American Express And Delta Air Lines Unveil The First-Ever Credit Card Made From A Boeing 747
Photo Credit: Courtesy of American Express

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American Express And Delta Air Lines Unveil The First-Ever Credit Card Made From A Boeing 747

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Kelsey Marie
Kelsey Marie Jun 17, 2022

Have you ever heard of a credit card made out of an airplane? Not only is it a conversation starter, but its a limited-edition piece of history. 

American Express and Delta Air Lines unveiled the first credit card design made with a retired Boeing 747 aircraft. The limited-edition card honors the history of aviation travel through its design, which was created with 25% metal from a retired Boeing 747-400, Delta Ship #6307.

The Boeing 747 is the first wide-body jet and is known as the “Queen of the Skies.”

“We’re consistently looking to innovate and raise the bar within the industry. What better way to meet our joint customer base’s needs and surprise them than building a credit card for them,” Anthony Cirri, EVP, Head of Global Consumer Lending and CoBrand at American Express tells Travel Noire.

American Express and Delta Air Lines Boeing 747 Card Design
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Who is the card for?

Delta SkyMiles Reserve and Reserve Business Card Members can get their hands on the card from June 16 through August 3rd, 2022. 

Cardholders will have access to an exclusive augmented reality experience, showing the history of the Boeing 747. The AR experience also features interviews with Delta pilots and crewmembers and an inside look at how the Delta Ship #6307 was transformed from a passenger plane to a limited-edition card design. 

Cardholder perks

Research by American Express shows that 58% of consumers they surveyed plan to travel more this summer than in past years. 64% agree to take advantage of working remotely.

Delta SkyMiles American Express Card Members who apply and are approved can earn miles with limited-time offers between now and August 3rd, 2022.

American Express Delta Air Lines
Courtesy of American Express

Delta SkyMiles American Express Reserve and Reserve Business Cards who are Delta loyalists have complimentary access to the Centurion Lounge and Delta Sky Club. 

What was the process like?

The card design took a couple of years to make and was a collaborative effort between American Express and Delta Air Lines. 


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The card’s “cool factor”

Dwight James, SVP, Customer Engagement & Loyalty, and CEO of Delta Vacations at Delta Air Lines tells Travel Noire, “Our customers love to be connected to our brands. A lot of customers like exclusivity. To have a limited-edition opportunity to be connected to both Delta and American Express makes it cool.” 

Get your limited-edition Boeing 747 card design here.

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