ATLANTA, July 20, 2007 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has established a preferred partnership with Hilton Hotels Corporation to create greater value for the two companies’ shared customers and unique marketing and promotional opportunities for SkyMiles members.

To celebrate this preferred partnership, SkyMiles members will earn 1,000 bonus miles and 1,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) each time they stay at Hilton Family hotels from now until Aug. 31, 2007.

Additionally, the preferred partnership will enable Delta customers to quickly make Hilton Family hotel reservations on or via call transfer from a Delta reservation agent when booking travel.  SkyMiles members who reserve their hotel rooms through these booking channels will earn miles and become eligible for special promotions.

“The Hilton Family and the Hilton HHonors program are valued and long-time partners of Delta and SkyMiles,” said Jeff Robertson, managing director of the SkyMiles program.  “Now their designation as a SkyMiles preferred partner will strengthen our customer offerings with an easier, streamlined booking process while furthering mileage-earning opportunities for members.”

“By offering Points & Miles® for the same stay, SkyMiles and Hilton HHonors members have been able to enjoy the benefits of both loyalty programs for their Hilton Family stays,” said Adam Burke, senior vice president and managing director of Hilton HHonors Worldwide.  “And now, offering Delta customers the ability to book Hilton Family hotels via and via Delta’s call centers demonstrates our joint commitment to offering an enhanced, seamless experience for our shared customers. “

Hilton HHonors is a free guest reward program that gives frequent travelers a faster way to earn the rewards they want most.  Travelers may enroll online by visiting, or to enroll instantly and make reservations, consumers in the U.S. and Canada may call 1-800-HHONORS.  Travelers also may enroll and Double Dip to earn HHonors points and airline miles for the same stay at more than 2,800 participating Hilton®, Conrad®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations™, Homewood Suites by Hilton®, Scandic and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection® hotels around the world.  Outside the U.S. and Canada, travelers may call the Hilton Reservations Worldwide office in their area.

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 26th 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 offers customers service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 333 destinations in 57 countries.  With more than 60 new international routes introduced in the last year, Delta has added more international capacity than all other U.S. airlines combined and is the leader across the Atlantic with flights to 36 trans-Atlantic destinations.  To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers nearly 700 weekly flights to more than 60 destinations.  Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on nearly 15,000 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 479 worldwide destinations in 105 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at

Terms and Conditions
To participate in this offer, SkyMiles members must enroll at between June 15 and August 31, 2007 and have a qualifying stay at a Hilton Family hotel during the same period. 
Hilton Family of Hotels offer is valid for stays comprising two or more consecutive nights at a Hilton Family hotel and completed between June 15 and August 31, 2007.  You must be a Hilton HHonors member to earn miles for hotel stays.   HHonors members must Double Dip with Delta SkyMiles for this promotion.  Hilton HHonors membership, earning of Points & Miles and redemption of points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions.
Mileage: Earn 1,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQM) for every qualifying stay up to 10,000 MQMs.  Plus, earn 1,000 Bonus Miles for every qualifying stay, up to 10,000 bonus miles.  Bonus miles are not eligible to earn MQMs.  Bonus miles are excluded from earning double miles.  Allow up to six weeks after qualification and after promotion has ended for MQMs and bonus miles to be credited to your account.

All SkyMiles program rules apply.  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 Corporate Identity, Inc.  Partner offers subject to the terms and conditions of each individual offer.  Partners subject to change.  Offers void where prohibited by law.  Other restrictions may apply. © 2007 Delta Air Lines, Inc

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