Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres announced on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” that she, American Express and Delta Air Lines are taking “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to the sky! Delayed due to Ellen’s back injury, the taping will take place this Friday, May 18 with the show scheduled to air on Tuesday, May 22. Ellen will host a special edition of her show onboard a Delta Air Lines’ 767-400 flight traveling from Los Angeles to New York. Ellen will keep the traveling audience entertained from coast to coast in this intimate setting, interacting and interviewing passengers, including actress Allison Janney. During the flight, Ellen and the Delta flight crew will highlight for the onboard audience ways in which American Express offers the ultimate in stress-free travel.
This trip with Ellen marks one of the first initiatives to launch under American Express’ new “Are you a Cardmember?(SM)” communications campaign that showcases the value of American Express membership and its array of special benefits and services. The campaign encourages prospective Cardmembers to join the community and reinforces for existing Cardmembers the host of benefits and services currently available on American Express Cards including American Express Baggage Insurance Plan(i), access to select private airport lounges(ii) with the Platinum Card(R) and easy travel booking with Membership Rewards(R) points(iii).
“This cross-country journey is sure to bring to life the benefits of traveling with American Express whatever the situation,” said Bonnie Taffer, Vice President Alliances & Content at American Express. “What could be more fun than turning a Delta flight into a flying television studio? We are excited to offer Cardmembers this amazing trip and a front-row seat to one of the greatest entertainers around. It’s through strong, long-time partnerships with Ellen and Delta that we are able to host this ultimate sky high celebration.”
About American Express
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About “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has won three consecutive Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Talk Show and two years in a row has received the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host. The show has now earned fifteen Daytime Emmy Awards in its first three seasons. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” was recently nominated for 12 more Daytime Emmy Awards, more than any other talk show, and those will be presented on Friday, June 15, 2007. The show is the only talk show in the history of the Daytime Emmys to win three consecutive awards for Outstanding Talk Show in its first three seasons. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” premiered on September 8, 2003 and was the highest-rated freshman syndicated show of the 2003-2004 season. Originating from NBC Studios in Los Angeles, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is produced by A Very Good Production and WAD Productions, Inc. in association with Telepictures Productions, Telepictures, an industry leading and Emmy award winning producer of syndicated programming and is distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.
Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) offers customer service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 311 destinations in 52 countries. With more than 60 new international routes added in the last year, Delta is adding international flights at a faster rate than any other major U.S. airline and is a leader across the Atlantic with flights to 32 trans-Atlantic destinations. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers more than 600 weekly flights to 58 destinations. Delta’s marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on nearly 15,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 462 worldwide destinations in 98 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at http://www.delta.com.
(i) Baggage Insurance: Underwritten by AMEX Assurance Company, Administrative Office, DePere, WI. Coverage is determined by the terms, conditions and exclusions of Policy AXO400 and is subject to change with notice.
(ii) Private Airport Lounges: Terms, conditions and restrictions apply.
(iii) MR: Some Cards require enrollment and the payment of an annual program fee. Terms and conditions may vary.