SkyMiles Experiences®


  • Closing Bid: 100,000 miles
  • Quantity: 1
Auction Start: Feb 07, 06:00 AM EST
Auction End: Mar 16, 12:00 AM EST ...OR LATER
Listing Type: Auction
Listing Number 3021946
Location Vancouver, BC
Unique Bidders: 7
Number of Bids: 22 (Bid history)
Bid Increment: 1,000 miles
Opening Bid: 60,000 miles
Category: Travel
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This Habitat for Humanity package includes:

  • Invitation for two (2) to the Delta Global Build Work Project with Habitat for Humanity Saturday through Sunday, June 6-14, 2020 in Vancouver, Canada*. This experience includes:
    • Air Transportation: Roundtrip, First Class travel for two (2) people from the Delta airport in the United States closest to your residence for travel to Vancouver and to Atlanta for orientation (First Class travel may not be available on all domestic segments)
    • Ground Transportation: All ground transportation will be provided in Vancouver and Atlanta
    • Hotel Accommodations: Overnight accommodations for eight (8) nights will be provided at JW Marriott Parq Vancouver in Vancouver, as well as up to two (2) nights at the Hilton Atlanta Airport for orientation in Atlanta if needed (alcoholic beverages and incidental charges not included)
    • Meals: All meals and non-alcoholic beverages while in Vancouver and Atlanta will be provided

Delta employees will travel to Vancouver, Canada, this June to build eight new homes in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. As a SkyMiles member, you are invited to bid on this trip for you and a guest to participate, along with 54 Delta employees from around the world, two Delta retirees and 12 employees from Delta's partner carrier, WestJet.

You and your guest will join Delta's Global Build team in Vancouver, Canada, from June 6-14, 2020. The trip includes 10 days: two days for travel, five days dedicated to Habitat construction and the remaining days filled with cultural experiences in Vancouver. Prior to the event, participants will attend an orientation at the Delta Flight Museum, located at Delta's World Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 13.

This trip will mark the 17th Delta Global Build with Habitat for Humanity and the 14th country in which Delta will have built. The time you spend building will be supplemented with opportunities to learn more about Habitat and the local community. We will be working on eight homes in Mission, a small community approximately 67 kilometers (42 miles) southeast of Vancouver. Daily activities at the build site will be physical, so you must be in general good health, though no prior construction skills are necessary. The project will also include the opportunity to experience tours, shopping and cultural events in the Vancouver area, including a whale watching adventure.

*Things To Know Before You Bid:

This is a working trip, involving physical activities under what may be regarded as a difficult environment. Please read all terms and conditions and consider carefully before bidding. Delta Customers are eligible to participate in only one (1) Delta Global Build each, so the winning bidder would not be able to participate in a future Delta Global Build. 

After the bidding has ended, the potential successful bidder will be contacted by a Delta representative for a screening conversation to discuss the project and ensure that all parties involved understand the purpose and nature of the trip. Topics of conversation may include, but are not limited to: International travel experience in developing countries, Familiarity and/or work with Habitat for Humanity, Reasons for wanting to participate, Comfort with group travel and adhering to a pre-determined itinerary, Awareness that Delta and WestJet employees are part of the team and that media and press will likely be included in this experience.

Following the screening process, Delta may determine, in its sole discretion, to award the trip to an alternate bidder. Under such circumstances, any miles bid will be refunded to the account of the bidder whose bid is declined. Upon Delta's acceptance of the winner and companion, the winning bidder will be asked to promptly complete the participant applications for the trip. The application will include a release in favor of Delta and Habitat for Humanity as a condition to participating. If Delta chooses to disallow the winning bidder and companion from participating in the trip, his or her miles will be fully refunded and the next highest bidder will be contacted. Miles may only be refunded at Delta's discretion after the screening conversation has been completed.

For more information on Habitat for Humanity, click here.

By bidding on this package, you agree that you have read and understand the following terms and conditions as well as the "Things to Know" section above that are associated with bidding and/or winning Delta's Global Build with Habitat for Humanity in Vancouver, Canada. Once the auction has closed, the successful bidder will be provided with a detailed itinerary and handbook for the trip. Any additional purchases separate to this SkyMiles Experiences package is at the sole cost and responsibility of the winning bidder.

