Seeing sky-high SkyMiles rates no matter when or where you look on Delta.com? Stop searching: We've got the deals right here.
Yes, you can still find some amazing deals to use if you know where to look … or, you could let us do the work for you. Our Thrifty Traveler Premium+ service is the only one that sends travelers both cheap cash fares and award alerts to use their points and miles – and finding great Delta SkyMiles flash sales is our bread and butter.
We've found more than 70 SkyMiles deals for our subscribers in the last year, including cheap rates to NYC, the Hawaiian islands, Europe, Tokyo, Cancún, and even Australia and Tahiti. While some of these deals are no longer bookable, we're finding more and more deals for flights later this year and into 2024.
These unadvertised sales we find are easily the best way to use your Delta SkyMiles. Here are 10 of the absolute best Delta SkyMiles deals we've unearthed recently.
- Maui from 17K SkyMiles
- … or Hawaii and Back for 9K!
- Europe for 32K SkyMiles
- Australia for 70K SkyMiles
- Dirt-Cheap Domestic Deals Under 10K SkyMiles
- Discounted Delta One to Europe!
- A Trip to Tahiti for 50K SkyMiles!
- Head Back to Tokyo for 60K SkyMiles
- Beaches of Mexico for 11K SkyMiles
- Banff National Park for 25K SkyMiles
Maui from 17K SkyMiles
Why not start with one of the best? Really, it doesn't get much better than this: Just 17,000 SkyMiles to Maui (OGG) and back.
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This SkyMiles flash sale we dug up featured some enormous value for subscribers from Los Angeles (LAX), Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), and almost everywhere in between. Best of all, every city on the list could get to Maui and back for less than 39,000 SkyMiles roundtrip – if not much less!
This was one of our favorite Hawaii deals ever, led by a truly bonkers fare from Los Angeles.
… or Hawaii and Back for 9K!
Yes, Delta SkyMiles deals to Hawaii can somehow get even cheaper. Pick your jaws off the floor.
You read that correctly: Just 9,000 SkyMiles for roundtrip flights to Hawaii. Here's the proof.
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It doesn't get cheaper than that to get to Hawaii using points and miles. This deal from several West Coast cities to Hawaii we found in January set a new record-low rate, and it was incredibly short-lived: It disappeared within a few hours.
But that's why it's so important to get award alerts like this one. Getting the heads up when SkyMiles rates drop could make the difference between using just 9,000 Delta miles for a trip to Hawaii … or 50,000 SkyMiles or more.
Europe for 32K SkyMiles
These days, you might see rates of 100,000 SkyMiles or more when searching for flights over to Europe. But every now and again, the airline slashes award rates for transatlantic trips…. and we catch them
Last year, Delta offered roundtrip flights to Europe from nearly 200 different cities … for just 32,000 Delta SkyMiles. From New York City (JFK) to Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) to Des Moines (DSM) to Greensboro (GSO), that's a fraction of what Delta typically charges and less than half what you'd pay using American or United miles.
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Taxes and fees clocked in as low as just $57 on these fares, too. That made making a trip from Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) to Madrid (MAD) earlier this year a breeze – and dirt cheap, too.
Australia for 70K SkyMiles
Delta SkyMiles can take you far – even the land down under.
Deals like this one are rare, but this Delta SkyMiles flash sale was a ridiculous value for our Thrifty Traveler Premium+ subscribers, helping them get all the way to Australia this year! Just 70,000 to 80,000 SkyMiles for roundtrip flights that typically cost $2,000 or more is a stellar deal.
Nearly every city with Delta service in North America got in on this deal, offering roundtrip main cabin fares to Sydney (SYD) for 80,000 SkyMiles or less! From Boston (BOS) to Bozeman (BZN), Australia was suddenly just a SkyMiles booking away.
We find flight deals from 200+ airports in the U.S. & Canada. Our Thrifty Traveler Premium+ members can tailor which deals they get – just their home airport … or all of them!
Dirt-Cheap Domestic Deals Under 10K SkyMiles
If there's one thing you can count on with your Delta SkyMiles, it's some cheap rates to fly within the U.S.
Again and again and again, we're sending domestic SkyMiles deals to our Thrifty Traveler Premium+ members for as low as 9,000 SkyMiles – and sometimes even less.
