Q. I have more Delta SkyMiles than I know what to do with, and I'd love to give some to a friend whose mother is ill in Los Angeles. How do I do that?
A. I commend you on your big heart — and your big bank of miles. There are two ways your miles could benefit a friend. You could book a ticket in his or her name using your Delta SkyMiles account. Or, if your friend already has miles and simply needs a few thousand more to qualify for an award ticket, you can transfer miles for a fee. Delta charges one cent per mile plus a $30 processing fee to transfer miles between accounts, and limits the number of miles you can transfer per transaction to 30,000.