Delta, Lyft partner on SkyMiles: What you need to know

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Delta Air Lines and rideshare company Lyft are teaming up to reward customers with a "first-of-its kind partnership."

Delta and Lyft are offering SkyMiles members more opportunities to earn miles when they request rides with Lyft. Here’s how it works:

What are the basics?

SkyMiles members can earn miles for every Lyft ride. For a limited time, they can also earn bonus miles during their travel for rides to and from the airport, everywhere Lyft operates.

Does Delta partner with any other companies?

This isn’t the first unique partnership between another company and Delta. In 2016, Delta launched a partnership with Airbnb, offering SkyMiles members the ability to earn miles as a host or a guest in homes around the world.

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So, why is Delta doing this? 

“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,” said Sandeep Dube, Delta’s vice president of customer engagement and loyalty.

How does it work?

Members simply link their SkyMiles and Lyft account, and then request a ride. Customers who are not already enrolled in the SkyMiles program can sign up for free through the partner page or delta.com/enroll.

What are the benefits?

Members earn one mile per every dollar spent on all rides, with unlimited mileage earning. 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.

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