Deal Alert: Domestic Flights Between 21+ Cities From 10,000 Miles Round-Trip

Oct 14, 2018

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Delta continues to impress us with one award sale after another. In fact, these Delta award flash sales have made the finals in TPG Award voting for the top airline promotion (vote now for your favorites!)

Today we’re seeing at least 21 US cities with a round-trip flight option starting at just 10,000 SkyMiles round-trip. At current TPG valuations, 10,000 SkyMiles are worth just $120. Add in taxes and fees starting at $11 and this is equivalent to scoring a $131 round-trip deal. But, what’s especially valuable about these awards are that they book into the main cabin, not Delta basic economy. So, you won’t be prevented from selecting a seat, and you won’t have to board last.

The sale ends this Thursday, October 18 — but some routes may still have reduced award pricing beyond this deadline.

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.

Airline: Delta
Routes: Flight between US Cities (ABQ/AUS/BNA/BOS/BUF/BWI/IAD/LAS/LAX/LGA/MCI/MKE/ORD/PHX/PIT/RDU/SAN/SEA/SMF/TPA/TUS and likely more)
Cost: From 10,000 miles plus taxes/fees starting at $11 round-trip
Travel Dates:
 November 7, 2018 to March 7, 2019
Purchase By: October 18
Restrictions: The terms and conditions note that a Friday night stay is required, but this restriction isn’t being applied in practice.
Pay Taxes/Fees With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare),  Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Boston (BOS) to Buffalo (BUF) for 10,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Boston (BOS) to Kansas City (MCI) for 10,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Boston (BOS) to Pittsburgh (PIT) for 10,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Austin (AUS) to Boston (BOS) for 11,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Albuquerque (ABQ) for 11,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Sacramento (SMF) for 11,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Seattle (SEA) to Las Vegas (LAS) for 11,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Seattle (SEA) to San Diego (SAN) for 11,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Baltimore (BWI) for 12,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Tampa (TPA) for 12,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Seattle (SEA) to Phoenix (PHX) for 12,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Seattle (SEA) for 13,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Boston (BOS) to Milwaukee (MKE) for 14,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Seattle (SEA) to Chicago (ORD) for 14,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Seattle (SEA) to Washington DC (IAD) for 14,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Nashville (BNA) to New York LaGuardia (LGA) for 15,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases to pay the taxes and fees, such as the Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel),  Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

If you don’t have enough SkyMiles in your account, consider signing up for one of the Delta credit cards to ensure you’re able to take advantage of a deal next time one pops up. For example, the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express currently comes with a bonus of 30,000 bonus miles after you use your new Card to make $1,000 in purchases 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. Terms Apply.

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Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

Earn 50,000 bonus miles and 5,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $2,000 in purchases on your new card in your first three months of card membership. Plus, earn up to $100 back in statement credits for eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants with your card within the first 3 months of membership.

With Status Boost™, earn 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to two times per year getting you closer to Medallion Status. Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels, 2X Miles at restaurants and at U.S. supermarkets and earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases. Terms Apply.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 bonus miles and 5,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $2,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.
  • Plus, earn up to $100 back in statement credits for eligible purchases at US restaurants with your card within the first 3 months of membership.
  • Accelerate your path to Medallion Status, with Status Boost®. Plus, in 2021 you can earn even more bonus Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) to help you reach Medallion Status.
  • Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels.
  • Earn 2X Miles at restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery and at U.S. supermarkets.
  • Earn 1X Miles on all other eligible purchases.
  • Receive a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card. *Payment of the government imposed taxes and fees of no more than $75 for roundtrip domestic flights (for itineraries with up to four flight segments) is required. Baggage charges and other restrictions apply. See terms and conditions for details.
  • Enjoy your first checked bag free on Delta flights.
  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®.
  • Enjoy an exclusive rate of $39 per person per visit to enter the Delta Sky Club® for you and up to two guests when traveling on a Delta flight.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • $250 Annual Fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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Regular APR
15.74%-24.74% Variable
Annual Fee
$250
Balance Transfer Fee
N/A
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good
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