Nationwide Delta One SkyMiles Sale: Fly Biz Class to All of Europe for 148K (Expired)

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Nationwide Delta One SkyMiles Sale: Fly Biz Class to All of Europe for 148K (Expired)

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Flyers with a stash of Delta SkyMiles are used to seeing sky-high rates when trying to book a business class seat to Europe. One-way flights for 250,000 SkyMiles or mile are the norm these days … but not right now.

You can fly from almost any airport in the U.S. to European cities big and small in Delta One business class for just 148,000 SkyMiles round-trip, with great availability this fall and into early 2023. It might not be the cheapest way to get to Europe in business class, but it doesn't get better than this with Delta SkyMiles. You can find those rates whether you search nonstop from a major Delta hub or airports nationwide, flying into the likes of Rome (FCO), Amsterdam (AMS), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), London-Heathrow (LHR), Madrid (MAD), and many more.

Delta announced this sale on Tuesday on its SkyMiles deals page – but, as usual, it’s far bigger than the airline is letting on. We let Thrifty Traveler Premium subscribers know just how many options there are. And though some fares are gone, there's still plenty of award space available.
 

Delta One deal 

Want more award alerts like this one? We send them to Thrifty Traveler Premium members first, along with dirt-cheap domestic and international flight deals. 

But you may want to book soon: Delta says these lower award rates only last until midnight today, Wednesday, June 29. That means you've got just a few hours left to lock in flights to Europe for 148,000 SkyMiles before they might cost you double that amount.

If you're set on flying lie-flat to Europe this summer using SkyMiles, we're seeing a few flights available from major hubs like New York City (JFK) or Boston (BOS). Otherwise, your best bet is focusing from September through early January to find flights for 148,000 SkyMiles roundtrip.
 

Delta One sale fare 

Thanks to a permanent change from Delta, you'll even earn Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQMs) and Medallion Qualifying Dollars (MQDs) toward Delta Medallion Status on these award tickets. And you'll earn a lot of them: In some cases, nearly half of what you need to hit Silver Medallion status on a nearly free flight!

Most of Europe is open today, and many countries have dropped testing requirements and even proof of vaccination. Still, you'll want to check out our country-by-country entry restrictions guide for the latest requirements. You could even see two destinations in Europe for the price of one by using Delta's “Multi-City” search tool. It's a great way to maximize your European travels – especially because intra-Europe flights (and trains) are so cheap.

Most airlines charge at least 70,000 miles each way for a business class seat to Europe. But considering Delta typically charges triple that or more for a one-way ticket, this is a steal. Best of all, you can cancel these award fares at any time for free to get your SkyMiles and taxes and fees back. Even if you're on the fence about these flights, you could lock in a bargain now and cancel down the road if necessary.

Thrifty Tip: Have The Platinum Card® from American Express? Use the $200 airline fee credit to cover the taxes and fees. This works as long as you have Delta selected as your preferred airline.

Want to fly the best Delta One suites? Look for flights on the new Airbus A330-900neo or the Airbus A350-900 – they're marked Delta One suites, equipped with Delta's flagship seats complete with closing doors. Your best bet to find these birds is on major routes to cities like Amsterdam, Paris, and London. Otherwise, Delta's newer Boeing 767-400s have better interiors than what you'll find on other Delta jets.

Besides the spacious, comfortable seat, Delta One flyers also get to enjoy free lounge access, priority boarding, checked bags, and business class food and drink service.
 

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Need SkyMiles to book this deal? If you've got some American Express Membership Rewards points from cards like The Platinum Card® from American Express or the American Express® Gold Card? You're in luck: Delta is an Amex transfer partner, which means you can instantly transfer 148,000 points to your Delta account to get all the miles you need.

Otherwise, you can load up on miles to catch the next great Delta SkyMiles flash sale. Delta and American Express are currently offering welcome bonuses of up to 100,000 miles on their suite of SkyMiles credit cards.

 

Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale Availability

  • Travel in July through January 2023, depending on your origin and destination. 
  • To book these fares, visit Delta.com and search from your home airport. 

To begin, do a normal search for flights at Delta.com and check the box that says “Shop with Miles.”

On the next page, you'll see a grid full of fares, but click the “Price Calendar” button to get the clearest view of what's available. Use the calendar to zero in on flights at the lowest rates.

 

Departure Cities

In total, nearly every airport with Delta service nationwide got in on this deal to Europe at the same rate of 148,000 SkyMiles.

Most of the best nonstop routes will be from Delta hubs like Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Detroit (DTW), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK), Minneapolis (MSP), Salt Lake City (SLC), and Seattle (SEA).

Check your local airport! (*=nonstop)

