New Delta promo will trade you round-trip flights for Lakers basketball tickets

Oct 31, 2019

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Listen up, Lakers fans: If you’re a season-ticket holder and can’t make it to select games this season, you could trade in your seats for a round-trip flight with Delta.

So how does the exchange work? Season ticket holders can head to where the first 50 eligible tickets can be exchanged for a round-trip domestic flight voucher to anywhere in the U.S. for each ticket donated (four ticket maximum). These flights will not be eligible for earning MQM’s or MQD’s and passengers will have to pay for any taxes or fees. The vouchers will be eligible to use for one year. The option to trade in ends on Nov. 5 or whenever the first 50 tickets are offered. Currently, the only game available is the Nov. 15 game between the Lakers and the Sacramento Kings.

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Ticket holders will also be able to trade in their tickets for the following announced games:

  • December 22, 2019 vs. Denver — the exchange will be open from December 2, 2019 through December 9, 2019, or until all 50 tickets are exchanged and verified.
  • January 31, 2019 vs. Portland — the exchange will be open from January 3, 2020 through January 9, 2020, or until all 50 tickets are exchanged and verified.
  • March 15, 2019 vs. Denver — the exchange will be open from February 18, 2020 through February 25, 2020, or until all 50 tickets are exchanged and verified.

Delta is the official and exclusive airline of the Los Angeles Lakers. To celebrate the extension of their decadelong partnership, the two have decided to launch the “Showtime Seat Exchange” program. The focus of the program is to create unique experiences for Lakers fans and the community. The tickets that are donated for the Nov. 15 game will be given to the After-School All-Stars — an after-school program to keep children safe and help them succeed in school and life.

If you’ve got the tickets and know that you can’t make one or two of the pre-picked games, then this is a great opportunity to give back and Delta will even reward you for it. Depending on how much you paid for your ticket, it might not be the most even exchange, but just think about what an awesome experience it allows local kids to have.


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