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Go see mountain views, discover a secret swimming hole or take in the perfect sunrise from sandy shores. Whether it’s flying with Delta, our partners or even Delta Private Jets®, your miles will take you there.

 

Award Travel


Use your miles to travel to 1,000+ destinations around the world with Delta and our partners. You can book Award Travel for yourself or for someone else – even if you’re not flying with them.  And there are no blackout dates on any Delta Air Lines flight.

  • Select Book a Flight at delta.com or in the Fly Delta app
  • Under the ‘Show Price In’ section, select “miles”
  • Enter your flight preferences and select ‘Find Flights’
  • Our flexible Award calendar shows the lowest price options for the dates you select
  • Choose your flight(s), complete your purchase and you’re on your way

 

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GET THE MOST OUT OF AWARD TRAVEL: 

  • Want a way to find the best deals with your miles? We've made it easy for you by compiling all of our latest SkyMiles Deals. Whether it's a weekend getaway or a trip across the globe, we're constantly updating the list with new routes.
  • Haven't decided where you want to go? Explore the #SkyMilesLife on deltaskymileslife.com, our new trip planning tool. See real experiences from real SkyMiles Members and get inspired for your next adventure.
  • Wondering where you can redeem miles? Miles can be used for travel on Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection carriers (Compass Airlines, Endeavor Air, Inc. ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., GoJet Airlines, Republic Airline, and SkyWest) and on 30+ partner airlines. Learn about partner airline Award Travel.  
  • Looking for a round-trip ticket? You can book different experiences on the outbound and return flights. Relax in Delta Comfort+® on the way to your destination and fly home in Delta One® to return rested and refreshed.

See Award Ticket & Service Fees

See if Award Travel or other fees apply to your ticket. All fees are nonrefundable.

Fee Types

General Members

Silver Medallion® Members

Gold Medallion Members

Platinum Medallion Members

Diamond Medallion Members

Award Ticket Redeposit / Reissue*

$150 per ticket

$150 per ticket

$150 per ticket

Waived1

Waived1

Waived upon request

Waived upon request

Waived

Waived

Waived

$75 per ticket

$75 per ticket

Waived

Waived

Waived

$75 per ticket

$75 per ticket

Waived

Waived

Waived

September 11 Security Fee

$5.60 per one-way trip

International Originating Surcharge

Varies

*Award Tickets and Mileage Upgrade Awards must be canceled at least 72 hours prior to originating flight departure time to redeposit the miles. Award Tickets must be reissued at least 72 hours prior to scheduled departure time. Miles for Award Travel are nonrefundable for flights canceled or changed within 72 hours of the original flight departure time.  Award Tickets booked within 72 hours of departure are nonrefundable and cannot be redeposited or changed. Not applicable where prohibited by local law.

1Waived for Award Tickets redeemed from a Diamond or Platinum Medallion Member’s account.

2Charges may vary by country. Charges will only apply to tickets issued in select European countries and Members may be eligible for a waiver of the direct ticketing international charge upon request. Charges are waived for all other points of origin.

3Basic Economy (E) fares are not eligible to make same-day confirmed or same-day standby travel changes, regardless of Medallion or other elite Status. Same-day Standby and Same-Day Confirmed are limited to availability, and only available on domestic flights.

See what other taxes and fees apply to your Award Ticket.

Terms & Conditions:

Your SkyMiles account must have enough miles for the Award Ticket you are purchasing.

All Awards are subject to availability, and additional taxes and fees may apply. See Membership Guide & Program Rules for details.

Awards are subject to capacity controls. Awards may require higher prices depending on routing rules and restrictions. Exceptions to these rules may require additional mileage or taxes and fees. Travel to all destinations within region may not be available at lowest price. Not all countries within region are serviced by Delta and/or partner airlines. Taxes and fees for Award Travel are the responsibility of the passenger and must be paid at the time the ticket is issued. The payment of any taxes, fees, and other government-, airport- or carrier-imposed charges is the responsibility of the passenger. Award redemption requires payment of at least $11.20 in U.S. government taxes and fees for domestic itineraries and may include up to $600 for foreign government taxes and fees and/or carrier-imposed fees for international itineraries.

