New York Starting at 5,000 SkyMiles: Delta Air Lines Flash Sale — October 2016 Edition

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The amount of SkyMiles you need to redeem for travel to or from New York has just been discounted to as few as 5,000 SkyMiles each way for travel from Thursday, December 1, 2016 through Tuesday, December 20, 2016 — but this sale is only in effect through Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 11:59 in the evening; so you must book your award travel by then.

Delta Air Lines Flash Sale — October 2016 Edition

Taxes and fees are not included in the redemption of award tickets. Those are extra costs of which you will have to pay whenever you redeem your SkyMiles for a ticket, which must be purchased at the official Internet web site of Delta Air Lines.

A portion of travel for some itineraries may be on the Delta Connection and Delta Shuttle carriers — including:

  • Compass Airlines
  • Endeavor Air, Incorporated
  • ExpressJet Airlines, Incorporated
  • GoJet Airlines
  • Shuttle America
  • SkyWest
  • Shuttle America

Terms and Conditions

Some routes may include one or more segments operated with single cabin aircraft featuring Main Cabin service in place of Delta Comfort+. Please check the itinerary for details and class of service.

Award travel is subject to government-imposed taxes and fees and carrier-imposed charges, which are your responsibility and must be paid at the time the ticket is booked. Taxes, fees and charges imposed by the carrier depend upon the itinerary, and will be at least $5.60 one-way for travel within the United States. Taxes shown are based on nonstop flights and accurate as of April 1, 2015. Award seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets.

Tickets are not refundable except in accordance with the cancellation policy of Delta Air Lines. Fees may apply for downgrades or reissues and itinerary changes. Award ticket changes must be implemented at least 72 hours prior to the departure time of the flight being changed. Award tickets booked within 72 hours of departure are not refundable and cannot be redeposited or reissued unless prohibited by local law or within the risk-free cancellation period. No changes will be permitted to the originating flight of award tickets booked within 72 hours; however, changes to the return flight are permitted if the return flight is not within 72 hours and the change is implemented at least 72 hours prior to flight departure.  Fees apply for any changes; and taxes and fees will apply. Voluntary changes to award tickets after the promotion has ended may result in an increase in mileage costs.

Redemption amounts, fees, rules, and offers are subject to change without notice.

For travel between the contiguous 48 United States, a $25.00 fee for the first checked bag and $35.00 fee for second checked bag may apply. Allowances are subject to size or weight limits. Refer to excess baggage for details.

Other restrictions, terms and conditions apply — including but not limited to additional fare rules, restrictions, fees, and baggage charges which may apply


This is the October 2016 iteration of the new monthly flash sale being offered by Delta Air Lines, which started in August.

Definitively calling this a good deal is difficult to do without an actual award chart to which can be referred; but saving any amount of SkyMiles on an award ticket is better than not saving any at all.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

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