As of September 2019, Delta Air Lines SkyMiles are worth approximately $0.012 USD each. This means 1,000 SkyMiles are worth about $12.00 USD, and 50,000 SkyMiles are worth about $600.00 USD.
Since flyers earn five SkyMiles for each dollar spent on airfare with Delta, before any elite status bonuses, this means you get an effective rebate of 6% — in the form of SkyMiles — on spending with Delta Air Lines.
Those with the highest elite status level, Diamond, get a 120% miles bonus, meaning they earn an effective rebate of 13.2% on spending with Delta Air Lines.
The co-branded American Express Blue Delta SkyMiles, American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles, American Express Platinum Delta SkyMiles, American Express Delta Reserve, all earn two SkyMiles per dollar spent with Delta Air Lines and one mile per dollar spent elsewhere.
This works out to an effective rebate of 2.4% at Delta Air Lines and 1.2% on all other purchases.
Learn and Calculate More
- How many miles will you earn on your next flight? Check out our Delta Air Lines SkyMiles Calculator: Miles and Elite Status Earned Per Flight.
- Don’t want to do the math? Find out how much your accumulated SkyMiles are worth with our Points Value Calculator.
- Curious about the value of points and miles of other airline, hotel, or credit card programs? Then take a look at our article on Point Values for Travel and Credit Card Rewards Programs.