Deal Alert: Award Flights to Europe From 22,000 Miles Round-Trip

Oct 25, 2018

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Delta’s back with yet another excellent award sale to Europe! While it’s rare to find award tickets to Europe for less than 34,000 miles round-trip — or 45,000 miles round-trip with other US-based airline’s miles — nonstop award flights are currently pricing as low as 22,000 SkyMiles round-trip.

At current TPG valuations, 22,000 SkyMiles are worth just $264. Adding in taxes and fees starting at $42 and this is equivalent to scoring a $306 round-trip deal. What’s especially valuable about these awards are that they book into Main Cabin and not basic economy. So you’ll be able to check up to a 50 pound bag each way for free.

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.

This is an unpublished flash sale, so it could disappear at any time. Make sure to jump on this quickly.

Airline: Delta
Routes: US Cities (JFK/IAD/ORD/BOS and likely others) to Europe (KEF/ZRH/BRU/LHR and likely others)
Cost: 22,000+ SkyMiles and $42+ round-trip in economy
Travel Dates: November 2018 to May 2019 and August 2019 to September 2019
Pay Taxes/Fees With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

New York Kennedy (JFK) to Reykjavík (KEF) for 22,000 miles + $42 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Washington DC Dulles (IAD) to Reykjavík (KEF) for 22,000 miles + $47 in taxes and fees round-trip:

Chicago (ORD) to Reykjavík (KEF) for 22,000 miles + $47 in taxes and fees round-trip:

New York Kennedy (JFK) to Zurich (ZRH) for 32,000 miles + $58 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

New York Kennedy (JFK) to Brussels (BRU) for 32,000 miles + $57 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Boston (BOS) to London Heathrow (LHR) for 32,000 miles + $182 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

New York Kennedy (JFK) to London Heathrow (LHR) for 32,000 miles + $182 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases to pay the taxes and fees, such as the Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Citi Premier Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

If you don’t have enough SkyMiles in your account, consider signing up for one of the Delta credit cards to ensure you’re able to take advantage of a deal next time one pops up. For example, the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express currently comes with a 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. Terms Apply.And, when you aren’t using your SkyMiles, this is a great card for defeating basic economy.

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