Delta Flash Sale: Flights to Europe From 32,000 SkyMiles Round-Trip
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Delta has launched an award sale for travel to Europes, with round-trip economy awards starting at 32,000 SkyMiles. While it's not the first time Delta has offered European awards as part of a flash sale — and it probably won't be the last — these are great redemptions that could be worth taking advantage of.
For these flash sale redemptions, you'll need to travel between Jan. 15 and March 31, 2019. Although Delta's deals site only lists select routes for these deals, we're seeing quite a few other airports included as well as these promo redemption rates extending beyond the given dates.
At current TPG valuations, 32,000 SkyMiles are worth approximately $384. Adding in taxes and fees, which seem to range between $57 and $191, you could be getting away with some steals on tickets that often cost several hundred dollars.
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.
Head to Delta.com and search around for the route of your choice to see how it’s pricing. The sale ends on Nov. 14 at 11:59pm ET, so book soon if you want to take advantage of the deal.
Routes: Flights from US cities to European cities
Cost: 32,000+ SkyMiles round-trip in economy
Purchase By: November 14
Dates: January 15 - March 31, 2019
Booking Link: Directly with Delta
Pay Taxes/Fees With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare plus excellent trip-delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Boston (BOS) to London (LHR) for 32,000 SkyMiles + $185 round-trip:
New York (JFK) to Zurich (ZRH) for 32,000 SkyMiles + $57 round-trip:
New York (JFK) to London (LHR) for 32,000 SkyMiles + $185 round-trip:
Atlanta (ATL) to Dusseldorf (DUS) for 50,000 SkyMiles + $97 round-trip:
Minneapolis (MSP) to London (LHR) for 50,000 SkyMiles + $191 round-trip:
Detroit (DTW) to London (LHR) for 50,000 SkyMiles + $191 round-trip:
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), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
H/T: Doctor of Credit