How to Use Miles

Travel with Miles

Go see mountain views, discover a secret swimming hole or take in the perfect sunrise from sandy shores. Whether it’s flying with Delta or our partners, 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' at or in the Fly Delta app
  • Check the box next to "Shop with Miles" on or "Show Price in Miles" on the app
  • 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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  • Wondering where you can redeem miles? Miles can be used for travel on Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection carriers (Endeavor Air, Inc., Republic Airways, 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.
  • Looking to earn miles for your next trip? Earn a Bonus Miles welcome offer, opens in a new window with select Delta SkyMiles® American Express Cards. Terms apply.
  • Plus, eligible Card Members take 15% off Award Travel on Delta flights. Anytime. Not applicable to partner-operated flights or to taxes and fees. Terms apply. See details., opens in a new window

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*

No fees
No fees
No fees
No fees
No fees

Waived upon request

Waived upon request




$75 per ticket

$75 per ticket




$75 per ticket

$75 per ticket




September 11 Security Fee

$5.60 per one-way trip

International Originating Surcharge


*Changes to origin, destination, routing, date and time are permitted except for Basic Economy tickets, and the mileage difference (and any applicable taxes) for the new Award ticket will apply. For travel originating from the United States and Canada to anywhere in the world (including flights operated by joint venture and codeshare partners), Members may change or cancel Award tickets for travel without a redeposit or change fee, excluding Basic Economy fares. For some travel originating outside the United States and Canada, Basic Economy Award ticket restrictions will vary and may be non-cancelable or may be changeable for a fee. For details, visit our Baggage & Travel Fees page.

Mileage difference, taxes and fees apply for any changes. Changes to Pay with Miles tickets are determined by the fare rules of the ticket purchased.

Mileage Upgrade Awards may be surrendered or cancelled any time prior to the scheduled flight departure time. Members may reissue or change a Mileage Upgrade Award prior to departure time. Taxes, fees and any additional collection is based on the rules of the purchased fare.

Not applicable where prohibited by local law.

1Charges 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.

2Basic Economy 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 waived 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 with:

  • Aeromexico
  • Aerolineas Argentinas
  • Air France
  • Cape Air
  • China Eastern
  • China Airlines
  • China Southern
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • Mandarin Airlines
  • Middle East Airlines
  • Saudia Airlines
  • Shanghai Airlines
  • Tarom Airlines
  • Vietnam Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • WestJet
  • Xiamen Airlines

GOL Award Travel: On April 1, 2020, Delta and GOL ended their partnership and SkyMiles Members are no longer able to redeem their miles for Award Travel on GOL. Award Travel booked on GOL on or before March 31, 2020 will be honored. For these Members, Award Travel tickets will be valid for 1 year from the date of issue.

Contact Delta Reservations for Award Travel on:

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

Partner Airline Redemption for Members Residing in Asia:

Medallion Members or Delta SkyMiles Credit Card (issued in Japan) 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, opens in a new window, prior to submitting the request.


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

Skymark Terms & Conditions

  • SkyMiles Medallion Members or Delta SkyMiles Credit Card (issued in Japan) Members, residing in Japan, may redeem miles toward Award Travel on Skymark flights throughout Japan. SkyMiles Medallion Members or Delta SkyMiles Credit Card Members cannot earn miles on their Skymark Award ticket. 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 available on the segments listed above in Economy/Main Cabin Class in a booking class Skymark determines and currently on sale on the Skymark website. Travel must be booked at least 14 days prior to departure. Award Seats on Skymark are limited and may not be available on all flights or markets.
  • Instant ticketing is required once Skymark flights are confirmed. Bookings must be requested by completing the online booking form available at 
    • Blackout dates apply for the following periods:
      • September 15, 2023 – September 19, 2023
      • October 6, 2023 – October 10, 2023
      • November 2, 2023 – November 6, 2023
      • November 22, 2023 – November 27, 2023
      • December 22, 2023 – December 31, 2023
      • January 1, 2024 – January 10, 2024
      • February 2, 2024 – February 13, 2024 (for flights between New Chitose (Sapporo, CTS) and Haneda (HND), Ibaraki (IBR), Kobe (UKB), Fukuoka (FUK), and Central Japan International (Nagoya, NGO) )
      • February 9, 2024 – February 13, 2024 (for all flights other than HND-CTS,IBR-CTS,UKB-CTS,NGO-CTS,FUK-CTS)
      • March 19, 2024 – March 30, 2024
  • 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 itinerary will be sent to the e-mail address provided when the booking was requested. If your ticket is not confirmed or additional information is needed, you will be emailed within 72 hours after the request is submitted. 
  • 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. Skymark tickets are “ticketless” meaning no paper or electronic tickets will be issued after booking is complete. Once you receive the confirmation email, show the email to the Skymark check-in counter, and a boarding pass will be issued at the counter. 
  • With your Skymark Confirmation Number, make sure to check in between 2 hours – 20 minutes prior to departure for your Skymark Award Travel at an auto check-in machine. If you do not meet the check-in window, you will not be able to travel on the scheduled flight. 
  • Award Travel redemption on Skymark is not combinable with itineraries on any other carrier's flights, including with Delta or any other Airline Partner.
  • Adults must enter their age as of the date of flight.
  • Infant and children must travel with adult. Infant and children cannot travel alone. 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.  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.
  • Return trips cannot be left open when making reservations. All flights must be confirmed before SkyMiles Award tickets can be issued. 
  • Cancellation and changes are not permitted once the booking is confirmed. Redeposit of miles is not permitted. Award Travel has no cash value.
  • If you miss a Skymark flight due to a flight delay or cancellation, Skymark will put you on the next flight with seats available only if you show a certificate proving the delay or cancellation of the original itinerary. If you do not use your Skymark flight due to a flight delay or cancellation, mileage will not be redeposited to your SkyMiles account, and Delta or Skymark will not provide a cash refund. 
  • 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. Please refer to the Redemption Level for details.
  • 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, opens in a new window.
  • For luggage requirements and restrictions, please visit Skymark, opens in a new window or contact Skymark., opens in a new window 
  • Other restrictions may apply.
  • Delta has the final authority in the interpretation of these rules.

