Rock bottom Delta deals — Nonstop domestic awards from 2,500 miles one-way

Jan 2, 2020

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Delta is back this week with another award sale featuring domestic routes starting at 10,000 miles round-trip in Main Cabin and as low as 5,000 miles round-trip in Basic Economy. On many of the discounted routes you can book one-way awards for half the price. The cheapest flights are available to/from Seattle, just like what we saw from Delta last month.

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If you want to take advantage of the rock-bottom Basic Economy prices you won’t get to choose your seat in advance or make and changes to the ticket. However, you will get to bring a carry-on for free and having a Delta credit card can take the sting out of Basic Economy with perks like priority boarding. If you’re short on Delta miles you can transfer Amex Membership Rewards points instantly at a 1:1 ratio.

Airline: Delta
Routes: Routes served by Delta, see full list here
Cost: 5,000+ SkyMiles round-trip in basic economy
Dates: January – March 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), 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)

Los Angeles to Seattle (SEA) for 2,500 SkyMiles + $5.60 one-way nonstop in basic economy:


San Diego to Seattle (SEA) for 2,500 SkyMiles + $5.60 round-trip nonstop in basic economy:


Seattle (SEA) to Bozeman for 2,500 SkyMiles + $5.60 round-trip nonstop in basic economy:

New York to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) for 9,000 SkyMiles + $11.20 round-trip nonstop in basic economy:

Seattle to Aspen (MCO) for 10,000 SkyMiles + $11.20 round-trip in basic economy:

Los Angeles to New York (JFK) for 14,000 SkyMiles + $11.20 round-trip nonstop in basic economy:

Minneapolis to Fort Myers (RSW) for 14,000 SkyMiles + $11.20 round-trip nonstop in basic economy:

Portland, Oregon to Orlando (MCO) for 19,000 SkyMiles + $11.20 round-trip in basic economy:

Maximize your purchase

Don’t forget to pay for the taxes/fees with a credit card that earns bonus points and comes with built-in travel insurance. Some card choices are: Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines), Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on travel) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel). Here are the best credit cards for maximizing airline purchases.

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