ATLANTA, May 15, 2008 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and Advantage Rent A Car have launched a SkyMiles partnership to offer members more ways to earn miles on the road and behind the wheel.  The new agreement will provide mileage-earning opportunities at more than 100 Advantage auto rental locations throughout the United States.

SkyMiles® members will earn 200 miles per day on any class of vehicle rental, with a maximum of 2,000 miles per rental.
“Our new agreement offers miles for rentals ranging from compact cars to 15-seat vans, along with the great value and service that Advantage provides,” said Jeff Robertson, managing director of the SkyMiles program.  “And, with Advantage’s pledge to ‘Go Green,’ our customers may choose from a fleet of fuel-efficient vehicles.”
Additionally, SkyMiles members may earn up to 6,000 miles for rentals completed between now and July 13, 2008.  Visit for more details.

“This exciting arrangement enhances both of our brands as well as our customer experience,” said Denny Hecker, Chairman of Advantage.  “We hope Delta travelers will choose Advantage every time they fly with Delta or need a rental vehicle.”

Advantage Rent A Car is privately held by Denny Hecker Family Venture, with headquarter operations in San Antonio, Texas, and Minneapolis, Minn.  Advantage serves travel and leisure, lifestyle, business, government and insurance replacement rentals in over 100 U.S. locations and 36 affiliates internationally.  Advantage is America’s first major rental car company committed to going 100 percent green and providing environmentally conscientious travelers with a fleet of 100 percent fuel efficient vehicles by the end of 2010.  Advantage plans to go green with assistance from our automobile providers, and offer choices consistent with our pledge to protect the environment with each and every rental.  Visit for more information.

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 27th year, SkyMiles is one of the longest-running and most successful loyalty programs in the travel industry.  It was named “Best Frequent Flyer Program” for 2006 and 2007 by Business Traveler magazine and received top honors for “Best Bonus Promotion” from InsideFlyer magazine at the 2007 Freddie Awards.
Delta Air Lines operates service to more worldwide destinations than any airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 306 destinations in 58 countries. Delta has added more international capacity than any major U.S. airline during the last two years and is the leader across the Atlantic with flights to 37 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers more than 500 weekly flights to 57 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on 16,409 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 841 worldwide destinations in 162 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at

Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions: Offers apply to one driver, 25-years or older.  Valid at U.S. locations only.  Vehicles may have limited availability.  Offer subject to change at Advantage Rent A Car's discretion.  Frequent flyer miles may be subject to surcharge.  This offer may not be used with any additional promotion or advertised rate.  6,000 Delta SkyMiles® reward requires a minimum 5-day rental of a luxury class vehicle or higher.  3+ day rentals qualify for 3,000 SkyMiles® bonus when renting full-size class or above.  Additional details are available at Offer expires 07/13/08. All Delta SkyMiles® program rules apply.  To review the rules, please visit

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