Award seats may be limited and not available on all Delta Connection flights. Offers and benefits subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

Award Tickets issued by Delta Reservation Sales over the phone, in person at a ticket office or airport ticket counter, may be subject to a direct ticketing charge. Charges only apply to tickets issued in select European countries and may be waived upon request. Charges are wavied for all other points of sale.

In some cases, seat assignments are made automatically based upon your preference for a window or aisle seat, noted in My Profile. We will request seat assignments when traveling on an airline partner at the time of ticketing. Seat assignments may not always be confirmed at the time of the request. Contact the airline partner directly for seat requests. If your seating preference is not available, "NA" will appear in the "Seat Assignment" column of your itinerary. In this case, you will receive your seat during check-in on the date of departure or you can go to Itineraries to select a seat. We accommodate the seating requirements of customers with certain types of disabilities. This could result in the occasional need to change another individual's pre-assigned seat, with bulkhead seats being particularly subject to reassignment.


Travel with Miles on Partner Airlines


When it comes to Award Travel, you have options. In addition to Delta flights, you can redeem your miles on partner flights, booked through Delta. This means more access to global destinations, as SkyMiles helps you go see every corner of the world.

Book Award Travel through delta.com with: 

  • Aeroflot
  • Aerolineas Argentinas
  • Aeromexico
  • Air France
  • Alitalia
  • China Airlines
  • China Eastern
  • China Southern
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • GOL
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Jet Airways
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • Mandarin Airlines
  • Middle East Airlines
  • Saudia Airlines
  • Shanghai Airlines
  • Tarom Airlines
  • Vietnam Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Virgin Australia
  • WestJet
  • Xiamen Airlines
 
 

 

Contact Delta Reservations for Award Travel on:

• Air Europa • Air Tahiti Nui
• Czech Airlines • Kenya Airways

Partner Airline Redemption for Members Residing in Asia. These partners have different methods to book:

THAI AIRASIA

SkyMiles Members residing in Asia Pacific may redeem miles toward Award Travel on Thai AirAsia flights between Singapore and Phuket and between Bangkok and 20 cities.

Routes & Destinations


  • International: Between Singapore and Phuket and between Bangkok and Bali-Denpasar, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Penang, Phnom Penh, Shenzhen, Singapore and Yangon.
  • Domestic: Between Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Had Yai, Krabi, Phuket, Surat Thani, Udon Thani and Ubon Ratchathani.

Round-trip Award Travel Available Between

Bangkok and Domestic Thailand:

  • Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Rai
  • Had Yai
  • Krabi
  • Phuket
  • Surat Thani
  • Ubon Ratchathani
  • Udon Thani

Bangkok and International Destinations:

  • Bali-Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Guangzhou
  • Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Macau
  • Penang, Malaysia
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Shenzhen
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • Yangon, Myanmar

Phuket and Domestic Thailand:

  • Udon Thani, Thailand
  • Chiang Mai, Thailand

Phuket and International Destinations:

  • Singapore, Singapore
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong

ROUND-TRIP AWARD TRAVEL

Booking
To book Award Travel on Thai AirAsia, follow these steps to request your Award booking online:

  • Submit an Award Booking Request Form. Credit card details are required for payment of taxes, fees and fuel surcharges.
  • There is a THB50 checked baggage handling fee applied for every checked baggage payable at the airport counter. Fees may vary depending on point of origin. To find out more, visit AirAsiaopens in a new window.
  • View a schedule of other fees/taxes surchargesopens in a new window.

  • A Delta agent will be in touch with you, usually within 2-3 business days, to complete the credit card payment process for the fees/taxes/surcharges if requested flights are available. Or you will receive an email from Delta if your request cannot be processed.
  • Delta will automatically deduct the required miles, usually within 24 hours, from your SkyMiles account from the time your booking is confirmed.
  • A travel itinerary with details of your Thai AirAsia Award Ticket will be sent to the email address you provide on the online booking form. You can also view your SkyMiles account summary in My Delta to find out the mileage deducted from your account for Thai AirAsia Award Travel.