Accommodations - The team will be staying at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver. The hotel offers a variety of dining options, a fitness center, spa and high-speed internet service. The JW Marriott has been booked for the Delta group with comfort and safety in mind. Changing hotels for any reason upon check-in will not be possible as it is important the group stays together for the entirety of the trip. Fees for certain facilities/services may apply.

Hotel accommodations in Vancouver and Atlanta cannot be combined with other offers and this package does not allow modification of reservation dates. Room type requests can be requested but will not be guaranteed. All participants must provide a valid credit card for security. Attending guests are responsible for all incidentals as part of their stay.

Age Requirement - The successful bidder and companion must be 18 or older to participate in the trip to Vancouver. 

Application Process - The successful bidder will be required to complete the standard Habitat for Humanity volunteer application and standard Delta participation waiver.

Climate - During the summer months, Vancouver has the coolest summer average high of all major Canadian metropolitan areas. The average high during the month of June is 20 °C (67 °F) and average low is 12 °C (53 °F).

Vancouver is one of the wettest Canadian cities, however, the summer months are typically dry, with an average of only one in five days during July and August receiving precipitation. Average precipitation in Vancouver during June is 54 mm (2.1 inches).   

Dietary Needs - While in Vancouver, the Delta Global Build team will dine at a variety of restaurants that aim to cater to all tastes. Throughout the trip, meals will be provided to the team. For those with special dietary requirements, every effort will be made to meet those needs, but special meals are not guaranteed.

Immunization and Health Reminders - There are no mandatory vaccinations in Canada for tourist. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) do recommend hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza. You can visit the CDC website at for more information. All vaccinations and health-related issues are the sole responsibility of the participant. 

Medical Insurance - Medical insurance is included in the package. This mandatory insurance coverage is consistent with policies recommended by Habitat for Humanity's legal department and ratified by the Habitat for Humanity board of directors. Coverage ensures a comprehensive risk management program and provides protection for all of Habitat's short-term mission volunteers, including participants in this event. First Aid will be available on the work site at all times.

Passports - All volunteers must travel with their passports. Passports must be valid for a period of intended stay in Canada (June 6-14) and six months past scheduled departure from Canada (June 14 - December 14).

Visas - Residents from some countries may need a visa to enter Canada. If necessary, participants will be required to present said visa at the Delta Global Build Orientation on May 13.

Transportation in Vancouver- Although every measure has been taken to provide comfortable transportation with modern and dependable buses, significant time will be spent en route to various locations during the trip. Travel time to/from the build site each day could exceed 1 hour, each way. Please consider this when bidding. Potential participants should be aware that significant travel may cause motion or car sickness during transport.
About Habitat for Humanity

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit

About Delta's Community Engagement Efforts

Delta Air Lines and our employees believe we have a civic obligation to give back to the communities where we live, work and serve. Delta is committed to giving back 1% of net income each year to the community. As part of this commitment, Delta Air Lines and our employees contribute time, energy and millions of dollars to a host of philanthropic causes. Habitat for Humanity is one of Delta's core community partners as it acknowledges the need for safe, decent and affordable shelter around the globe. Delta employees have worked with Habitat for Humanity to help bring safe and affordable shelter to families across the globe through the construction of 273 homes in 13 countries. Through the partnership with Habitat, Delta has built homes in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, the Dominican Republic, Ghana, Haiti, India, Mexico, the Philippines, South Africa, Thailand and the United States. Since 2006, the partnership has included an annual Delta Global Build attended by Delta employees, retirees and customers, as well as partner airline employees. Delta is committed to sustainability, and 12 Habitat homes have been funded through inflight recycling.

Other than those specifically listed above, no additional items or services are included in this package. Ground transportation, flight, hotel, airfare, food and other ancillary costs not expressly described in the package description are the responsibility of the winner. Subject to all rules, policies, terms and conditions found in the SkyMiles Experiences User Agreement. All bids for SkyMiles Experiences packages are final and no mileage refunds will be made.