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Anyone Can Now Book Cheap Delta Awards to Europe

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Update: Awards must be ticketed by August 21 for travel between October 20 and February 29, 2016. Destinations include Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Paris and Zurich.

Yesterday, Delta began offering fantastic award rates for flights to Europe this fall and winter, including just 21,000 miles each way in coach and 43,500 miles each way in business from the East Coast (West Coast for only a bit more), with great availability from all Delta hubs (and even select connecting routes). Last night, Delta reps confirmed the sale to Delta Points, clarifying that yesterday’s discounts were part of an unadvertised one-day sale for elites and members with co-brand cards, such as the Gold Delta SkyMiles Amex card.

And now for some even better news: The new rates are still around, and they’re available to all SkyMiles members — even if you don’t have status or a Delta credit card, you can book flights at these discounted rates. I logged in from my own account (no status and no card) and was able to pull up the following flights:

New York to Amsterdam in coach:

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New York to Amsterdam in business:

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Considering that Delta awards normally run several times these rates, this is a fantastic deal.

Availability is excellent. Here’s a search for four people in January and February:

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Business on the same route (still for four passengers) isn’t quite as good, but still pretty decent:

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See this post for more examples of what you can book. Unfortunately Delta still hasn’t formally announced the sale, so it’s unclear how long these reduced rates will be sticking around. If you’re planning to travel to Europe (or you have a lot of Delta miles to burn), get to booking!

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  • Earn 30,000 bonus miles after you make $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within your first 3 months and a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months.
  • Earn 2 Miles per dollar spent on purchases made directly with Delta. Earn 1 mile for every dollar spent on all other eligible purchases.
  • Check your first bag free on every Delta flight - that's a savings of up to $200 per round trip for a family of four.
  • Settle in sooner with Priority Boarding.
  • Enjoy a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
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Intro APR Regular APR Annual Fee Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Rating
None 15.49%-19.49% Variable $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95 0% Excellent Credit