When you own an American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles credit card, virtually every purchase you make using the card allows you to stockpile miles that can be transferred to your Delta SkyMiles account. You can subsequently use these SkyMiles to book flights offered by Delta. The number of miles you need to book a flight depends on the distance and frequency of the flight. Even for the shortest flights, you will need at least 25,000 SkyMiles to book the flight.

1. Login to your Amex Membership Awards page

Visit the American Express Membership Awards page. Click "Log In" and enter your user ID and password.

2. Find Delta SkyMiles

Click the "Airlines" tab and select "Delta SkyMiles."

3. Find the Transfer Points tab

Click the "Transfer Points" tab.

4. Enter in increments of 1,000

Type the number of points you want to transfer to your SkyMiles account under the "Transfer Points" header. The points must be transferred in increments of 1,000. One point is equivalent to one SkyMile.

5. Click Transfer This Amount

Click "Transfer This Amount." The points are transferred to your SkyMiles account.