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Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale China

Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale to China from Just 40K RT!

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Delta has launched a nationwide SkyMiles flash to China, with round-trip flights to Beijing (PEK) and Shanghai (PVG) starting at just 40,000 SkyMiles round-trip in economy – down from the norm of between 70,000 and 120,000 SkyMiles.

And it's not just huge hubs like Los Angeles (LAX) and New York City (JFK) getting the cheap rates. There are great deals available nationwide from almost every airport with Delta service, including tiny airports from Albuquerque (ABQ) to Wichita (ICT) for just 40,000 SkyMiles each.

You'll find the best rates flying into either Beijing or Shanghai, though not every city can snag flights into both cities at these low prices. Cheap rates are available from September all the way through May.


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Thrifty Tip #1: When booking, make sure to select “Calendar View” and “5 weeks” to maximize the dates viewable.

Thrifty Tip #2: Not interested in visiting the big metropolitan cities of China? Head onward to three of our favorite cities in China! Or go check out the Great Wall! And some incredible National Parks, too.

Thrifty Tip #3: If you're staying in China, all U.S. citizens need a visa. Read up on what you need to enter the country.


Availability into Shanghai (PVG) and Beijing (PEK)

  • Travel September – May, 2020
  • To book these fares, search for flights at Delta.com and select “Shop with Miles”
  • Restrictions: None


Departure Cities

Aberdeen (ABR) – 48k
Albany (ALB) – 48k
Albuquerque (ABQ) – 40k
Allentown (ABE) – 50k
Anchorage (ANC) – 40k
Appleton (ATW) – 48k
Atlanta (ATL) – 60k
Augusta (AGS) – 56k
Austin (AUS) – 40k
Baltimore (BWI) – 40k
Bismarck (BIS) – 40k
Boston (BOS) – 42k
Buffalo (BUF) – 50k
Burbank (BUR) – 53k
Burlington (BTV) – 48k
Cedar Rapids (CID) – 40k
Charleston (CHS) – 48k
Charlotte (CLT) – 46k
Chicago (MDW) – 40k
Chicago (ORD) – 40k
Cincinnati (CVG) – 50k
Cleveland (CLE) – 46k
Columbus (CMH) – 46k
Dallas (DAL) – 40k
Dallas (DFW) – 40k
Dayton (DAY) – 40k
Denver (DEN) – 40k
Detroit (DTW) – 60k
Duluth (DLH) – 50k
El Paso (ELP) – 40k
Eugene (EUG) – 40k
Fargo (FAR) – 40k
Fayetteville (FAY) – 46k
Fresno (FAT) – 40k
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – 46k
Fort Myers (RSW) – 48k
Gainesville (GNV) – 50k
Grand Forks (GFK) – 46k
Grand Rapids (GRR) – 48k
Greenville (GSP) – 48k
Greensboro (GSO) – 48k
Harrisburg (MDT) – 48k
Hartford (BDL) – 48k
Hibbing (HIB) – 50k
Honolulu (HNL) – 60k
Houston (HOU) – 40k
Houston (IAH) – 40k
Huntsville (HSV) – 48k
Indianapolis (IND) – 48k
International Falls (INL) – 44k
Jacksonville (JAX) – 50k
Kansas City (MCI) – 40k
Las Vegas (LAS) – 40k
Lexington (LEX) – 48k
Los Angeles (LAX) – 40k
Louisville (SDF) – 48k
Memphis (MEM) – 50k
Miami (MIA) – 48k
Milwaukee (MKE) – 44k
Minneapolis (MSP) – 60k
Minot (MOT) – 50k
Montreal (YUL) – 40k
Nashville (BNA) – 50k
New Orleans (MSY) – 50k
Newark (EWR) – 44k
New York City (JFK) – 44k
New York City (LGA) – 44k
Norfolk (ORF) – 50k
Oakland (OAK) – 50k
Oklahoma City (OKC) – 40k
Omaha (OMA) – 40k
Orlando (MCO) – 40k
Pittsburgh (PIT) – 44k
Philadelphia (PHL) – 40k
Phoenix (PHX) – 40k
Portland (PDX) – 40k
Portland (PWM) – 48k
Providence (PVD) – 50k
Rapid City (RAP) – 40k
Raleigh (RDU) – 42k
Reno (RNO) – 40k
Richmond (RIC) – 50k
Rochester (ROC) – 40k
Rochester (RST) – 40k
Sacramento (SMF) – 40k
Salt Lake City (SLC) – 40k
San Antonio (SAT) – 40k
San Diego (SAN) – 40k
San Francisco (SFO) – 40k
San Jose (SJC) – 40k
Savannah (SAV) – 48k
Seattle (SEA) – 40k
Sioux Falls (FSD) – 40k
South Bend (SBN) – 48k
Spokane (GEG) – 40k
St. Louis (STL) – 40k
Syracuse (SYR) – 48k
Tampa (TPA) – 48k
Toronto (YYZ) – 40k
Tucson (TUS) – 40k
Tulsa (TUL) – 40k
Vancouver (YVR) – 40k
Washington D.C. (BWI) – 40k
Washington D.C. (DCA) – 42k
Washington D.C. (IAD) – 42k
Wausau (CWA) – 40k
Wichita (ICT) – 40k
Wilmington (ILM) – 48k

Check your local airport! 



Beijing (PEK)
Shanghai (PVG)

Our Analysis

If going to China is on your wish list, don't sleep on this deal.

Flying to China for 40,000 SkyMiles round trip is an incredible deal. It's less than you'll find on some pricey domestic flights. And in many cases, it's less than Delta would charge you for a one-way ticket to China.


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SkyMiles flash sales like this one are a big part of the reason why we value SkyMiles so highly. They're one of the best ways to use your Delta miles.

Many sales like this one only offer dirt-cheap prices from just a handful of airports, but that's not the case here. The 40,000 SkyMile price is widely available, and you can get to China from almost anywhere in the nation for between 40,000 and 60,000 SkyMiles.

Unfortunately, the Delta Hub Penalty is in full effect here: While it's still a decent deal at 60,000 miles, rates are higher from hubs like Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), Detroit (DTW), Atlanta (ATL), and others.

Elsewhere, it's much lower. And with just $35 to $50 or so in fees on each ticket, this deal can't be ignored – especially from small towns where flights to China are typically $1,400 or much more.


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Bottom Line

Delta continues to outdo itself with these flash sales.

It's why we value SkyMiles more than most – you won't find another airline that can get you to China and back for just 40,000 miles.

Delta can be tough to grasp because it doesn't have an award chart, and that means they often charge an arm and a leg for an award flight. But that freedom also comes with tremendous upside – a great sale like this.


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