Thai AirAsia Terms & Conditions

  • Award redemption on Thai AirAsia is only available to SkyMiles Members residing in Asia Pacific.
  • Award Travel on Thai AirAsia is only available on Economy Class and must be booked at least 14 days prior to departure.
  • Travel must be booked by submitting a request using the online booking form.
  • Blackout dates apply for the following periods:
    • April 5, 2018 - April 9, 2018
    • April 12, 2018 - April 17, 2018
    • April 28, 2018 - May 1, 2018
    • May 25, 2018 - May 30, 2018
    • July 26, 2018 - July 30, 2018
    • August 10, 2018 - August 14, 2018
    • October 11, 2018 - October 15, 2018
    • October 19, 2018 - October 25, 2018
    • November 22, 2018 - November 25, 2018
    • December 3, 2018 - December 11, 2018
    • December 21, 2018 - December 31, 2018

  • Once your booking is confirmed, Delta will deduct the required miles from your SkyMiles account and a Thai AirAsia Travel Itinerary with the flight details will be sent to the email address provided when the booking was requested.
  • Award Travel redemption on Thai AirAsia is not combinable with Delta, SkyTeam® Global Alliance Partners, or other Airline Partner itineraries.
  • Award Travel can be redeemed in either direction and is only available for point-to-point travel between Bangkok and the above-mentioned Thai AirAsia cities. Travel between cities requiring connections or transfers in Bangkok will be considered as two separate round-trip awards.
  • Open-jaw travel is not permitted.
  • One-Way travel is not permitted.
  • Cancellation is not permitted once the booking is confirmed. Redeposit of miles is not permitted. Award Travel has no cash value.
  • Changes to flights and dates may be made directly with Thai AirAsia and are subject to Thai AirAsia's policies and change/rebooking/re-issuance fees.
  • Passengers below the age of 12 must be accompanied by a passenger who is 18 years of age or older, at the time of travel. Passengers aged between 12-16 years old are allowed to travel alone, provided that a parent/guardian indemnifies Thai AirAsia and remains at the airport until the flight has departed.
  • Infants (9 days to under 24 months on the date of travel) must be accompanied by an adult. Only one infant is allowed per adult. No baby seats or perambulators are allowed on board the aircraft.
  • The number of seats available for this offer may be limited and are subject to availability.
  • Passenger facility charges, fuel surcharge, security fees, and any applicable taxes are the responsibility of the user. A credit card must be provided at the time of the booking request. Total fees, taxes, and surcharges will be charged against the credit card provided once booking is confirmed and finalized.
  • No complimentary food/beverage is served on Thai AirAsia flights. Snacks/drinks can be purchased onboard.
  • Redemption level is subject to change without prior notice.
  • Thai AirAsia flight/service/fees terms and conditions apply.
  • Other restrictions may apply.
  • Delta has the final authority in the interpretation of these rules.
  • View frequently asked questions

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SkyMiles Members residing in Asia Pacific may redeem miles toward Award Travel on Jetstar flights between Singapore and 17 cities.

Routes & Destinations: Between Singapore and Jakarta, Surabaya, Bangkok, Bali-Denpasar, Ho Chi Minh City, Haikou, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Medan, Phnom Penh, Phuket, Shantou, Siem Reap (Angkor Wat), Taipei and Yangon.

ROUND-TRIP AWARD TRAVEL AVAILABLE BETWEEN SINGAPORE AND

  • Jakarta
  • Medan
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Bangkok
  • Bali-Denpasar
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Haikou
  • Hong Kong
  • Manila
  • Phnom Penh
  • Phuket
  • Shantou
  • Siem Reap (Angkor Wat)
  • Surabaya
  • Taipei
  • Yangon

Booking

To book Award Travel on Jetstar, follow these steps to request your Award booking online:

  • Submit your request here. Credit card details are required for payment of taxes, fees and fuel surcharges. Visit Jetstar for a schedule of fees/taxes/surcharges.
  • A Delta agent will be in touch with you, usually within 2-3 business days, to complete the credit card payment process for the fees/taxes/surcharges if requested flights are available. Or you will receive an email from Delta if your request cannot be processed.
  • Delta will automatically deduct the required miles, usually within 24 hours from your SkyMiles account from the time your booking is confirmed.
  • An Itinerary Receipt with details of your Jetstar award flights will be sent to the email address you provide on the online booking form. You can also view your SkyMiles Account at My Delta to find out the mileage deducted from your account for Jetstar Asia Award Travel.

