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SkyMiles members enjoy new discounts, mileage-earning opportunities

ATLANTA, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has announced new partnerships that will provide SkyMiles members with mileage-earning opportunities and savings on everyday products and services. In addition, Delta has designated 1 800 Flowers and Hertz Car Rental as Preferred SkyMiles Partners to expand the existing partnership and provide the companies' shared customers with additional benefits and exclusive promotional offers.

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"These SkyMiles partners offer SkyMiles members even more ways to save money and earn miles with trusted global brands," said Jeff Robertson, Delta's vice president – SkyMiles. "Our SkyMiles partnerships diversify the SkyMiles experience for our members – something customers have told us is important to them."

The new and Preferred SkyMiles Partners include:


SkyMiles Partner

Mileage-Earning Opportunity

Partner Benefits

Hertz

100 miles per rental day for SkyMiles members and 200 miles per rental day for Medallion members.

Price discounts and more mileage-earning opportunities with a new Preferred Partnership

FedEx

500 miles for first shipment, plus one mile per $1 spent on subsequent shipments; 500 miles for the fourth shipment if made within six months of first shipment

A broad portfolio of shipping solutions

1 800 Flowers

15 miles for every $1 spent on flowers, gift baskets and more

Unique Preferred Partnership promotional offers and delivery available throughout the U.S.

PGA Tour

Bonus miles on purchase of select ticket packages to PGA Tour events

Exclusive offers to SkyMiles members

PetCareRx

10 miles and more for every $1 spent on pet medications, supplements and accessories

Discounts on pet supplies and free shipping for purchases more than $35 in the U.S.




For more information on SkyMiles partners, as well as complete terms and conditions, visit delta.com/skymiles.

Now in its 29th year, SkyMiles is one of the longest-running and most successful loyalty programs in the travel industry. Last year, frequent flyers redeemed more than 230 billion miles in the SkyMiles program for more than 11 million award redemptions. In 2009, 8.5 percent of revenue miles flown on Delta were for award travel, among the best of U.S. network airlines according to data filed in airlines' 10-K annual reports. Delta offers more ways to redeem frequent flyer miles than any other airline, including airline tickets, mileage upgrades, car rentals, hotel stays, Delta Sky Club memberships, merchandise and more than 30 types of gift cards. SkyMiles was named "Best Domestic Frequent Flyer program" for 2007 through 2009 by readers of Executive Traveler magazine and "Best Frequent Flyer Program" for 2006 through 2009 by Business Traveler magazine. For more information on the SkyMiles program, Medallion status and mileage redemption options, visit delta.com/skymiles.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 351 destinations in 64 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 75,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, the world's largest airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.

All SkyMiles program rules apply to SkyMiles program membership, miles, offers, mile accrual, mile redemption and travel benefits. To review the rules, please visit delta.com/memberguide. 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 and upgrade seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets. SkyMiles partner offers subject to the terms and conditions of each individual offer. See individual offers for details. SkyMiles partners, offers, and benefits subject to change. Offers void where prohibited by law. Other restrictions may apply.

SOURCE Delta Air Lines