Step-by-step guide to how to create a Delta account

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Delta miles are a favorite of many because they can be incredibly valuable. Delta is part of the SkyTeam Alliance, which means not only can you use them for Delta flights, but you can also redeem them for award flights on partner airlines, like Air France, KLM, Korean Air, and more.

Plus, with Delta’s Pay With Miles feature, you can redeem your miles for one cent each towards paid tickets when you have certain Delta credit cards. You can also transfer flexible points like Amex Membership Rewards points to Delta. So you’ve got lots of options.

The good news is it’s free and easy to open a Delta account online, so you can earn and redeem miles. I’ll show you how to open a Delta frequent flyer account online.

You can easily open a free Delta frequent flyer account online to book award flights to destinations all over the world. (photo courtesy of Delta)

How to create a Delta Account

Go to Delta’s website

To open a Delta account, first navigate to the Delta website. Click on “Sign Up” on the right upper hand corner of Delta’s homepage.

Complete the registration form

To complete the registration form, you’ll have to enter your personal details. You’ll need to provide info like:

  • Your name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Email

Make sure you enter your information correctly because you won’t have a chance to review it prior to confirming your account.

Once the form is complete, click the “Completebutton to instantly create a Delta frequent flyer account.

Anybody can have their own Delta account, but if the member is under 13 years of age a parent or guardian will have to register on that person’s behalf.

If this is the case, you’ll see the following message pop up. From there you can print out the child’s registration form and either email or fax it into Delta. It requires a signature from a parent or guardian.


You’ll instantly receive a copy of your Delta frequent flyer number online and by email. Make sure to record that number for future use.

You can use your Delta account number to earn Delta miles on Delta and all SkyTeam partner airlines, like AeroMexico, Air France, and KLM.

Earn more Delta miles

If you need more Delta miles, you can earn miles toward award flights with these offers:

Here’s what you can earn with each card:

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Meghan Hunter is an editor for Million Mile Secrets. She covers points, miles, credit cards, airlines, hotels and general travel. Her work has also appeared in The Points Guy.

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