Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale: Fly to Mexico From Just 10K+ SkyMiles!
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Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale: Fly to Mexico From Just 10K+ SkyMiles!

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We all need something to look forward to right now. How about a beach getaway to Cancún, Cabo, or Puerto Vallarta this coming winter or in 2022 on the cheap? Done.

We recently unearthed this unpublished Delta SkyMiles flash sale with flights to Mexico’s hottest destinations as low as just 10,000 SkyMiles round-trip – and rates below 20,000 SkyMiles nearly nationwide. That means you can fly to Cancún (CUN), San Jose del Cabo (SJD), or Puerto Vallarta (PVR) for fewer miles than most domestic trips! And you can book these flights all winter and through spring 2022.

Some of the best availability has disappeared since we first sent this alert to Thrifty Traveler Premium members earlier this week, but you can still find some dates at these dirt-cheap rates through May 2022. But book now: Flights at these rates are going fast!

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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. 

There are cheap award flights down to Mexico from September all the way through May 2022. You’ll typically find the cheapest rates down to Cancún (CUN) – both in SkyMiles and taxes and fees. All award flights down to Mexico get hit with $80 to $100 or so in taxes and fees, which takes a bite out of the value of this redemption. Still, it’s a great deal for a winter escape on the cheap.

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Part of why this is such a great deal is how flexible it is booking with SkyMiles right now. Delta is offering free change or cancellation on all tickets for travel through the end of 2021 – including all SkyMiles award tickets. And yes, that even includes the lowest-priced Delta basic economy award tickets. If you want to pick your seats free, board earlier, and get free change or cancellation for a trip in 2022, you can upgrade to a main cabin fare for roughly 6,000 SkyMiles more.

Read more: Are Delta SkyMiles the best way to book flights right now?

There’s no Delta hub penalty here, either. Even core Delta hubs like Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), Atlanta (ATL), and Detroit (DTW) are benefitting from these ultra-low rates.

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Thrifty Tip #1: When booking with SkyMiles, make sure to select “Flexible Dates” and “Price Calendar” to maximize the dates viewable.

Thrifty Tip #2: Load up your SkyMiles balance for the next deal – and get airport lounge access, too. You can earn up to a whopping 375,000 points (or even more!) with the Platinum Card from American Express, then transfer those points over to Delta.

While flights to Cancún generally have the lowest rates, you can snag an even better deal from west coast cities to Mexico hotspots like San Jose del Cabo (SJD) or Puerto Vallarta (PVR), like this 10,000-SkyMile fare from Seattle (SEA).

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Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale Availability

  • Travel in September through May 2022, depending on your origin and destination
  • To book these fares, visit and search from your airport



Cancún (CUN)
Puerto Vallarta (PVR)
San Jose del Cabo (SJD)


Departure Cities

Atlanta (ATL) – 14k*
Austin (AUS) – 11k
Baltimore (BWI) – 11k
Bemidji (BJI) – 18k
Birmingham (BHM) – 20k
Boise (BOI) –  18k
Boston (BOS) – 16k
Bozeman (BZN) – 20k
Brainerd (BRD) – 18k
Chattanooga (CHA) – 20k
Chicago (MDW) – 12k
Chicago (ORD) – 12k
Dallas (DAL) – 11k
Dallas (DFW) – 11k
Denver (DEN) – 11k
Detroit (DTW) – 11k*
Eugene (EUG) –  19k
Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) – 11k
Fresno (FAT) – 14k
Grand Rapids (GRR) – 11k
Hartford (BDL) – 11k
Hibbing (HIB) – 18k
Houston (HOU) – 11k
Houston (IAH) –  11k
Indianapolis (IND) – 11k
Kansas City (MCI) – 14k
La Crosse (LSE) – 19k
Las Vegas (LAS) –  20k
Los Angeles (LAX) –  11k*
Miami (MIA) – 11k
Milwaukee (MKE) – 20k
Minneapolis (MSP) – 16k*
Nashville (BNA) – 18k
New Orleans (MSY) – 11k
New York (JFK) – 14k*
Newark (EWR) – 16k
Orlando (MCO) – 18k
Philadelphia (PHL) – 12k
Phoenix (PHX) – 12k
Pittsburgh (PIT) – 11k
Portland (PDX) – 18k
Raleigh (RDU) – 12k
Reno (RNO) – 14k
Sacramento (SMF) – 14k
Salt Lake City (SLC) – 20k*
San Diego (SAN) – 11k
San Francisco (SFO) – 14k
San Jose (SJC) – 11k
Santa Ana (SNA) – 14k
Santa Barbara (SBA) – 11k
Seattle (SEA) – 10k*
Spokane (GEG) – 16k
St. Louis (STL) – 11k
Tampa (TPA) – 20k
Washington, D.C. (DCA) – 12k
Washington, D.C. (IAD) – 12k


Availability at some of these low rates is going fast, book soon to get the best price.


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Bottom Line

These examples are just the tip of the iceberg. You can score flights from most cities nationwide down to Mexican beach meccas for just 10,000 to 16,000 SkyMiles round-trip – almost nationwide.

Deals like this are why we think SkyMiles are so valuable. Most airlines charge at least 30,000 miles for flights to Mexico and back. And considering you can score a cheap flight to Mexico now and cancel penalty-free later on, this sale is tough to beat.


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  • Great sale and thanks for posting when these surface but perhaps state early in your reporting when these sales exclude the primary Delta hubs of MSP, ATL, SLC. Saves all of us in those cities (who I have to think are the majority of your readers) some time.

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