How to Earn Miles with Delta Airlines

As a frequent flyer I’m often asked, “How can I earn miles to enable me to fly for free.” Here is a recap for earning miles with Delta SkyMiles:

  1. Join Delta’s Frequent Flyer Program which is SkyMiles.  It’s for free.
  2. Go to
  3. Click on SkyMiles (a drop down menu will appear)
  4. Now click on How to Earn Miles

To earn miles on flights and travels:

  1. Make sure you enter your SkyMiles membership number in your reservation.
  2. You will receive 5 miles for every $1 spent on your Delta flight ticket. ( marketed flights)
  3. Only the member who is flying will receive the flight miles.
  4. When you achieve Medallion Status you could earn up to 11 miles per $1 spent

To earn miles with a Delta SkyMiles Credit Card:

  1. You can earn 2 miles per dollar spent when purchasing a Delta ticket
  2. You can earn 1 mile per eligible dollar spent on your everyday purchases
  3. You have no cap on the amount of miles you can earn.

To earn miles with SkyMiles partners:

  1. You can earn miles with LYFT
  2. You can earn miles with AIRBNB
  3. You can earn miles with Delta Hotel Partners
  4. You can earn miles with car rentals
  5. You can earn miles Shopping and Dining

You don’t have to fly a lot to earn these valuable miles.  Please sign up for all the airline frequent flier programs and start earning your miles to your next destination!



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