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Delta is currently running another fantastic award sale including deals to less frequently discounted destinations like Israel and South Africa.
Flights to major European hubs like Paris (CDG), London (LHR) and Amsterdam (AMS) are on sale from 28,000 Skymiles round-trip. While flights from New York (JFK), Philadelphia (PHL) and Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Johannesburg (JNB) start from 54,000 miles round-trip. Flights from Atlanta (ATL), Detroit (DTW), Minneapolis (MSP) and Salt Lake City (SLC) to Tel Aviv (TLV) start at 68,000 miles round-trip.
Even though Delta has recently introduced basic economy on award tickets, all of these fares book into Main Cabin, so you’ll still be able to check a bag and select a seat for free.
You’ll want to head to Delta.com and enter your origin city and your preferred destination. Many departure cities appear to be available so it could still be worth plugging in even if you don’t see it listed below. If you’re short on miles, remember that you can instantly transfer American Express Membership Rewards points into your SkyMiles account at 1:1 ratio.
Routes: BOS/DTW/MSP/JFK/SFO/IAD/IND/SEA to AMS/LHR/CDG; FLL/JFK/PHL to JNB; ATL/DTW/MSP/SLC to TLV
Cost: From 28,000 miles in economy to Europe, From 54,000 miles to South Africa, 68,000 miles to Israel
Travel Dates: January 15 to March 7, 2019
Purchase By: December 13 at 11:59 PST
Pay Taxes/Fees With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare), Citi Premier Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Boston (BOS) to London (LHR) for 28,000 miles + $180 in taxes and fees round-trip:
Minneapolis (MSP) to Amsterdam (AMS) for 30,000 miles + $55 in taxes and fees round-trip:
San Francisco (SFO) to Amsterdam (AMS) for 36,000 miles + $55 in taxes and fees round-trip:
New York (JFK) to Johannesburg (JNB) for 54,000 miles + $61 in taxes and fees round-trip:
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Johannesburg (JNB) for 68,000 miles + $61 in taxes and fees round-trip:
Atlanta (ATL) to Tel Aviv (TLV) for 68,000 miles + $55 in taxes and fees round-trip:
Minneapolis (MSP) to Tel Aviv (TLV) for 68,000 miles + $55 in taxes and fees round-trip:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier Card, 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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