Jetstar Terms & Conditions

  • Award redemption on Jetstar is only available to SkyMiles Members residing in Asia Pacific.
  • Award Travel on Jetstar is only available on Economy (X) Class and must be booked at least 14 days prior to departure.
  • Bookings must be requested by completing the online booking form available at delta.com. Once your booking is confirmed and the credit card payment process for taxes/fees/surcharges completed, Delta will deduct the required miles from your SkyMiles account and a Jetstar Itinerary Receipt with the flight details will be sent to the email address provided when the booking was requested.
  • Only Visa or MasterCard is acceptable as the form of payment for all applicable fees/taxes/charges to be charged by Jetstar.
  • Award Travel redemption on Jetstar is not combinable with Delta, SkyTeam airlines or other Airline Partner itineraries.
  • Award Travel can be redeemed in either direction and is only available for point-to-point travel between Singapore and the 17 Jetstar cities. Travel between cities requiring connections or transfers in Singapore will be considered as two separate round-trip awards.
  • Open-jaw travel is not permitted.
  • One-way travel is not permitted.
  • Cancellation is not permitted once the booking is confirmed. Redeposit of miles is not permitted. Award Travel has no cash value.
  • Changes to flights and dates may be made directly with Jetstar and are subject to Jetstar's policies and change/rebooking/re-issuance fees.
  • Passengers below the age of 12 must be accompanied by a passenger who is 15 years of age or older, at the time of travel.
  • The number of seats available for this offer may be limited and are subject to availability.
  • Passenger facility charges, fuel surcharge, security fees, any applicable taxes are the responsibility of the user. A credit card must be provided at the time of the booking request. Total fees, taxes, surcharges will be charged against the credit card provided once booking is confirmed and finalized.
  • No complimentary food/beverage is served on Jetstar operated flights. Snacks/drinks can be purchased onboard.
  • Redemption level is subject to change without prior notice.
  • Jetstar flight/service/fees terms and conditions apply.
  • Other restrictions may apply.
  • Delta has the final authority in the interpretation of these rules.
  • View frequently asked questions.

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Medallion Members or Delta SkyMiles Credit Card Members residing in Japan may redeem miles toward Award Travel on Skymark flights throughout Japan.

Routes/Destinations: Haneda, Kobe, Nagoya, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Nagasaki, Naha and Ibaraki.

Check flight schedule with Skymark Airlines, prior to submitting the request.

SEGMENTS AVAILABLE

  • Fukuoka (FUK) - Naha (Okinawa, OKA)
  • Haneda (HND) - Kobe (UKB)
  • Kobe (UKB) - Kagoshima (KOJ)
  • Kobe (UKB) - Nagasaki (NGS)
  • Kobe (UKB) - Naha (Okinawa, OKA)
  • Kobe (UKB) - Ibaraki (IBR)

  • Central Japan International (Nagoya, NGO) - Naha (Okinawa, OKA)
  • Central Japan International (Nagoya, NGO) - New Chitose (Sapporo, CTS)
  • Haneda (HND) - Fukuoka (FUK)
  • Haneda (HND) - Kagoshima (KOJ)
  • Haneda (HND) - Nagasaki (NGS)
  • Haneda (HND) - Naha (Okinawa, OKA)
  • Haneda (HND) - New Chitose (Sapporo, CTS)
  • Ibaraki (IBR) - New Chitose (Sapporo, CTS)
  • Kobe (UKB) - New Chitose (Sapporo, CTS)

