BALTIMORE, July 20, 2006 – Delta Air Lines is making it easier for customers returning to the United States from Lebanon to purchase one-way, reduced-rate travel from Baltimore-Washington International Airport.  Should Delta’s lower fares not be available, Delta is offering a 50 percent off* discount on full coach, walk-up fares for one-way travel from Baltimore to any of Delta’s 211 destinations in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These discounts will allow passengers who may be stranded in Baltimore and anxious to return home to take advantage of fares that are significantly lower than those typically available to last-minute travelers. 

Customers wishing to purchase tickets at these special rates should contact an Airport Customer Service agent at Baltimore-Washington International Airport or contact Delta Reservations at 1-800-221-1212.  Proof of entry into the United States from Beirut within 24 hours of the desired date of travel will be required to secure this special discount.  Tickets are nonrefundable and change fees will apply if reservations are changed after ticketing. Additional restrictions apply.  See below for details.

“Delta people have long been known for their willingness to help during difficult times and we are again pleased to offer assistance to customers planning last-minute travel upon their arrival into the United States from Lebanon,” said Glen Hauenstein, Delta’s executive vice president – Network Planning, Revenue Management and Alliances.  “As the largest U.S. carrier in terms of destinations served, we are well prepared to find ways to transport our customers from Baltimore to most any point in the United States they want to travel.”

From Baltimore, Delta offers customers 25 peak-day departures to its U.S. hubs and focus cities – 10 flights to Atlanta, seven flights to Boston, five flights to Cincinnati, two flights to New York-JFK, and one flight to Salt Lake City.  Customers can continue their connections onward to more than 200 North American destinations, including airports in all 50 states.

Delta Air Lines (Other OTC: DALRQ) offers customers service to more destinations than any other global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 295 destinations in 46 countries.  With more than 50 new international routes added in the last year, Delta is America’s fastest growing international airline and is the world’s leading carrier between the United States and Europe with flights to 29 trans-Atlantic destinations. To Latin America, Delta offers nearly 500 weekly flights to 47 destinations and is quickly becoming the second-largest carrier in the region. 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 partners, Delta offers flights to 463 worldwide destinations in 95 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.

*50 percent off of Delta's current economy class domestic structure fares (Y fare class).

A portion of travel for some itineraries may be on the Delta Connection carriers:  Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Chautauqua, Comair, Freedom Airlines, Shuttle America, and SkyWest.

Restrictions:  Lower fares may be available in certain markets and customers should consult Delta or their Travel Agent to determine the most economical fare for their itinerary.  Discount available only to passengers entering the U.S. from Beirut, Lebanon on U.S. Military/Government provided transportation within 24 hours of desired travel date.  Proof of eligible entry required.  Tickets are non-transferable. Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights or in all markets. Tickets: 50% off is for one-way ticket purchases only. No advance purchase required. 50% off discount is available only from Delta ticket agents at BWI airport or from Delta Reservations and is not available at delta.com.  Travel Period: Travel must commence within 24 hours of passenger’s arrival from Beirut.  All travel must be completed by July 25, 2006.  Blackout Dates: None. Fare Validity: Fares are valid in the Economy (Coach) cabin on Delta/Delta Connection carrier flights only. Cancellations/Refunds/Changes: Fares are nonrefundable. Delta may permit you to apply a portion of the fare value to future travel upon payment of applicable fees and fare difference, otherwise the ticket will have no value. Fees may apply for itinerary changes. Delta may allow you to cancel certain electronic tickets until midnight of the day after purchase (or midnight of the departure date of the first flight, whichever comes first) without penalty if purchased at the time of reservation directly from Delta. Contact a Delta agent or visit delta.com for details. Taxes/Fees: Discount does not include a $3.30 Federal Excise Tax which will be imposed on each flight segment in the passenger’s ticketed itinerary. A flight segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing. Discount does not include Passenger Facility Charge(s) of up to $18.00, depending on itinerary or September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 per round-trip. For travel to/from Hawaii/Alaska, U.S. International Air Transportation tax of up to $14.60 round-trip applies.  Discount on international fares, including fares for travel to/from PR/U.S. Virgin Islands, does not include U.S. International Air Transportation tax of up to $29.00 and U.S. and foreign user, inspection, security or other similarly based charges, fees or taxes of up to $250, depending on itinerary. These taxes and fees are the responsibility of the passenger and must be paid at the time the ticket is purchased. Miscellaneous: Fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. ©2006 Delta Air Lines, Inc.

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