Delta often gets battered by SkyMiles members who say that they can never find the award flights they want at the cost in miles they want to pay. If you’re a member of Delta SkyMiles, you might find a thread on http://www.milepoint.com especially helpful. The subject is, “The Definitive Guide to Booking a SkyMiles Award.” The thread includes tips such as this, from milepoint member The Points Guy, “The award chart is misleading in that it shows flights as one-ways, but one-way awards do not cost half the price of a roundtrip–they cost the full amount. However, if you want to buy a one-way award in business class from the U.S. to Europe, instead of paying 100,000 miles for a low tier award, you can add on a fake return on a low coach day and get the award for 80,000 miles instead (half of a 100,000 business and half of a 60,000 coach).”
The thread also features a poll, “Are SkyMiles the most difficult miles to use for awards?” So far, “Yes” is ahead 77.3 percent.
If you would like to learn more and vote in the poll, visit http://www.insideflyer.com/link/?4764
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