Delta award sale: Domestic deals from 9,000 SkyMiles round-trip
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The Delta SkyMiles deals keep getting better: this time around, you can book round-trip tickets to various domestic destinations from 9,000 SkyMiles round-trip.
Check out the list to see if your city has any cheap award flights. If you don’t see your city, still search for yourself as not all the deals are always advertised. Additionally, many of the deals are actually being sold for less than they’re being advertised.
To search, plug in your origin airport atalong 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.
TPG values each SkyMile at 1.2 cents, so 10,000 miles represents a cash equivalent of $120. 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.
Routes: Many U.S. cities
Cost: 9,000+ SkyMiles round-trip in Basic, 10,000+ SkyMiles in Main Cabin Economy plus taxes and fees
Travel Dates: Nov. 2019 — May 2020
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℠ Card (3x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare booked directly with the airline or amextravel.com) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Boston (BOS) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) for 9,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip in basic economy:
Atlanta (ATL) to Orlando (MCO) for 9,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip in basic economy:
Cincinnati (CVG) to Orlando (MCO) for 9,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip in basic economy:
Minneapolis (MSP) to Fort Myers (RSW) for 9,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip in basic economy:
Seattle (SEA) to San Francisco (SFO) for 9,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip in basic economy:
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:
- 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 three 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 three months (offer subject to change at any time). You can transfer Membership Rewards points directly to Delta SkyMiles. Terms Apply.
- The Business Platinum® Card from American Express ($595 annual fee; See Rates & Fees); Earn up to 100,000 points; 50,000 points after you spend $10,000 and an extra 50,000 points after you spend an additional $15,000 all on qualifying purchases within your first three months of Card Membership. 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 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) and 40,000 Bonus Miles after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first three 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.
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.
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