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Delta and Budget Rent A Car Expand SkyMiles Members' Mileage-Earning Opportunities With New Partnership

SkyMiles® members can earn quadruple miles in April and May

Atlanta, and Parsippany, NJ Apr 3, 2007 -

Delta Air Lines is expanding SkyMiles members’ mileage-earning opportunities with a new partnership with Budget Rent A Car that will offer members miles for renting with Budget.

“This partnership will provide SkyMiles members with new mileage-earning opportunities throughout their global travel experience,” said Jeff Robertson, managing director of the SkyMiles program.  “Our members can expect outstanding benefits from Budget – from great deals on vehicles to quality service – while earning miles on the ground.  We are thrilled to have the Budget family join our growing list of worldwide partners who provide substantial value to the SkyMiles program for our customers.”

SkyMiles members will earn 50 miles per day on qualifying Budget rentals.  Members can also receive up to 20 percent off rentals when they mention the Delta/Budget customer discount1 when making a reservation. 

In honor of the partnership launch, Budget is also offering SkyMiles members a special mileage bonus.  From April 9, 2007 through May 25, 2007, SkyMiles members will earn quadruple miles for qualifying rentals of up to five days.2  For more information, customers should visit www.budget.com/delta.

“Budget customers are savvy travelers who appreciate great value,” said Kaye Ceille, senior vice president of travel and partnerships for Avis Budget Group, parent of Budget.  “We are proud that this partnership will give them the opportunity to earn Delta miles while enjoying the great, low prices Budget has to offer.”

For more information or to make a reservation with Budget, customers should visit www.budget.com/delta or call 1-800-527-0700.

Budget Rent A Car System, Inc. is the owner and franchiser of one of the world's best-known car rental brands with more than 1,800 car rental locations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand.  The company also operates Budget Truck Rental and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NYSE: CAR).  For further information, visit www.budget.com.

The award-winning Delta SkyMiles program offers members multiple mileage-earning opportunities when flying Delta, Delta Shuttle®, the Delta Connection® carriers, Delta AirElite® and other SkyTeam® airlines.  Additional mileage-building opportunities are offered through more than 100 partners such as the Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express, SkyMilesShopping.com, participating hotels, car rental companies, telecommunication services, restaurants, retailers and more.  Now in its 25th year, the SkyMiles program received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 2006 Freddie Awards in recognition of its many contributions to the airline loyalty industry, and it was named “Best Frequent Flyer Program” for 2006 by Business Traveler magazine.

Delta Air Lines (Other OTC: DALRQ) offers customers service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 307 destinations in 52 countries.  With more than 60 new international routes added in the last year, Delta is America’s fastest growing international airline and is a leader across the Atlantic with flights to 31 trans-Atlantic destinations.  To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers more than 600 weekly flights to 58 destinations.  Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on nearly 15,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 456 worldwide destinations in 100 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.

1Members should mention Delta/Budget Customer Discount (BCD) Number U093300 when making a reservation.
2To earn quadruple miles and receive up to 20 percent off the rental, customers must reference BCD number U093301 at the time of reservation. 


Terms and Conditions

All SkyMiles program rules apply.  To review the rules, please visit delta.com/memberguide.  Taxes and fees for award travel are the responsibility of the passenger and must be paid at the time the ticket is booked.  Award travel seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets.  Delta, SkyMiles, and the Delta logo are registered service marks of Delta Corporate Identity, Inc.  Partner offers subject to the terms and conditions of each individual offer.  Partners subject to change.  Offers void where prohibited by law.  Other restrictions may apply.

© 2007 Delta Air Lines, Inc.

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