As part of our ongoing efforts to improve your travel experience on Delta, we’re making updates to the SkyMiles program. Starting January 1, 2015, miles will be earned based on ticket price to better reward customers who spend more with Delta. We’re also creating more redemption options and increasing Award Seat availability at the lowest price points.
You can redeem Award Tickets for any Delta Air Lines flight—with
no blackout dates.
There will be more Award Seats available at the lowest redemption levels and more redemption levels overall. You can now view the 2015 Award charts for travel from all regions.
Improved flight shopping capabilities are now available that make it easier to compare a flight's price in miles vs. money.
In addition to Award Travel, you can redeem your miles for a Delta Sky Club® membership, First Class upgrades, exclusive events and destinations with SkyMiles Experiences™ and more.
Flights flown on or after January 1, 2015, will earn redeemable miles based on the ticket price. Also beginning January 1, 2015, members may book One-Way Awards, take advantage of Miles + Cash Award options and continue to enjoy new Award Travel shopping that is available now.
You will earn redeemable miles based on your ticket price (base fare plus any carrier-imposed surcharges) instead of distance flown. This change applies to Delta-marketed (flight number with a “DL” airline code) or Delta-ticketed (the ticket number will begin with “006”) flights.
For flights purchased in a currency other than U.S. dollars (USD), the currency will be converted to USD based on the IATA 5-day currency exchange rate at the time of ticketing. Then the same mileage earn rates per USD will be applied.