Delta Award Sale: Flights to Asia for 30,000 Miles, Domestic Awards Starting at 10,000 Miles, and Premium Economy Flights Still on Sale!

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Delta Award Sale:  Flights to Asia for 30,000 Miles, Domestic Awards Starting at 10,000 Miles, and Premium Economy Flights Still on Sale!

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Delta’s sale this week looks to be mostly an extension of the routes that were on sale last week, with a few extra cities thrown in.  This sale lasts until October 18, 2018.  But they also are having an extra “Fly South for Winter” sale with discounts on coach and Delta Comfort (i.e. premium economy seats) until October 12, 2018!

It’s not as common to see premium economy award seats on sale, so you’ll want to give those routes a once over.

If you don’t see a discounted route that’s interesting, it’s worth taking a minute to check the flights and dates you want.  Because on just about every Delta sale, there are award flights cheaper than advertised, or discounts to cities that aren’t advertised.  I’ve often found deals from my home airport of Chicago, even though they are almost never on the list.

And the sales are often extended beyond the listed travel dates.  So keep that in mind, too.

If you don’t have enough Delta miles to take advantage of these deals, here’s how you can earn them to be ready for next time!  And if you have an AMEX Delta card, you might be able to borrow the miles you need to book an award and earn them back later!

Flights to Beijing for Only 30,000 Delta Miles Are a Steal!

Delta Award Sale to Asia

Book by:   October 18, 2018

Travel dates:   October 19 through December 9, 2018

Restrictions:   No minimum stay required.  No advance purchase required.  Blackout dates apply.

Routes include round-trip coach flights between:

  • Boston or Orlando to Beijing for 35,000 miles 
  • Detroit to Beijing for 45,000 miles
  • Los Angeles or Seattle to Beijing for 30,000 miles
  • Los Angeles to Shanghai for 35,000 miles
  • Orlando, Boston, or Atlanta to Shanghai for 50,000 miles

Taxes and fees on these flights run ~$35 to ~$41.

Delta Domestic Award Sale

Book by:   October 18, 2018

Travel dates:   November 7, 2018, through March 7, 2019

Restrictions:   Friday stay required.  21-day advance purchase required.  Blackout dates apply, mostly over Christmas & Thanksgiving.

Routes include round-trip flights between:

  • Austin to Boston for 10,000 miles
  • Austin to Los Angeles & Seattle for 15,000 miles
  • Boston to Buffalo, Kansas City, Milwaukee, or Pittsburgh for 10,000 miles
  • Los Angeles to Seattle, Sacramento, or Albuquerque for 10,000 miles
  • Nashville to New York or Raleigh-Durham for 10,000 miles
  • Raleigh-Durham to Baltimore or Tampa for 11,000 miles
  • Seattle to Chicago or Washington, DC for 15,000 miles
  • Seattle to Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Diego, or Tucson for 10,000 miles
  • and more!

Taxes and fees on these flights are ~$11.

You’ll find the full details of the discounted award flights on Delta’s promotion page.

Delta “Fly South For Less This Winter” Sale

Book by:   October 12, 2018

Travel dates:   January 15 through March 15, 2019

Restrictions:   Blackout dates apply.  Round-trip purchase required.

Routes include round-trip coach flights between:

  • Atlanta to Key West for 21,000 miles
  • Atlanta to Panama City for 14,000 miles
  • Boston to Fort Myers for 10,000 miles
  • Cincinnati to Orlando for 13,000 miles
  • Los Angeles to Kona for 34,000 miles
  • Minneapolis to Tampa for 18,000 miles
  • New York-JFK to Orlando for 14,000 miles
  • New York-JFK to Bermuda for 16,000 miles
  • Seattle to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for 24,000 miles
  • and many more!

And round-trip Delta Comfort (premium economy) flights between:

  • Atlanta to Key West for 32,000 miles
  • Atlanta to Panama City for 19,000 miles
  • Boston to Fort Myers for 16,000 miles
  • Cincinnati to Orlando for 17,000 miles
  • Los Angeles to Kona for 46,000 miles
  • Minneapolis to Tampa for 29,000 miles
  • New York-JFK to Orlando for 20,000 miles
  • New York-JFK to Bermuda for 20,000 miles
  • Seattle to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for 24,000 miles
  • and many more!

Taxes + fees for these awards are ~$11 to ~$125 per ticket.  Again, be sure to double check the routes you’re interested in because the prices (and travel dates) might be better than what’s advertised.

You can see the full list of deals here.

If you need more Delta miles, you can earn enough miles for almost any of these flights with just a single intro bonus from any of these cards:

Just remember, you won’t earn the welcome bonus in time for this particular award sale.  But if you apply now, you’ll be ready the next time a good deal comes around!

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You’re forgetting that if you have the Delta Skymiles Amex card you can BORROW miles. So, if you’re 10k miles short, you can borrow them for 6 months. Then just spend 1.75K per month on the card for 6 months and your miles are covered. Need 20000 no prob, spend 3300 a month on the card for 6 months to pay them back. 🙂

As usual these “sales” on Delta once you figure in the fees and taxes are a poor use of miles. You’re better off searching for those amazing deals on e.g. Swiss via SecretFlying.com than using your SkyPesos for these illusory “sales” that net you a lower $ value per mile than you might expect.

Do other airlines (particularly United and American) do similar sales for rewards redemptions? Have some e-rewards I want to redeem but want to get most value I can.

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Delta is the only one that has weekly award sales, and they can be really good deals.

Other airlines have them more sporadically. United Airlines currently has a 20% discount on some award flights, but it is ending soon: https://millionmilesecrets.com/news/ending-soon-fly-to-singapore-philippines-thailand-indonesia-and-much-more-for-16000-miles-less-than-usual/

Phil Klingensmith

Any good deals on 1st or comfort???

Author

We are updating this post today with the new deals and there are some discounted Delta One (Business Class) deals to Europe!

I think you meant May 2019, not May 2018.

Author

Yes, thank you…I’m usually late to the party, but never THAT late!

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