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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express
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.
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, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (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 SkyMiles after you spend $1,000 in the first three months. Plus, a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase within the first three months.
If you have a business, the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express is offering a 50,000-mile welcome bonus and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after spending $3,000 in the first three months. Plus, a $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase within the first three months. Offer ends 11/7/18.
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If you are a Delta flyer who is looking to bank some extra miles this card is a great addition for your wallet. While you'll earn 2 miles per dollar on Delta purchases and 1 mile per dollar on everything else, you'll also have access to other perks like priority boarding, a first bag checked free and discounted Delta Sky Club access.
- Earn 30,000 Bonus Miles after spending $1,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months and a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months.
- Earn 2 miles on every dollar spent on purchases made directly with Delta. Earn 1 mile for every eligible dollar spent on purchases.
- Check your first bag free on Delta flights - that's a savings of up to $200 per round trip for a family of four.
- Want even more flexibility? Pay with Miles is a Card Member feature that gives you the option to redeem miles for all or part of the price of your tickets on Delta.com.
- Settle into your seat sooner with Priority Boarding.
- Enjoy a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
- Terms Apply.
- See Rates & Fees