Delta Air Lines and Atlanta Braves for Baseball Getaway

ATLANTA, July 2, 2002—Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL), the Official Airline of the Atlanta Braves, is offering baseball fans and SkyMiles members an all-expense paid trip to New York, accommodations at the Braves team hotel, tickets to Braves games and thousands of frequent flier miles through the “Delta Getaway Game.” 

The grand prize winner of the Delta Getaway Game and three guests will receive round-trip Delta tickets from Atlanta to New York’s LaGuardia airport to attend three Braves vs. New York Mets games on Sept. 27, Sept. 28 and Sept. 29, 2002, at Shea Stadium.  Also included in the grand prize are two nights at the team’s hotel, a chance to meet Braves players prior to the game, attendance at Braves batting practice, day passes to Chelsea Piers, 10,000 miles and Delta/Braves merchandise. 

In conjunction with the launch of the Delta Getaway Game, the airline will host Delta Night at Turner Field on July 6 when the Braves play the Chicago Cubs at 7:05 p.m.  The first 45,000 fans to arrive will receive a Delta/Braves floppy hat. 

“Baseball is America’s favorite pastime, and Delta is pleased to bring this exciting experience to our customers and baseball fans,” said Patrice Miles, Delta’s vice president of Consumer Marketing.  “Delta and the Braves both call Atlanta home, and we’re proud to sponsor the team.  We encourage Braves fans to enter the Delta Getaway Game for the chance to win some fantastic prizes.” 
Ten second-place winners of the Delta Getaway Game each will receive 10,000 miles and a prize package including 10 tickets to an upcoming Braves home game and merchandise.  Fifty third-place winners each will receive 10,000 miles and merchandise.

To enter the Delta Getaway Game, SkyMiles members should go to and follow the online instructions or sign-up during the July 6 Braves game at one of the four Delta Getaway Game tables located inside Turner Field.  To become a member of the SkyMiles program, go to  Entries must be received prior to Aug. 1, 2002, and winners will be notified on or about Aug. 7, 2002.


For more information on the Delta Getaway Game and complete terms and conditions, visit  The Delta Getaway Game is being produced in conjunction with Major League Baseball and

Delta has a long-standing commitment to Atlanta and Hartsfield International Airport, the airline`s largest hub. At Hartsfield, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer customers more than 900 daily flights with nonstop service to 180 destinations.

Delta SkyMiles members earn mileage by flying Delta, the Delta Connection carriers, Delta Express, Delta Shuttle and Delta`s airline partners, including Delta`s SkyTeam partners.  The Delta SkyMiles program offers many other mileage-building opportunities, including the Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express, MCI® telecommunication services, Nextel® wireless services, EarthLink? internet services, participating hotels, car rental companies, restaurants, home buying and selling, cruise line and flower purchases.  The SkyMiles program received InsideFlyer’s Industry Impact Award for its industry-leading and customer-focused response to the tragic events of September 11.

Delta Air Lines, the world’s second largest carrier in terms of passengers carried and the leading U.S. airline across the Atlantic, offers 5,898 flights each day to 429 destinations in 76 countries on Delta, Delta Express, Delta Shuttle, Delta Connection and Delta’s worldwide partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. For more information, please go to