Aberdeen (ABR) – 148k
Akron (CAK) – 148k
Albany (ALB) – 148k
Albuquerque (ABQ) – 148k
Allentown (ABE) – 148k
Anchorage (ANC) – 148k
Appleton (ATW) – 148k
Asheville (AVL) – 148k
Atlanta (ATL) – 148k*
Augusta (AGS) – 148k
Austin (AUS) – 148k
Baltimore (BWI) – 148k
Bemidji (BJI) – 148k
Billings (BIL) – 148k
Birmingham (BHM) – 148k
Bismarck (BIS) – 148k
Bloomington (BMI) – 148k
Boise (BOI) – 148k
Boston (BOS) – 148k*
Bozeman (BZN) – 148k
Brainerd (BRD) – 148k
Bristol (TRI) – 148k
Buffalo (BUF) – 148k
Burlington (BTV) – 148k
Cedar Rapids (CID) – 148k
Charleston (CHS) – 148k
Charlotte (CLT) – 148k
Charlottesville (CHO) – 148k
Chattanooga (CHA) – 148k
Chicago (MDW) – 148k
Chicago (ORD) – 148k
Cincinnati (CVG) – 148k
Cleveland (CLE) – 148k
Colorado Springs (COS) – 148k
Columbia (CAE) – 148k
Columbus (CMH) – 148k
Columbus (GTR) – 148k
Dallas (DAL) – 148k
Dallas (DFW) – 148k
Dayton (DAY) – 148k
Denver (DEN) – 148k
Des Moines (DSM) – 148k
Destin (VPS) – 148k
Detroit (DTW) – 148k*
Dothan (DHN) – 148k
Duluth (DLH) – 148k
El Paso (ELP) – 148k
Erie (ERI) – 148k
Eugene (EUG) – 148k
Evansville (EVV) – 148k
Fargo (FAR) – 148k
Fayetteville (FAY) – 148k
Fayetteville (XNA) – 148k
Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) – 148k
Fort Myers (RSW) – 148k
Fort Wayne (FWA) – 148k
Gainesville (GNV) – 148k
Grand Forks (GFK) – 148k
Grand Rapids (GRR) – 148k
Green Bay (GRB) – 148k
Greensboro (GSO) – 148k
Greenville (GSP) – 148k
Gulfport (GPT) – 148k
Harrisburg (MDT) – 148k
Hartford (BDL) – 148k
Hibbing (HIB) – 148k
Houston (HOU) – 148k
Houston (IAH) – 148k
Huntsville (HSV) – 148k
Idaho Falls (IDA) – 148k
Indianapolis (IND) – 148k
International Falls (INL) – 148k
Jackson (JAN) – 148k
Jackson Hole (JAC) – 148k
Jacksonville (JAX) – 148k
Kalamazoo (AZO) – 148k
Kalispell (FCA) – 148k
Kansas City (MCI) – 148k
Key West (EYW) – 148k
Knoxville (TYS) – 148k
La Crosse (LSE) – 148k
Lansing (LAN) – 148k
Las Vegas (LAS) – 148k
Lexington (LEX) – 148k
Little Rock (LIT) – 148k
Los Angeles (LAX) – 148k
Louisville (SDF) – 148k
Madison (MSN) – 148k
Manchester (MHT) – 148k
Medford (MFR) – 148k
Memphis (MEM) – 148k
Miami (MIA) – 148k
Milwaukee (MKE) – 148k
Minneapolis (MSP) – 148k*
Minot (MOT) – 148k
Missoula (MSO) – 148k
Mobile (MOB) – 148k
Moline (MLI) – 148k
Montgomery (MGM) – 148k
Myrtle Beach (MYR) – 148k
Nashville (BNA) – 148k
New Orleans (MSY) – 148k
New York (JFK) – 148k*
New York (LGA) – 148k
Newark (EWR) – 148k
Norfolk (ORF) – 148k
Oakland (OAK) – 148k
Oklahoma City (OKC) – 148k
Omaha (OMA) – 148k
Ontario (ONT) – 148k
Orlando (MCO) – 148k*
Panama City (ECP) – 148k
Pensacola (PNS) – 148k
Peoria (PIA) – 148k
Philadelphia (PHL) – 148k
Phoenix (PHX) – 148k
Pittsburgh (PIT) – 148k
Pocatello (PIH) – 148k
Portland (PDX) – 148k*
Portland (PWM) – 148k
Providence (PVD) – 148k
Raleigh (RDU) – 148k*
Rapid City (RAP) – 148k
Reno (RNO) – 148k
Rhinelander (RHI) – 148k
Richmond (RIC) – 148k
Roanoke (ROA) – 148k
Rochester (ROC) – 148k
Rochester (RST) – 148k
Sacramento (SMF) – 148k
Salt Lake City (SLC) – 148k
San Antonio (SAT) – 148k
San Diego (SAN) – 148k
San Francisco (SFO) – 148k
San Jose (SJC) – 148k
Santa Ana (SNA) – 148k
Santa Barbara (SBA) – 148k
Sarasota (SRQ) – 148k
Savannah (SAV) – 148k
Scranton (AVP) – 148k
Seattle (SEA) – 148k*
Sioux Falls (FSD) – 148k
South Bend (SBN) – 148k
Spokane (GEG) – 148k
Springfield (SGF) – 148k
St. Louis (STL) – 148k
Syracuse (SYR) – 148k
Tampa (TPA) – 148k
Tucson (TUS) – 148k
Tulsa (TUL) – 148k
Washington, D.C. (DCA) – 148k
Washington, D.C. (IAD) – 148k
Wausau (CWA) – 148k
West Palm Beach (PBI) – 148k
Westchester County (HPN) – 148k
Wichita (ICT) – 148k
Wilmington (ILM) – 148k
 

Destinations

Amsterdam (AMS)
Copenhagen (CPH)
Dublin (DUB)
Frankfurt (FRA)
Lisbon (LIS)
London-Heathrow (LHR)
Madrid (MAD)
Milan (MXP)
Munich (MUC)
Reykjavik (KEF)
Paris (CDG)
Rome (FCO)
Stockholm (ARN)
Zurich (ZRH)

 

Bottom Line

If you've been stockpiling Delta SkyMiles, this is the Delta One sale you've been waiting for.

Delta might be advertising this deal, but the fact of the matter is that it's better than the airline is letting on – much, much better. Though Thrifty Traveler Premium members got the first shot at booking these nationwide deals, there's still seats out there to get to Europe and back in lie-flat seats this fall and beyond.

This is as good as it gets flying business class with Delta SkyMiles. If you're thinking about it, don't wait: Delta could pull these rates at midnight.

 

Lead photo courtesy of Delta

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  • Great article and info. I unfortunately was waiting for miles to transfer from Amex and missed the midnight deadline. Do you know if the offers continue?? Appreciate your feedback before I waste my time trying.
    Thank you

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