Press release: Delta and Airbnb team up to invite travelers to fly global, live local

By on November 3, 2016 | News , Press Release

Delta Air Lines and Airbnb are teaming up to offer SkyMiles Members an opportunity to earn miles on all Airbnb bookings worldwide when accommodations are reserved via

Airbnb, one of the world’s largest accommodations providers, offers its customers the unique opportunity to “live like a local” in more than 190 countries with over 2.5 million homes around the world. Delta is the largest U.S. global carrier to partner with Airbnb.

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Now, SkyMiles Members can expect more choices and more miles on their next journey when they book with Airbnb, whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month. Together, Airbnb and SkyMiles make the “Fly Global, Live Local” experience more rewarding.

“This industry leading partnership enables us to provide a unique benefit to our SkyMiles members, enabling us to reward them for their lifestyle choices through the SkyMiles loyalty program.” said Sandeep Dube, Delta Vice President – Customer Engagement & Loyalty. “This partnership brings together two innovative brands focused on delivering superior travel experiences across the globe to customers.”

“We are excited to partner with Delta and offer their travelers the opportunity to earn Delta miles when staying and hosting ​on Airbnb, while creating memorable moments with friends and family,” said Lex Bayer, Head of Business Development, Airbnb. “SkyMiles members can now enjoy the additional benefits of living like a local with authentic travel experiences on Airbnb in all global destinations that Delta services.”

All SkyMiles Members can earn miles with Airbnb by booking directly through Customers who are not already enrolled in the SkyMiles program can sign up for free through the partner page or to become eligible.

Beyond the partnership, Airbnb has signed Delta as one of its preferred airline suppliers to transport its employees travelling on company business. Additionally, Delta has signed on to be the exclusive airline sponsor of the annual Airbnb Open event, held in Los Angeles, beginning on Nov. 17. As an event partner, Delta is providing exclusive airfare discounts for thousands of global attendees and hosting a branded lounge space.

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 Clubs and more.


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