ATLANTA, March 23, 2009 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) is offering SkyMiles and Northwest WorldPerks members up to triple flown miles toward elite status on select fares purchased for travel through June 15, 2009.

Members worldwide may purchase First, Business and premium Economy fares and earn triple the miles flown toward elite status, while members who purchase discounted Economy fares will earn double the miles flown toward elite status. Members purchasing deeply discounted Economy fares will continue to earn the actual miles flown toward elite status.

For example, a member flying Delta round-trip, nonstop between Atlanta and Tokyo will receive 13,700 elite miles – the actual miles flown – on a deeply discounted Economy fare. With this offer, a member purchasing a premium fare for the same itinerary will earn 41,100 elite miles and a member purchasing a discounted Economy fare will earn 27,400 elite miles, both of which would qualify a member for Silver Medallion® status. 

SkyMiles members who earn at least 25,000 elite qualification miles in one calendar year qualify for Medallion status, which enables them to receive exclusive benefits including complimentary upgrades, priority boarding, mileage bonuses, preferred seating and more. Additional information about Delta’s elite status and the SkyMiles program is available at

“As the world’s largest airline, not only do we fly customers to more than 300 destinations worldwide, we now offer WorldPerks and SkyMiles members the fastest track to elite status,” said Jeff Robertson, Delta’s vice president of Loyalty Programs.

To participate in this offer, SkyMiles members must enroll at, and WorldPerks members can enroll at

This bonus applies only to miles counting towards Medallion/Elite status. Medallion and Elite Qualification Segments – another way to qualify for elite status – are not included in this promotion. Qualifying flights include any Delta, Northwest, Mesaba, Pinnacle, Compass or Delta Connection® carrier fight. Codeshare flights operated by carriers other than Northwest or Delta Connection carriers are excluded from this offer.  Additional terms and conditions apply. For additional details and examples, visit and

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 is the world’s largest airline. From its hubs in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita, Delta, its Northwest subsidiary and Delta Connection carriers offer service to 379 destinations in 66 countries and serve more than 170 million passengers each year. Delta’s marketing alliances allow customers to earn and redeem either SkyMiles or WorldPerks on more than 16,000 daily flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta‘s more than 70,000 employees worldwide are reshaping the aviation industry as the only U.S. airline to offer a full global network. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and flight status at

Terms and Conditions
Miles will post to the account of the qualifying member 6-8 weeks following the end of the promotion (June 15, 2009). 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. Complimentary upgrades are subject to availability, may not be available on all flights or in all markets. All SkyMiles and WorldPerks program rules apply. To review the rules, visit and Offers void where prohibited by law. Other restrictions may apply. Offers subject to change without notice. Please refer Delta customer service representative to 970625. © 2009 Delta Air Lines, Inc.

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