New Delta Flights Make It Easier to Fly to Europe, Israel, & More

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Finding it difficult to use your Delta miles?  Here’s some good news!

Delta is adding more flights to Europe, Israel, Orlando, and more.

New Delta Flights Make It Easier To Fly To Europe Israel More

More Flights to Cities Like Munich = More Award & Paid Seats!

Find out if there’s a new route that fits with your travel plans!

Delta’s New Flights for 2016

Delta is adding new routes and seasonal flights in 2016.  That’s great because you’ll have more choices and a better chance of finding award and paid seats.

Here are the some of the new flights you’ll find:

You can find even more seasonal flights to Europe here.

This is also good news for folks who have Citi ThankYou or Chase Ultimate Rewards points.  That’s because you can use those points to buy nearly any flight with NO blackout dates through their travel portals!

You can buy paid tickets for 1.33 cents per Citi ThankYou point if you have the Citi Prestige through July 23, 2017.  Or for 1.25 cents per point when you have the Citi ThankYou Premier card.

Delta flights (or nearly any other flight) is also 1.25 cents per Chase Ultimate Rewards point when you have you have the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Ink Bold, or Ink Plus.

New Delta Flights Make It Easier To Fly To Europe Israel More

With 11 Weekly Delta Flights, You’re More Likely to Find Available Seats to the Holy Land Where You Can Visit Places Like the Awe-Inspiring Mar Saba Monastery

Need More Delta Miles?

No problem!  There are plenty of ways to earn Delta miles.  And if you need help with book Delta award flights see my posts on how book 1-way tickets and flights to Europe.

1.   4 AMEX Delta Cards

Link:   Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express (Personal)

Link:   Gold Delta SkyMiles Card From American Express (Business)

Link:   Platinum Delta SkyMiles Card From American Express

Link:   Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express

You can earn an increased bonus of 50,000 Delta miles when you sign-up for the AMEX Delta Gold personal or small business card and spend $2,000 on purchases within the 1st 3 months of opening your account. (EXPIRED.)

Plus, you’ll get a $50 statement credit after your 1st Delta purchase.  This deal ends November 17, 2015.

The $95 annual fee is waived the 1st year.

New Delta Flights Make It Easier To Fly To Europe Israel More

50,000 Delta Miles Is Enough for 2 Round-Trip Tickets to Orlando!

Other Delta cards include:

  • AMEX Delta Platinum35,000 Delta miles when you spend $1,000 on purchases within the 1st 3 months of opening your account.
  • AMEX Delta Reserve10,000 Delta miles after your 1st purchase

We don’t earn a commission on the AMEX Delta cards, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

2.   Transfer Starwood Points to Delta Miles

Link:   Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

Link:   Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express

With the AMEX Starwood personal and small business cards you’ll earn 25,000 Starwood points when you complete the minimum spending.

There aren’t many ways to earn Starwood points, which make them vary valuable.  And when you transfer 20,000 Starwood points to airline partners like Delta, you’ll earn a 5,000 point bonus, for a total of 25,000 airline miles.

So Starwood points are an excellent way to get the extra points you need to book an award flight!

3.   Transfer AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Delta Miles

You can also transfer AMEX Membership Rewards points to Delta.

Here’s a look at all the cards that earn AMEX Membership Rewards points:

Personal CardsBusiness Cards
Premier Rewards Gold Card From American ExpressThe Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN
American Express® Mercedes-Benz PlatinumThe Blue for Business® Credit Card from American Express
The Platinum Card® from American ExpressThe Enhanced Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN
AMEX EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express
Business Green Rewards Card from American Express OPEN
AMEX EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card from American Express
American Express® Gold Card
American Express® Green Card
Blue from American Express® Note: These are the ONLY AMEX cards that earn Membership Rewards points that can NOT be transferred to airline & hotel programs. But you can use these points on the Membership Rewards website for other redemptions. Includes personal AND small business versions of the card.

But keep in mind, you’ll pay an excise fee of 0.06 cents per point, up to a maximum of $99.

Bottom Line

Delta is adding new flights to places like Tel Aviv, London, Orlando, and Rome.

With more Delta flights, it should be easier to find open flights for paid and award tickets!

You can earn more Delta miles from the sign-up bonuses on AMEX Delta Gold personal and small business, Platinum, and Reserve cards.  Or by transferring your Starwood points  or AMEX Membership Rewards points.

You can also book Delta flights (or nearly any other airline) with no blackout dates using Citi ThankYou points or Chase Ultimate Rewards points.

Let me know if you book a trip on 1 of these new routes!

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