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Have you been searching for a great use of your Delta miles? Good news!
Via Rene’s Points, Delta is having a sale on both coach and Business Class seats from the US to Europe through March 15, 2017. You can get a discount of 30,000 Delta miles on round-trip Business Class tickets or 10,000 Delta miles on round-trip coach tickets to spots like London, Dublin, Amsterdam, and more!
Here are the details of this flash sale!
Delta Airlines Flash Sale
Through March 15, 2017, Delta is having a flash award sale to Europe. You’ll save 30,000 Delta miles round-trip when you book a Business Class ticket, and 10,000 miles on coach tickets. For travel from August 1, 2017, through October 31, 2017.
Normally, round-trip Business Class tickets start at 140,000 Delta miles in Delta’s “Delta One” lie-flat seats. So this is a good deal.
I searched for Business Class award seats between Atlanta and London for a one-week trip in early September 2017. Here’s what I found:
Delta’s lowest level round-trip coach tickets to Europe usually cost 60,000 Delta miles. So the savings in coach isn’t as significant. And you’ll still have to pay taxes and fees on these tickets.
Plus, you might be better off using Delta’s Pay With Miles for coach tickets. Because there have been a number of recent sales to Europe, with coach tickets selling for ~$500. Check out this post for more about Pay With Miles.
Want More Delta Miles?
You may have Delta miles available to you without realizing it! Take a look at my handy chart to help you figure out which points transfer to which airlines.
For example, you can transfer American Express Membership Rewards points from cards like the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold card or AMEX Business Platinum card, to Delta at a ratio of 1:1. And transfers are instant!
There are plenty of credit cards that earn Delta miles, like the AMEX Gold Delta SkyMiles card, and the AMEX Gold Delta SkyMiles Business card. Plus, when you have one of these cards, you’ll get priority boarding and a free checked bag!
Use Hotel Points to Stay in Europe for Cheap!
There are lots of ways to get cheap or free hotel rooms with points from credit cards. And you can take a peek at my favorite Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, and Starwood hotels in Europe!
My favorite tool for finding hotels that can be booked with points is Hotel Hustle. And if you don’t have hotel points, you can transfer flexible points like Chase Ultimate Rewards or American Express Membership Rewards to different hotel programs.
And don’t forget about Airbnb! It’s a fantastic way to save money on accommodations, especially for longer stays. Here are some tips on how to negotiate a better Airbnb price, and how to find a safe and comfortable Airbnb.
You can book discounted award flights from the US to Europe in coach and Business Class with Delta’s latest promotion.
But you must book by March 15, 2017, for travel between August 1, 2017, and October 31, 2017.
Discounted coach flights will cost 50,000 Delta miles round-trip. And round-trip tickets in Business Class cost 110,000 Delta miles.
If you’re looking for Business Class seats, this deal could be worth it! The savings on coach tickets isn’t as good. Especially given the number of recent cheap sales in coach to Europe.
Let me know if you find a good deal!