I have 43,000 delta skymiles that I would like to trade for American Airlines Advantage miles.

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  1. seanniemack

    seanniemack New Member

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    I have 43,000 delta skymiles that I would like to trade for American Airlines Advantage miles.
     
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    What are you looking for?
     
  3. ffitalia

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    Go here: https://www.points.com register your program and then view trade option or make a new trade request
     
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    Sweet Willie Gold Member

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    the haircut one takes with points.com has never made it attractive to me, YMMV.
    flynow asks a starting question, what are you looking for?

    keep in mind a few things:
    1) 43,000 is an odd amount, meaning there are no awards for exactly 43,000 so it is unlikely to you'll end up trading all 43,000
    2) post what you want in return, do you want airline miles from some other program, hotel points, car rental, etc?
    3) airlines miles transferred into someone's account almost always makes the transaction not worthwhile from a cost standpoint. Most who trade airline miles are booking an award for the other person and v.v.
     
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  5. seanniemack

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    I'm looking for a 1:1 trade. I don't have to trade all 43,000.
     
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    You should know that virtually everyone considers Delta Skymiles to worth less than any other airline's miles.
     
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    for another airline? If so, which one(s)?

    miles & smiles post is definitely something to consider. (from my personal experience with some skymiles I had, it took me YEARS to finally find a lowest tier redemption)
     
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    The consensus may be that DL miles may be worth less than other airlines miles,
    However if one wants to travel Trans-Atlantic in 2014 things are not quite as reported by the experts:).

    For example for low level awards TA DL inventory is way far better than say AA currently.

    BTW I just redeemed two low level C awards 125 k miles each TPA/ATL/MAD stop MAD/FCO stop (on AZ) FCO/LHR (on AZ) stop LHR/ATL/TPA in October 2014
     
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    with 43,000 miles? That is the amount of miles that is being discussed.
     
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    Have you ever heard of one way awards?:rolleyes:

    I apologize most profusely for taking your thread so far off topic.
     
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    Delta does not have one way awards, at half price. They will take a one way and the same price as a round trip..

    I have 27,000 and have had for years, almost worth KARMA.,
     
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    Have you ever priced a one-way award on Delta? Unlike many I find the program sufficiently usable, but never book a one-way there.
    That's plenty for domestic coach, as long as you're not in a market where it's unusable. I generally don't redeem domestically, except for emergency, last-minute, or special cases such as flying my sister home for christmas at last minute which was not a problem to find availability.

    Strangely enough, I end up burning through my Skymiles (only ever at the low rate, and with minor exceptions always in business and international) while sitting on my other miles. I try to use them first as I earn the most of them, and they get me where I need to go (and interestingly enough often to destinations that I can't get to (or at least not remotely conveniently) with UA, US, and/or AA miles)
     
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    I haven't priced a DL one way award ( no real need since I am an AA elite and could book on AA or BA for nay flights intra-Europe) but I almost considered doing this recently when AZ was showing LIN/PMO (a route that no OW carrier flies) for $450.00 but which I could have booked as a one award on DL for 20k miles (or a two-way and tossed the return).
    IMHO the latter would have still been a very good value.
     
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    Before the increase in miles-price for F on DL, flying domestically Low F in one direction & Medium Y the other priced at 42,500 Skypesos. Now it costs 45K.
    Medium Y in both directions domestic costs 40K. If Seanniemac or his trading partner has Amex points, his account can be topped off as needed.
     
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    Please contact me.
     
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    With so much change in the industry, i'd keep an eye open for opportunities to make these miles valuable. Don't give up on them.
     
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    theres some bargains to be had with SkyRupees....I think (as far as Im concered) you can do a PDX-LAS on AS for about 25K miles still, if you get lukky.
     
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    Yes, I have found some good (for me) redemptions with my Skymiles. That doesn't change the fact that most people don't value them as highly as AA miles, which is what the OP is asking for.
     
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    I agree, it's possible to get value from SkyPesos. But it's rather difficult and convoluted. My hair is disappearing of it's own accord, I don't want to hurry it up. :)
     
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    If you have a diverse set of points and can hold on to your Delta miles, you can certainly find value. Some of my recent redemptions include 35k miles for a coach ticket to Costa Rica and 77.5k miles for a coach ticket to Brazil during the World Cup. Cash tickets were going for around $1500 for the WC dates.
     
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