Delta Air Lines has made it easy for you to squeeze the Queen of the Skies into your wallet
Delta Air Lines and American Express (Amex) are to offer a limited-edition credit card made from metal from one of the carrier’s since-retired Boeing 747-400s. The snappily titled Boeing 747 Delta SkyMiles Reserve and Reserve Business Card contains 25% metal from the 1990-built twin-aisle jet, and is to be available between June 16 and August 3.
The card features metal from former Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines Boeing 747-400, N667US (c/n 24222), which the company refers to as ‘Ship 6307’. The widebody was one of 16 jumbo jets inherited from Northwest when the two companies merged in October 2008. It was retired in November 2017 and parted out at Marana’s Pinal Air Park in July 2021
Dwight James, Delta’s SVP of Customer Engagement & Loyalty and CEO of Delta Vacations, said: "The idea of making a metal credit card out of actual airplane metal began years ago, and the creativity and innovation that was required to achieve this is incredibly meaningful. We've partnered with Amex to transform a piece of Delta's history into a collector's item you can use in your everyday. The 747's legacy lives on for a new generation of Delta flyers through this first-of-its-kind credit card that our members will be proud to keep in their wallets."