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Delta Global Good Trip
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Current Bid: 118,500 Miles
Number of Bids: 51 (Bid History)
Bid Increment: 500 Miles
Opening Bid: 60,000 Miles
Quantity: 3
Auction Start: Sep 12 4:00 PM EST
Auction End: Sep 28 2:04 PM EST ...or later
Listing Type: Auction
Listing Number: 87083264
Time Remaining: Listing is Closed



Delta’s Force for Global Good & Habitat for Humanity in Mumbai

In partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Delta’s Force for Global Good will be building 100 homes that will house over 600 men, women, and children in rural India and you are invited to join 40 Delta employees from across the USA in this project. You are bidding to participate on one of three trip packages offered for this project.  You and a companion would join Delta’s Force for Global Good build in Maharashtra, India from 11/9/2007 – 11/18/2007. The winning bidder's SkyMiles will be donated to Habitat for Humanity. This trip time includes travel days, with four days of building and two days of cultural experiences in India. This package includes:

  • Round trip air fare for two people on Delta’s JFK to Mumbai route
  • 7 nights accommodations
    • Check in on 11/10/2007
    • Check out on 11/17/2007
    • Gratuities and incidental charges not included
  • Food: Three meals a day and all non-alcoholic beverages
  • Transportation: All transportation will be provided that is associated with the Delta’s Force for Global Good and Habitat for Humanity trip to Mumbai beginning with the flight on November 9 from JFK to Mumbai and end with the return flight on November 17th from Mumbai to JFK. Roundtrip airfare transportation will be Coach Class.

The time you spend building will be supplemented with opportunities to get to know the homeowners, the local community and your fellow builders. We will be working on 10 houses at various stages of construction and you may be stacking, plastering, bricklaying, painting, helping – all physical activities, so you must have general good health, though no construction skills are necessary. Once the auction has closed you will be provided with a detailed itinerary and handbook for the trip. It is fitting that this project will take place during the Delta Force for Global Good’s one year anniversary and celebration of our partnership with Habitat for Humanity International. This trip will mark the fourth official global build under the Delta Force for Global Good banner, and will also commemorate the one-year anniversary of non-stop service between JFK and Mumbai.

 

 

Your time building with future Habitat homeowners and other volunteers not only changes the lives of those in need, but will change your life for the better!

 

Mission Principles of Habitat for Humanity

o        Demonstrate the love and teachings of Jesus Christ

o        Advocate on behalf of those in need of decent shelter

o        Focus on shelter by building and renovating simple, decent, affordable houses

o        Engage broad community through inclusive leadership and diverse partnerships

o        Promote dignity through full partnership with Habitat homeowners and future home partners

o        Promote transformational and sustainable community development

 

Delta’s Force for Global Good Mission: We—Delta's employees, customers, and community partners—together form a force for positive local and global change, dedicated to bettering standards of living and the environment where we and our customers live and work. We are Delta's Force for Global Good.

 

Things to Know before you Bid

 

This is a working trip, involving physical activities under what you may regard as difficult circumstances.  Please read all terms and conditions and consider carefully before bidding.

 

Age Requirement.  The winning bidder and companion must be 18 or older to participate in the trip to Mumbai.

Screening Conversation – After the auction has closed, the potential winning bidder will be contacted by Delta representatives to have a conversation about the trip. The purpose of this conversation is to determine mental and physical wellness of the winner. This conversation is also to ensure that all parties involved understand the purpose and nature of the trip they have won.  Topics of conversation may include are, but are not limited to:

    • International travel experience in developing countries
    • Familiarity and/or work with Habitat for Humanity
    • Reasons for wanting to visit India
    • Medical conditions
    • Comfort with modest accommodations and rustic living 
    • Comfort with group travel and sticking to a pre-determined itinerary
    • Awareness that Delta employees make up the remainder of the team and that media and press will be a part of this experience

Following this interview, Delta may determine, in its sole discretion, to award the trip to an alternative bidder.  Under such circumstances, SkyMiles will be refunded to the account of the bidder whose bid is declined.

Habitat Application.  The successful bidder will be required to complete the standard Habitat for Humanity volunteer application.

