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News Update

  • New Benefits For Travel To And Within Brazil On GOL

    All Delta customers may now utilize GOL’s complimentary shuttle bus between São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) and São Paulo-Congonhas Airport (CGH). São Paulo-Congonhas Airport is located in downtown São Paulo and primarily operates flights within Brazil. Access the shuttle at the drop-off/pick-up locations below by showing the driver your same-day boarding pass or ticket receipt along with your I.D.:

    • São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU): Terminal 1, Wing B arrivals area
    • São Paulo-Congonhas Airport (CGH): Lower-level entrance, adjacent to the parking lot and taxi stop

    Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion® members may continue to enjoy complimentary GOL+ Conforto seats on shuttle flights between São Paulo (CGH) and Rio de Janeiro (SDU) central airports.* These new seats feature more legroom, 50% more recline, and a blocked middle seat for added privacy.

    Additionally, Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion members enjoy the following elite benefits when flying GOL:

    • Complimentary Preferred Seats**
    • Baggage fee waivers**
    • Priority Check-in and Boarding
    • Ability to earn Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs)
    • Mileage earning and redemption opportunities with GOL
    • Complimentary GOL lounge access at São Paulo (GRU) and Rio de Janeiro (GIG) with a same-day boarding pass

    *GOL+ Conforto seats are subject to availability and can be reserved at the time of booking through GOL or by showing your Diamond, Platinum or Gold Medallion credentials at the GOL check-in counter.

    **Preferred Seat selection and baggage fee waivers may be requested at the GOL check-in counter. Be sure to provide your SkyMiles® number when booking your flight at, through a Delta Reservations Specialist or through a GOL agent to enjoy these benefits.

  • General Program Updates

    • Award Price Changes

    • Easier Ways To Redeem

    • More Mileage Earning Potential

    • March Brings More SkyMiles Benefits For You

    • More Award Travel Choices

    • Transferring Points From SkyMiles Partners

    • Earning Miles with Airline Partners

    • Booking Award Travel Just Got Easier

    • Announcing New Ways to Earn Miles With Car Rental Partners

    • Introducing Upgrade With Miles

    • Get To Know The 2015 SkyMiles Program

    • Your Cards, In the Cloud

    • Crossover Rewards

  • Medallion® Program Updates

    • Regional Upgrade Certificates Now Eligible On Transcon Flights

    • Enhanced Medallion Benefits, Effective March

    • Take Advantage of Complimentary Upgrades on Flights to JFK-SEA

    • Adding More Exclusivity To The Medallion Program

    • Heads Up — 2016 Medallion Year Starts February 1, 2016

    • Updates to TSA Pre✓®

  • Partner Airline Updates

    • Take Off With Complimentary Checked Baggage On Virgin Australia

    • New Elite Benefits For Travel To And Within Brazil On GOL

    • Delta & Virgin Atlantic: Now The Best Way To Travel To London

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