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ATLANTA, Feb. 27, 2007 – American Express and Delta Air Lines today announced new benefits to their Delta SkyMiles® Cards from American Express for consumer and small business Cardmembers. Now, Cardmembers can take advantage of richer benefits, including earning additional bonus miles when using the Card and getting companion certificates upon renewal with no blackout dates and no minimum fare restrictions.

“We are pleased to offer these new built-in benefits on our Delta SkyMiles Cards,” said Eva Reda, vice president, Strategic Alliances and Cobrand, American Express. “Now Cardmembers can earn miles faster than ever, just by using their Cards.”

New Enhanced Features:

  • Earn Bonus Miles by Using Your Card. Every year, Cardmembers can:
    • Earn 1,000 bonus miles for reaching $5,000 in eligible purchases with the Delta SkyMiles Options Credit Card1
    • Earn 2,500 bonus miles for reaching $10,000 in eligible purchases with the Delta SkyMiles Credit Card or the Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card2
    • Earn 5,000 bonus miles for reaching $15,000 in eligible purchases, plus an additional 5,000 bonus miles for reaching a total of $25,000 in eligible purchases with the Delta SkyMiles Gold Credit Card or the Delta SkyMiles Business Gold Credit Card3
    • Earn an additional 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs)4 for reaching $50,000 in eligible purchases with the Delta SkyMiles Platinum Credit Card and the Delta SkyMiles Platinum Business Credit Card. Medallion Status gives Cardmembers extraordinary privileges, such as unlimited complimentary domestic upgrades, priority boarding, preferred seating5, discounted Crown Room Club membership6, and more. Currently, Cardmembers earn 10,000 MQMs toward Delta’s elite Medallion status for reaching $25,000 in eligible purchases.

     
  • Earn companion certificates upon renewal with no blackout dates and no minimum fare restrictions.Every year:
    • Delta SkyMiles Gold Cardmembers and Delta SkyMiles Business Gold Cardmembers will now automatically receive a $99* domestic companion certificate upon renewal; and
    • Without being subject to blackout dates and minimum fare requirements, Delta SkyMiles Platinum Cardmembers and Delta SkyMiles Business Platinum Cardmembers will automatically receive a complimentary* domestic companion certificate upon renewal.

As always, Cardmembers can earn Always Double Miles® on every eligible dollar they spend on Delta Air Lines purchases, as well as at supermarkets, gas stations, drugstores, home improvement stores and more7.

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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, telecommunication services, restaurants, retailers and more. Now in its 25th year, the SkyMiles program received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 2006 Freddie Awards in recognition of its many contributions to the airline loyalty industry, and it was named “Best Frequent Flyer Program” for 2006 by Business Traveler magazine.

Delta Air Lines (Other OTC: DALRQ) offers customers service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 304 destinations in 52 countries. With more than 50 new international routes added in the last year, Delta is America’s fastest growing international airline and is a leader across the Atlantic with flights to 31 trans-Atlantic destinations. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers nearly 600 weekly flights to 58 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 14,000 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 453 worldwide destinations in 97 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.

*Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply. See terms and conditions below for details.

Terms and Conditions

*Taxes/Fees/Restrictions for $99 Gold Companion Certificate and Platinum Companion Certificate. Companion Certificate valid for one round-trip Coach-Class Companion Ticket with the purchase of certain adult round-trip fares on published routings within the 48 contiguous United States. Residents of Hawaii and Alaska must originate from there to the 48 contiguous United States. Both passengers must be booked on the same flights and dates, at the same time. Companion Ticket seats and primary ticket seats are limited and may not be available on all flights. Companion Tickets do not include a $3.40 Federal Excise Tax, Passenger Facility Charge(s) of up to $4.50 for each flight segment, or the September 11th Security Fee of up to $2.50 for each flight segment. A flight segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing. For residents of Alaska/Hawaii, and for travel to/from Alaska/Hawaii, Companion Tickets do not include U.S. International Air Transportation tax of up to $15.00 per round-trip. Primary and Companion Tickets cost $15 more if issued at a Delta City ticket office or airport ticketing location. These taxes and fees are subject to change, are the responsibility of the passenger, and must be paid at the time the primary ticket is purchased and the Companion Ticket is issued. Primary and Companion Ticket reservations are available only from a travel agent, Delta Reservations, or a Delta City ticket office or airport ticketing location. Lower fares may be available in certain markets and customers should consult with Delta or their Travel Agent to determine the most economical fare for their itinerary. All fare rules, restrictions, advance purchase requirements, and availability are per rule of primary ticket fare purchased. Primary and Companion Tickets must be purchased with your Gold/Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card. Companion Certificates valid for 1 year from certificate issue date and validity is not based on the calendar year. All travel must be completed one year from certificate issue date. Additional restrictions apply. Certificate terms and conditions may vary each year of Cardmembership. See Companion Certificate for details or call Delta at 1-800-325-1447.

