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Delta award flash sale: Flights to South America from 20,000 SkyMiles R/T

Feb. 12, 2020
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Delta award flash sale: Flights to South America from 20,000 SkyMiles R/T
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Delta is back with a fabulous award flash sale from cities like New York (JFK) and Atlanta (ATL) to South American destinations like Bogota (BOG) and Quito (UIO). The deals start at around 20,000 SkyMiles plus taxes round-trip in Main Cabin and some deals are even nonstop. Don't wait to book, as these tickets expire Feb. 13, 2020, at 11:59 PM.

If you don't see your departure city listed, make sure you check anyway because Delta says there are some unadvertised fares.

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To search, plug in your origin airport at Delta.com along with one of the sale destinations mentioned below. We recommend using Delta’s “Flexible Dates” calendar and making sure to check “shop with miles” when looking at search results. If you’re in need of SkyMiles, remember that you can instantly transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to Delta at a 1:1 ratio.

Airline: Delta
Routes: New York – South American cities, see full list here
Cost: 20,000+ SkyMiles round-trip in Main Cabin
Dates: March-May 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

The information for the Citi Prestige card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

New York (JFK) to Bogota (BOG) for 20,000 SkyMiles + $77 round-trip nonstop in Main Cabin:

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Baltimore (BWI) to Quito (UIO) for 24,000 SkyMiles + $104 round-trip in Main Cabin:

Atlanta (ATL) to Quito (UIO) for 28,000 SkyMiles + $98 round-trip nonstop in Main Cabin:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Bogota (BOG) for 23,000 SkyMiles + $83 round-trip in Main Cabin:

Chicago (ORD) to Rio (GIG) for 46,000 SkyMiles + $58 round-trip in Main Cabin:

New York (JFK) to Buenos Aires (EZE) for 54,000 SkyMiles + $97 round-trip in Main Cabin:

Atlanta (ATL) to Rio (GIG) for 56,000 SkyMiles + $59 round-trip in Main Cabin:

Boosting your SkyMiles balance

There are a variety of ways to earn Delta miles — from Delta-operated flights to trips on SkyTeam airlines to various non-travel partners. However, one of the best ways to boost your SkyMiles balance to score a few free trips is by adding one of these cards to your arsenal (terms apply):

  • The Platinum Card® from American Express ($695 annual fee; See Rates & Fees);100,000-point welcome bonus after you use your new card to make $6,000 in purchases in your first six months of account opening, though be sure to check the CardMatch Tool to see if you’re targeted for a 125,000-point after meeting minimum spend requirements (offer subject to change at any time). You can transfer Membership Rewards points directly to Delta SkyMiles.
  • The Business Platinum Card® from American Express ($595 annual fee; $695 if application received on or after 1/13/2022; See Rates & Fees); Earn 120,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $15,000 on eligible purchases with the Business Platinum Card within the first three months of card membership. Terms Apply.
  • Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card ($0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then, $99 see rates and fees); Earn 40,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first three months.
  • Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card ($250 annual fee; see rates and fees); 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.
  • Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card ($550 annual fee; see rates and fees); Earn 50,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first three months.
  • Delta SkyMiles® Blue American Express Card ($0 annual fee; see rates and fees); Earn 10,000 miles after you spend $500 on purchases in the first three months of account opening.

For rates and fees of the Amex Platinum Card, click here.
For rates and fees of the Amex Business Platinum Card, click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles Blue Card, click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles Gold Card, please click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles Platinum Card, please click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles Reserve Card, please click here.

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