Just how cheap can domestic deals using SkyMiles get? How about this fare from Seattle (SEA) to Denver (DEN)? I mean…4,000 SkyMiles roundtrip? That's nothing!
That was a crazy redemption, but there were more widespread deals like New York City, too, as low as 9,000 SkyMiles roundtrip!
Or how about a trip to Las Vegas (LAS) for just 9,000 SkyMiles, too … or even less if you've got a Delta Amex credit card in your wallet, thanks to the airline's new TakeOff 15 discount when using SkyMiles.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. From San Francisco (SFO) to Miami (MIA) and Washington, D.C. (DCA) to Phoenix (PHX), we've found a ton of trips within the U.S. you could book for under 10,000 SkyMiles recently.
Discounted Delta One to Europe!
Scoring a Delta One Suite across the pond or over to Asia regularly costs 250,000 SkyMiles or more … each way. No thank you.
But once or twice a year, we find a rare gem like this one…
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At just 148,000 SkyMiles for roundtrip business class flights all across Europe, it was one of the best deals we've seen using SkyMiles for lie-flat seats recently. This unannounced sale we found last summer spread all across the continent, helping travelers across the U.S. get to almost anywhere in Europe in style in 2022 and even earlier this year.
To be clear, deals like this one are rare. But rare is worth waiting for when it means you can fly across the pond in lie-flat business class seats.
A Trip to Tahiti for 50K SkyMiles!
Last year, Delta announced that it would begin service to Tahiti for the first time ever. Just days later, we found an amazing deal to get travelers there for less than some domestic flights.
That's right: Just 50,000 SkyMiles for a trip all the way to Tahiti and back!
This deal featured more than 40 different departure cities and included roundtrip fares to Tahiti (PPT) between 50,000 and 80,000 Delta SkyMiles.
These changeable Main Cabin fares only charged $60 in taxes and fees, too. It was a special kind of SkyMiles fare that many of our members jumped on.
Head Back to Tokyo for 60K SkyMiles
After nearly three years off-limits, Japan is back open to international travelers. This deal we sent to Thrifty Traveler Premium+ members helped them get there for less this year – much less.
These main cabin SkyMiles fares could get travelers with Japan on their list from peak ski season (known as “Japanuary”) through Cherry Blossom bloom and all the way through the middle of summer and into fall 2023 for as low as 60,000 SkyMiles. Delta typically charges 100,000 SkyMiles or more for these flights, so it was a bargain.
And this deal was also nationwide! From Aberdeen, South Dakota (ABR) to Los Angeles (LAX), this one was almost definitely in your wheelhouse if you had a few SkyMiles to your name.
Even the long, nonstop routes to Tokyo (HND) from as far away as Atlanta (ATL) clocked in at just 60,000 SkyMiles roundtrip!
Beaches of Mexico for 11K SkyMiles
Cheap flights to the beach don't get much cheaper than this.
Just a month ago, we found some amazing deals to fly down to Cancún (CUN): Just 11,000 SkyMiles roundtrip! That's less than most one-way flights to Las Vegas (LAS) or Chicago! And it could have put you on the beach later this spring or in summer 2023.
If you live in Minnesota or have visited Minneapolis in February, you'll know just how much this dirt-cheap deal to Cancún means for a cheap escape from frigid temperatures.
Banff National Park for 25K SkyMiles
Have Banff National Park on your list? We recently dug up an amazing deal into Calgary (YYC) for just 25,000 SkyMiles roundtrip. Almost every airport with Delta service got in on this deal.
No matter if you live in Destin, Florida (VPS) or Grand Forks, North Dakota (GFK), you could get to Banff for just 25,000 SkyMiles roundtrip with both summer and fall availability.
This was an especially great deal from Delta hub airports like Detroit (DTW) and Minneapolis – St. Paul (MSP) who sometimes pay a premium for the best SkyMiles deals. But not in this case.
Of the more than 70-plus Delta SkyMiles flight deal alerts we have sent to our Thrifty Traveler Premium+ subscribers in the last few months, these were the 10 best.
This was an incredible year for travelers with SkyMiles because the flash sales we dug up could take you to Tahiti, Copenhagen, Cancún, Las Vegas, and beyond for a fraction of what you'd normally pay.
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