Delta award flash sale: US flights from 10k, international from 16k miles round-trip

Feb 19, 2020

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If you’re itching for a cheap spring getaway, Delta is back with another flash award sale with deals within North America and to the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Asia and more.

We’re seeing Main Cabin prices as low as 10,000 Delta miles round-trip from cities like Seattle (SEA) and Los Angeles (LAX) to various North American destinations, and cheap flights to tropical hotspots like Cancun (CUN) and Nassau (NAS) starting at 18,000 miles round-trip.

There’s no expiration date listed for these deals, so book sooner than later. Even if you don’t see your cities listed, it’s worth checking anyway because often other destinations are on sale.

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To search, plug in your departure airport at Delta.com along with one of the sale destinations mentioned below. Use Delta’s “Flexible Dates” calendar and be sure to check “shop with miles” before you search. If you find a deal but don’t have enough SkyMiles in your account, you can instantly transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to Delta at a 1:1 ratio.

Airline: Delta
Routes: Between numerous North American cities and to destinations in the Caribbean, Central America, South America and more — see full list here
Cost: 10,000+ SkyMiles round-trip in Main Cabin, less in basic economy
Dates: March to early June 2020
Pay taxes and 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, 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 has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Keep in mind this award sale advertises Main Cabin pricing, but on many routes you can book Delta basic economy for even fewer miles.

Related: How to use credit cards to defeat basic economy

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

New York-JFK to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) for 19,000 SkyMiles + $86 in Main Cabin (14,000 miles round-trip in basic economy):

Austin (AUS) to Cancun (CUN) for 16,000 SkyMiles + $93 round-trip in Main Cabin (10,000 miles round-trip in basic economy):

 

Nashville (BNA) to Nassau (NAS) for 16,000 SkyMiles + $121 round-trip in Main Cabin (12,000 miles round-trip in basic economy):

Los Angeles to Calgary (YYC) for 19,000 SkyMiles + $61 round-trip nonstop in Main Cabin (14,000 miles round-trip in basic economy):

 

New York-JFK to Paris (CDG) for 26,000 SkyMiles + $84 round-trip in Main Cabin:

Seattle to Los Angeles for 10,000 SkyMiles + $11 round-trip in Main Cabin (9,000 miles round-trip in basic economy):

 

Washington, D.C. (IAD) to Bogota (BOG) for 24,000 SkyMiles + $83 round-trip in Main Cabin (18,000 miles round-trip in basic economy):

Seattle to Seoul (ICN) for 34,000 SkyMiles + $46 round-trip nonstop in Main Cabin:

Earn more Delta SkyMiles

There are lots of ways to earn Delta miles, but one of the best ways to quickly boost your SkyMiles balance is by adding one of these cards to your wallet (terms apply):

Related: Choosing the best credit card for Delta flyers

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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Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

Earn 90,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new card in the first three months of card membership. Offer ends 11/10/2021.

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
  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 90,000 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. Offer expires 11/10/2021.
  • Earn up to 20,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) with Status Boost® per year. After you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, you can earn 10,000 MQMs two times per year, getting you closer to Medallion® Status. MQMs are used to determine Medallion® Status and are different than miles you earn toward flights.
  • 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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