Delta Air Lines Skymiles has launched an economy domestic award travel sale with flights starting as low as 5,000 SkyMiles for Fall 2016 and Winter 2016. Delta typically offers award tickets as low as 10,000 miles on select routes, so this award sale is slashing prices by an additional 50%. The caveat: Delta does not publish award charts therefore there is no way to know how much of a sale this really is. Last time Delta published an award chart, Delta said domestic travel was 12,500 miles one-way, but in recent months we have seen many domestic routes sale for just 10,000 miles each way. Either way this is a sale and do note that many routes have several blackout dates, especially during peak holiday travel around Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The 2016 Fall and Winter Delta Award Sale offers select routes for as low as 5,000 miles, such as Atlanta to Chicago and offers several other routes at other discounted rates including Seattle to Las Vegas or Southern California for 7,000 miles or New York to Nashville for 10,000 miles. Other routes are discounted to different award levels ranging between 5,000 and 10,000 miles. Even coast-to-coast routes such as Seattle to New York offer a slight discount!
To see the best deals go and search your specific routes on Delta website and see what deals you can find by using the 5 week search option which loads at the top of the page after choosing booking by miles -> Flexible dates -> Search.
If you need to top off your Delta SkyMiles, the best way is to transfer miles to Delta from American Express Membership Rewards or SPG. Another option would be to buy miles, but do note that for many of these routes paying cash for a ticket would be cheaper than buying miles.
If you want to book a vacation, visit friends, or you’re looking for a fall or winter escape, check out the Delta Award Sale because some of these routes are a true steal! And if you need any help booking this trip or your next award trip, check out my Award Booking Service.