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Delta’s New SkyMiles Award Travel Structure Takes Flight


SkyMiles members now may book worldwide Award Travel using Delta’s three-tiered Award structure, including last-seat availability

ATLANTA – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) SkyMiles® members now have greater flexibility and more options when redeeming miles for Award Travel to destinations worldwide. Delta has launched a new three-tiered Award structure that allows customers to combine dates, as well as Economy, First and BusinessElite cabin seating at various mileage levels to create their ideal worldwide itineraries. SkyMiles members also are able, once again, to use miles to book the last seat on a flight.

“Our new three-tiered Award structure offers SkyMiles members what they’ve been asking for – increased flexibility in Award Travel redemption,” said Jeff Robertson, Delta’s vice president of Loyalty Programs. “Our members now have more Award Travel options than ever before to use their miles when they want, where they want and how they want.”

For booking a round-trip flight, tiers now start at 25,000, 40,000 and 60,000 miles rather than 25,000 and 50,000 miles. Customers may search for and book Award Travel using the new structure online at

The award-winning Delta SkyMiles program offers members multiple mileage-earning opportunities when flying Delta, Delta Shuttle®, the Delta Connection® carriers, Delta AirElite® and other SkyTeam® airlines. Additional mileage-building opportunities are offered through more than 100 partners such as the Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express, participating hotels, car rental companies, the SkyMiles Store, restaurants,, floral and gift retailers and more. Now in its 27th year, SkyMiles is one of the longest-running and most successful loyalty programs in the travel industry. It was named “Best Domestic Frequent Flyer program” for 2007 and 2008 by readers of Executive Traveler magazine and “Best Frequent Flyer Program” for 2006 and 2007 by Business Traveler magazine. The program also received top honors for “Best Bonus Promotion” from InsideFlyer magazine at the 2007 Freddie Awards.

Delta Air Lines operates service to more worldwide destinations than any airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 287 destinations in 58 countries. Delta has added more international capacity than any major U.S. airline during the last two years and is the leader across the Atlantic with flights to 42 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers 315 weekly flights to 43 destinations. Delta’s marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 16,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 500 worldwide destinations in 105 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and flight status at

Terms and Conditions

All SkyMiles program rules apply to SkyMiles program membership, miles, offers, mile accrual, mile redemption and travel benefits. To review the rules, please visit Taxes and fees for Award Travel are the responsibility of the passenger and must be paid at the time the ticket is booked. Award Travel seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets. Delta, SkyMiles, and the Delta logo are registered service marks of Delta Air Lines, Inc. Other restrictions may apply. ©2008 Delta Air Lines, Inc.


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