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Delta is offering a sale on award flights from the US to many cities in Asia, with round-trip flights discounted to 49,000 miles plus taxes and fees. These flights usually start at 70,000 miles round-trip, so this is a great way to get some decent value from your SkyMiles. Departures seem to be available from almost every city that Delta serves, but flight availability itself appears to be somewhat limited. Departure dates are from January 10 through March 3, and travel must be booked by tomorrow night (December 14) at 11:59pm ET. You can read more about booking Delta award flights here and here.
Route: US to Asia
Cost: 49,000 miles and $50+ round-trip in economy
Dates: January 10 – March 3, 2017
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Newark (EWR) to Tokyo (NRT/HND) for 49,000 miles + $50 round-trip in January:
Atlanta (ATL) to Hong Kong (HKG) for 49,000 miles + $70 round-trip in January:
Seattle (SEA) to Singapore (SIN) for 49,000 miles + $79 round-trip in January:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
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