Delta launches exclusive partnership with Lyft

Delta launches exclusive partnership with Lyft

Delta Air Lines and rideshare company Lyft are partnering to offer SkyMiles members more opportunities to earn miles doing something they can do every day – requesting a ride.

SkyMiles members can earn miles for every Lyft ride, and for a limited time, earn bonus miles during their travel for rides to and from the airport, everywhere Lyft operates.

Lyft is the latest company in a series of innovative new partnerships for Delta.

In November 2016 Delta launched a first-of-its-kind partnership with Airbnb offering SkyMiles members the ability to earn miles as a host or as a guest in millions of unique homes around the world.

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Delta’s partnership with Clear, an innovative biometric identity verification platform, allows SkyMiles members the opportunity to expedite the TSA security clearance process at exclusive discounted rates.

“We are thinking about our customers’ whole travel experience and it’s important that Delta customers are taken care of not just in the air, but on the ground,” said Sandeep Dube, Delta vice president, customer engagement and loyalty.

“We want Delta customers to choose the brands that they love throughout their journey, and be rewarded for it because they are SkyMiles members.

“That’s why we’re excited we’ve found a good fit with Lyft.”

Lyft is the exclusive rideshare partner for Delta, making SkyMiles the only major US airline loyalty program to let members earn miles through any Lyft ride. 

“We are proud to announce Delta as our newest strategic partner, an iconic brand in the transportation landscape,” said David Baga, chief business officer at Lyft.

“In working with the Delta team we discovered that our two companies share similar values, emphasising customer focus and having employee-centric cultures.

“This first-of-its-kind partnership rewards our customers while providing them with a seamless end to end travel experience.”