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. Partner airline benefits are subject to change and subject to terms and conditions of each partner. Skymark operates on a Boeing 737-800. 

If a flight is delayed or cancelled, Skymark is not responsible for ground transportation to/from the airport. Please visit Skymark, opens in a new window for details. 

Food and beverages are not provided on Skymark flights. You can purchase soft drinks with 100 yen per drink or an alcoholic beverage with 200-300 yen per drink.

Note: The ability for SkyMiles Members to redeem miles on Thai AirAsia and Jetstar is no longer available as our partnership with both airlines has ended.

Delta Vacations

How to Book with Delta Vacations

Go Beyond the Flight with Delta Vacations. Your miles are now worth at least 15% more* to every destination at any time when you use them toward a Delta Vacations package booked through Delta Vacations. Use your miles to pay for just a portion or your entire vacation. With Delta Vacations you can choose from flights, expertly curated stays, rides and activities all over the world all in one place. Plus, you will still earn miles as you redeem them! 

  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’ 

* As compared to the mileage value with Delta Vacations prior to July 10, 2023.

  • You can use your miles for yourself and everyone who is traveling with you, as long as they’re on the same reservation
  • There is no minimum or maximum number of miles , no blackout dates, and you don’t need a promo code. 
  • You can use miles on any vacation package type, 
  • When booking online, you can redeem up to 999,999 miles on flight and hotel packages to any Delta Vacations destination. To redeem more than 999,999 miles, please contact Delta Vacations at 1-800-800-1504.
  • All SkyMiles Program rules apply. To review the rules, please visit To review rules for Delta Vacations mileage redemption, please visit

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.


  1. Select 'Book' at or in the Fly Delta app
  2. Check the box next to "Shop with Miles" on or "Show Price in Miles" on the app
  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, and mileage purchases in Miles + Cash transactions are nonrefundable. All Award ticket change fees apply. In the event of ticket changes or cancellations, miles, including miles purchased as part of a Miles + Cash transaction, will be redeposited in the Member’s SkyMiles account.


Pay with Miles

Take a shortcut to your next adventure by using Pay with Miles*. Exclusively for Delta SkyMiles American Express 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 American Express Cards here


  1. Log in at
  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 American Express 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.


Pay with Miles is an exclusive benefit for Delta SkyMiles American Express Card Members.  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.

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 to see the Pay with Miles option.

Pay with Miles is a benefit of Delta SkyMiles American Express 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 Card Members. New Card Members are eligible to use Pay with Miles upon receipt of their Card. Eligible only on Delta and Delta Connection® carrier-operated and ticketed flights booked at Not available on other codeshare flights. Eligible flights for this program will be marked as Pay with Miles eligible. 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. Use your Card to pay for the remaining ticket price when using Pay with Miles.  Five thousand miles generally provides $50 of value.  However, you may receive less value per mile if the cost of a ticket you choose to cover entirely with miles is not a multiple of $50. All Pay with Miles tickets will earn mileage, and will earn Medallion Qualification Dollars, 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. In addition, all Pay with Miles tickets are eligible for Medallion Qualification Segments, and Medallion Qualification Miles. Pay with Miles tickets may not be combined with any other forms of mileage redemption, such as Awards Travel tickets. Medallion Complimentary Upgrades on Pay with Miles tickets are subject to availability and may not be eligible on all flights. 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. Residual value for a changed or cancelled ticket will be issued as an e-certificate applicable to future Delta purchases. For additional terms, conditions, and restrictions, visit