Premium seating, Delta Sky Club cocktails, exclusive event access, and more: SkyMiles perks go far beyond the flight

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Once you’ve traveled and racked up miles with Delta, it’s time to start getting the most out of your SkyMiles experience.  Don’t miss out on these awesome travel perks, upgrades, and fun events – here are all the ways customers can use rewards like a pro.

Redeem rewards both in the air and on the ground 

In addition to the choice of travel to over 1,000 destinations around the world, SkyMiles Members can take advantage of the following benefits and more:  

  • Upgrade your seat: Use miles to upgrade your seat to a premium cabin on both domestic and international flights, including the recently refreshed Delta Premium Select experience with spacious seats with more recline and an adjustable foot and leg rest, as well as elevated food selections, Grown Alchemist scented towels, a special "bubbles & bites" service and a premium snack basket.  

  • Sip on a cocktail in the Delta Sky Club: Delta continues to build more state-of-the-art Delta Sky Clubs across the network, including at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, and Chicago-O’Hare’s Terminal 5. Once inside, use miles to treat yourself to an enticing selection of premium cocktails. 

  • Become a VIP: Get exclusive access to experiences that money can't buy—including luxury vacations, sporting and celebrity events, and concerts like Jet Set with the Jonas Brothers —when you bid on SkyMiles Experiences.  

  • Gift the gift of travel: Members can transfer miles to friends and family or support charities across the globe by donating miles through SkyWish.  

  • Pay to check bags: Travelers with flights originating from most domestic airports can pay for standard checked bags fees with miles instead of paying in cash during check-in. 

SkyMiles Members also receive special perks such as reduced pricing for CLEAR to move through security in minutes, no blackout dates for Award travel and the ability to earn miles on Award travel. 

Turn everyday purchases into going anywhere  

Whether at home or on the go, customers can build miles and maximize their full earning potential when they book accommodations, request rides, or shop and dine with participating retailers and restaurants. Delta’s featured partners include:  

  • Starbucks: This recently announced partnership makes it as simple as linking SkyMiles and Starbucks Rewards loyalty programs and drinking a cup of coffee to earn one mile per $1 spent at Starbucks and double Stars on days traveling on Delta.  

  • American Express: Maximize your Miles earning potential on everyday purchases and unlock even more when you become a Delta SkyMiles American Express Card Member. 

  • Auto Partners: Whether it’s a ride around town in a Lyft or a car rental from Hertz, Turo, Enterprise and more, there are plenty of auto partners to help customers earn miles while on the ground. 

  • Delta Vacations: With every vacation package booked, travelers can earn up to 5,000 bonus miles (per person), in addition to flights.  

  • Instacart: Customers can turn groceries into getaways by earning miles per $1 spent with Instacart with special earning bonuses for Instacart Express members. 

  • Airbnb: With over 5 million unique homes to choose from worldwide, travelers can earn 1 mile per $1* spent on qualifying Airbnb stays towards miles. 

  • Partner airlines: In addition to earning miles on qualifying tickets with Delta, earn miles when you fly with any of our 20+ partner airlines

  • Shopping & dining: With SkyMiles Shopping and SkyMiles Dining, you earn more miles on purchases from your favorite retailers and thousands of participating restaurants 

Flying with Delta on qualifying flights as a SkyMiles Member brings you one step closer to Medallion Status, which provides an even higher level of service, exclusivity, and benefits to enhance your journey. 

Delta continues to invest in its SkyMiles program to show Members just how much the airline values their business, including expanding how Members can earn and redeem miles. According to a recent report from U.S. News & World Report, Delta's SkyMiles program topped all international airlines in the publication's annual rating of airline loyalty programs for the sixth consecutive year. The ease of obtaining a free round-trip travel, additional perks, network coverage, flight volume, and airline quality ratings are the five factors that U.S. News considers when grading airlines. 

Ready to join SkyMiles? 

Check out all of the benefits of becoming a SkyMiles Member, along with other ways to earn and use miles. 

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Nov 11, 2022 12:00pm