When a friend gets close to earning a reward with Delta SkyMiles, you can help him reach his goal by transferring some of your miles to him. Likewise, friends can help you make your reward goals by transferring their miles to you.

How to Transfer Delta Sky Miles

Step 1.

Go to the Delta Air Lines website and log in to your SkyMiles Reward.

Step 2.

Enter the name and account number of the person you want to transfer miles to, as well as the number of miles you want to transfer. The amount of miles can be between 1,000 and 30,000, in increments of 1,000.

Step 3.

Enter your credit card information to transfer the miles. The cost is $30 plus $0.01 per mile you want to transfer.

Step 4.

When the miles are transferred, you will receive an email telling you the transaction has gone through. These transactions are non-refundable.

Things You Will Need
  • Computer with Internet

  • Credit card

  • SkyMiles account number and name of person to whom you're giving the miles


You may only transfer 150,000 miles out of your account per year and have 300,000 miles credited to your account per calendar year.


A $30 charge accompanies each transaction, so if you're going to transfer multiple times per year to the same person, it's better to do one large transaction instead of two smaller ones.