Delta SkyMiles Deal: Mexico & the Caribbean from 10K SkyMiles RT!
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Delta SkyMiles Deal: Mexico & the Caribbean from 10K SkyMiles RT!

 

Got the winter blues? Dreaming of a beach? Delta has a cure.

Here’s your chance to book a cheap vacation to Mexico or the Caribbean with SkyMiles. With Delta’s lastest Skymiles flash sale, you can book a tropical getaway starting at just 10,000 SkyMiles round-trip! That’s fewer than most domestic round-trip flights!

 

Delta SkyMiles Deal Caribbean

 

Delta is advertising this sale from a handful of cities across the U.S. to Caribbean hotspots like Aruba (AUA), Turks and Caicos (PLS), San Juan (SJU), and more. But we’ve found far better deals than what Delta is publicizing, with more routes on sale. Thrifty Traveler Premium members got first notification of these ultra-low fares, but be sure to search some destinations from your home airport to see what’s available! Keep reading for a full list of departure cities and destinations that work with this deal. 

 

 

There are published fares like Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) to the Bahamas (NAS) for 38,000 SkyMiles or Denver (DEN) to  Puerto Vallarta (PVR) for 30,000 SkyMiles, which are decent deals but nothing outstanding.

But then there are some far better routes with even steeper sales that Delta isn’t advertising.

  • Fort Lauderdale (FLL) or Miami (MIA) to Turks and Caicos (PLS) for just 10,000 SkyMiles round trip
  • New York City-JFK (JFK) to San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) for only 21,000 SkyMiles, nonstop round trip
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) to Cancun (CUN) and back for 25,000 SkyMiles, nonstop round trip.
  • Boston (BOS) to Punta Cana (PUJ) for 14,000 SkyMiles round trip
  • Chicago-O’Hare (ORD) to Cancun (CUN) for 10,000 SkyMiles round trip
  • … and many, many more!

 

Delta SkyMiles Deal Caribbean

 

There are plenty of great deals to Mexico and the Caribbean, so just head to Delta.com and search to see what you can find from your home airport!

Thrifty Tip #1: When booking with SkyMiles, make sure to select “Flexible Dates” and “5 weeks” to maximize the dates viewable.

Most of these fares are basic economy, after Delta expanded basic economy awards throughout Mexico and Central and South America. That means you can’t pick your seat for free, won’t be eligible for upgrades, and the tickets can’t be canceled or changed after 24 hours. You can typically upgrade to a main cabin economy fare for just a few thousands SkyMiles more.

But there’s a sweet spot here: Flying to San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU). Not only are flights to the amazing Puerto Rican capital ultra-cheap, but you may be able to book main cabin fares without using more SkyMiles. And because it’s part of the U.S., your taxes and fees are puny – just $11.20 for the round-trip flights. Just beware that recent earthquakes in southern Puerto Rico have the island on edge.

You’ll generally find the cheapest rates into Cancun (CUN), Turks and Caicos (PLS), and San Juan (SJU). Availability at low rates can vary wildly be your origin, so get to searching!

Thrifty Tip #2: Load up your SkyMiles balance for the next deal and get airport lounge access. Earn up to 100,000 points with the Platinum Card from American Express.
 

Delta Flash Sale Availability

  • Travel in January through April and beyond, depending on your destination
  • To book these fares, visit the Delta.com
  • Search more routes to see what great deals to the Caribbean you can find!

