Insane Delta Flash Sale: Fly to Europe for 20K+ SkyMiles RT!
Delta is back with another one of its SkyMiles flash sales, but this could be the best one yet. You can get to Europe and back this fall for as low as 20,000 SkyMiles.
Yes, you read that correctly: as low as 20,000 SkyMiles for a round-trip flight in economy to Europe. That’s less than many domestic trips. Delta and most other airlines typically charge 60,000 miles or more for flights to Europe. So yeah, the savings here are enormous.
Delta is advertising this deal, but as usual, there are even better deals than what Delta is promoting. Our friends at No Mas Coach found a goldmine of dirt-cheap rates to get to Europe flying Delta from across the nation. You can get to London, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, and other amazing cities for a fraction of the normal cost!
There’s no published end date for when these fares will disappear but book fast. With prices this low, these rates may not last long.
There are great deals scattered nationwide, so be sure to search from your home airport to see what kind of rates you can find. Massive hubs like New York City-JFK (JFK), Boston (BOS), and Los Angeles (LAX) are getting a lot of love, but some smaller airports are getting in on the action too.
You can fly from New York City-JFK (JFK) to Madrid for just 20,000 SkyMiles; Boston (BOS) to London-Heathrow for only 22,000 SkyMiles round-trip; Los Angeles (LAX) to London-Heathrow (LHR) for 26,000 Skymiles; and many more.
You’ll find some of the best deals in September and October, but dirt-cheap rates extend all the way into January 2020 for some of these routes.
Unfortunately, Delta’s hub penalty seems to be in effect: Delta strongholds like Atlanta (ATL), Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), and Detroit (DTW) aren’t seeing these ultra-low rates. But there are still some decent deals, like nonstop flights from MSP to Amsterdam (AMS) and back for 56,000 SkyMiles.
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.
Availability into London-Heathrow (LHR), Madrid (MAD), Barcelona (BCN), Amsterdam (AMS), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), and more!
- Travel September through January and beyond
- Book soon!
- To book these fares, visit the Delta flash sale page.
- Restrictions: 30 days maximum stay
Delta is on an absolute roll with some amazing flash sales – especially the ones it isn’t advertising.
But this is one of the best flash sales yet. September and October are the perfect time to visit Europe. And to get there from just 20,000 SkyMiles is unbeatable. You’ll never find a cheaper way to book a European vacation.
You’ll get the best deals flying out of major international airports, which could easily make it worth booking a positioning flight to connect. But smaller outposts also get some good deals, like 38,000 SkyMiles for the round-trip flights from Indianapolis (IND) to Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG).
Delta is on a tear with these amazing SkyMiles flash sales lately.
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 20,000 SkyMiles!
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