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Delta just launched a flash award sale with domestic routes available from just 10,000 SkyMiles round-trip. However, we’re also seeing some of the routes for fewer miles than what Delta is advertising. For example, New York (JFK) to Seattle (SEA) is being priced at 16,500 miles instead of the 19,000 miles that’s being advertised.

It’s also worth noting that there are likely other routes on sale outside of those listed. So plug in your preferred airports and see how it’s pricing.

Of course, some terms apply. You can stay at your destination a maximum of 30 days, travel dates vary (some are available as early as September while others are available in November), and you’ll need to purchase your ticket 21 days in advance. You’ll need to book directly at Delta.com.

To search, plug in your origin airport at Delta.com along with one of the sale destinations mentioned above. We recommend using Delta’s “Flexible Dates” calendar, and make sure you toggle to “Miles” when looking at search results.

TPG values each SkyMile at 1.2 cents, so 10,000 miles represents a cash equivalent of $120. 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
Cost: 10,000+ SkyMiles round-trip in Main Cabin (economy) plus taxes and fees
Travel Dates: September – November
Pay Taxes/Fees With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige®Card (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance), 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)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Boston (BOS) to Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) 10,000 miles + $11.20 in taxes and fees round-trip in economy:

Atlanta (ATL) to Boston (BOS) for 11,000 miles + $11.20 in taxes and fees round-trip in economy: Austin (AUS) to Seattle (SEA) for 15000 miles + $11.20 in taxes and fees round-trip in economy: Nashville (BNA) to Seattle (SEA) for 18,000 miles + $11.20 in taxes and fees round-trip in economy: Los Angeles (LAX) to Baltimore (BWI) for 18,000 miles + $11.20 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:

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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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