Nationwide Delta Flash Sale: Fly to Europe from 18K+ SkyMiles RT!

Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale Europe


You’re not seeing things. This sale is real.

Delta isn’t advertising this SkyMiles flash sale, but we found some of the lowest pricing to Europe we’ve ever seen. You can fly to Europe and back from this fall through next spring for as low as 18,000 SkyMiles, with ultra-low pricing from West Coast cities like San Francisco (SFO) and Oakland (OAK).

At that rate, you can fly to London for fewer SkyMiles than most domestic flights. While not every city will see rates that cheap, you can still fly to Europe from almost any airport with Delta service for 40,000 SkyMiles or less.

You’ll generally find the best deals – and best availability – flying into London-Heathrow (LHR), Amsterdam (AMS), and Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), but there are great deals on flights to Rome (FCO), Barcelona (BCN), Zurich (ZRH), and more. Just head to Delta.com and start searching to see what you can find. 



Delta and most other airlines typically charge at least 60,000 miles for round-trip flights to Europe. So yeah, the savings here can be enormous. As a bonus, these are all main cabin economy fares – not basic economy. So no need to worry about picking your seat or checking a bag; it’s all free with these tickets.

Thrifty Tip #1: Make sure to use Delta’s “flexible dates” feature when searching for award rates to find the best deals.

Thrifty Tip #2: Want to boost your SkyMiles balance for the next deal and get lounge access worldwide? Earn up to 100,000 points with American Express (transferable to Delta) after spending $5,000 in three months with the American Express Platinum card.

These flash sales are among the best ways to use your SkyMiles. Delta and most airlines charge at least 60,000 miles for a round-trip flight to Europe in economy.

There are great deals scattered nationwide, so be sure to search from your home airport to see what kind of rates you can find. From the massive hubs like New York City-JFK (JFK) and Boston (BOS) starting at 20,000 SkyMiles round-trip to much smaller airports like Fargo (FAR) and Fresno (FAT) for 40,000 SkyMiles each, there are a lot of deals available.

You’ll typically find the lowest rates flying into London, and that comes with a hitch – large (and unavoidable) cash fees around $170 or so. But with flights as low as 18,000 SkyMiles apiece, that’s a small price to pay. Make your way to Amsterdam or Madrid to keep those cash costs down.




  • Travel September through May
  • To book these fares, visit Delta.com and search using “Shop with Miles”



  • Amsterdam (AMS)
  • Barcelona (BCN)
  • Brussels (BRU)
  • Frankfurt (FRA)
  • London-Heathrow (LHR)
  • Madrid (MAD)
  • Munich (MUC)
  • Milan (MXP)
  • Paris (CDG)
  • Rome (FCO)
  • Zurich (ZRH)


