SkyMiles flash sale: Flights to Florida have dropped to 10k miles R/T

Dec 4, 2019

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Delta is running a two-day flash sale, and if you’re trying to escape the East Coast or Midwest winter weather, I have some deals that should warm you up. The airline is offering deals to and from many Florida cities such as Miami (MIA), Orlando (MCO) and Jacksonville (JAX) starting at just 10,000 SkyMiles round-trip plus taxes and fees. All deals are in Main Cabin (with many deals in Comfort+ starting at 13,500 miles round-trip) and most are even nonstop.

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To search, plug in your origin airport at Delta.com along with one of the sale destinations mentioned below. We recommend using Delta’s “Flexible Dates” calendar and making sure to check “shop with miles” when looking at search results. 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. We value SkyMiles at 1.2 cents each, making a 10,000 SkyMiles deal worth $120.

Airline: Delta
Routes: Major Florida cities served by Delta, see full list here
Cost: 10,000 SkyMiles + taxes and fees round-trip in Main Cabin
Dates: January – February 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare),  Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

The information for the Citi Prestige cards has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Raleigh (RDU) to Orlando (MCO) for 10,000 SkyMiles + $11.20 round-trip nonstop:

Orlando (MCO) to Boston (BOS) for 10,000 SkyMiles + $11.20 round-trip nonstop:

New York (JFK) to Miami (MIA) for 10,000 SkyMiles + $11.20 round-trip nonstop:

Atlanta (ATL) to Orlando (MCO) for 11,000 SkyMiles + $11.20 round-trip nonstop:

Jacksonville (JAX) to New York (JFK) for 11,000 SkyMiles + $11.20 round-trip nonstop:

Detroit (DTW) to Ft. Myers (RSW) for 13,000 SkyMiles + $11.20 round-trip nonstop:

Washington (IAD) to Panama City (ECP) for 14,000 SkyMiles + $11.20 round-trip:

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:

  • The Platinum Card® from American Express ($550 annual fee; See Rates & Fees); 75,000-point welcome bonus after you use your new card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first six months of account opening, though be sure to check the CardMatch Tool to see if you’re targeted for a 100,000-point welcome bonus after spending $5,000 in the first three months (offer subject to change at any time). You can transfer Membership Rewards points directly to Delta SkyMiles. Terms Apply.
  • The Business Platinum Card® from American Express ($595 annual fee; See Rates & Fees); Earn 125,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $15,000 on eligible purchases with the Business Platinum Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Terms Apply.
  • Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card ($450 annual fee; $550 if application is received on or after 1/30/2020; See Rates & Fees); Earn 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) and 40,000 Bonus Miles after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first three months. Terms Apply.
  • Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express ($95 annual fee; See Rates & Fees); Earn 30,000 bonus miles after you use your new Card to make $1,000 in purchases within your first three months and a $50 Statement Credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months. Terms Apply.

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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