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Act fast: Today's the last day for Delta's SkyMiles sale on NYC-Europe flights from 34k RT

March 18, 2022
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Delta's having a really good SkyMiles sale for flights in and out of New York City airports. How good? Try 5,000 miles for a roundtrip in the U.S., for Main Cabin seats. It's not just domestic flights that are on sale. You can book flights to a variety of European cities for as low as 34,000 SkyMiles roundtrip. The sale window is for flights between April 24 and May 18. The catch?

The sale ends tonight.

Props to Frequent Miler for spotting this great award sale. What makes this deal a standout from normal sales is that it has Main Cabin seats for sale, not simply Basic Economy. On top of that, the sale extends to Delta's Business, Comfort Plus and Premium tiers.

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We'll list some specific fares we found on sale below, but here's the general breakdown for itineraries from NYC airports to European destinations (all roundtrip):

  • Economy - from 34,000 miles
  • Comfort Plus - from 54,000 miles
  • Premium - from 74,000 miles
  • Business - from 148,000 miles

Domestic trips that originate from NYC begin as low as 5,000 SkyMiles roundtrip for a main cabin seat... and a number of the available fares do work in reverse if you have your eye on a trip to the Big Apple.

A good tip from our friends at Frequent Miler to keep in mind is that reverse pricing means if you get creative with your travel plans, you can score a serious deal. We did some digging and found a Miami-NYC round-trip Main Cabin fare for 5k SkyMiles in May. We also located an NYC-London itinerary that worked perfectly within our time frame that would cost just 34k miles. It was significantly less than if we had booked a Miami-London fare.

Deal basics

Airline: Delta Airlines
Domestic routes: Atlanta (ATL), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Miami (MIA), Nashville (BNA) to NYC (JFK/LGA) - deals work in reverse

European routes: NYC (JFK) to London (LHR), France (CDG) Reykjavík, Iceland (KEF), Athens (ATH), Dublin (DUB), Edinburgh (EDI), Milan (MXP), and other cities.
Cost: from 5,000 SkyMiles round-trip (plus taxes and fees) for Main Cabin; European destinations from 34,000 SkyMiles round-trip (plus taxes and fees)
Dates: April 24-May 18, 2022
Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5x on airfare booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), the Citi Prestige® Card for 5x on airfare, the Citi Premier® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve for 3x on air travel, the American Express® Gold Card for 3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 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.

To search for the fares that are on sale, visit Delta.com and enter one of the eligible departure cities (listed above) and the departure city along with desired dates, and click the "Shop with Miles" box.

(Screenshot courtesy of Delta.com)

After that, click the "Price Calendar" tab to see the most dates and how many miles it costs to book travel on which days.

Price calendar for Delta award flights from NYC to Reykjavík, Iceland (Screenshot courtesy of Delta.com)

We found lots of availability for roundtrip Main Cabin tickets from NYC to Reykjavík, Iceland (KEF) for 34,000 miles, but we were particularly intrigued by the ComfortPlus seats available for 54,000 award miles (plus $48.37 in fees) for nonstop flights between JFK Airport and Reykjavík.

(Screenshot courtesy of Delta.com)

Remember that Miami to London itinerary by way of New York City we mentioned earlier? Here are the details on the domestic leg of the trip, 5k SkyMiles + $11.20 in taxes/fees.

(Screenshot courtesy of Delta.com)

We found lots of options for London in this sale. This flight works well within the arrival window into JFK as well as coming back from London-Heathrow. It costs 34,000 miles + $206 in taxes/fees.

(Screenshot courtesy of Delta.com)

If you don't want to deal with any potential stress of missing a flight due to some unforeseen delay, there are several flights available between NYC-London that allow you to spend extra time in New York at the same sale rate.

(Screenshot courtesy of Delta.com)

We really like this deal, just 34,000 SkyMiles for a round-trip nonstop Main Cabin seat between NYC and Athens, Greece (ATH).

(Screenshot courtesy of Delta.com)

How to book

You don't need any special codes to book these fares. Just visit Delta.com, click the "Shop with Miles" option and search for flights from your preferred destination for the dates you want.

Maximize your purchase

Don’t forget to use a card that earns additional points on the remaining taxes and fees, such as The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or Amex Travel, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on travel), American Express Gold Card (3x on flights booked directly with airlines or Amex Travel), Citi Premier Card (3x on air travel) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel purchases). Check out this guide for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

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The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

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  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
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  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
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  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
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  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases