Up to 57% Off (Maybe) Delta Airlines Flights for Austin, Los Angeles, and New York City

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Gilt is a free membership shopping site that primarily sells discounted designer clothes and home goods.  But for the 1st time, Gilt City will be selling discounted Delta flights between popular cities within the US.

Up To 57 Off Maybe Delta Airlines Flights For Austin Los Angeles And New York City

You Could Save Up to 57% Off First Class Delta Airlines Flights

The sale starts July 10, 2014, at 10:00 am Eastern Time.  You must be a Gilt & Gilt City member to shop the sale.  

How Much Are You Really Saving?

Here’s a peak at the Delta Airlines flights on sale with Gilt City:

1-Way First Class

  • Los Angeles to Austin or Austin to Los Angeles for $200 (including taxes)
  • New York City (JFK) to Austin or Austin to New York City (JFK) for $300 (including taxes)

Round-Trip First Class

  • Los Angeles to Austin or Austin to Los Angeles for $400 (including taxes)
  • New York City (JFK) to Austin or Austin to New York City (JFK) for $600 (including taxes)

Full Price Round-Trip First Class Flights

I looked up a couple of round-trip First Class flights at regular cost to compare prices:

  • Los Angeles to Austin costs ~$640 (including taxes)
Up To 57 Off Maybe Delta Airlines Flights For Austin Los Angeles And New York City

Gilt Will Only Save You ~38% Off the Lowest Priced Flights From Los Angeles to Austin in January

  • Austin to New York City (JFK) costs ~$850 (including taxes)
Up To 57 Off Maybe Delta Airlines Flights For Austin Los Angeles And New York City

And You Will Only Save ~29% on the Lowest Priced Flight From Austin to New York in January

However, your savings could increase if you are booking flights during peak travel times or with lots of stops.

Is This a Good Deal?

While you may not really be saving 57% on most of these flights, it’s still a decent discount.  At least on the surface.  But we won’t know all the details until the sale is made public.

The fares don’t earn any elite status on Delta and you can only buy 8 1-way or 4 round-trip tickets per customer.  There are blackout dates between:

  • August 28, 2014 to September 2, 2014
  • November 20 to November 30, 2014
  • December 18, 2014 to January 4, 2015

Additionally, these are only ~3 to ~4 hour flights.  Personally, I would rather use my Southwest Companion Pass to fly within the US for just $10 total per round-trip flight and save the First Class flights for the longer international trips.  But do what works best for your own travel goals!

Bottom Line

Gilt City will have a sale on Delta Airlines First Class flights between Austin and Los Angeles, and Austin and New York.  The sales starts July 10, 2014, at 10:00 am Eastern Time.  

This deal could be worth checking out if you have plans to pay for a First Class round-trip flight to 1 of these cities.   But note that you may not actually save as much as 57% on the flights.

Also pay close attention to the fine print!

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4 responses to “Up to 57% Off (Maybe) Delta Airlines Flights for Austin, Los Angeles, and New York City

  1. A decent savings, especially if you were already planning on taking those trips. Though now being fully immersed in the points and miles, “hobby”, you start to think, “eh, I can score a $5,000 first class ticket with points, a discount ticket from Texas to LA, big deal.” heh.

  2. The Other Jason

    Something isn’t right. Your links send one to Gilt.com and you can see a “Welcome Delta Sky Miles” logo in the corner, but as soon as you sign in, you are taken to the regular Gilt page of today’s sales. There is no mention of Delta anywhere on the site? Am I missing something? I do not see any sales. And it’s nearly 11am EST now.

  3. The Other Jason

    Think I figured it out. Via the Delta-Gilt combo you don’t see any disclaimer. But when you go via the United-Gilt combo item #1 says: “This offer is only valid for new Gilt Groupe members who registered through this.”

    That’s kinda BS. Once again, loyal customers get nothing (I’ve been active on Gilt for awhile, but never got this reward) while new customers are rewarded.

  4. I don’t think these tickets earn Medallion Qualifying Miles, do they?