Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > Delta Air Lines | SkyMiles
Reload this Page >

Pay with Miles Eligible for Delta SkyMiles Classic Card?

Pay with Miles Eligible for Delta SkyMiles Classic Card?

Old Jul 22, 15, 11:55 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 81
Pay with Miles Eligible for Delta SkyMiles Classic Card?

I currently have Gold Delta Skymiles card with sky miles in it.

My yearly fees is due for $95 and the only reason I'm keeping the credit card is i still have miles that i want to purchase ticket with. So i called CS and they said i can downgrade to Delta SkyMiles Classic Credit Card and the fees is only $55

Im just wondering if i can still use the Pay with Miles option with Delta SkyMiles Classic Credit Card or not. Does anyone have that credit card?

Here is the link to the Delta SkyMiles Classic Credit Card

http://delta.skymilesoffers.softcryl.../skymiles.html

Thanks in advance

Last edited by stark4; Jul 22, 15 at 12:10 pm
stark4 is offline  
Old Jul 22, 15, 12:15 pm
  #2  
 
Join Date: May 2014
Programs: DL FO
Posts: 114
Originally Posted by stark4 View Post
I currently have Gold Delta Skymiles card with sky miles in it.

My yearly fees is due for $95 and the only reason I'm keeping the credit card is i still have miles that i want to purchase ticket with. So i called CS and they said i can downgrade to Delta SkyMiles Classic Credit Card and the fees is only $55

Im just wondering if i can still use the Pay with Miles option with Delta SkyMiles Classic Credit Card or not. Does anyone have that credit card?

Thanks in advance
Check here under terms and conditions:
http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/skymiles/use-miles/pay-with-miles.html

Says gold, platinum, and reserve. Maybe someone that has the card knows otherwise
ops55 is offline  
Old Jul 22, 15, 4:21 pm
  #3  
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 161
Below is a comparison of the Classic and Gold cards.

Classic SkyMiles Credit Card
•Basic Mileage (2 miles per dollar on Delta and 1 mile per dollar elsewhere)
•In-Flight Savings (Effective September 2, 2011)

Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card
•No Annual Fee First Year
•Baggage Fee Waiver / First Bag Free Benefit
•Basic Mileage (2 miles per dollar on Delta and 1 mile per dollar elsewhere)
•$29 Sky Club Access
•Pay with Miles
•Priority Boarding (Effective September 1, 2011)
•In-Flight Savings(Effective September 1, 2011)
DeltaAgent is offline  
Old Jul 22, 15, 4:28 pm
  #4  
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 1,989
Seems that the answer is a No.
I suggest paying the additional $40 in annual fees.
PayItForward is offline  
Old Jul 22, 15, 7:46 pm
  #5  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 81
Originally Posted by PayItForward View Post
Seems that the answer is a No.
I suggest paying the additional $40 in annual fees.
i guess i'll have to pay $95 fee and stay with GOLD Card then.


The reason i asked was i saw somewhere online that Delta SkyMiles Classic Cards are recognize as Gold Card "ONLINE".. that's why.

Any one here with Delta SkyMiles Classic Card???
stark4 is offline  
Old Jul 22, 15, 9:51 pm
  #6  
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NYC
Programs: Delta DM
Posts: 1,152
If you're going to pay annual fees, you might as well upgrade the card to the platinum. You can earn MQM/RDM bonuses at 25k and 50k in spending, and you'll get the companion certificate upon renewal.
iflyalexair is offline  
Old Jul 23, 15, 7:51 pm
  #7  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 81
Nobody own Delta SkyMiles Classic Card to confirm?
stark4 is offline  
Old Jul 23, 15, 8:07 pm
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: BOS/PSC - Previously BOS, now PSC.
Programs: Hilton Diamond/IHG Platinum/DL Plutononium
Posts: 1,468
If you aren't using the card for the free checked bags or the priority boarding you're better off with the credit card I'm using : The Bank of America Travel Rewards Card. There's no annual fee.

You get 1.5 points per $ spent on anything and 3 points on travel purchases through their OTA (Which has prices that always match Delta's website in my experience). You also have the flexibility of using your points with any airline.
hi55us is offline  
Old Jul 24, 15, 12:25 am
  #9  
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,160
Originally Posted by stark4 View Post
Nobody own Delta SkyMiles Classic Card to confirm?
The classic card will give you the ability to earn DL miles as your gold card as well as the 20% discount of inflight purchases, that's it. Keep your gold card for the pay with miles feature.
cab747 is offline  
Old Jul 27, 15, 10:51 am
  #10  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 81
i guess i'll stick with gold for 1 more year. hopefully it will pay itself with amex offers.
stark4 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: