For 48 hours only, Delta is selling roundtrip tickets from North America to Europe for 98,000 SkyMiles. Tickets need to be booked by 11:59 PM ET on Thursday, November 15th (yes, tomorrow), and the sale is valid for travel from December 24th, 2018 through May 27th, 2019.
Award tickets to Europe in Delta One typically start at 145,000 SkyMiles roundtrip (and can cost upward of 500,000 SkyMiles – for real), so if you can snag one of these, this is probably about the best value that you’ll get.
Most Delta hubs, from JFK to Seattle, are valid for the promotion, in theory, but of course availability will vary. For example, Atlanta (ATL) to London’s Heathrow (LHR) has pretty weak availability in December, but plenty in mid-January:
And availability from Seattle’s SEA is a much rarer find, but here is some availability to Paris’s CDG in February:
Even Cincinnati’s CVG has some (spotty) availability – here is an example from CVG to Barcelona’s BCN:
The sale only applies to roundtrip fares – one-way fares in the same calendar range look to be pricing at around 86,000 SkyMiles. Bleh.
You can read the full details of the promotion here (it’s not showing up on Delta’s “standard” flash sale page for whatever reason). I would use Delta’s now-mostly-operational five-week award search calendar for the best results.
If you’re looking for the best possible seat, I would prioritize the A350 or retrofitted 777-200 (if you can find that needle in a haystack availability):
Over the A330:
Over the 767:
But at the end of the day, if you can get Delta One to Europe for 98,000 SkyMiles roundtrip, I wouldn’t be too picky. 😉
This is about as good as SkyMiles deals get, and the availability already reflects this. If you’re thinking of jumping on one of these, I would act fact, given that the promotion ends tomorrow and seats are already going quickly. But if you’re able to snag one of these tickets, congrats!
Has anyone been able to take advantage of this deal?