As if you needed another reason to drop Uber..
How does getting rewarded for something you possibly do everyday sound? Last month, Delta announced a new partnership with rideshare company Lyft. The Atlanta-based airline is offering SkyMiles members more opportunities to earn miles by simply requesting a ride.
“We’re thinking about our customers’ whole travel experience and it’s important that Delta customers are taken care of not just in the air, but on the ground,” said Sandeep Dube, Delta’s Vice President – Customer Engagement & Loyalty. “We want Delta customers to choose the brands that they love throughout their journey, and be rewarded for it because they are SkyMiles members. That’s why we’re excited we’ve found a good fit with Lyft.”
Lyft is the exclusive rideshare partner for Delta, making SkyMiles the only major U.S. airline loyalty program to let members earn miles through any Lyft ride.
How It Works
It’s as simple as linking SkyMiles and Lyft accounts, and requesting a ride. All SkyMiles members are eligible. Customers who are not already enrolled in the SkyMiles program can sign up for free through the partner page or delta.com/enroll to become eligible. To download the Lyft app, visit lyft.com/app-sms.
SkyMiles member Lyft benefits offered exclusively at delta.com/lyft include:
* One mile per dollar* spent on all rides, with unlimited mileage earning
* New rider $20 credit broken down into two $10 Lyft ride credits
* All Lyft rides are all eligible to earn miles including Lyft Line, Classic, Plus and Premier
SkyMiles members can use their miles, which never expire, to travel to over 1,000 global destinations. Award tickets start at just 10,000 miles, plus taxes and fees, for one-way awards. Members can also use their miles to upgrade seats, gain access to exclusive events with SkyMiles Experiences, buy memberships to Delta Sky Clubs, buy premium drinks at Delta Sky Clubs and more.