 pm
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What are the changes (if any) to the DL Plat AmEx?
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Old Aug 13, 11, 4:58 pm
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Sorry I did not ask. When asked about changes to the reserve, she said not that I know of, I know there were changes to the Gold. She then looked up the Reserve to check.
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Old Aug 13, 11, 5:02 pm
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Originally Posted by zman View Post
Looks like AMEX is looking to reduce their DL Credit card customers. Gone at renewal date, stop using Jan 1.
Will use my Costco AMEX card instead.
Done, One DL credit card user gone if true.
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Old Aug 13, 11, 5:12 pm
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so does that mean no more 10k mqms for 25k in spending on the plat card?
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Old Aug 13, 11, 5:14 pm
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Well, I guess now we know how they are paying for the new 20% off inflight purchases benefit.

I can't believe they are also doing away with pay with miles for the gold card.... The 1 cent/mile redemption rate was already pretty poor... but now there will be one less way to burn through Skymiles
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Old Aug 13, 11, 5:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Custix View Post
See above; should have mentioned in original post--was too irate to do so!
No worries. I can only imagine. Crap.
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Old Aug 13, 11, 5:25 pm
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so does that mean no more 10k mqms for 25k in spending on the plat card?
This is the gold card, don't think it pertains to the Plat.
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