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INSIDER SECRET: There are almost always unadvertised Delta SkyMiles deals, so be sure to check prices for the dates and routes you’re most interested in.
This week’s Delta SkyMiles deals feature all sorts of rock bottom prices on domestic flights. The cheapest Main Cabin award tickets start at 10,000 miles round-trip, but there are flights from just about anywhere Delta flies for under 20,000 miles round-trip.
If you’re willing to forgo the opportunity to choose your seat ahead of time or cancel your flight, you can find even better deals in Basic Economy. I dug up round-trip flights to Orlando (and other destinations) from most of the Delta hub/focus cities for only 9,000 miles.
Basic Economy isn’t a good deal for everyone, but with Delta it’s not as restrictive as with other airlines because you can still bring a carryon. Also, if you have a Delta credit card you’ll get priority boarding and a free checked bag for you and up to eight companions.
Delta SkyMiles Deals
Travel dates: September through November 2019
Sale dates: No official end date
There are round-trip coach awards on sale from:
As always, there are gobs of unadvertised deals this week, like these round-trip Basic Economy flights:
- New York to Seattle for 13,000 miles
- New York to Los Angeles for 12,000 miles
- Chicago to Seattle for 9,000 miles
- Atlanta to Orlando for 9,000 miles
- Boston to Orlando for 9,000 miles (10,000 miles in Main Cabin)
- Los Angeles to Orlando for 9,000 miles
- Austin to Orlando for 9,000 miles
- Minneapolis to Orlando for 9,000 miles
- Detroit to Orlando for 9,000 miles
- Cincinnati to Orlando for 9,000 miles
- Raleigh/Durham to Orlando for 9,000 miles
- Salt Lake City to Orlando for 11,000 miles
Some of these deals are only available on limited dates, while others have plenty of availability. There are certainly other great deals out there so be sure to do your own research and read this post if you need tips on finding Delta’s hidden award deals.
You can see the full terms for the sale here.
If you need more Delta SkyMiles in a pinch you can transfer Amex Membership Rewards points to Delta at a 1:1 ratio. These cards earn Amex Membership Rewards points:
|Card||Welcome Bonus & Minimum Spending Requirements|
|The Business Platinum® Card from American Express||Up to 75,000 Amex Membership Rewards points
50,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $10,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of opening your account, plus earn an extra 25,000 Amex Membership Rewards points after spending an additional $10,000 on qualifying purchases within the first 3 months of opening your account. Terms Apply.
|The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express||No welcome bonus|
|The Platinum Card® from American Express||60,000 Amex Membership Rewards points after spending $5,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of opening your account. Terms Apply.|
|American Express® Gold Card||35,000 Amex Membership Rewards points after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months of account opening. Terms Apply.|
|American Express® Business Gold Card||Ends November 06 2019: Limited Time Offer- Earn up to $500 in statement credits by purchasing qualifying services with FedEx within the first 3 months of account opening. Terms Apply.|
|Business Green Rewards Card from American Express||5,000 Amex Membership Rewards points after your first purchase on the card within the first year of card membership. Terms Apply.|
|Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card from American Express||15,000 Amex Membership Rewards points after spending $1,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of opening your account. Terms Apply.|
|Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express||10,000 Amex Membership Rewards points after spending $1,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of opening your account. Terms Apply.
Just remember, you won’t earn the welcome bonus in time for this particular award sale. Also, Amex only lets you earn an intro bonus once per lifetime per specific credit card, so you’ll want to wait to apply until the welcome offers are increased and right now none of the Delta credit cards have a good bonus offer.
But, if you want to earn Delta miles and perks on Delta flights, like priority boarding, free checked bags and inflight purchase discounts, then consider one of these Amex Delta credit cards:
- Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express
- Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
- Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
- Delta Reserve® Credit Card from American Express
- Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express
- Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card
To learn more about the Delta SkyMiles program, take a look at these guides:
- Everything you need to know about Delta status
- Best redemptions with Delta miles
- How to setup a Delta account
- Do Delta miles expire?
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