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The 10 Best Delta SkyMiles Deals We’ve Found Recently

Attention Thrifty Traveler Premium members:

Attention Thrifty Traveler Premium members:

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Say what you want about Delta and its SkyMiles program, but Delta SkyMiles flight deals have arguably been better than ever lately.

After disappearing for many months, we've been finding some amazing Delta SkyMiles flash sales in the last year or so. Just ask our Thrifty Traveler Premium members, who get instant alert after instant alert every time we find a Delta deal to fly somewhere fun for a fraction of the SkyMiles it normally costs. While you might see sky-high rates for many flights (especially flying business class) stellar deals are still out there – Delta just doesn't advertise them.

But we find them anyway. We're talking about roundtrip flights to New Zealand or Chile for under 40,000 SkyMiles roundtrip – less than half the usual price. Want to get to Hawaii? We've got you covered with a deal for as low as 13,000 SkyMiles total. And travelers with dreams of flying Delta One Suites business class were in luck, too.

Many of these deals are gone now, but we're betting the next big SkyMiles sale is just around the corner. Until then, take a look at just how cheap Delta SkyMiles deals can get.


New Zealand for Just 37K SkyMiles

We saved the best for first. Take a look at this.

new zealand premium deal 

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That's right: Roundtrip flights to New Zealand for as low as 37,000 SkyMiles. And these unbelievably low fares weren't just on Delta's new route from Los Angeles (LAX) to Auckland (AKL) but from 100-plus airports all across the country,

This one cropped up last summer, right as we were souring on Delta SkyMiles altogether. And it was one of the best SkyMiles flash sales of all time, so it disappeared within just a day or so … but not before hundreds (and no, that's not an exaggeration) of our Thrifty Traveler Premium members from across the country booked an amazing trip for late 2023 or early 2024. Considering many of these flights cost up to $2,000 or more, it was a truly fantastic way to use SkyMiles.


Delta SkyMiles New Zealand deal 

As always, travelers with a Delta SkyMiles credit card got the best deal thanks to its automatic 15% discount when redeeming SkyMiles.


Chile for 37K SkyMiles, Too

Days after that jaw-dropping fare to New Zealand, Delta followed up with another doozy: Roundtrip fares down to Santiago (SCL) in Chile for – you guessed it – 37,400 SkyMiles total.

Don't believe us? Here's the proof.

delta skymiles deal msp to santiago 

For the price of many domestic flights (or less), you could have booked a trip to see Patagonia with one of our most recent Thrifty Traveler Premium finds. We sent this deal to subscribers last month, helping them book a trip to Chile later this year for less than half the usual cost.

Best of all, you could book your flights to Santiago at that price from nearly two dozen U.S. cities big and small. Check it out.

delta skymiles deal to chile


Hawaii as Low as 9K SkyMiles… Roundtrip!

You don't need tens of thousands of SkyMiles to get somewhere fun. We find tons of SkyMiles deals for under 20,000 SkyMiles … and sometimes, half that price.

hawaii delta skymiles deal 

We're always searching for Hawaii deals for our Thrifty Traveler Premium members, and we're always finding them for under 20,000 SkyMiles. But this find from last year takes the cake, with ridiculously cheap fares from the West Coast to Kauai (LIH), the Big Island (KOA), and Maui (OGG) as low as 9,000 SkyMiles … roundtrip.

hawaii skymiles deal 

While 9,000 SkyMiles might be a record-low rate, it wasn't a one-off. Just a few months ago, we unearthed another stunner for a trip out to the islands this past fall.

hawaii skymiles flash sale 

Get the next dirt-cheap SkyMiles deal to Hawaii with Thrifty Traveler Premium!


Europe from 29K Roundtrip

Most airlines charge 60,000 miles, 70,000 miles, or even more for roundtrip flights to Europe. You might see even higher rates when searching with Delta SkyMiles.

That's where Thrifty Traveler Premium alerts come in handy…

europe skymiles flash sale 

We unearthed a massive Delta SkyMiles flash sale in the fall, with flights to Europe through the winter and into spring 2024 for just 27,000 SkyMiles … roundtrip! Best of all, it was a nationwide sale: Whether you're flying nonstop to Europe from a major Delta hub or connecting from your small regional airport, you could score a huge deal. From London-Heathrow (LHR) to Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and even as far as Athens (ATH),  you could get to most major cities in Europe at these low rates.

When you can fly from Fargo (FAR) all the way to Amsterdam (AMS) and back for just over 30,000 miles, you know it's a good deal.

fargo to amsterdam 

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Delta One Suites to Tokyo for 85K!

You can count on Delta for a good deal flying back in economy. Business class, though … not so much: You're far more likely to see rates of 300,000 SkyMiles or more each way.

But once or twice a year, we discover a true gem like this one: Flying to Tokyo-Haneda (HND) or even Seoul (ICN) for just 85,000 SkyMiles each way!

Japan SkyMiles Delta One deal 

Delta is charging 400,000 SkyMiles for these suites now – don't miss the next deal with Thrifty Traveler Premium!

That's right: As low as 85,000 SkyMiles each way to Tokyo-Haneda (HND) in business class suites. This deal was so rare, we consider it a Unicorn Alert. So we sent it to tons of subscribers' inboxes along with a text alert, too.