Skymark Terms & Conditions

  • SkyMiles Medallion Members or Delta SkyMiles Credit Card Members, residing in Japan, may redeem miles toward Award Travel on Skymark flights throughout Japan. Supplemental card holder is not eligible for this offer. New Card Members are eligible to redeem miles for this offer after two months of activity on their card.
  • Award Travel on Skymark is only available in Economy Class in a booking class Skymark determines.  Departure date must be at least 14 days and within 60 days from time of your Skymark Award Travel request. Travel must be completed within 60 days from time of your Skymark Award Travel request.
  • Instant ticketing is required once Skymark flights are confirmed.
  • Bookings must be requested by completing the online booking form available at delta.com. 
  • Blackout dates apply for the following periods:
    • July 14, 2018-July 16, 2018
    • August 8, 2018-August 17, 2018
    • September 14, 2018-September 15, 2018
    • September 17, 2018-September 18, 2018
    • September 21, 2018-September 22, 2018
    • September 24, 2018-September 25, 2018
    • October 5, 2018-October 6, 2018
    • October 8, 2018-October 9, 2018
    • November 23, 2018-November 25, 2018
    • December 22, 2018-December 24, 2018
    • December 27, 2018-December 31, 2018
    • January 1, 2019-January 7, 2019
    • January 12, 2019-January 14, 2019
    • February 9, 2019-February 11, 2019
  • Once your booking is confirmed, Delta will deduct the required miles from your SkyMiles account usually within 24 hours and a Skymark Confirmation Number with the flight details will be sent to the e-mail address provided when the booking was requested.
  • You cannot check or view your Award Travel itinerary on Skymark website.
  • A request response email of your Skymark award flight will be sent to the email address you provide on the online booking form within 72 hours after your submission of the request form.
  • Award Travel redemption on Skymark is not combinable with itineraries on any other carrier's flights, including with Delta or any other Airline Partner.
  • For travel on or after  April 1, 2014, infant is defined as a person of 0-2 years old and does not occupy a seat, and child is defined as a person of 3-11 years old.
  • Adults must enter their age as of the date of flight.
  • Infant and children must travel with adult. Infant and children cannot travel alone. The same award redemption level is required for children as adult. No miles are needed for infant not occupying a seat but only one infant is allowed to travel with one adult.
  • One (1) infant must travel with at least one (1) adult. Please contact Skymark for more details about infant and child passengers.
  • Waitlist is not permitted for Award Travel on Skymark.
  • Upgrade is not permitted.
  • Open-jaw travel is not permitted.
  • One-way travel is permitted. One-way travel requires the same award redemption level as roundtrip.
  • Cancellation and changes are not permitted once the booking is confirmed. Redeposit of miles is not permitted. Award Travel has no cash value.
  • The number of seats available for this offer may be limited and are subject to availability.
  • Passenger facility charges, fuel surcharge, security fees, any applicable taxes are the responsibility of the user.
  • Redemption award level is subject to change without prior notice.
  • If you need any special assistance or arrangement, please contact Skymark. Please note that the special assistance or arrangement is subject to availability.
  • An ID (Drivers license, Passport, Health insurance card, Student ID card, Basic resident register card, Resident card, Full copy of a person's family register, Abstract of a person's family register, Certificate of alien registration, War injury and sickness certificate, Mentally disabled person's certificate or Pension book) of the traveler is required when the customer checks-in the Skymark flight.
  • Skymark terms and conditions apply.
  • Other restrictions may apply.
  • Delta has the final authority in the interpretation of these rules.

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Additional Terms & Conditions

Award Tickets on partner airlines may require higher rates or a Saturday night stay. Some airline partners impose a surcharge on Award redemptions for travel on their airline. These charges when applicable are the responsibility of the passenger and will be collected at the time of booking. Air France- and KLM-marketed non-air services (bus, train, etc.) are not eligible. Partner airline benefits are subject to change and subject to terms and conditions of each partner.

Alaska Airlines

As a reminder, our partnership with Alaska Airlines ended on April 30, 2017. The last date to use miles for an Award Ticket on Alaska Airlines was April 30, 2017. Award Tickets booked will remain valid for up to one year from date of issuance.

Delta Vacations

How to Book with Delta Vacations


Delta Vacations gives you the benefits and flexibility to truly own your vacation experience with packages inspired by hundreds of destinations, thousands of accommodations and endless activities. Exclusively with Delta Vacations, SkyMiles® Members can use miles toward the cost of a vacation package. With the Miles to Go program, you can redeem miles when booking flights, hotel stays, rental cars and activities as part of your vacation package to any of our more than 300 destinations worldwide.

