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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
If you want to fly to Asia with Delta SkyMiles, now is the time. Delta is back with another sale on award flights, this time on flights to multiple Asian destinations. While we’ve seen similar promotions, such as 65,000 miles round-trip and 50,000 miles round-trip, this offer sets a new low, with economy award flights starting at just 40,000 SkyMiles round-trip.
And while there have been some great flight deals to Asia recently, this promotion is makes using miles competitive. According to current TPG valuations, 40,000 SkyMiles are worth $480. And taxes/fees are low on these flights, so it’s not a low-mileage high-cost situation.
While we are seeing some great availability on the listed routes, the routes — especially at 40,000 miles — are rather limited. Also, you’re going to have to make a quick decision as tickets must be purchased no later than July 3, 2018.
Routes: PDX/SLC/ATL/MSP/JFK/DTW to PEK/PVG/HND/ICN/NGO
Cost: From 40,000 miles plus taxes/fees starting at $36 round-trip
Book by: July 3
Dates: September 4-December 25, 2018
Restrictions: 10-day minimum stay. 10-month maximum stay. Outbound flights must depart by December 13.
Portland (PDX) to Beijing, China (PEK) for 40,000 miles and $41 round-trip:
Salt Lake City (SLC) to Shanghai (PVG) for 40,000 miles and $41 round-trip:
Atlanta (ATL) to Shanghai (PVG) nonstop for 50,000 miles and $36 round-trip:
Minneapolis (MSP) to Tokyo’s Haneda (HND) nonstop for 60,000 miles and $46 round-trip:
New York Kennedy (JFK) to Seoul (ICN) for 64,000 miles and $53 round-trip:
Detroit (DTW) to Nagoya (NGO) nonstop for 70,000 miles and $46 round-trip:
Although you won’t be able to earn a welcome bonus in the next few days (since the qualification period is the first three months from account opening), consider applying for a Delta credit card the next time the carrier has a sale. Right now, the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express 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. You’ll earn two miles per dollar on Delta purchases and one mile per dollar on everything else.
If you have a business, the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express is offering a 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 earn a $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months.
H/T: The Gate
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TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $1,200
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*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.
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