Gilt City & Delta Launch First Class Flight Sale on July 10

by on July 9, 2014 · 12 comments

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Since 2013, discounted couture shopping portal Gilt and Delta Air Lines have partnered to offer SkyMiles for purchases on the Gilt and  Gilt City websites. Their first joint promotion is an exclusive sale of up to 57% off first-class flights to/from Austin (AUS) and Los Angeles (LAX) or New York City (JFK), with each flight purchase earning 500 bonus SkyMiles This Gilt/Delta promotion covers discounted first- class fares to and from Austin, Texas (Image courtesy of Shutterstock) This promotion starts on Thursday, July 10 at 10 am ET only at and will last until July 20 or until inventory runs out. The promotion isn’t valid on any Gilt Groupe or Gilt City apps. Flights must be booked by July 20, 2014 and travel completed by March 1, 2015.

Delta and Gilt are offering a joint promotion on discounted first-class fares to/from AUS and LAX or JFK.

Delta and Gilt are offering a joint promotion on discounted first-class fares to/from AUS and LAX or JFK.

Discounted First-Class Fares To/From Austin 

The following discounted first-class (F class) Delta fares will be available on Gilt:

One-Way First Class 
LAX-AUS or AUS-LAX: $200 ($492 full fare)
JFK-AUS or AUS-JFK:  $300($708.50 full fare)

Round-Trip First Class 
LAX-AUS or AUS-LAX, round-trip: $400 ($985 full fare)
JFK-AUS or AUS-JFK, round-trip:  $600 ($1,417 full fare)

The above full first-class, F-class fares are listed on a Gilt City page dedicated to the promotion and viewable only by Gilt members. A search on for first-class fares for these itineraries between August 8-27, 2014 and September 3-October 20, 2014 turned up much lower prices on average in fare class G – albeit still more expensive than the fares offered in this promotion. The screenshot below shows one example of a $320 one-way, G-class fare, AUS-LAX, on Friday, August 8:

Sample full-price first-class fares on Delta for a one-way trip AUS-LAX on August 8, 2014

Sample full-price first-class fares on Delta for a one-way trip AUS-LAX on August 8, 2014.

These fares will not count towards Delta MQMs or MQDs, and all tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchases are limited to 8 one-way tickets and 4 round-trip tickets per customer. Blackout dates are August 28 through September 2, 2014, November 20–30, 2014, and December 18, 2014 through January 4, 2015.

Gilt’s Partnership with Delta

Gilt is free to join with either a name and password or via Facebook, and offers discounts on designer merchandise, furniture, and more. Through the Gilt and Delta partnership, SkyMiles members get 1,000 bonus miles for their first Gilt purchase of $50 or more, and every Gilt purchase earns 1 SkyMile per dollar spent (Medallion members earn 2 miles for every dollar spent). These miles are non-transferable.

Note that Gilt has had similar partnership in the past with United and Hilton, but these promotions are no longer valid.

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  • Steve

    I can see this being very beneficial for SXSW trips… I hope there are no blackout dates!

  • The Other Jason

    I posted this on Million MIle Secrets too. Something isn’t working. Your links send one to Gilt but as soon as you sign in you are taken to their regular page of daily sales. There is no mention of Delta anywhere to be found. BTW it’s 11am EST as I write this. Are they sold out? Am I missing something?

  • The Other Jason

    Think I answered my own question. Via they don’t specifically list who qualifies. However, via the Gilt-United link, item #1 states: This offer is only valid for new Gilt Groupe members who registered through this.

    That about wraps it up. Once again loyal customers (I’ve been shopping on Gilt for some time) get squat while new customers are rewarded.

  • Ivan Y

    @ The Other Jason:
    I’ve had a Gilt account for years and everything worked fine for me. I when to link, logged in, entered my SkyMiles number when prompted and it took me to the page with AUS flights. Haven’t tried checking out but everything seems to be okay so I suggest you try again :)

  • Ivan Y

    Full T&Cs:

    What to know

    Redeem by: Sunday, July 20, 2014

    This offer is subject to Terms and Conditions

    Blackout dates: 8/28/14 – 9/2/14; 11/20/14 – 11/30/14; 12/18/15 – 1/4/14

    Purchaser must use his/her name from an official government ID and be included in the reservation for any redeeming parties.

    Fares shown are available exclusively through, to be redeemed exclusively through These amounts are nonrefundable. Tickets are non-transferable. Tickets and seats are limited. Limit of eight (8) one way or four (4) round-trip tickets purchased per person through

    Cancellations, refunds, changes: Tickets are nonrefundable except in accordance with Delta’s cancellation policy. Fees may apply for downgrades/reissues and itinerary changes. Contact a Delta agent or see Ticket Changes for details.

    Gilt City voucher must be emailed to Delta by July 19, 2014 to exchange for a certificate for booking flights. Flights must be booked on by July 20, 2014; travel must occur by March 1, 2015.

    Fare validity: Fares shown are valid daily. Fares are valid in the Premium (First) cabin on nonstop Delta flights only.

    Vouchers not redeemed within the designated redemption window may be applied as a credit of the amount paid in the same class of service (F class) for the applicable routes. Purchaser will be responsible for fare differences. After the designated window, you will be provided with a credit. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

    SkyMiles partner offers: SkyMiles partner offers subject to the terms and conditions of each individual offer. SkyMiles Partners subject to change. All SkyMiles Program Rules apply. To review the rule, see Membership Guide and Program Rules.

    Baggage charges: Allowances subject to size/weight limits. Contact a Delta agent or see Checked Bags and Fees for details.

    Fares, fees, rules, and offers are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. ©2014 Delta Air Lines, Inc.

    Tax is not included in this price and will be charged upon redemption.

    Percentage discount is in comparison to nonrefundable First Class fares available for purchase at

    Fees/restrictions/baggage fees may apply.

  • Ivan Y

    Blackout dates: 8/28/14 – 9/2/14; 11/20/14 – 11/30/14; 12/18/15 – 1/4/14

  • The Other Jason

    I’m telling you, I’ve tried it over and over again. I am never asked to enter my Delta Skymiles #. I am told to log in, and then immediately directed to the regular Gilt page. This sucks!

  • The Other Jason

    OK…got it. Had to go into and sign out and then go into and finally got the “enter your SkyMiles #” page. Thanks!

  • Ivan Y

    Glad you got it figured out; guess Gilt web people decided to make this part of a log-on process which is a little bit weird.

  • LA Dave
  • Melanie Wynne

    These blackout dates are listed in the post, along with the fact that travel must be completed by March 1, 2015 – which will unfortunately just miss SXSW on March 13-17.

  • mbwmbw1337

    Why won’t these count towards MQM? It seems they would. Also, if we put in our SkyMiles number after the purchase will we still get credit?

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