For those who make regular trips to the US, getting around town is more rewarding now that you can earn frequent flyer points and hotel loyalty points on rideshare with Uber and Lyft.
Delta SkyMiles members can earn frequent flyer points for every Lyft ride. Lyft is the latest company in a series of innovative new partnerships for Delta. In November 2016 Delta launched a partnership with Air BnB offering SkyMiles members the ability to earn points as a host or as a guest in millions of homes around the world. Delta’s partnership with CLEAR, an innovative biometric identity verification platform, allows SkyMiles members the opportunity to expedite the TSA security clearance process at exclusive discounted rates.
"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.”
Lyft is the exclusive rideshare partner for Delta, making SkyMiles the only major U.S. airline loyalty program to let members earn points through any Lyft ride. “We are proud to announce Delta as our newest strategic partner, an iconic brand in the transportation landscape,” said David Baga, Chief Business Officer at Lyft. “In working with the Delta team we discovered that our two companies share similar values, emphasizing customer focus and having employee-centric cultures. This first-of-its-kind partnership rewards our customers while providing them with a seamless end to end travel experience.”
SkyMiles member Lyft benefits offered include:
- One mile per dollar* spent on all rides, with unlimited mileage earning
- 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
In addition to frequent flyer points, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) members can earn hotel loyalty points with Uber. Earning 2 Starpoints per US$1 spent with Uber during your Starwood stay, as well as 1 Starpoint per US$2 spent on your every day travel with Uber outside of your Starwood stay^.
* Excludes taxes, tolls, tips and fees. Terms apply and are available at https://www.deltalyft.com/terms-conditions/
^ As an SPG member, you must complete one qualifying SPG stay each calendar year to earn Starpoints with Uber. Once you spend $10,000 U.S. dollars or its foreign equivalent on Uber rides in a calendar year you are no longer eligible to earn base or bonus Starpoints for Uber rides in that calendar year. See FAQs for more information.