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American Express®, ’’The Ellen DeGeneres Show’’ and Delta Take to the Skies!


American Express and Talk Show Host Ellen DeGeneres Tape Episode aboard a Delta 767- 400 Flight Traveling from Los Angeles to New York; Episode Set to Air on Tuesday, May 22

NEW YORK,- Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres announced on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” that she, American Express and Delta Air Lines are taking “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to the sky! Delayed due to Ellen’s back injury, the taping will take place this Friday, May 18 with the show scheduled to air on Tuesday, May 22. Ellen will host a special edition of her show onboard a Delta Air Lines’ 767-400 flight traveling from Los Angeles to New York. Ellen will keep the traveling audience entertained from coast to coast in this intimate setting, interacting and interviewing passengers, including actress Allison Janney. During the flight, Ellen and the Delta flight crew will highlight for the onboard audience ways in which American Express offers the ultimate in stress-free travel.

This trip with Ellen marks one of the first initiatives to launch under American Express’ new “Are you a Cardmember?(SM)” communications campaign that showcases the value of American Express membership and its array of special benefits and services. The campaign encourages prospective Cardmembers to join the community and reinforces for existing Cardmembers the host of benefits and services currently available on American Express Cards including American Express Baggage Insurance Plan(1), access to select private airport lounges(2) with the Platinum Card® and easy travel booking with Membership Rewards® points(3).

“This cross-country journey is sure to bring to life the benefits of traveling with American Express whatever the situation,” said Bonnie Taffer, Vice President Alliances & Content at American Express. “What could be more fun than turning a Delta flight into a flying television studio? We are excited to offer Cardmembers this amazing trip and a front-row seat to one of the greatest entertainers around. It’s through strong, long-time partnerships with Ellen and Delta that we are able to host this ultimate sky high celebration.”


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