Amazing Deal Alert: Award Flights to Europe From 20,000 SkyMiles Round-Trip Nonstop

Jul 13, 2019

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Delta’s back with yet another amazing award sale to Europe. You can fly from a wide variety of US cities including New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, Seattle, Washington DC San Jose and Indianapolis to a number of European cities starting at just 20,000 SkyMiles round-trip. Destinations include Madrid, London, Zurich, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Paris, Milan, Frankfurt, Dublin and Rome.

At current TPG valuations, 20,000 SkyMiles are worth just $240. Adding in taxes and fees starting at $51 and this is equivalent to scoring a $291 round-trip deal. While we’ve seen revenue flights to Europe on Delta starting at just $225 round-trip, those deals are in basic economy.

Although Delta is experimenting with basic economy awards, all of these examples book into the Main Cabin fare class. So you’ll be able to check up to a 50 pound bag each way and select your seat for free for the flight over to Europe.

Delta has published a number of these routes on its SkyMiles deal page here, but credit goes to No Mas Coach for finding additional routes. Given how widespread this sale is, your best bet would be to head to Delta.com and search around for the route of your choice to see how it’s pricing. It’s unclear when the sale ends, so you’ll want to book soon to take advantage of the deal.

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: US Cities (JFK/BOS/LAX/MIA/SEA/DCA/SJC/IND and likely others) to Europe (MAD/LHR/ZRH/BCN/AMS/CDG/MXP/FRA/DUB/FCO and likely others)
Cost: 20,000+ SkyMiles and $51+ round-trip in economy
Booking Link: Direct with Delta
Pay Taxes/Fees With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® CardChase Sapphire Reserve CardAmerican Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel).

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

New York Kennedy (JFK) to Madrid (MAD) for 20,000 miles + $51 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Boston (BOS) to London Heathrow (LHR) for 22,000 miles + $178 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

New York Kennedy (JFK) to London Heathrow (LHR) for 22,000 miles + $178 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Los Angeles (LAX) to London Heathrow (LHR) for 26,000 miles + $184 in taxes and fees round-trip:

Miami (MIA) to London Heathrow (LHR) for 28,000 miles + $184 in taxes and fees round-trip:

Seattle (SEA) to London Heathrow (LHR) for 28,000 miles + $184 in taxes and fees round-trip:

New York Kennedy (JFK) to Zurich (ZRH) for 30,000 miles + $58 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

New York Kennedy (JFK) to Barcelona (BCN) for 32,000 miles + $47 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Washington DC National (DCA) to London Heathrow (LHR) for 32,000 miles + $184 in taxes and fees round-trip:

Boston (BOS) to Amsterdam (AMS) for 34,000 miles + $51 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

New York Kennedy (JFK) to Amsterdam (AMS) for 34,000 miles + $51 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Boston (BOS) to Paris (CDG) for 34,000 miles + $82 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

San Jose (SJC) to Paris (CDG) for 34,000 miles + $88 in taxes and fees round-trip:

New York Kennedy (JFK) to Milan (MXP) for 36,000 miles + $54 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

New York Kennedy (JFK) to Frankfurt (FRA) for 36,000 miles + $117 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Boston (BOS) to Dublin (DUB) for 38,000 miles + $47 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

New York Kennedy (JFK) to Rome (FCO) for 38,000 miles + $69 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Indianapolis (IND) to Paris (CDG) for 38,000 miles + $82 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Paris (CDG) for 38,000 miles + $82 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, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare on plus trip delay insurance), Chase Sapphire Reserve CardAmerican Express® Gold Card Citi Premier® Card (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

Boosting Your SkyMiles Balance

While you couldn’t earn a welcome bonus in time to boost your balance for this wave of deals, you may consider adding a card now in anticipation of flash sales to come. 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:

  • The Platinum Card® from American Express ($550 annual fee; See Rates & Fees); 60,000-point welcome bonus after you use your new card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months, though be sure to check the CardMatch Tool to see if you’re targeted for a 100,000-point welcome bonus after spending $5,000 in the first 3 months; offer subject to change at anytime, (you can transfer Membership Rewards points to Delta SkyMiles instantly)
  • The Business Platinum Card® from American Express ($595 annual fee; See Rates & Fees); Earn 75,000 points after you spend $15,000 on qualifying purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. Terms Apply.
  • Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card ($450 annual fee; $550 if application is received on or after 1/30/2020, See Rates & Fees); Earn 40,000 Bonus Miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Terms Apply.
  • Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express ($95 annual fee; See Rates & Fees); Earn 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.

Featured image by GoranQ via Getty Images.

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

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

WELCOME OFFER: 80,000 Points

TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $1,600

CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 2X points on all travel and dining, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners

*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,000 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide, eligible delivery services, takeout and dining out & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 80,000 points are worth $1,000 toward travel.
  • Get unlimited deliveries with a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fees on orders over $12 for a minimum of one year on qualifying food purchases with DashPass, DoorDash's subscription service. Activate by 12/31/21.
  • Earn 5X points on Lyft rides through March 2022. That’s 3X points in addition to the 2X points you already earn on travel.
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