Delta Award Sale: 35,000 Miles to Shanghai, 10,000 Mile Domestic Flights, and Deals to the Caribbean!

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I’m growing to become a fan of Delta miles, if for no other reason than their weekly award sales.  This week we’ve got discounts to Shanghai starting at 35,000 Delta miles round-trip in coach!  And lots of deals to the Caribbean and across the US.  You will need to book the flights by September 25, 2018, to get the discounts.

If you don’t see a discounted route that is interesting to you, it’s always worth taking a minute to check the flights and dates you want.  Because on just about every Delta sale, there are award flights that are cheaper than advertised or discounts to cities that aren’t advertised.  I’ve often found deals from my home airport of Chicago, even though they are almost never on the list.

And the sales will often be extended beyond the listed travel dates.  So keep that in mind, too.

If you don’t have enough Delta miles to take advantage of these deals, here is how you can earn them to be ready for next time!

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You’ll find the full details of the discounted award flights on Delta’s promotion page.

Delta Award Sale to Shanghai

Book by:   September 26, 2018

Travel dates:   September 20 to October 31, 2018

Restrictions:   Blackout dates apply

Routes include round-trip coach flights to Shanghai:

  • For 50,000 Delta miles from:
    • Atlanta
    • Boston
    • Detroit
    • Minneapolis
    • New York (JFK)
    • Washington DC (DCA)
  • For 35,000 Delta miles from:
    • Los Angeles

Taxes + fees for these awards are ~$35 to ~$41 per ticket.

Delta Award Sale to Latin America & the Caribbean

Book by:   September 26, 2018

Travel dates:   October 10 through November 16, 2018

Restrictions:   Saturday stay required.  21-day advance purchase required.  Blackout dates apply.

Routes include round-trip coach flights between:

  • Atlanta to Grand Cayman for 26,000 miles
  • Atlanta to Montego Bay, Jamaica for 24,000 miles
  • Boston to Bermuda for 16,000 miles
  • Minneapolis to Cancun for 30,000 miles
  • New York (JFK) to Santiago, Dominican Republic for 14,000 miles
  • Orlando to Sao Paulo for 74,000 miles
  • and more!

Taxes + fees for these awards are ~$80 to ~$135 per ticket.  Again be sure to double check the routes you’re interested in because the prices (and travel dates) might be different than what’s advertised.

For example, the Orlando to Sao Paulo flight is advertised at 75,000 Delta miles, but I found deals for 74,000 miles.  I know, I know, that’s not a noteworthy difference.  But the point is, the advertised deals aren’t set in stone.

Delta Domestic Award Sale

Book by:   September 25, 2018

Travel dates:   October 3 through November 16, 2018

Restrictions:   Friday stay required

Routes include round-trip flights between:

  • Atlanta to San Diego for 33,500 miles
  • Atlanta to Portland, Oregon for 35,000 miles
  • Atlanta to West Palm Beach for 13,500 miles
  • Los Angeles to Denver for 18,000 miles
  • Salt Lake City to Aspen, Colorado or Sun Valley, Idaho for 10,000 miles
  • Seattle to Chicago for 15,000 miles
  • Seattle to Los Angeles for 13,000 miles
  • and more!

Taxes and fees on these flights run ~$11.  I found cheaper flights than advertised from Atlanta to San Diego and West Palm Beach.

Delta Fall & Winter Sale

Book by:   September 25, 2018

Travel dates:   October 30, 2018, through March 7, 2019

Restrictions:   Blackout dates apply.  The terms say that you must book round-trip flights to get the discounted prices, but it doesn’t look like that’s true for all of the flights.

Routes include one-way coach flights between:

  • Atlanta to Richmond or Louisville for $109 or 6,000 miles
  • Austin to Los Angeles for $149 or 9,000 miles
  • Austin to Seattle for $129 or 7,000 miles
  • Boston to Kansas City for $99 or 6,000 miles
  • Boston to Tampa for $119 or 8,000 miles
  • Nashville to Raleigh-Durham for $99 or 5,000 miles
  • New York to St. Louis for $139 or 8,500 miles
  • Seattle to Salt Lake City for $129 or 8,500 miles
  • Washington DC to Detroit for $129 or 7,500 miles
  • And more!

You can see all of the advertised discounted routes here.  Taxes + fees for the awards flights are ~$11 per ticket.  Again, if you don’t see an advertised discount on the flight you want just check the Delta website.  I found 5,000-mile one-way flights from Chicago to Atlanta, even though it’s not advertised as being on sale.

If you need more Delta miles, you can earn enough miles for almost any of these flights with just a single intro bonus from any of these cards:

Just remember, you won’t earn the welcome bonus in time for this particular award sale.  But if you apply now, you’ll be ready the next time a good deal comes around!

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