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How to Enroll in Delta’s Loyalty Program




Updated May 26, 2022 by Thiago Khoury

SkyMiles is the Delta loyalty program. Your subscription is free and there is no monthly fee or maintenance fee to be part of it.

Since Delta is part of the SkyTeam airline alliance, who is a member of the SkyMiles You can earn and redeem miles by flying not only on Delta, but on all airlines that are part of SkyTeam.

These are the airlines that are currently part of SkyTeam:

  • aeroflot
  • Argentine airlines
  • AeroMexico
  • Air Europa
  • Air France
  • Alitalia
  • China Airlines
  • China Eastern
  • China Southern
  • Czech Airlines
  • Delta
  • Indonesian Garuda
  • Kenya Airways
  • KLM
  • Korean Air
  • MEA
  • Saudia
  • tarom
  • Vietnam Airlines
  • Xiamen Air

Important: I don’t know if you know, but you can only redeem flights from partner airlines through the system of the airline you are a member of.

That is, you cannot use your points SkyMiles to redeem a ticket in the Air France system, but you can redeem an Air France ticket in the Delta system.

How to enroll in SkyMiles

To subscribe to Delta loyalty program you need to fill in a form with the information contained in the “official document issued by the country of origin”, which by table means you need a passport.

I didn’t find anything about minimum age, but I did some simulations and it seems that minors can register without restriction.

Just access pt.delta.com, click on “Sign up” at the top right and fill in the requested information:

How to Enroll in Delta’s Loyalty Program

After registered in SkyMiles from Delta you will have a membership number, username and password. You must use this data to accumulate and redeem points on your own and partner airlines’ flights.

How to accumulate points in the Delta loyalty program

To accumulate points in the Delta loyalty program you need provide your SkyMiles membership number each time you check in on any Delta or SkyTeam member airlines flight.

It is impossible to accrue miles for another passenger, even if you lend your membership number or pay for the tickets.

Another way to accumulate points is to rent a car and book a hotel through the official channels of partner companies, but this must be the least advantageous way because the best prices are always in search engines that compare rates.

Check the possibility of transferring points from American hotel chains to the SkyMilesalthough this conversion is rarely advantageous.

SkyMiles there is also an American online mall where you can make purchases that also generate points in the program.

Regarding credit cards, there is no card with the Delta/SkyMiles brand in Brazil, and unfortunately no bank offers points transfer for the program. SkyMiles.

Redeeming Travel Using Delta Loyalty Program Points

You can redeem travel on both Delta and SkyTeam partner airline and alliance member flights using SkyMilesjust access pt.delta.com and search through points by entering desired destination and dates.

Finally, it is worth mentioning that if, on the one hand, it is impossible to accumulate the miles of another passenger, on the other hand, it is possible to use your points to redeem tickets on behalf of third parties.

How to buy Delta miles

To purchase Delta miles that will serve as program points SkyMiles just log into pt.delta.com and see the available options: up to 60,000 miles can be purchased per year, but you can also transfer or gift miles (in a combined way, whether buying, transferring or 60 thousand per year).

Unfortunately, all transactions are made in dollars and subject to IOF.

Finally, it is worth remembering that miles SkyMiles do not expire, even if you do not move your account.

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