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American Express OPEN Savings program provides automatic savings at more than 20 partners

ATLANTA, Sept. 25, 2006 – Delta Air Lines announced a new partnership today with American Express that enables customers to save money when using their American Express® Business Credit Card.  The program gives customers automatic savings on Delta travel as well as additional discounts for purchases at any OPEN Savings partner.

When using their Card, SkyMiles Business Credit Cardholders receive:

  • Automatic savings of 5 percent on all Delta flights purchased directly from Delta
  • Automatic savings of up to 25 percent on other business services

“Delta is pleased to expand our relationship with American Express and offer our customers an opportunity to save money for their small business while earning miles at the same time,” said Jeff Robertson, managing director of the SkyMiles Program.  “Our partnership with American Express continues to add to the multiple benefits offered to our SkyMiles members worldwide.” 

OPEN Savings eliminates the need for offer codes, coupons or program enrollment and provides automatic savings for all American Express Business Credit Cardholders.  Cardholders will receive ongoing discounts upon use of their Credit Card at any OPEN savings partner.  Program discounts and savings will appear on the Cardmember’s monthly statement and can be tracked at www.opensavings.com.

For more information about the OPEN Savings program and a complete list of participating retailers, visit www.opensavings.com.  Additional details about the Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card and the SkyPoints Business Credit Card can be found at www.americanexpress.com/delta.

OPEN is the American Express team dedicated exclusively to the success of small business owners and their companies.  With tailored products and services, the team delivers purchasing power, flexibility, control and rewards to help customers run their business.  Specifically, business owner customers can leverage an enhanced set of products, tools, services and savings, including charge and credit cards, convenient access to working capital, robust online account management capabilities and savings on business services from an expanded lineup of partners.  To obtain more information about OPEN, visit www.OPEN.com.

American Express Company (www.americanexpress.com) is a leading global payments, network and travel company founded in 1850.

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 SkyMilesShopping.com, participating hotels, car rental companies, telecommunication services, restaurants, retailers and more.  Delta led the airline industry by redeeming 3.3 million Award Tickets in 2005 and more than 9 million Award Tickets over the last three years.  Now in its 25th 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.

Delta Air Lines (Other OTC: DALRQ) offers customers service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 292 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 destinations across Europe, India and Israel with flights to 29 transatlantic destinations.  To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers nearly 400 weekly flights to 48 destinations.  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 and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 461 worldwide destinations in 96 countries.  Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.

Terms and Conditions
OPEN Savings(SM): Payment must be made with an American Express® Business Card.  Savings will be credited to your American Express Business Card billing statement.  All savings referenced are in addition to any offers made by participating companies.  Participation and offers are subject to change without notice.  Terms and conditions apply.  For more information and the full OPEN Savings partner terms and conditions, please visit opensavings.com.

SkyMiles Business Credit Cardholders will receive automatic savings of 5 percent on all Delta flights purchased directly from Delta Air Lines by visiting delta.com, calling 1-800-221-1212, or at your nearest Delta ticket counter. Savings do not apply to flights purchased through a third party.

All SkyMiles program rules apply to SkyMiles program membership, miles, offers, mile accrual, mile redemption and travel benefits.  To review the rules, please visit delta.com/skymiles.  ©2006 Delta Air Lines, Inc.

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