American Express and Delta Introduce 'Pay with Miles'

American Express Gold and Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Cardmembers now have the ability to use their miles to pay for all or part of a Delta Ticket with no blackout dates or inventory restrictions. According to a company release, 5,000 miles can be redeemed for a $50 payment.

"We have enjoyed a long and successful relationship with Delta providing value to our mutual customers. This exclusive feature adds unprecedented access to Delta flights using Miles, providing our Cardmembers with more flexibility and control over their travel and payment options," said Pam Codispoti, senior vice president and general manager at American Express.

Cardmembers can use miles to pay for any Delta seat, in any class of service, on any route. Cardmembers can use all the miles in their SkyMiles bank, not just those earned by spending on their credit card, according to the release. Pay with Miles can also be used for multiple tickets on the same itinerary.