Deals like this don't come around often. In fact, they almost never do.

Delta One flight deal 

Tahiti from 42k SkyMiles Roundtrip

A Delta flight into Papeete, Tahiti (PPT) is the centerpiece of any bucket list trip. French Polynesia looks impossibly beautiful, and Delta's new route to Tahiti means that your SkyMiles can get you there.

And it doesn't take too many, either.

los angeles tahiti 

Flyers based in Los Angeles (LAX) benefitted from the lowest prices on those nonstop flights this winter. But from dozens of Delta airports all over the country, you could book one-stop flights connecting in Los Angeles (LAX) for under 70,000 SkyMiles total.

This is less than half the list!

delta skymiles ppt 

This is honeymoon bait if I've ever seen it. And you don't have to tell your spouse you only paid the $60 in taxes and fees to get you there if you don't want to!


Santiago in Delta One Suites for 140K (Or Less)

Remember how I said we find one or two great Delta One deals a year? Here comes the second one.

Last year, we found roundtrip flights in Delta One Suites all the way down to Santiago (SCL) in Chile for just 140,000 SkyMiles roundtrip from airports across the country. If you've got a Delta Amex card in your wallet, it got even cheaper thanks to the TakeOff 15 discountUnder 120,000 SkyMiles! 

msp to santiago delta one suites 

These fares are long gone now – get the next Delta alert with Thrifty Traveler Premium!

This wasn't just a one-off, either: These low rates were available from airports big and small across the country. That included Delta hubs like Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), Detroit (DTW), and Seattle (SEA) as well as other airports like Chicago-O'Hare (ORD), San Francisco (SFO), Washington, D.C.-Dulles (IAD), and more.

Oh, and forget about outdated lie-flat seats you'll find on many Delta routes. This sale included flights on Delta's latest-and-greatest Airbus A350-900, with the fancy Delta One Suites complete with closing doors. It's a long, nine-hour flight down to Santiago … and there may be no better way to do it.

delta one business class suite


Hit the Beach in Cancún from 9K SkyMiles

Winter is here. And there's no better way to escape it than heading down south.

We recently unearthed another unadvertised SkyMiles flash sale with flights to Cancún (CUN) as low as just 9,000 SkyMiles roundtrip – and rates below 20,000 SkyMiles from dozens of airports! This was your chance to fly down south to Mexico for a fraction of what other airlines charge. Heck, it's fewer miles than most domestic trips!

Cancun SkyMiles flight deal 

Unfortunately, some (though not all) Delta hubs like Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) and Salt Lake City (SLC) missed out on these low rates thanks to the Delta hub penalty. But there were plenty of deals to be had around the country including nonstops from Boston (BOS), Los Angeles (LAX), and more, and some connecting itineraries from Boise (BOI), Fargo (FAR), and Jackson Hole (JAC) among others.

Cancun SkyMiles flight deal


Bogotá in Comfort Plus for 30K

Was it a mistake fare? Maybe, maybe not … but when the airline sells Delta Comfort Plus seats for substantially fewer SkyMiles than even basic economy, one thing's for sure: It's a darn good deal.

That's just what we found earlier this month: Roundtrip fares in Comfort Plus for 30,000 SkyMiles from more than a dozen U.S. airports down to Bogotá (BOG), helping travelers with SkyMiles stretch out (and maybe enjoy a few free drinks) for less. Get this: Delta was charging more than double the miles for a standard coach seat.

delta comfort plus skymiles deal 

Mistakes like this one don't happen often. But when they do, we catch them and alert Thrifty Traveler Premium members straight away so they can book before the deal disappears.

delta skymiles deal to bogota


Domestic Deals for 9K RT Or Less!

If there's one thing you can count on with Delta SkyMiles, it's some great deals to redeem those miles for domestic flights. But some of those deals are better than others…

How about a trip to the Strip when flights to Las Vegas (LAS) drop as low as 9,000 SkyMiles?

delta skymiles deal las vegas 

Or maybe New York City, also for 9,000 SkyMiles no matter if you fly into New York City (JFK), New York City-LaGuardia (LGA), or Newark (EWR)!

new york city skymiles deal 

Prefer the quiet life? No problem: How about Portland (PWM) in Maine, the perfect spot to make your way up the coast of New England for – you guessed it – 9,000 SkyMiles roundtrip?

delta skymiles deal portland maine


Bottom Line

We know, we know: Trying to use your Delta SkyMiles can be frustrating. Just trust us … the deals are out there.

That's what our Thrifty Traveler Premium service is all about: Letting you know exactly when you can book flights for fewer SkyMiles. These deals are just the tip of the iceberg – we've found far more deeply discounted Delta deals in recent months. And we're on the hunt for even more through the rest of the year.


3 Responses

  • I tried to book an international flight 9 months ahead on the dat E’s of our trip and all the seats for using miles were already sold out.

  • We were thrilled to get our New Zealand flights round trip from Atlanta for 42,000 miles – we jumped on it and worried about the details later – we leave in January (Delta almost immediately upgraded up to Comfort)!!! We love New Zealand and a neighbor gave us a heads up when they spotted the deal – they booked tickets too!

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