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Delta Sky Miles

Delta claims over 90 ways to earn miles. That sounds like a lot of mile potential! Rewards fares start at – you guessed it – 25,000 miles. I guess no one program is much better than any other. When choosing a mileage partner, go with the one who has the best (most frequent) service from your home base. Delta is another member of the Sky Team Global Alliance, along with Continental and Northwest.

Airline Partners: Aeroflot, AeroMexico, Air France, Air Jamaica, Alaska Airlines, Alitalia, Avianca, China Airlines, China Southern, Continental, Czech Airlines, El Al Israel Airlines, Emirates, KLM Royal Dutch, Korean Air, Malaysia Airliens, Northwest Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.

Car Rental Partners: Alamo, Avis, Dollar, Europcar, Hertz, National, Sixt and Thrifty

Hotel Partners: Amerihost, AmeriSuites, Best Western, Boscolo, Candlewood, Clarion, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Concorde, Conrad, Country Inns, Crowne Plaza, Days Inn, Econo Lodge, Embassy Suites, Hawthorn, Suites, Hilton Properties, IC Hotels (Holiday Inn Properties), Hotel Indigo, Howard Johnson, Hyatt, Jumeirah International, Knights Inn, Langham Hotels, Le Meridien, MainStay, Marriott Properties, Melia Hotels, Mercure Hotels, Millennium and Copthorne Hotels, Novotel Hotels, Omni Hotels, Paradisius Resorts, Park Inn, Park Plaza, Quality, Radisson Hotels, Raffles International, Ramada, Red Roof Inns, Renaissance, Rodeway, Scandic and Sheraton.

They also offer SkyMiles Dining & Hotels, with great rewards rates if you book ahead. All of the additional earning partners are available through Delta’s website.