Delta and Emirates in marketing deal
America’s Delta Air Lines and Emirates, the international airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have teamed up to offer their frequent flyers more opportunities to earn and redeem miles, reported a press release.
The two carriers are integrating their award-winning loyalty programs, Delta’s SkyMiles and Emirates’ Skywards, in a customer-centric move allowing frequent travelers increased flexibility and more benefits. Starting June 1, 2002, SkyMiles members can earn and redeem miles on Emirates-operated flights throughout the world. Members of Emirates’ customer loyalty program, Skywards, will also be able to earn and redeem miles on Delta flights worldwide.
SkyMiles members flying on qualifying Emirates fares will earn a minimum of 500 miles or the actual miles flown, whichever is greater. Members will earn a 150 percent mileage bonus for First Class travel, a 125 percent bonus for Business Class travel and 100 percent of the miles for Economy Class travel. Skywards’ members can also earn and redeem miles on Delta flights worldwide.
Delta Air Lines, the world's second largest carrier in terms of passengers carried offers 5,581 flights each day to 410 destinations in 72 countries on Delta, Delta Express, Delta Shuttle, Delta Connection carriers and Delta's worldwide partners. — (menareport.com)
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