Deal Alert: Delta Flash Sale to Ski Destinations From 9,000 Miles Each Way

Feb 6, 2019

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Although Delta hasn’t had a published award chart for years, it does offer award flash sales fairly regularly. Destinations have included domestic flights for 10,000 SkyMiles round-trip, Asia for 30,000 SkyMiles round-trip, London for 32,000 SkyMiles round-trip, Australia for 44,000 SkyMiles round-trip, Africa for 54,000 SkyMiles round-trip and more.

But today Delta is putting ski destinations on sale starting at 9,000 Delta SkyMiles each way.  Delta lists 12 routes for this deal, but there are likely other options available. We recommend heading to Delta.com and searching around for the route of your choice to see how it’s pricing.

At current TPG valuations, 18,000 SkyMiles are worth approximately $216. Adding in taxes of just $11 brings the total value of these awards to as little as $227 round-trip. On it’s deal page, Delta lists $119 as the lowest one-way price, but note that some routes are pricing at just $160 round-trip — if you don’t mind booking Basic Economy:

The sale is scheduled to end Feb. 12, but availability comes and goes on these deals. So you’ll want to book soon if you want to take advantage of the deal.

Check out TPG’s Miles Away podcast which recently featured an episode on popular ski destinations.

Airline: Delta
Routes: Between ATL/LAX/SJC and ASE/EGE/HDN/BZN/JAC/FCA/RNO/SUN — and likely others
Cost: 18,000+ SkyMiles and $11 round-trip in economy
Purchase By: February 12
Dates: Feb. 27 to Mar. 31
Booking Link: Directly with Delta
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Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Salt Lake City (SLC) to Aspen (ASE) for 18,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Salt Lake City (SLC) to Sun Valley, ID (SUN) for 18,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Salt Lake City (SLC) to Jackson Hole, WY (JAC) for 18,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Salt Lake City (SLC) to Reno (RNO) for 19,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Aspen (ASE) for 26,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Minneapolis (MSP) to Steamboat Springs (HDN) for 26,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Atlanta (ATL) to Steamboat Springs (HDN) for 29,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

Atlanta (ATL) to Vail (EGE) for 29,000 miles + $11 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:

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 (5x on airfare on plus trip delay insurance), Chase Sapphire Reserve CardAmerican Express® Gold Card Citi 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.

If you don’t have enough SkyMiles in your account, consider signing up for one of the Delta credit cards to ensure you’re able to take advantage of a deal next time one pops up. Plus, these are great card for defeating basic economy.

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