Monday, August 23, 2010

Delta Airlines to launch SkyMiles Credit Card in Canada

UPDATED AUG 24 (See below)

We have been given a heads up that Delta Airlines will officially launch a Canadian SkyMiles Credit Card tomorrow. The card will be issued by Capital One and it is the banks first foray into the airline frequent flyer market in Canada. We have known for about two years that Delta has been interested in launching a credit card in Canada, we just did not know when it would happen and with which bank (you may remember us mentioning a few times that a major U.S. airline was looking to launch a card here).

Delta Airlines serves the most cities in Canada after Air Canada and WestJet so it is a logical place for them to launch a new credit card. It will also be the first dedicated airline card for a SkyTeam alliance airline in Canada as both Star Alliance and OneWorld already have airline specific cards in Canada.

There will be two versions of the card, the Delta SkyMiles® World MasterCard® and the Delta SkyMiles Gold MasterCard. What we know so far is that the World MasterCard will offer 1 SkyMile for each C$1 spent, 2 SkyMiles for every C$1 spent with Delta, a limited time 25,000 SkyMile sign up bonus, a full insurance/benefit package and more.

We will provide the full details on each card tomorrow when all the details are released.

September 14, 2012 update:
The cards are now live on the Capital One Website:
World MasterCard
Gold MasterCard

World MasterCard details:
Apply Online
• Earn Delta miles on everything you buy
• Get a welcome bonus of up to 25,000 Delta miles
• Earn 3 Delta miles for every $1 you spend on Delta purchases
• Earn 2 Delta miles per $1 on all other net purchases
• Plus, get 10,000 annual bonus Delta miles when you spend at least $25,000 each year
• Valuable World MasterCard Benefits, including Travel Emergency Medical Insurance and Trip Cancellation Insurance
• Add an authorized user for $0
Please Note: A requirement of this card is a minimum personal income of $60,000 or household income of $100,000.

Gold MasterCard Details
Apply Online
• Earn Delta miles on everything you buy with no annual fee!
• Get 2,500 bonus Delta miles on your first purchase made within the first three months of account enrolment
• Earn 2 Delta miles for every $1 you spend on Delta purchases
• Earn 1 Delta mile for every $1 on all other net purchases
• Annual interest rate of 19.8%
• Valuable Gold benefits, including Purchase Assurance and Extended Warranty
• Add an authorized user for $0

We will have a complete review of the Delta SkyMiles® World MasterCard® up on Rewards Canada within a week.

“The interest rates, fees, rewards details, benefits and other details of the Capital One product(s) described in the article may have changed since the time of publication. Please consult the product information pages on the Capital One website for accurate product details. In the event of any conflict between the product details in this article and the Capital One website, the details on the Capital One website shall prevail.”


  1. Hi superdawg,

    I'm eager to read your review, especially how this card compares to/differs from the Aspire World MC, besides getting DL miles instead of Capital One points.

  2. If time permits I will have the review up by the end of this week!

  3. The review is now up:

  4. Thanks for the thorough review, superdawg,

    I signed up and have been using the card now. The 25K signup bonus is great and with a little luck you CAN score a coach ticket. I recently got a YVR-MIA one, and only paid $45 in fees/taxes, so that's much lower than w/ AP.
    Just as important, the free 22 day travel medical insurance worth at least $75 almost pays for the annual fee. And even if you're not using the card for your ticket, you're still covered! (For the other travel benefits you MUST charge the expenses to the card)

  5. My American daughter has a Delta airlines credit card that gives her one free bag allowance. The Delta Capitol One CC does not. I am waiting for that benefit before signing on. At the moment I have a credit card through my bank that offer
    s me all the same benefits as Capitol one but I want the one that offers the free baggage allowance. Still waiting for that to come to Canada.

  6. That would be a great addition to the card! Hopefully they are considering it!