Here’s how to make the most of your Delta frequent flyer miles…
Fly roundtrip to or from select Asian destinations for as few as 50,000 Delta miles in coach.
That’s the gist of Delta’s latest flash sale on SkyMiles award travel. And it is a flash sale, as in book quickly or you’ll lose out.
Through March 20, SkyMiles members may book roundtrip coach award tickets for travel between the U.S. and select cities in Asia for as few as 50,000 miles.
Travel at the discounted rates must take place by May 24.
There are numerous blackout dates for travel at the discounted rates, listed on the sale landing page.
Deal or No Deal
Delta no longer publishes award charts, so there is no standard against which to judge the discounted prices. However, roundtrip coach award flights to Asia can be priced at 100,000 miles or more. So the discounts can be considerable.
Helpfully, in this award sale, Delta has given SkyMiles members some sample fares to compare the discounted mileage prices against.
More generally, the fact that Delta is now discounting award travel on a monthly basis is a positive for SkyMiles members. Although it may leave them wondering which are the “normal” prices: the discounted rates, or the non-discounted rates. With the almost certain prospect of more award sales to come, it certainly makes ponying up the so-called normal award price seem like an unnecessary extravagance.
Still, worth a look if you have Delta miles in hand and plan (or could plan) an Asia trip during the sale’s travel period.
After 20 years working in the travel industry, and almost that long writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.
This article first appeared on SmarterTravel.com, where Tim is Editor-at-Large.