How to Use Miles

Do More with Miles

You’ve got flexibility with your miles with the ability to book Award Travel for yourself or for someone else – even if you’re not flying with them. Plus, you can always buy more, gift or transfer them, or even donate your miles to a cause you care about.
Buy Miles A little short on miles? You don’t have to wait for your next flight to earn the miles you need now. Purchase additional miles and use them on all of your favorite redemption options, like upgrades, Delta Sky Club® memberships as a Medallion Member, and more. After you purchase, your miles will be applied to your account within 24 hours. Some terms and conditions apply.
Give the Gift of Miles When you give miles, you’re giving the gift of travel, which means seeing new places and seeking out new adventures. Just enter the recipient’s name, email and SkyMiles number. You can send the gift of miles to up to 4 recipients at a time. Some terms and conditions, including transaction fees, apply.
Transfer Your Miles 

Is someone you know short of miles? Help get your friends and family where they need to go by sharing some of your miles with them. You can transfer miles to up to 4 SkyMiles Members at a time. Just enter a recipient’s name, SkyMiles number and email. Some terms and conditions, including transaction fees, apply.

Donate Your Miles with SkyWish

Make your miles go even further — not just to travel the world, but to change lives. Delta partners with many charitable organizations around the globe, so you can make a donation to a cause that’s close to home or close to your heart. Donate Now.
Give in the U.S.

Give to a wide-selection of U.S.-based charities that assist wounded veterans, help children struggling with illness, assist with disaster relief and help those in poverty.

Give in Asia 

Donate to Delta partners in Japan, South Korea, China and the Philippines, with charities that advocate for children, promote education and assist with disaster relief. 

Give in Latin America 

In Latin America and the Caribbean, you can donate to charities helping people in poverty, building affordable housing and advocating for children’s rights. 

Give in Europe, Africa & Middle East 

When you donate to partners that serve here, you’re donating to global organizations focused on education, poverty-relief and advocating for children’s rights.