Deltas SkyMiles for Heroes

PRNewswire-FirstCall ATLANTA Oct. 21 :

Delta Air Lines` SkyMiles members may donate miles to support the United
States military`s Operation Iraqi Freedom Rest and Relaxation (R&R)
program, beginning Thursday, Oct. 23. Military personnel will use donated
miles when returning home between Nov. 1, 2003 and Sept. 30, 2004.

“This is one way for Delta to thank the men and women who are serving our
country,” said Rob Borden, Delta`s SkyMiles program director. “By
partnering with our SkyMiles members, we can make a larger impact and
ultimately assist more military personnel.”

Delta will contribute 10 million miles to the SkyWish “SkyMiles for
Heroes” account to initiate the campaign. Miles donated by SkyMiles
members will be added to this account. Miles contributed to this program
cannot be designated for specific personnel. Active duty members of the
U.S. armed forces stationed in Iraq will be selected by the Combined
Forces Land Component Commander (CFLCC) to receive round-trip award
tickets once a month. The SkyMiles donated will be exchanged for
round-trip tickets for travel between Baltimore-Washington International
Airport and destinations in the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands and
Puerto Rico. As part of the R&R program, the government flies members of
the military to Baltimore, and personnel are responsible for any
additional domestic travel needed to reach their hometown.

As of Oct. 23, SkyMiles members may donate miles to the SkyMiles for
Heroes campaign via Delta`s SkyWish program through Aug. 15, 2004. There
is a 5,000-mile minimum donation. Donations can be made via e-mail at
[email protected] or fax at 404-773-1945. Donations can also be made
via the U.S. Postal Service to: Delta Air Lines Inc., SkyMiles Service
Center, Dept. 654, P.O. Box 20532, Atlanta, Ga. 30320-2532. SkyMiles
members should include their SkyMiles account number, the amount of miles
to be donated and note “SkyWish SkyMiles for Heroes” as their charity of
choice. SkyWish donations are not tax deductible for Delta Air Lines or
SkyMiles members.
Delta SkyMiles members earn miles by flying Delta, Song, Delta Shuttle,
Delta Connection, and Delta`s worldwide partners, including the airline`s
SkyTeam partners. The program offers additional mileage-building
opportunities through SkyMiles partners such as the Delta SkyMiles(R)
Credit Card from American Express, AT&T telecommunication services,
EarthLink(TM) Internet services, participating hotels, car rental
companies, restaurants, floral purchases and financial, mortgage and
realty services. SkyMiles may be redeemed for upgrades, Crown Room Club
memberships and Award Travel to more than 400 worldwide destinations.


Delta Air Lines, the world`s second largest airline in terms of passengers
carried and the leading U.S. carrier across the Atlantic, offers 5,883
flights each day to 447 destinations in 81 countries on Delta, Song, 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

Terms and Conditions: Award tickets may be redeemed for round-trip coach
travel valid on published routings from BWI to the 48 contiguous United
States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands. A portion of
travel for some itineraries may be on the Delta Connection carriers:
Atlantic Coast Airlines, Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Chautauqua, Comair
and SkyWest; or codeshare partner American Eagle. Promotion Period: Award
tickets must be redeemed and travel must be completed between 11/01/03 and
9/30/04. Eligibility: Offer is nontransferable and valid only for members
of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty status in Iraq. Reservations /
Ticketing: Reservations and ticketing must be completed 72 hours in
advance. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in
all markets. Taxes / Fees: Passenger is responsible for all applicable
taxes and/or government- imposed fees, which must be paid at the time of
ticketing. Tickets are subject to the September 11th Security Fee of up to
$10 maximum per round- trip. Miscellaneous: All Delta SkyMiles program
rules and conditions apply. This offer is subject to change or withdrawal
with 30 days advance notice. It is the responsibility of the passenger to
be in possession of all necessary documentation (e.g. valid passport, visa
where applicable) at the time of departure from origin. Delta reserves the
right to deny boarding to passengers without the proper documentation.
Blackout dates: November 26, 30; December 1, 19-21, 26.