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For those thinking about some fall travel plans, Delta is having a sale on travel to the Latin America and the Caribbean. This applies to both paid tickets as well as award redemptions. This is valid for travel from September 3 – December 13, 2013 for economy tickets only. Delta SkyMiles can be tricky to use and aren’t the most valuable currency, but if you can find a good redemption, they can come in handy. Bookings must be made by today, June 24, 2013.

Delta is offering some reduced price awards.
Delta is offering some reduced price awards.

Below are some sample fares and award prices for Delta’s sale. While the paid fares are decent, some of the SkyMiles redemptions appear to be a better deal.

Some sample fares and award prices as part of Delta's sale.
Some sample fares and award prices as part of Delta’s sale.

Here are some examples of some awards I was able to find:

Atlanta
Atlanta- Santiago, Chile for 50,000 SkyMiles round-trip (Normally 60,000 SkyMiles).
New York-Santo Domingo for 30,000 miles round-trip. (Normally 35,000)
New York-Santo Domingo for 30,000 SkyMiles round-trip (Normally 35,000 SkyMiles).
Los Angeles-San Jose, Costa Rica for 30,000 SkyMiles round-trip (Normally 35,000 SkyMiles).
Los Angeles-San Jose, Costa Rica for 30,000 SkyMiles round-trip (Normally 35,000 SkyMiles).

I would book now especially if you are a Platinum or Diamond Medallion, since Delta does allow changes and cancellations up to 3 days prior to travel with no fee.

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