Deal Alert: Domestic Delta Awards From 11,000 SkyMiles Round-Trip

Aug 27, 2018

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Good news Delta SkyMiles collectors: Delta is back again with another round of discounted domestic awards, with rates starting at just 11,000 miles round-trip. But this sale isn’t going to be around for long — tickets must be purchased no later than September 5.

While the carrier only lists the following routes as being discounted, as is often the case with Delta, we’re finding that this award sale is much more extensive. So, hop onto Delta.com and search around for the route of your choice to see how it’s pricing.

At current TPG valuations, 11,000 SkyMiles are worth just $132. Adding in taxes and fees starting at $11 and this is equivalent to scoring a $143 round-trip deal. For reference, American Airlines domestic awards don’t get any cheaper than 13,000 miles round-trip on nonstop flights under 500 miles booked through reduced mileage awards. Domestic United awards don’t fall below 20,000 miles round-trip.

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: Flights to/from BOS/CHS/DEN/JFK/LAX/SEA/SFO/SLC/TPA and more
Cost: 
From 11,000 miles plus taxes/fees starting at $11 round-trip. One-way flights are pricing at half of the round-trip price.
Travel Dates:
 September 5 through November 15
Purchase By: September 5
Restrictions: Terms note that a Friday or Saturday night stay is required, but this restriction isn’t being applied in practice.
Pay Taxes/Fees With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare),  Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Boston (BOS) to Tampa (TPA) for 11,000 miles + $11 round-trip:

Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO) for 11,000 miles + $11 round-trip:

New York’s Kennedy (JFK) to Charleston (CHS) for 12,000 miles + $11 round-trip:

Atlanta (ATL) to Austin (AUS) for 13,000 miles + $11 round-trip:

Salt Lake City (SLC) to Denver (DEN) for 14,000 miles + $11 round-trip:

Seattle (SEA) to Los Angeles (LAX) for 14,000 miles + $11 round-trip:

Although you won’t be able to earn a Delta credit card welcome bonus quick enough to take advantage of this particular deal, consider applying for a Delta card for the next time the carrier has an award sale. Right now, the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express comes with a welcome bonus of 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.

If you have a business, the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express is offering 5,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) and 35,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months and a $100 Statement Credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months.

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