Delta SkyMiles member Charles Maier has banked enough miles to fly Delta for free at least once a year for the next 50 years, or 2.5 million miles. Maier, an executive vice president for Shasta Sales in Columbia, S.C., was the grand prize winner in Delta’s recent “Tickets for Life” sweepstakes which awarded enough miles to redeem two 25,000 SkySaver awards or one 50,000 SkyChoice domestic award ticket every year for 50 years, plus $25,000 cash.
“We are set for life and can travel anywhere in the world,” said Maier, “It’s unimaginable, and I still can’t believe it. In fact, I’ve already planned a trip to take my wife to Kauai, Hawaii.”
Delta Chief Operating Officer Jim Whitehurst and Delta employees met Maier between flights and presented him with the award in a surprise presentation at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Additionally, Delta’s sweepstakes awarded a daily prize of 50,000 miles to 45 SkyMiles members who purchased a qualifying roundtrip ticket on http://www.delta.com last year.