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You've got 1 day left to apply for Delta SkyMiles Amex credit cards before the annual fees increase

Delta SkyMiles Amex credit cards are increasing annual fees starting January 30, 2020. Don't miss your last chance to apply at a less expensive rate!

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Update: Effective January 30, 2020, select Delta SkyMiles credit cards annual fees increased. Check out the latest offers here.

American Express announced new benefits and annual fee changes for all seven Delta SkyMiles credit cards last September that take affect Jan. 30, 2020. For six of the seven cards, the annual fee is increasing by up to $100. Prospective applicants have until end of day on Jan. 29, 2020 to apply for the Delta SkyMiles credit cards and lock in the lower annual fee for a year.

If you've been thinking about opening one of these airline credit cards, now is the best time since you can save up to $100 on the annual fee and still take advantage of the new benefits going live Jan. 30.

Below, CNBC Select reviews the annual fee changes and benefit updates.

Delta SkyMiles credit card changes

Here are the main changes coming to consumer and business Delta SkyMiles® American Express cards. Note that additional terms apply and the new annual fee and benefits take effect starting Jan. 30, 2020.

Consumer cards

Delta SkyMiles® Blue American Express Card

  • Annual fee: $0 (remains the same)
  • 2X miles on purchases made directly with Delta and at restaurants worldwide (previously U.S. only)
  • No foreign transaction fees (previously 2.7% per transaction)
  • See rates and fees

Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card

  • Annual fee: $0 intro fee the first year, then $99 (previously $0 first year, then $95)
  • 2X miles on purchases made directly with Delta and at restaurants worldwide and U.S. supermarkets
  • $100 Delta flight credit after spending $10,000 annually
  • See rates and fees

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

  • Annual fee: $250 (previously $195)
  • 3X miles on purchases made directly with Delta (previously 2X) and on purchases made directly with hotels
  • 2X miles at restaurants worldwide and U.S. supermarkets
  • Up to $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck fees
  • See rates and fees

Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card

  • Annual fee: $550 annual fee (previously $450)
  • 3X miles on purchases made directly with Delta (previously 2X)
  • Access to The American Express Centurion® Lounge
  • 2 Delta Sky Club® one-time guest passes
  • Up to $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application fees
  • Access to complimentary upgrades for card members without Medallion® Status
  • See rates and fees

Business cards

Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express Card

  • Annual fee: $0 for the first year, then $99 (previously $0 first year, then $95)
  • 2X miles on purchases made directly with Delta and now at restaurants worldwide, on U.S. shipping and U.S. advertising
  • $100 Delta flight credit after $10,000 annual spending
  • See rates and fees

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card

  • Annual fee: $250 (previously $195)
  • 3X miles on purchases made directly with Delta (previously 2X) and now on purchases made directly with hotels
  • 1.5X miles per dollar on each eligible purchase of $5,000 or more (that's an extra half point per dollar), up to 50,000 additional miles per year
  • 1X mile per dollar on all other eligible purchases
  • With Status Boost®, earn 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after spending $25,000 in purchases on your card in a calendar year, up to 2x per year getting you closer to Medallion Status. Plus, throughout 2021 earn an additional 2,500 MQMs after making $25,000 in purchases, up to 2x. That's in addition to the 10,000 MQMs that you would earn with Status Boost.
  • Up to $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck fees
  • Status-like benefits: First Check Bag Free on Delta flights + Main Cabin 1 Priority Boarding
  • See rates and fees

Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card

  • Annual fee: $550 (previously $450)
  • 3X miles on purchases made directly with Delta (previously 2X)
  • 1.5X miles on purchases after spending $150,000 per calendar year
  • Access to The American Express Centurion® Lounge
  • 2 Delta Sky Club® one-time guest passes
  • Up to $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck fees
  • Access to complimentary upgrades for card members without Medallion® Status
  • See rates and fees

Not loyal to a specific airline? Check out CNBC Select's best travel credit cards.

Learn more:

For rates & fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Blue American Express Card, please click here.

For rates & fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card, please click here.

For rates & fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card, please click here.

For rates & fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card, please click here.

For rates & fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express Card, please click here.

For rates & fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card, please click here.

For rates & fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card, please click here.

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