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Delta’s decision to use variable pricing in place of a fixed award chart means that it’s often hard to redeem SkyMiles at a (consistently) good value. The saving grace is Delta’s frequent flash award sales, which let you book awards to select destinations at very low prices.

We’ve seen sales recently to every corner of the world, including Asia, Australia and Africa. Doctor of Credit is reporting that Delta has extended its flash sale awards from earlier this week (we’ve updated this post with new examples and dates), and buckle up because it’s a long list. You can see the full set of offers here, though I’ll break them down by region to make it a bit easier to follow. Also pay close attention as each region has different eligible travel dates, though all purchases must be made by April 10th. Also note that Delta is offering slightly different sale prices depending on your departure city, more so than with previous flash sales.

If you’re in need of SkyMiles, remember that you can instantly transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to Delta at a 1:1 ratio.

Asia

Routes: Flights from Boston, Los Angeles, Seattle and New York JFK to Shanghai or Beijing
Cost: 200,000+ SkyMiles and ~$35 round-trip in Delta One
Purchase By: April 10
Dates: June 23 to August 31

Europe

Routes: Flights from New York JFK to London or Zurich / Indianapolis to Paris / Portland and Salt Lake City to London / Atlanta to Brussels / Orlando to Amsterdam / Detroit to London and Munich
Cost: 32,000+ SkyMiles and ~$60 round-trip in economy (taxes and exact award costs vary by route)
Purchase By: April 10
Dates: April 25 to May 31

Latin America & Caribbean

Routes: Flights from Atlanta to Nassau, Bermuda and Grand Cayman / New York JFK to Aruba, Nassau and St Maarten
Cost: 18,000+ SkyMiles and ~$80 round-trip in economy
Purchase By: April 10
Dates: June 1 to June 30

Domestic US

Routes: Flights from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and Phoenix / Minneapolis to Denver and San Francisco / Raleigh Durham to Tampa / Salt Lake City to San Francisco / Seattle to Los Angeles
Cost: 11,000+ SkyMiles and $11 round-trip in economy
Purchase By: April 10
Dates: May 1 to June 27

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Seattle (SEA) to Beijing (PEK) for 200,000 miles and $36 round-trip nonstop in Delta One:

New York (JFK) to Zurich (ZRH) for 32,000 miles and $57 round-trip nonstop in economy:

New York (JFK) to Aruba (AUA) for 22,000 miles and $85 round-trip nonstop in economy:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Las Vegas (LAS) for 11,000 miles and $11 round-trip nonstop in economy:

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare on plus excellent trip delay insurance), Chase Sapphire Reserve CardAmerican Express® Gold CardCiti Premier Card (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

Featured image by Darren Murph / The Points Guy.

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