Delta flash sale: Round-trip to East Asia from 34,000 SkyMiles, Australia from 58,000 miles

Sep 25, 2019

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Wow, Delta. Thanks for all the travel incentives this month. We’ve seen some stellar cash deals such as domestic round-trips from $97, or first class from $146 one-way, as well as award flights like Tokyo round-trip from 30,000 SkyMiles. And now, we’re seeing flights to Tokyo from as low as 34,000 SkyMiles round-trip, with other destinations in East Asia and Sydney, Australia, also deeply discounted.

The best thing about this sale is that seats book into Delta’s Main Cabin — not in basic economy, which comes with restrictions and additional fees. To see the full list of the deals being advertised, head to Delta’s deal page. As always, if you don’t see your city listed, still check as it’s possible it’s not listed in the sale, but you may still be able to snag a good deal. We first spotted these sale fares thanks to Doctor of Credit.

Airline: Delta
Routes: SEA/BOS/PDX/MSP/LAX/RDU/CMH/SLC/IND/SAT/ATL/BNA/MCO/TPA/NYC/ to TYO/PEK/SEL/PVG/SYD — see full list here
Cost: From 34,000 Delta SkyMiles in economy
Dates: October 2019 – February 2020, with the most availability between October and December

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Seattle (SEA) to Tokyo Narita (NRT) for 34,000 SkyMiles and $55.83 around Thanksgiving:

Boston (BOS) to Beijing (PEK) for 44,000 SkyMiles and $40.63 in early December:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Seoul Incheon (ICN) for 44,000 SkyMiles and $51.33 in late October:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Sydney (SYD) for 58,000 SkyMiles and $105.33 in late October/early November:

Related: How to redeem miles with the Delta SkyMiles program

Boosting your SkyMiles balance

There are a variety of ways to earn Delta miles — from Delta-operated flights to trips on SkyTeam airlines to various non-travel partners. However, one of the best ways to boost your SkyMiles balance to score a few free trips is by adding one of these cards to your arsenal:

  • The Platinum Card® from American Express ($550 annual fee; See Rates & Fees); 75,000-point welcome bonus after you use your new card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 6 months of account opening, though be sure to check the CardMatch Tool to see if you’re targeted for a 100,000-point welcome bonus after spending $5,000 in the first 3 months (offer subject to change at anytime). You can transfer Membership Rewards points directly to Delta SkyMiles. Terms Apply.
  • The Business Platinum Card® from American Express ($595 annual fee; See Rates & Fees); Earn up to 75,000 bonus points: 50,000 bonus points after you spend $10,000 and an extra 25,000 bonus points after you spend an additional $10,000 all on qualifying purchases within your first 3 months of Card Membership. Terms Apply.
  • Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card ($450 annual fee; $550 if application is received on or after 1/30/2020; See Rates & Fees); Earn 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) and 40,000 Bonus Miles after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Terms Apply.
  • Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express ($95 annual fee; See Rates & Fees); Earn 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.

For rates and fees of the Amex Platinum Card, click here.
For rates and fees of the Amex Business Platinum Card, click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta Reserve Business Card, click here.
For rates and fees of the Gold Delta SkyMiles Card, click here.

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