Delta Offers Gift of Travel Online

8th Dec 2003

Delta Air Lines offers holiday shoppers an alternative to crowded parking
lots and long lines at the mall. Through Delta`s SkyMiles(R) program,
miles can be purchased online at for friends and family

“Miles can be given as gifts or used by the purchaser to top-off their
account for award travel,” said Christine Pierce, Delta`s director of
Partnership Marketing. “The holidays can be a stressful time, but with the
convenience of online purchase, miles are the perfect gift for everyone—
even the person who has everything.”

For as little as $55, a gift of miles can help friends and family reach
their next travel award or jump start a new SkyMiles account. Anyone can
purchase or receive miles; however, the recipient must enroll in the
SkyMiles program before collecting miles. Miles can be purchased in
increments of 1,000, and can be redeemed for award travel to more than 400
worldwide destinations Delta and its partner airlines.

Miles can be purchased throughout the year for $0.0275 per mile plus a 7.5
percent Federal Excise Tax and a $25 processing fee per transaction.
Multiple gifts may be given with one transaction.

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 6,362
flights each day to 458 destinations in 82 countries on Delta, Song, 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 visit

Terms and Conditions:

Purchased miles are non-refundable, and should post to the appropriate
SkyMiles account in 24-48 hours. Purchased miles do not count toward
Medallion or Million Miler status. All standard SkyMiles program rules and
conditions apply. Each SkyMiles account can receive up to 15,000 miles per
calendar year through this program.
Minimum Purchase: Minimum purchase is 1,000 miles. Price per mile at
minimum purchase amount is $0.0275.

Taxes/Fees: Price per mile does not include Federal Excise tax of 7.5% per
mile. An additional 7% GST per mile applies to purchases made by Canadian
residents. All taxes and fees are the responsibility of the purchaser and
must be paid at the time the miles are purchased.

Miscellaneous: Prices and rules are subject to change without notice. All
Delta SkyRewards, SkyMiles program and Delta Partner rules and conditions
apply. Taxes and fees for award travel are the responsibility of the
passenger and must be paid at the time the ticket is booked. Award travel
seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all
markets. Other restrictions may apply.


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