1) The close of the calendar year is December 31, without regard to the time of the year that the account is opened. This means that for the first year of Cardmembership, your Eligible Spending bonus period may be less than twelve months. If in any calendar year your Eligible Spending on your Delta SkyMiles Options Credit Card is $5,000 or more, you will be awarded 1,000 bonus miles. Bonus miles do not count toward Medallion® status or Million Miler status. You may be permitted to have more than one Options, Classic, Gold, or Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express account; however, you are only eligible to receive one annual Eligible Spending bonus for each type (i.e., Options, Classic, Gold, or Platinum) of Delta SkyMiles Credit Card account from American Express.

2) The close of the calendar year is December 31, without regard to the time of the year that the account is opened. This means that for the first year of Cardmembership, your Eligible Spending bonus period may be less than twelve months. If in any calendar year your Eligible Spending on your Classic Delta SkyMiles Credit Card is $10,000 or more, you will be awarded 2,500 bonus miles. Bonus miles do not count toward Medallion® status or Million Miler status. You may be permitted to have more than one Options, Classic, Gold, or Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express account; however, you are only eligible to receive one annual Eligible Spending bonus for each type (i.e., Options, Classic, Gold, or Platinum) of Delta SkyMiles Credit Card account from American Express.

3) The close of the calendar year is December 31, without regard to the time of the year that the account is opened. This means that for the first year of Cardmembership, your Eligible Spending bonus period may be less than twelve months. If in any calendar year your Eligible Spending on your Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card is $15,000 or more, you will be awarded 5,000 bonus miles, and if in that same calendar year your Eligible Spending on your Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card is $25,000 or more, you will be awarded an additional 5,000 bonus miles. Bonus miles do not count toward Medallion® status or Million Miler status. You may be permitted to have more than one Options, Classic, Gold, or Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express account; however, you are only eligible to receive one annual Eligible Spending bonus for each type (i.e., Options, Classic, Gold, or Platinum) of Delta SkyMiles Credit Card account from American Express.

4) The close of the calendar year is December 31, without regard to the time of the year that the account is opened. This means that for the first year of Cardmembership, your Eligible Spending bonus period may be less than twelve months. If in any calendar year your Eligible Spending on your Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card is $25,000 or more, you will be awarded 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (“MQMs” as defined in the Delta SkyMiles Membership Guide and Program Rules), and if in that same calendar year your Eligible Spending on your Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card is $50,000 or more, you will be awarded an additional 10,000 MQMs (“Additional MQMs”). You may be permitted to have more than one Options, Classic, Gold, or Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express account; however, you are only eligible to receive one annual Eligible Spending bonus for each type (i.e., Options, Classic, Gold, or Platinum) of Delta SkyMiles Credit Card account from American Express.

5) Upgrades, priority boarding, and preferred seating are subject to limited availability and may not be available on all flights or in all markets.

6) Crown Room Club memberships are subject to all Crown Room Club membership terms and house rules. For complete terms, conditions, and house rules, please visit delta.com/crownroom.

7) Always Double Miles® offer applies at qualifying stand-alone supermarkets, drugstores, gas stations, home improvement and hardware stores, on qualifying purchases at the U.S. Postal Service, on wireless phone bill payments, and qualifying Delta purchases. Offer applies for U.S. transactions only. Not valid in the departments of superstores or warehouse clubs. To pay your wireless phone bill automatically using your Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, please call your wireless service provider. Offer applies to qualifying Delta or Delta Connection® carrier flights taken with the purchase of a fare that is eligible for frequent flyer mileage credit. Offer applies to Delta Vacations® packages but not other all-inclusive packages. Always Double Miles does not apply to the Delta SkyMiles® Options Credit Card.

All SkyMiles program rules apply to SkyMiles program membership, miles, offers, mile accrual, mile redemption and travel benefits. To review the rules, please visit www.delta.com/memberguide.

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