Departure Cities

  • Aberdeen (ABR) – 40k
  • Albany (ALB) – 42k
  • Albuquerque (ABQ) – 40k
  • Allentown (ABE) – 40k
  • Anchorage (ANC) – 40k
  • Appleton (ATW) – 40k
  • Atlanta (ATL) – 50k
  • Augusta (AGS) – 42k
  • Austin (AUS) – 36k
  • Baltimore (BWI) – 34k
  • Bismarck (BIS) – 40k
  • Boston (BOS) – 20k
  • Buffalo (BUF) – 42k
  • Burbank (BUR) – 20k
  • Burlington (BTV) – 42k
  • Cedar Rapids (CID) – 40k
  • Charleston (CHS) – 34k
  • Chicago (MDW) – 34k
  • Chicago (ORD) – 34k
  • Cincinnati (CVG) – 42k
  • Cleveland (CLE) – 40k
  • Columbus (CMH) – 40k
  • Dallas (DAL) – 34k
  • Dallas (DFW) – 34k
  • Dayton (DAY) – 40k
  • Denver (DEN) – 36k
  • Detroit (DTW) – 56k
  • Duluth (DLH) – 40k
  • El Paso (ELP) – 40k
  • Eugene (EUG) – 40k
  • Fargo (FAR) – 40k
  • Fayetteville (FAY) – 42k
  • Fresno (FAT) – 40k
  • Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – 22k
  • Fort Myers (RSW) – 42k
  • Gainesville (GNV) – 42k
  • Grand Forks (GFK) – 40k
  • Grand Rapids (GRR) – 40k
  • Greenville (GSP) – 42k
  • Greensboro (GSO) – 42k
  • Harrisburg (MDT) – 40k
  • Hartford (BDL) – 40k
  • Hibbing (HIB) – 40k
  • Honolulu (HNL) – 42k
  • Houston (HOU) – 40k
  • Houston (IAH) – 40k
  • Huntsville (HSV) – 42k
  • Indianapolis (IND) – 44k
  • International Falls (INL) – 40k
  • Jacksonville (JAX) – 42k
  • Kansas City (MCI) – 42k
  • Las Vegas (LAS) – 34k
  • Lexington (LEX) – 42k
  • Los Angeles (LAX) – 20k
  • Louisville (SDF) – 42k
  • Memphis (MEM) – 40k
  • Miami (MIA) – 22k
  • Milwaukee (MKE) – 40k
  • Minneapolis (MSP) – 50k
  • Minot (MOT) – 40k
  • Montreal (YUL) – 42k
  • Nashville (BNA) – 38k
  • New Orleans (MSY) – 36k
  • Newark (EWR) – 20k
  • New York City (JFK) – 20k
  • New York City (LGA) – 20k
  • Norfolk (ORF) – 40k
  • Oakland (OAK) – 18k
  • Oklahoma City (OKC) – 40k
  • Omaha (OMA) – 40k
  • Orlando (MCO) – 18k
  • Pittsburgh (PIT) – 34k
  • Philadelphia (PHL) – 34k
  • Phoenix (PHX) – 34k
  • Portland (PDX) – 34k
  • Portland (PWM) – 42k
  • Providence (PVD) – 42k
  • Rapid City (RAP) – 40k
  • Raleigh (RDU) – 42k
  • Reno (RNO) – 40k
  • Richmond (RIC) – 40k
  • Rochester (ROC) – 42k
  • Rochester (RST) – 40k
  • Sacramento (SMF) – 40k
  • Salt Lake City (SLC) – 54k
  • San Antonio (SAT) – 40k
  • San Diego (SAN) – 38k
  • San Francisco (SFO) – 18k
  • San Jose (SJC) – 22k
  • Savannah (SAV) – 42k
  • Seattle (SEA) – 26k
  • Sioux Falls (FSD) – 40k
  • South Bend (SBN) – 40k
  • Spokane (GEG) – 40k
  • St. Louis (STL) – 40k
  • Syracuse (SYR) – 42k
  • Tampa (TPA) – 34k
  • Toronto (YYZ) – 42k
  • Tucson (TUS) – 40k
  • Tulsa (TUL) – 40k
  • Vancouver (YVR) – 48k
  • Washington D.C. (BWI) – 34k
  • Washington D.C. (DCA) – 34k
  • Washington D.C. (IAD) – 34k
  • Wausau (CWA) – 48k
  • Wichita (ICT) – 48k
  • Wilmington (ILM) – 42k


Our Analysis

Delta is on an absolute tear with some amazing flash sales lately.

In just the last few months, we’ve also found unadvertised flash sales to Iceland as low as 24,000 SkyMiles round trip, South America from just 12,000 SkyMiles, or a trip to the Caribbean Islands from 12,000 SkyMiles!

But this is one of the best flash sales yet because of these dirt-cheap rates, and how many cities nationwide can book a trip to Europe at a discount.

It’s usually far more expensive to get to Europe from the West Coast. But even tiny airports like Burbank (BUR) are getting the love with ultra-low rates.


You’ll generally find the lowest rates for flights into London-Heathrow (LHR), though there are certainly other great deals into other European hubs.



Bottom Line

We can hardly believe this pricing.

These sales are one of the main reasons why we value SkyMiles more than most. 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. So take advantage and get to Europe in style for as low as 18,000 SkyMiles!

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Editorial Note: Any opinions, analyses, reviews, or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by any card issuer.

5 Responses

  1. Scott says:

    I can’t seem to find out how to search flexible dates. I never see that box to check. I even searched by money not miles as well.

    • Kyle Potter says:

      First, make sure you’re using the desktop site and not via mobile. As you’re selecting your dates from the homepage for your search, look for a small box labeled “Flexible Dates” — tick it and it should pull up some flexible options.

  2. B says:

    The fights from BOS-LHR are such a find at 20k miles but require long (7 hour???) layovers at JFK or DTW. How do you make that layover worth it?

    • Mr. TT says:

      Try other dates or scroll farther down past the initial options. There are tons of BOS-LHR fares with quick connections or nonstop. I checked one date (Nov 13th) and found tons of options.

  3. Adam S says:

    I am looking to travel to Rome (FCO) from Columbus (CMH) in April or May. The cheapest that I am finding is 62,000 points. Is that a pretty standard amount for a smaller airport like Columbus?

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