Deal Alert: Delta One Suites Award Availability to Europe for 50,000 Miles

Mar 8, 2019

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In November 2017, Delta debuted its brand new Delta One Suites on its Airbus A350. Since then, the excellent business class product has been installed on more A350s and onto some of Delta’s 777-200 aircraft.

If you’re interested in trying the product out for yourself, Delta’s going to charge you a lot of miles — even if you can find saver award availability. But, you can book the same award flights through Delta’s partner Virgin Atlantic at a significantly lower rate than what Delta charges. For just 50,000 Flying Club miles you can fly from the US to Europe in this fantastic product. And today, we’re seeing some solid award availability on multiple Delta One Suite routes.

Don’t have Flying Club miles? There are many ways of compiling them. Flying Club is a transfer partner of most of the major point currencies:

There are some tricks on how to search Delta award flights on Virgin Atlantic, but we’ve got you covered there too. I’ve laid out the process here.

Airline: Delta
Routes: ATL/DTW/LAX/MSP to AMS/CDG
Cost: 50,000 miles + $5.60 taxes/fees one-way in Delta One Suites
Book Via: Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
Pay Taxes/Fees With: Chase Sapphire Reserve Citi Premier® Card, (3x on airfare), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare plus trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel plus trip delay insurance). It’s best to stick to a card that offers travel protections with such a low out-of-pocket cost. If you don’t have one of these, book with The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel) or the American Express® Gold Card.

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Paris (CDG) for 200,000 miles one-way for four passengers in July in Delta One Suites on the Boeing 777-200:

Atlanta (ATL) to Paris (CDG) for 50,000 miles one-way in Delta One Suites on the Boeing 777-200:

Detroit (DTW) to Amsterdam (AMS) for 50,000 miles one-way in Delta One Suites on the Airbus A350-900:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Paris (CDG) for 50,000 miles one-way in Delta One Suites on the Boeing 777-200:

Minneapolis (MSP) to Paris (CDG) for 50,000 miles one-way in Delta One Suites on the Boeing 777-200:

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 Card (5x on airfare on plus excellent trip delay insurance), Chase Sapphire ReserveAmerican 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.

H/T: One Mile At A Time and @hungariannomad

Featured image by TPG Staff.

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Intro APR on Purchases
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Regular APR
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Annual Fee
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Balance Transfer Fee
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