Amazing Deal Alert: Award Flights to Hong Kong From 30,000 Miles Round-Trip
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Delta has been running some incredible award sales recently, including 24,000 SkyMiles round-trip to Europe; a slightly-better 22,000 SkyMiles round-trip to Europe; domestic flights from 10,000 miles round-trip; Mexico from 12,000 miles round-trip; Asia from 40,000 miles round-trip and Australia from 58,000 miles round-trip
Today we have one of the most-impressive award sales yet: 30,000 SkyMiles round-trip to Hong Kong:
At current TPG valuations, 30,000 SkyMiles are worth just $360. Adding in taxes and fees starting at $64 and this is equivalent to scoring a $424 round-trip deal. For reference, American Airlines charges 35,000 AAdvantage miles and United charges 40,000 MileagePlus miles for a one-way award flight between the US-Hong Kong.
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.
Routes: US Cities (SEA/SFO/PDX/LAX/JFK and likely others) to HKG
Cost: 30,000+ SkyMiles and $64+ round-trip in economy
Dates: Flights now through October 2, when Delta is cancelling its Seattle-Hong Kong flights
Purchase By: September 5
Booking Link: Directly with Delta
Pay Taxes/Fees With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare), Citi Premier Card Chase Sapphire Reserve, or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Seattle (SEA) to Hong Kong (HKG) for 30,000 miles + $64 in taxes and fees round-trip nonstop:
San Francisco (SFO) to Hong Kong (HKG) for 30,000 miles + $69 in taxes and fees round-trip:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong (HKG) for 30,000 miles + $69 in taxes and fees round-trip:
Portland (PDX) to Hong Kong (HKG) for 30,000 miles + $69 in taxes and fees round-trip:
New York Kennedy (JFK) to Hong Kong (HKG) for 34,000 miles + $69 in taxes and fees round-trip:
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 Premier Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, 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 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.
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If you are a Delta flyer who is looking to bank some extra miles 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 discounted Delta Sky Club access.
- Earn 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.
- Earn 2 miles on every eligible dollar spent on purchases made directly with Delta.
- Earn 1 mile for every eligible dollar spent on purchases.
- Check your first bag free on Delta flights – that’s a savings of up to $240 for a family of 4 roundtrip.
- Receive Main Cabin 1 Priority Boarding on Delta flights, stow your carry-on bag and settle in sooner.
- Enjoy a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
- Terms Apply.
- See Rates & Fees