  1. Visit Delta Vacations to customize your vacation package
  2. Enter your SkyMiles number
  3. During the “Review & Purchase” step, choose miles as your payment type. Keep in mind, only one SkyMiles account can be used for redemption
  4. Enter the amount of miles to redeem. Your mileage discount should appear in the payment overview
  5. Select ‘Complete Purchase’ 
  • You can use your miles for everyone who is traveling with you, as long as they’re on the same reservation
  • There is no minimum number of miles required per redemption
  • You can use miles on any vacation package, including luxury, destination wedding and Walt Disney World® Resort packages
  • You can redeem up to 999,999 miles on a flight and hotel packages to any Delta Vacations destination.
  • You can combine Miles to Go offers with other available deals and offers
  • To review the full terms and conditions, visit Delta Vacations: Miles to Go

Delta Private Jets


Travel seamlessly, effortlessly and luxuriously when you use your miles to travel with Delta Private Jets. Redemptions start at 2.5 million miles for a $25,000 Jet Card — enough to take up to four passengers round-trip from Atlanta to South Florida

Call (866) 632-1107 to learn more

With the Delta Private Jets Card, you get the flexibility and convenience of flying on your own schedule, as well as unequaled service. Only SkyMiles allows you to use miles to enjoy access to private jet travel and Delta Air Lines flights, providing you countless options to combine travel choices and use your Jet Card to pay for it all.

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SKYMILES JET CARD REDEMPTION TERMS

Delta Private Jets, Inc. is wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, Inc. and an on-demand charter operator authorized under Part 135 of the FAA regulations.

Eligibility: Only SkyMiles Members in good standing who are residents of the United States and over the age of 18 are eligible for this product redemption.

Redemption: requires execution of the Delta Private Jets Jet Card Agreement; a copy of the agreement will be provided upon request.  Jet Card redemption is non-refundable.  Member must have sufficient miles in SkyMiles account to cover the full balance of card redemption.  Delta and Delta Private Jets reserve the right to cancel the card if member has insufficient miles at the time of the transaction or miles redeemed toward card are thereafter reversed due to a mileage deduction or violation of the SkyMiles Program Rules.

All SkyMiles Program rules apply to SkyMiles Program Membership, miles, offers, mile accrual, mile redemption and travel benefits. To review the rules, please visit Membership Guide & Program Rules.

Medallion® Status: Some Jet Card redemptions may include complimentary Medallion Status during the term of your Jet Card Agreement, as set forth above and/or in the Jet Card Agreement terms. The complimentary Medallion Status is effective the day following your redemption.  Complimentary status is not combinable with existing Medallion Status and will not extend any current or future Medallion Status earned. Your complimentary Medallion Status will return to the applicable Medallion Status you qualified for during the Medallion year after your complimentary status ends.  Upgrades are subject to limited availability and may not be available on all flights. For a full list of the terms and conditions associated with Medallion benefits, please visit Membership Guide & Program Rules.

Miscellaneous: Offers void where prohibited by law. Other restrictions may apply. Offers and benefits are subject to change without notice. This offer cannot be combined with other Delta/SkyTeam® or Delta Private Jets offers.


 

Miles + Cash


Don’t have enough miles for the flight you want? Available on select flights, Miles + Cash gives you the flexibility to pay for a flight using a combination of miles and dollars.

HOW TO USE MILES + CASH:

  1. Select Book a Flight at delta.com or in the Fly Delta app
  2. Under the ‘Show Price In’ section, select “miles”
  3. Enter your flight preferences and select ‘Find Flights’
  4. Our flexible Award calendar shows the lowest price options for the dates you select
  5. Choose your flight
  6. Change the ‘Show Price In’ setting from “miles” to “Miles + Cash”
  7. Select your flight(s), complete your purchase and you’re on your way

Miles + Cash is offered worldwide only on flights operated by Delta, Delta Connection and Delta Shuttle. Remember, tickets purchased using Miles + Cash are Award Tickets and are subject to all the limitations of Award Tickets. They are not eligible to earn miles, Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs), Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) or Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs).


