Delta Flash Sale: Flights to Asia From 40,000 SkyMiles Round-Trip

Aug 29, 2019

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If you have SkyMiles you’ve been waiting to burn and also have been dreaming of a trip to cites like Seoul (SEL), Tokyo (HND/NRT) or Beijing (PEK) — Delta just may have the perfect excuse for you to do both. This week’s SkyMiles deals features flights to cities in Asia from 40,000 SkyMiles from various US Cities

On some routes, you may even be able to find Premium Select, Delta’s Premium Economy offering, availability for not much more than the Main Cabin pricing.

To see the full list of the deals being advertised, head to the SkyMiles 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.

TPG values each SkyMile at 1.2 cents, so 40,000 miles represents a cash equivalent of $480. 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.

Airline: Delta
Routes: Many US cities to PEK/HND/ICN/NGO
Cost: 40,000+ SkyMiles round-trip in Main Cabin (economy) plus taxes and fees
Travel Dates: Varies by route and subject to availability 
Pay Taxes/Fees With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card (3x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare booked directly with the airline or amextravel.com) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

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Of course, if you’re also in need of a hotel stay to go with your flight, be sure to check out the current Delta Vacations promotion that offers double the value for your SkyMiles when you use them toward a flight + hotel package, as this may offer a better option.

If you just need flights, here are a few examples of what you can book:

Seattle (SEA) to Beijing (PEK) 40,000 miles + $35 in taxes and fees round-trip in economy:

New York (LGA/EWR) to Beijing (PEK) 44,000 miles + $41 in taxes and fees round-trip in economy:

Detroit (DTW) to Nagoya (NGO) 60,000 miles + $59 in taxes and fees round-trip in economy: Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo (HND) 62,000 miles + $56 in taxes and fees round-trip in economy: Boston (BOS) to Beijing (PEK) 69,000 miles + $41 in taxes and fees round-trip in economy/premium select: Minneapolis (MSP) to Tokyo (HND) 70,000 miles + $56 in taxes and fees round-trip in economy: Raleigh (RDU) to Incheon (ICN) 70,000 miles + $51 in taxes and fees round-trip in economy: Nashville (BNA) to Incheon (ICN) 74,000 miles + $51 in taxes and fees round-trip in economy:
Washington DC (DCA/IAD) to Incheon (ICN) 90,000 miles + $51 in taxes and fees round-trip in economy:

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 125,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $15,000 on eligible purchases with the Business Platinum Card within the 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 40,000 Bonus Miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) 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.

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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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