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Delta is offering some amazing fares to Russia and Turkey from several U.S. locations. Delta.com is currently showing plenty of heavily discounted availability this winter and spring for flights to Moscow, St. Petersburg from $314, and to Istanbul from $408.

As reported by The Flight Deal, you can find discounted fares to Istanbul from from San Francisco, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Houston, while the Russian destinations can also be reached at a discount from Cleveland and Denver. These fares are available January 12-March 12, 2015, or April 20-May 14, 2015, though dates are subject to change, so I recommend playing with them in Delta’s flexible dates calendar to see what else pops up!

Update: The Flight Deal is now also reporting deals from the same U.S. cities to various destinations in Europe, including Dublin, Stockholm, Oslo, Brussels, Warsaw, Lisbon, Prague, and Copenhagen. The fares aren’t quite as amazing as those to Russia and Istanbul, but impressive nonetheless. Dates are similar to those discussed above.

San Francisco (SFO) – Moscow (SVO) $314!

Delta
SFO-SVO for $315 round-trip, February 11-19, 2015.

Washington Dulles (IAD) – Dublin (DUB) $428!

Washington Dulles (IAD) - Dublin (DUB) $358!
Washington Dulles (IAD) – Dublin (DUB) for $428 for May 8-12.

Chicago (ORD) – St. Petersburg (LED) $358!

ORD
ORD-LED for $358 round-trip March 1-12, 2015.

Washington (WAS) – Istanbul (IST) $421!

Delta
WAS-IST for $421 round-trip May 1-8, 2015.

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Now that Delta has shifted to a revenue-based earning system, these flights won’t be a great way to earn extra miles, but you’ll still get substantial credit toward elite status. You can bank extra credit card points by using a card that maximizes airfare purchases, like 3x on airfare with the American Express Premier Rewards Gold or 2x on the Chase Sapphire Preferred. Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

The last few weeks had some exciting fare sales, including the Emirates Christmas fares between New York and Abu Dhabi, and last week’s fares to Tel Aviv and Beijing on Transaero Airlines. The present deals are great because they’re accessible from a greater number of U.S. cities. These are sure to go fast, so book now!

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