Delta Flyaway Deals Offering Domestic Awards From 10,000 SkyMiles Round-Trip

Nov 4, 2018

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Delta has been on a tear of late with SkyMiles award sales, tossing in alluring rates for far-flung locales like South Africa and Australia. In an effort to appease those looking for a flight closer to home, the carrier has launched a Flyaway Deals section that includes domestic round-trip awards for less than 10,000 SkyMiles. If you’re looking to burn a few for an impromptu trip, you better hurry — these deals end on Nov. 5, 2018.

While the carrier only lists the routes shown here as being discounted, we’re finding that this award sale is much more extensive as is often the case with Delta. This follows the discounted Delta awards to Hawaii that are pricing at just 19,000 miles round-trip. So, hop over to Delta and search around for the route of your choice to see how it’s pricing.

At current TPG valuations, 10,000 SkyMiles are worth $120. Adding in taxes and fees starting at $11 and this is similar to scoring a $131 round-trip deal. For reference, American Airlines domestic awards don’t get any cheaper than 13,000 miles round-trip on nonstop flights under 500 miles booked through reduced mileage awards. Domestic United awards don’t fall below 20,000 miles round-trip.

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. If you’re a resident of Washington state, this is a fantastic use of miles earned via Delta’s 12status program, given that both Seattle (SEA) and Spokane (GEG) are included.

Airline: Delta
Routes: Flights to/from AUS/BNA/BOS/CMH/CHI/CVG/DEN/GEG/IAD/LAS/LAX/MCO/MSP/PHX/SEA/SJC/SFO/SNA/TPA and more
Cost: 
From 10,000 miles round-trip plus taxes/fees starting at $11 (one-way flights are pricing at half the round-trip fare)
Travel Dates:
 Nov. 27, 2018 – Mar. 7, 2019
Purchase By: November 5
Restrictions: Terms note that a Friday or Saturday night stay and a 21-day advanced purchase is required 
Pay Taxes/Fees With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare),  Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Boston (BOS) to Indianapolis (IND) for 10,000 miles + $11 round-trip:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Austin (AUS) for 10,000 miles + $11 round-trip:

Seattle (SEA) to Phoenix (PHX) for 10,000 miles + $11 round-trip:

Although you won’t be able to earn a Delta credit card welcome bonus quick enough to take advantage of this particular deal, consider applying for a Delta card for the next time the carrier has an award sale. Right now, the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express comes with a welcome bonus of 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.

If you have a business, the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express is offering a 5,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) and 35,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months and earn a $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months.

For avid Delta flyers, be sure to pore over our guide to choosing the best credit card for Delta loyalists.

Featured image by Darren Murph / The Points Guy.

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

Earn 90,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 in purchases within the first three months of card membership. Plus, earn a $200 statement credit after your first Delta purchase within the first three months. Offer ends 7/28/21.

With Status Boost™, earn 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to two times per year getting you closer to Medallion Status. Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels, 2X Miles at restaurants and at U.S. supermarkets and earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases. Terms Apply.

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More Things to Know
  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 90,000 Bonus Miles after spending $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months and a $200 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months. Offer expires 7/28/2021.
  • Limited Time Offer: Plus, get a 0% intro APR on purchases for 12 months from the date of account opening, then a variable 15.74%-24.74%. Offer expires 7/28/2021.
  • Accelerate your path to Medallion Status, with Status Boost®. Plus, in 2021 you can earn even more bonus Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) to help you reach Medallion Status.
  • Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels.
  • Earn 2X Miles at restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery and at U.S. supermarkets.
  • Receive a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card. *Payment of the government imposed taxes and fees of no more than $75 for roundtrip domestic flights (for itineraries with up to four flight segments) is required. Baggage charges and other restrictions apply. See terms and conditions for details.
  • Enjoy your first checked bag free on Delta flights.
  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®.
  • Enjoy an exclusive rate of $39 per person per visit to enter the Delta Sky Club® for you and up to two guests when traveling on a Delta flight.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • $250 Annual Fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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Intro APR on Purchases
0% on purchases for 12 months
Regular APR
15.74%-24.74% Variable
Annual Fee
$250
Balance Transfer Fee
N/A
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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