Delta and Lyft are partnering to offer SkyMiles members the opportunity to earn SkyMiles on their next ride. Starting today, SkyMiles members can earn miles for every Lyft ride, and for a limited time, earn bonus miles during their travel for rides to and from the airport.
Delta has been busy forming partnerships with several companies including Airbnb, CLEAR, and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG). “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.”
This is another great development as I can now earn SkyMiles using Lyft to get a ride to the airport, earn miles for my flight, and also earn miles for Airbnb stays or at SPG Hotels.
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:
- 1 mile per dollar spent on all rides, with unlimited mileage earning
- Limited time launch bonus of two bonus miles for a total of 3 miles per $1 spent on Lyft ride(s) to or from any airport location
- 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
I already use Lyft or Uber to get to the airport, so this is just more incentive to use Lyft, which has the ability to tip your drivers in the app (unlike Uber). Uber really seems to be slipping lately and this is another nail in the coffin. I'm a Delta elite so I'm happy to see that Delta and Lyft are teaming up to allow me to earn SkyMiles for my everyday spending. Keep the partnerships coming!