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While we’ve seen a slew of great Delta economy SkyMiles deals, premium cabin deals are more rare. Today, we’re seeing a new flash sale for flights to  Tokyo or Seoul for 70,000 SkyMiles round-trip on Delta’s true premium economy product, Premium Select.

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Delta’s Premium Select seats on its Boeing 777. Image by Benji Stawski / The Points Guy.

At current TPG valuations, 70,000 SkyMiles are worth $840. Add in taxes and fees starting at $53 and this is equivalent to scoring a sub-$900 round-trip deal to Asia in premium economy. While you might find Premium Select cash fares to China for that price, I’m not finding any cash fares less than $1,400 to Seoul or Tokyo. That means you’re getting around two cents per SkyMile on these redemptions.

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.

Airline: Delta
Routes: BNA/BOS/BWI/CLE/CMH/CVG/IND/JFK/LAS/MCI/MCO/PIT/RDU/SEA/SLC (and likely others) to NRT/HND/ICN
Cost: 70,000+ SkyMiles plus $53+ round-trip in premium economy
Purchase By: February 25
Dates: Outbound travel between March 4-May 2
Pay Taxes/Fees With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare), Citi Prestige (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire ReserveAmerican Express® Gold CardCiti Premier Card (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) for 70,000 SkyMiles + $60 round-trip nonstop:

Baltimore (BWI) to Seoul (ICN) for 70,000 SkyMiles + $53 round-trip:

Boston (BOS) to Seoul (ICN) for 70,000 SkyMiles + $53 round-trip:

Indianapolis (IND) to Seoul (ICN) for 70,000 SkyMiles + $53 round-trip:

Kansas City (MCI) to Seoul (ICN) for 70,000 SkyMiles + $53 round-trip:

New York Kennedy (JFK) to Seoul (ICN) for 70,000 SkyMiles + $53 round-trip:

Orlando (MCO) to Seoul (ICN) for 70,000 SkyMiles + $53 round-trip:

Pittsburgh (PIT) to Seoul (ICN) for 70,000 SkyMiles + $53 round-trip:

Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Seoul (ICN) for 70,000 SkyMiles + $53 round-trip:

Salt Lake City (SLC) to Seoul (ICN) for 70,000 SkyMiles + $53 round-trip:

Cincinnati (CVG) to Tokyo (TYO) for 80,000 SkyMiles + $60 round-trip:

Cleveland (CLE) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) for 80,000 SkyMiles + $60 round-trip:

Columbus (CMH) to Tokyo (TYO) for 80,000 SkyMiles + $61 round-trip:

Las Vegas (LAS) to Tokyo Narita (NRT) for 80,000 SkyMiles + $61 round-trip:

Nashville (BNA) to Tokyo (TYO) for 80,000 SkyMiles + $60 round-trip:

Seattle (SEA) to Tokyo (NRT) for 80,000 SkyMiles + $55 round-trip nonstop:

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases to pay the taxes and fees, such as the Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Citi Prestige (5x on airfare),  Citi Premier CardChase Sapphire Reserve, (3x on travel purchases) 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. For example, the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express currently comes with a bonus of 30,000 SkyMiles after you spend $1,000 in the first three months. Plus, a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase within the first three months. Also, this is a great card for defeating basic economy.

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Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express

If you are a Delta flyer who is eligible for a business credit card this card is a great addition for your wallet. While you'll earn 2 miles per dollar on Delta purchases and 1 mile per dollar on everything else, you'll also have access to other perks like priority boarding, a first bag checked free and 20% off in-flight purchases.

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More Things to Know
  • Make business travel more rewarding. Earn 30,000 bonus miles after you make $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within your first 3 months.
  • Additionally, earn a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months.
  • Earn 2 Miles per dollar spent on eligible purchases made directly with Delta. Earn 1 mile on every eligible dollar spent on purchases.
  • Find room for your carry-on and settle into your seat sooner with Main Cabin 1 Priority Boarding.
  • Pay no foreign transaction fees when you spend overseas.
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Terms and limitations apply
  • See Rates & Fees
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
17.99% - 26.99% Variable
Annual Fee
$0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95
Balance Transfer Fee
See Terms
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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