Delta Air Lines Partners SRS-WORLDHOTELS

ATLANTA, Oct. 1, 2002—Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL), the world`s second largest carrier in terms of passengers carried, and SRS-WORLDHOTELS, a worldwide collection of more than 400 of the finest independent hotels and resorts, today announced a new marketing partnership.

SkyMiles members can now earn 500 miles for each qualifying stay at a SRS-WORLDHOTELS property.* To celebrate the partnership launch, members can receive up to 4,500 additional bonus miles for every qualifying stay at participating SRS-WORLDHOTELS properties through April 30, 2003.*? During this special introductory period, members will earn an additional 500 miles for one- or two-night stays, 1,000 miles for three- or four-night stays or 4,500 miles for five- or more night stays.

“Whether traveling for business or pleasure, our members now can experience the distinctive accommodations and service of SRS-WORLDHOTELS’ collection of properties while earning up to 5,000 bonus miles,” said Christine Pierce, Delta’s director of Partnership Marketing. “With locations in New York, Boston, Washington, Paris, Rome and Tokyo and many other domestic and international destinations, SRS-WORLDHOTELS’ global portfolio pairs seamlessly with Delta and the SkyMiles program.”

Added Werner Meyer, SRS-WORLDHOTELS’ vice president of Marketing, “We welcome SkyMiles members to SRS-WORLDHOTELS’ one-of-a-kind properties that represent the most elegant accommodations, the finest service and the most exciting locales in the world. Our hotels have a distinguished style and atmosphere that make every visit unique, and we look forward to hosting and serving SkyMiles members.”

SRS-WORLDHOTELS is a worldwide collection of more than 400 of the finest independent hotels, resorts and small groups defined in three distinct categories: “The Deluxe Collection,” hotels of refined elegance and luxurious comfort; “The First Class Collection,” hotels of casual elegance, superior class and high quality; and “The Comfort Collection,” hotels characterized by a casual ambiance, intimate atmosphere and moderate price. 


For more information on SRS-WORLDHOTELS and to make reservations, travelers can call their travel professional, visit or call toll free at 1-800-223-5652 in the United States and Canada. Members will need to provide their SkyMiles card at the time of check-in to receive miles.

Delta SkyMiles members earn mileage by flying Delta, 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, AT&T 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 2001 Industry Impact Award for industry-leading and customer-focused promotions.

Delta Air Lines, the world`s second largest carrier in terms of passengers carried and the U.S. airline with the most transatlantic destinations, offers 5,767 flights each day to 425 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

Restrictions: *A stay is defined as any one period of consecutive days stay recorded under one registered check-in. Qualifying stay refers to all stays booked under Consortia Rates (rate code “OR”) or higher rates. ? Special introductory bonus mile offer is only available at participating hotels (non-participating hotels will award 500 miles per qualifying stay). Visit or call toll free at 1-800-223-5652 for a list of participating hotels. Mileage is awarded after hotel stay is completed. Allow 6 to 8 weeks after hotel stay for bonus miles to appear on your mileage summary. All standard SkyMiles program rules and conditions apply. Other restrictions may apply.