Pay with Miles


Take a shortcut to your next adventure by using Pay with Miles*. Exclusively for select Delta SkyMiles Credit Card Members, Pay with Miles is a Card benefit that gives you more flexibility by  taking dollars off of Delta tickets or allowing you to use miles when you don’t have quite enough to cover the full ticket. Not yet a Card Member and based in the U.S. or its territories? Learn more about The Delta SkyMiles Credit Card From American Express here

HOW TO PAY WITH MILES 

  1. Log in at delta.com
  2. Go to Book a Trip
  3. Select flights marked as “Pay with Miles eligible”
  4. On the ‘Trip Summary’ page, choose “Pay with Miles” and pay with miles, money or a combination of both
  5. After you make your selection, continue booking your ticket
  6. If you choose to pay for a fare with both miles and a credit card, use your Delta SkyMiles Credit Card to pay for the remaining ticket price

Not U.S.-based? You may be eligible to use Pay with Miles internationally if you’re a SkyMiles Credit Card Member in certain countries. Learn more.

HOW DOES IT WORK*?

Pay with Miles is an exclusive benefit for Card Members who have the Gold and Platinum Delta SkyMiles or Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express.  This benefit allows Card Members to use their miles, starting at just 5,000 miles, to discount the price of Delta tickets.  Regardless of ticket price, a Card Member can reduce the cost of their ticket by up to $50 for every 5,000 miles. For example, redeeming 10,000 of your miles takes $100 off your fare, 15,000 miles takes $150 off, 20,000 miles takes $200 off, etc.

For example: a Card Member who currently has 22,000 miles in their SkyMiles account selects a round-trip flight from Atlanta, GA to Washington, D.C. for $250 total fare. By using Pay with Miles, the Card Member can redeem 20,000 miles to reduce the ticket cost by $200. The Card Member would then pay $50 and 20,000 miles for the ticket.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no fee for using your Pay with Miles benefit.

As long as you have sufficient miles in your account, there is no limit on the number of times you can use your Pay with Miles benefit—use it as often as you like.

There is no cap on the amount of miles you can use. If you have enough miles, you can pay for your entire ticket price using miles.

Yes, you may use Pay with Miles to book someone else's ticket. You can use Pay with Miles for multiple tickets—you just need to have 5,000 miles per passenger available and they must be on the same itinerary.

If you do not have the minimum 5,000 miles per passenger available in your account, you will not see Pay with Miles as an option to purchase your ticket after selecting your flights. Pay with Miles is only available for Delta Air Lines (not partner airline) flights. You also must log into delta.com to see the Pay with Miles option.

Pay with Miles is a benefit of select Delta SkyMiles Credit Cards where you can use miles to pay for all or part of the price of eligible flights. It is always available as a payment option on all Delta operated flights as long as you have 5,000 miles in your SkyMiles account. Pay with Miles always has a value of up to $50 per 5,000 miles for Card Members. Miles + Cash is a redemption option on Award Tickets offered to all SkyMiles members where you can pay for your flight using a combination of miles and dollars.

Eligibility: Program is limited to Basic (not Additional) Gold and Platinum Delta SkyMiles and Delta Reserve Credit Card Members, as well as to Gold and Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card Members and Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card Members. New Card Members and Card Members upgrading from another Delta SkyMiles Credit Card product who have a U.S. address as the primary address in their SkyMiles account are eligible to use Pay with Miles upon receipt of their new Card. Eligible only on Delta and Delta Connection® carrier-operated and ticketed flights booked at delta.com. Not available on other codeshare flights. Redemption requirements differ based on fare. Flight will be marked as Pay with Miles eligible. Eligible on base fares equal to or greater than $50 or worth at least 5,000 miles. Base fare used to determine Pay with Miles eligibility does not include applicable taxes and fees. Total fare includes base fare and taxes and fees. Refundable fares paid for fully or partially with miles will be refunded in accordance with the terms and conditions found in the "Refunds" paragraph below. All SkyMiles mileage may be used, not just miles earned with the Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express. Customers can use their Delta Reserve, Gold or Platinum SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express to pay for the portion of the ticket not covered by Pay with Miles. All SkyMiles program rules apply. To review the rules, visit delta.com/memberguide.

