How to Earn Miles

Get Miles and Go See the World

With SkyMiles, you do more than travel. You go places. Get miles when you fly or for things you already do every day at home. And then turn them into your next trip or reward.

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When you join and fly, you'll earn miles to use for flights & more

Miles When You Fly: How to Earn on Flights

One trip leads to the next when you’re a SkyMiles Member. Every flight is another chance to get miles — and get closer to the next place on your travel wish list.

  1. When you book a flight, enter your SkyMiles number
  2. On Delta-marketed flights,  earn  5 miles for each $1 spent on your ticket* 
  3. On partner flights and with certain exception fares, you’ll earn miles differently
  4. Earn even more when you achieve Medallion Status - up to 11 miles per $1 spent*
  5. Remember: miles are earned by the Member who is flying (whose name and SkyMiles number are listed on the ticket) regardless of who purchased the flight

Footnote *Ticket price eligible to earn miles includes base fare and carrier-imposed surcharges, but excludes government-imposed taxes and fees

Earn Miles When You Use a Delta SkyMiles® American Express Card

Every eligible purchase is fuel for your next journey with a Delta SkyMiles Amex Card. As a Card Member, you’ll earn miles for each swipe

Earn 3 miles per dollar on Delta purchases using your Delta SkyMiles ® Reserve Amex Card or Delta SkyMiles ® Platinum Amex Card

Earn miles on everyday purchases‡ 

No cap on the miles you can earn‡ 

Miles Every Day: Earn with SkyMiles Partners

It’s easy to turn your everyday into anywhere by earning miles with the brands you know and love. Watch your miles add up faster when you book accommodations, request rides, shop, dine and more.

* Excluding taxes, fees tolls and tips. See terms, opens in a new window for full details.