Lodging – Karjat, the build location outside of Mumbai, is a rural area. Please do not expect luxurious hotels with many amenities. Changing hotels if you are not satisfied upon check-in will not be possible. You will be staying at the very best hotel in the area that has been booked full by the Delta group. Also, please understand that due to power cuts, hot showers may not always be available at the hotel. Please arrive with realistic expectations and an abundance of patience and flexibility. Internet and long-distance phone service may not be available at the hotel. You will be staying in a single occupancy room unless you request otherwise.

Climate – Though India is considered a tropical country, its climate changes with latitude and geographical location. During the Delta Force for Global Good build, the weather will be warm to very hot during the day and slightly cooler at night.

Passports – All volunteers must travel with their passports. Your passport should be valid for six months after November 18, 2007.

Visas – Visas will be your responsibility to obtain and are necessary for entry into India. For more information about the requirements to enter the country, please visit www.visatoindia.com . You must solicit your visa in advance because the duration to obtain an Indian visa is approximately a minimum of 10 business days. Delta will provide you with a list of reputable services upon winning the auction.

Immunizations and Health Reminders – The rainy monsoon season will be ending shortly before the event begins. It will then be mosquito season. Please come prepared. The risks of dengue and malaria are high in India. Check the CDC’s guidelines (www.cdc.gov) – 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 International’s legal department and ratified by the Habitat for Humanity International board of directors. Coverage ensures a comprehensive risk management program and provides protection for all Habitat’s short term mission volunteers, including participants in this event.  Medical care will be available on the work site at all times.

Hygiene and Health – Medical care will be available on the work site at all times.

Do not drink the tap water. Bottled water will be provided for you on the work site and at the hotel at all times. Indian food is prepared with different spices than you are probably accustomed to; be alert they could create digestive disorders. You must be especially careful eating food sold by street vendors to avoid gastrointestinal illnesses.  Many tourists complain of either diarrhea or constipation.  Many bathrooms in India will not have toilet paper, soap or paper towels, so you will need to carry toilet paper or hand sanitizer with you.  Also, be prepared that even public facilities may not have Western-style toilets.  Instead, you might come across an Indian-style squat toilet (a hole in the floor).

Electricity and Power Supply – There is a planned electricity load shedding schedule, which sometimes you can rely on—but normally not. You should always anticipate longer cuts than scheduled and be aware that cuts may happen even at times of the day not mentioned in the schedule. Thus, electricity is often unavailable.

 

Delta’s Force for Global Good Trip to Mumbai Terms and Conditions

By bidding on this auction you agree that you have read and understand the following terms and conditions as well as the “Things to Know” section below that are associated with bidding and/or winning the Delta’s Force for Global Good Trip to Mumbai.

 

Terms and Conditions 

  • All purchases made through the SkyMiles Online Auction are final. No refunds will be made.
  • The winning bidder must comply with all terms and conditions applicable to the relevant item or experience.
  •  The winning bidder and their companion must be 18 or older to participate in the trip to Mumbai.
  • After the auction has closed the winner and chosen companion are subject to a screening conversation at a time that will be mutually agreed upon by the winner, companion, and Delta representatives within two weeks of the close of the auction. The purpose of this conversation is to determine the mental and physical wellness of the winner and companion. This conversation is also to ensure that all parties involved understand the purpose and nature of the trip they have won. Topics that may be included in this conversation are but not limited to:
    • International travel experience in developing countries
    • Familiarity and/or work with Habitat for Humanity
    • Reasons for wanting to visit India
    • Medical conditions 
    • Comfortableness with modest accommodations and rustic living Comfortableness with group travel and sticking to a pre-determined itinerary
    • Awareness that Delta employees make up the remainder of the team and that media and press will be a part of this experience

Following the screening conversation between the winning bidder, companion and Delta representatives, the winning bidder will be contacted by Delta representatives for a follow-up discussion concerning the status of the winner’s and companion’s acceptance or dismissal from attending Delta’s Force For Global Good in Mumbai, India. Upon Delta’s acceptance of the winner and companion, they will promptly complete the participant applications for the trip. If Delta chooses to disallow the winning bidder and companion from participating in the trip, his or her SkyMiles will be fully refunded. SkyMiles may only be refunded at Delta’s discretion after the screening conversation has been completed.

Other than those specifically listed above, no additional items or services are included in this package.
Subject to all rules, policies, terms and conditions of the SkyMiles Online Auction
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