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Delta offers SkyMiles Members Once-in-a-Lifetime Packages with SkyMiles Online Auction

Unique events and experiences up for bid throughout the year

ATLANTA, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) SkyMiles members may bid miles for a variety of unique event opportunities and exciting once-in-a-lifetime packages through the SkyMiles online auction. As a result of its popularity, the auction has moved from a quarterly event to an ongoing program, enabling customers to participate year-round.

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There are several items currently available through the SkyMiles online auction such as:

  • Tickets to the big game in New Orleans, including the opportunity to meet Hall of Fame player and football broadcaster Shannon Sharpe and a $250 Delta travel voucher
  • The chance to join Habitat for Humanity and Delta's Force for Global Good to build homes for low-income families in Puebla, Mexico and learn more about the area's culture
  • Passes to the 55th Annual GRAMMY® Awards show and the official after-party in Los Angeles
  • The opportunity to walk the red carpet in Los Angeles at the world premiere of Disney's "Oz The Great and Powerful"
  • Suite tickets, pit passes and a photo with the winning driver at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 in Los Angeles

"We are always looking for ways to reward our members and it just makes sense to utilize some of the very special partnerships Delta has around the world as a way to say 'thanks for your business,'" said Jeff Robertson, vice president – SkyMiles. "By providing several ways for our customers to redeem miles, we put the power in their hands and they can choose what is best for them, whether it's redeeming for a family vacation, a spontaneous weekend getaway or a meet-and-greet with a ball player."

The SkyMiles online auction launched in 2007. The largest-ever bid was 483,105 miles for the 2011 Delta Habitat for Humanity Build in China.   

Members can access the SkyMiles Online Auction by logging onto www.skymilesauction.com using their SkyMiles number and PIN or password.

About Delta Air Lines    
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. During the past year, Delta won 33 airline industry awards sweeping the major corporate travel surveys including Business Travel News, Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Recommend Magazine and The Beat. Delta was also a recipient of the Secretary of Defense Freedom Award for exceptional support of National Guard and Reserve employees. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 318 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $3 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.

SOURCE Delta Air Lines

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