More Than 100 Million Miles from Delta

15th Dec 2003

Delta Air Lines and its SkyMiles members have donated more than 100
million miles to support the United States military`s Operation Iraqi
Freedom Rest and Relaxation (R&R) program since the launch in late
October. These miles are enough to provide transportation for 4,000
American heroes returning home to loved ones.

“Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our SkyMiles members, SkyMiles
for Heroes has been a huge success,” said Rob Borden, Delta`s SkyMiles
program director. “Our members have gone above and beyond to thank the men
and women serving our country—with many SkyMiles members individually
donating more than 100,000 miles.”

Delta was the first airline to introduce a mileage donation program in
support of the military`s R&R program. Over 200 million miles have been
donated by all participating carriers and nearly half of those have been
donated by SkyMiles members. In addition to providing support to military
personnel through the SkyMiles program, Delta will open its holiday
military lounge for the 34th straight year at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta
International Airport today. The lounge provides a location for military
personnel to rest while traveling home for the holidays. Delta employees
volunteer to staff the lounge daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Jan. 6,
To initiate the SkyMiles for Heroes campaign in October, Delta contributed
10 million miles. Miles donated by SkyMiles members are added to this
account daily. 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 through Sept. 30,
2004. The SkyMiles donated will be exchanged for round-trip tickets for
travel from Atlanta`s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport,
Baltimore-Washington International Airport or Dallas/Fort Worth
International Airport to destinations in the United States, U.S. Virgin
Islands and Puerto Rico. Miles contributed to this program cannot be
designated for specific personnel. As part of the R&R program, the
government flies members of the military to Atlanta, Baltimore and
Dallas/Fort Worth, and personnel are responsible for any additional
domestic travel needed to reach their hometown.

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 by sending an email to
[email protected] or a fax to 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 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: 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. Other restrictions may apply. Delta Air Lines editorial, based on news release distributed by PR Newswire



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