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Delta Wants Its Customers To Fly In Luxury. Fergie Would Be Proud

Delta SkyMiles members can now redeem their frequent flyer miles for travel on a private jet.

By Katherine Biek | October 25, 2016

Delta Air Lines wants more of its customers to be able to travel in style. High-priced style, that is. 

It's now offering a unique perk to its SkyMiles members: Save up at least 2.5 million miles, and you'll get a $25,000 jet card, which is redeemable for travel on a private jet.

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More than 2 million frequent flyer miles may seem like a lot, but luckily, Delta's SkyMiles don't ever expire

Forbes reports that $25,000 will get you about five hours' worth of travel on one of Delta's lowest-level private jets — like a Cessna CJ3. It can seat seven passengers. 

It's a major steal, though — the airline's normal minimum for a private jet is $100,000. 

Delta is clearly trying to push for customers to use its private jet fleet more often.

Back in 2015, it announced elite-status passengers could upgrade to a seat on a private jet if an empty one was traveling to the same destination as their commercial flight. 

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But logistics made this upgrade difficult, and Delta only ended up flying two people on a private jet before halting the program. 

Still, demand for private plane travel is up as more companies like Delta and Blue Star Jets are making private air service more affordable

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