Delta frequent fliers can now earn miles by using Lyft

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Delta frequent fliers can now earn miles by using Lyft

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Travelers wait at the designated rideshare area at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport , Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in Atlanta. BRANDEN CAMP/SPECIAL

Delta Air Lines is partnering with ride-hailing service Lyft to allow its frequent fliers to earn miles by taking Lyft rides.

To earn the miles, Delta frequent fliers must link their Lyft account with their SkyMiles account through a website at deltalyft.com.

The partnership allows SkyMiles members to earn 1 mile per dollar spent on Lyft rides and 3 miles per dollar spent on Lyft airport rides.

New Lyft users who sign up through the Delta partnership can also get a $20 ride credit.

To learn more about why Delta struck a deal with Lyft instead of Uber, and how the airline aims to attract millennialsread the full story on MyAJC.com.

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