Restrictions: Available only on original tickets booked at delta.com. All flights in the itinerary must be eligible in order to use the Pay with Miles option. The amount of miles that can be used on a Pay with Miles redemption are based on the SkyMiles member's account balance. Miles redemptions must be in 5,000 mile increments, with a minimum of 5,000 miles for redemption, and the number of miles redeemed will be rounded up to the nearest 5,000 mile increment, as applicable. No cash will be paid to or credited back to the Member and no miles will be credited back to the Member's SkyMiles account due to minimum mile redemption requirements and minimum mile redemption increments. Not combinable with certificates, eCredits, vouchers, or with any other discounts. Tickets purchased with full or partial Pay with Miles redemptions are not eligible for mileage upgrades, Systemwide Upgrades, Global Upgrades or Regional Upgrades.


For travel prior to January 1, 2015: Pay with Miles tickets booked in Main Cabin are not eligible for mileage accrual and will not earn Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs), Medallion Qualification Segments (MQSs) or Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs). Delta One™, First or Business Class tickets purchased through Pay with Miles are eligible for mileage accrual, MQMs and MQSs and will earn MQDs for the portion of the base fare and carrier-imposed surcharges remaining that is paid in currency after miles are applied to the ticket total. Mileage redemption will be applied toward the base fare and carrier-imposed surcharges prior to being applied toward taxes and fees.

For travel on or after January 1, 2015 (regardless of ticket purchase date): Pay with Miles tickets are eligible for MQMs and MQSs. In addition, Pay with Miles tickets will earn mileage and MQDs for the portion of the base fare and carrier-imposed surcharges remaining that is paid in currency after miles are applied to the ticket total.

Pay with Miles tickets are not eligible for Best Fare Guarantee and may not be combined with any other forms of mileage redemption, such as Award Travel tickets and upgrades. Medallion Complimentary Upgrades on Pay with Miles tickets are subject to availability, and may not be eligible on all flights.

Blackout Dates: No blackouts means that Pay with Miles can be used for any eligible flight available at delta.com on any day of the year. No inventory restriction means that Pay with Miles can be used for any open seat on any eligible domestic or international flight available at delta.com.

Taxes/Fees: Taxes and fees payable with Pay with Miles include only U.S. excise and departure/arrival taxes, airport charges, segment fees, the September 11th Security Fee, and international taxes and fees normally included in the fare. Change fees and other fees are not eligible to be paid with the Pay with Miles benefit.

Refunds/Reissues: Except for tickets refunded under Delta's Risk Free Cancellation policy, miles redeemed with Pay with Miles cannot be re-deposited in the member's SkyMiles Account — even for fully refundable fares. In the event of a ticket being reissued, any residual dollar value between the original price of the ticket purchased using full or partial Pay with Miles and the reissued ticket price, can only be returned as a nonrefundable e-credit valid for future transportation. E-credit will be valid for 1 year from original Pay with Miles ticket issue date. Residual e-credit value will follow current Delta e-Credit rules and will not be applicable on non-transportation fees. Pay with Miles unused tickets can be used as an e-Credit when it is a primary exchange document. These Pay with Miles terms and conditions will apply to any ticket purchased using an unused Pay with Miles ticket.
In the event of a refund (including fully refundable fares), only the paid portion of a refundable fare will be credited back to the credit card. The Pay with Miles portion of the fare will be returned as non-refundable credit equivalent to the dollar value of the portion of the ticket redeemed with Pay with Miles. Credit may be used to purchase future travel and these Pay with Miles terms and conditions will not apply to such tickets.
In the event of a valid ticket cancellation under Delta's Risk Free Cancellation policy, the Pay with Miles portion of the fare will be redeposited into the member's SkyMiles account and the paid portion of the fare will be credited back to the credit card.

Miscellaneous: Any miles you use will be automatically and permanently deducted from your SkyMiles account at the time of the redemption. Except for mileage accrual, upgrades, and form of refund for refundable fares, all other fare rules for the ticket purchased apply. All SkyMiles Program rules apply to SkyMiles Program membership, miles, offers, mile accrual, mile redemption, and travel benefits. To review the rules, please visit Membership Guide & Program Rules. Offers are void where prohibited by law. Offers are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions apply.