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Delta SkyMiles partners

Delta Partners offer additional ways to earn and redeem SkyMiles

Summary

See the full list of Delta SkyMiles partners for redeeming miles and using your elite benefits, as well as partners that allow you to earn bonus SkyMiles.

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Delta has a massive airline network just on its own, but, if you’re looking for additional options to use your SkyMiles, you should search for rewards flights on Delta’s partner airlines.

Delta currently has 24 airline partners – 18 partners in the SkyTeam alliance and 6 additional airline partners – with which you can redeem SkyMiles. Awards flights on Delta’s partners are often more expensive than Delta awards flights, and flights can be difficult to find. In fact, some partners, such as AirEuropa, aren’t even listed on Delta’s website and require a call to Delta’s reservation line or to the partner’s reservation line. However, good deals can be found here and there.

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Why should you get it?

Since its annual fee is waived in the first year (then $99 annually), the Delta SkyMiles Gold card is the most affordable option for scoring a large introductory bonus and perks with Delta Air Lines.

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More things to know:

  • Earn 50,000 bonus miles if you spend $2,000 in first 3 months
  • Receive $100 flight credit when you make $10,000 in purchases on your card in a calendar year
  • 2 miles per dollar on Delta purchases, at restaurants worldwide and at U.S. supermarkets
  • 1 mile per dollar on other purchases
  • First checked bag free for you and up to 8 companions
  • Priority boarding privileges
  • $0 annual fee in the first year ($99 thereafter)
  • Terms apply

Also, many of these airlines are small, regional airlines, so their coverage is already limited:

Delta airline partners

Type of partnerWhere to book flights
Aeroflot
SkyTeam
Delta.com
Aerolineas/Argentinas
SkyTeam
Delta.com
AeroMexico
SkyTeam/Preferred partner
Delta.com
AirEuropa
SkyTeam
By phone
Air France
SkyTeam/Preferred partner
Delta.com
Alitalia
SkyTeam
Delta.com
China Airlines
SkyTeam
Delta.com
China Eastern
SkyTeam
Delta.com
CSA Czech Airlines
SkyTeam
By phone
Garuda Indonesia
SkyTeam
Delta.com
GOL
Preferred partner
Delta.com
Hawaiian Airlines
Other partner
Delta.com
Kenya Airways
SkyTeam
By phone
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
SkyTeam/Preferred partner
Delta.com
Korean Air
SkyTeam/Preferred partner
Delta.com
Middle East Airlines (MEA)
SkyTeam
Delta.com
Saudia
SkyTeam
Delta.com
TAROM
SkyTeam
Delta.com
Vietnam Airlines
SkyTeam
Delta.com
Virgin Atlantic
Preferred partner
Delta.com
Virgin Australia
Preferred partner
Delta.com
Vietnam Airlines
Other partner
Delta.com
Westjet
Other partner
Delta.com
XiamenAir
SkyTeam
Delta.com

On top of redeeming miles with these partners, you can elect to earn miles and Medallion Qualification Miles with many of Delta’s partners. You can earn only one airline currency at a time, so you’ll need to choose SkyMiles when you make your reservation by entering in your SkyMiles account number.

Elite members are also eligible for benefits on most of Delta’s airline partners. Benefits and mileage earnings depend on the type of partner – a regular partner, a preferred partner, a SkyTeam partner or a Skyteam Preferred partner. Here’s a quick summary of each:

Delta partner benefits

Medallion members are entitled to a list of standard benefits on all of Delta’s airline partners that are similar to the benefits that they receive on Delta flights. Depending on your level of status, these benefits include priority check-in, free baggage, priority boarding, preferred seating, lounge access and priority baggage handling.

Preferred partner benefits

With Delta’s preferred partners, you get additional benefits on top of regular partner benefits. The list varies by each partner, but generally includes upgrade privileges and mileage upgrade awards.

SkyTeam benefits

Through Delta’s membership in the SkyTeam alliance, you not only earn SkyMiles and elite status through any airline in the alliance, but you get a guaranteed list of benefits with every airline. Medallion members are granted either SkyTeam Elite status (Silver Medallion members) or SkyTeam Elite Plus status (Gold, Diamond and Platinum members). All SkyTeam Elite members receive priority waitlist, priority airport standby, priority check-in, extra baggage allowance, priority boarding, preferred seating and mileage upgrade awards. In addition, Elite Plus members get guaranteed reservations, priority security, priority baggage handling and lounge access.

Earning SkyMiles through Delta partners

On top of its airline partnerships, Delta allows you to earn SkyMiles through many travel partners, including Lyft, Airbnb and several hotel loyalty programs. Note that, with most of these programs, you can’t earn SkyMiles on top of the program’s rewards points. However, SkyMiles are more valuable than many of the points with these programs, so they may be the better choice:

Delta hotel partners

Earning rate
Marriott Bonvoy
1-2 miles/$1
IHG Rewards Club
1-2 miles/$1
Radisson RewardsVaries
Le Club Accor Hotels
2.5-12.5 miles for every 10€
World of Hyatt
500 miles/stay
Langham Hospitality
Up to 1,500 miles/stay
Shangri-La
500 miles/stay
World Hotels
500 miles/stay

Delta car rental partners

Earning rate
Europcar
60 miles/day
ExecuCar
Up to 300 miles/trip
Carmel
  • 100 miles + 2 miles/$1 when you spend $100+
  • and 1 mile/$1 when you spend less than $100
Sixt Rent a Car
  • 500 miles/rental1,000 miles/chauffeur service
SuperShuttle
50 miles/direction

Other Delta travel partners

Earning rate
Lyft
  • 2 miles/$1 airport rides
  • 1 mile/$1 other U.S. rides
Airbnb1 mile/$1

Bottom line

As you can see, Delta Air Lines partners with a very large number of travel programs. The nature of the partnership varies quite a bit across the programs – some Delta partners allow you to earn points, others allow you to redeem points and enjoy elite status benefits, and some preferred partners offer additional benefits on top of your usual perks. Before you travel with a Delta partner, you should check to see which perks and earning opportunities you can take advantage of.

See Related: What are Delta SkyMiles worth?, Which Delta SkyMiles card is best for you?, Best ways to earn Delta SkyMiles, Best ways to redeem Delta SkyMiles, Delta elite status benefits, Delta Sky Club lounges, How to book a flight with Delta SkyMilesDelta Skymiles Shopping guide

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