 

Departure Cities

Albany (ALB) – 18k
Albuquerque (ABQ) – 22k
Appleton (ATW) – 24k
Atlanta (ATL) – 10k
Austin (AUS) – 19k
Baltimore (BWI) – 17k
Boston (BOS) – 17k
Buffalo (BUF) – 19k
Burlington (BTV) – 19k
Cedar Rapids (CID) – 24k
Charleston (CHS) – 19k
Charlotte (CLT) – 20k
Chicago (MDW) – 19k
Chicago (ORD) – 10k
Cincinnati (CVG) – 20k
Cleveland (CLE) – 14k
Columbus (CMH) – 25k
Dallas (DAL) – 18k
Dallas (DFW) – 18k
Dayton (DAY) – 24k
Denver (DEN) – 19k
Detroit (DTW) – 17k
Duluth (DLH) – 23k
Fargo (FAR) – 23k
Fayetteville (FAY) – 20k
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – 10k
Fort Myers (RSW) – 23k
Gainesville (GNV) – 20k
Grand Forks (GFK) – 29k
Grand Rapids (GRR) – 23k
Greenville (GSP) – 20k
Greensboro (GSO) – 20k
Hartford (BDL) – 18k
Houston (HOU) – 19k
Houston (IAH) – 19k
Huntsville (HSV) – 27k
Indianapolis (IND) – 22k
Jacksonville (JAX) – 17k
Kansas City (MCI) – 26k
Las Vegas (LAS) – 20k
Lexington (LEX) – 20k
Los Angeles (LAX) – 10k
Louisville (SDF) – 24k
Miami (MIA) – 10k
Milwaukee (MKE) – 28k
Minneapolis (MSP) – 22k
Montreal (YUL) – 24k
Nashville (BNA) – 19k
New Orleans (MSY) – 20k
Newark (EWR) – 10k
New York City (JFK) – 10k
New York City (LGA) – 10k
Norfolk (ORF) – 20k
Orlando (MCO) – 14k
Philadelphia (PHL) – 19k
Pittsburgh (PIT) – 19k
Phoenix (PHX) – 25k
Portland (PDX) – 26k
Portland (PWM) – 23k
Providence (PVD) – 15k
Raleigh (RDU) – 22k
Richmond (RIC) – 25k
Rochester (ROC) – 20k
Sacramento (SMF) – 26k
Salt Lake City (SLC) – 28k
San Antonio (SAT) – 27k
San Diego (SAN) – 24k
San Francisco (SFO) – 14k
San Jose (SJC) – 27k
Savannah (SAV) – 23.5k
Seattle (SEA) – 29k
Sioux Falls (FSD) – 23k
St. Louis (STL) – 26k
Syracuse (SYR) – 23k
Tampa (TPA) – 16k
Toronto (YYZ) – 23k
Washington D.C. (BWI) – 22k
Washington D.C. (DCA) – 21k
Washington D.C. (IAD) – 10k

 

Destinations

Aruba (AUA)
Bahamas (NAS)
Bermuda (BDA)
Cabo San Lucas (SJD)
Cancun (CUN)
Cozumel (CZM)
Grand Cayman (GCM)
Havana (HAV)
Montego Bay (MBJ)
Puerto Vallarta (PVR)
Punta Cana (PUJ)
San Juan (SJU)
Santo Domingo (SDQ)
St. Maarten (SXM)
St. Thomas (STT)
Turks & Caicos (PLS)
 

Our Analysis

These flash sales are one of the best ways to use your Delta SkyMiles. These SkyMiles flash sales and deals have been getting better and better, and this latest entry continues that trend.

And while there are some decent deals in the list Delta has publicized, there are some truly incredible trips you could take for as few as 10,000 SkyMiles round-trip. The best deals are never advertised, so start searching and see what you can find.

Trying to escape Chicago? Fly from O’Hare (ORD) to Cancun (CUN) and back this winter for just 10,000 SkyMiles!

 

Delta SkyMiles Deal Caribbean

 

Flights to Aruba (AUA) are typically very expensive. But you can get there from Boston (BOS) for just 18,000 SkyMiles round trip with this deal.

 

Delta SkyMiles Deal Caribbean

 

The one thing to keep in mind with these fares is that most come with some cash fees, typically between $85 and $100 round trip. Those fees are unavoidable with international travel to the Caribbean. Keep your cash costs lower by going to the U.S. Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico, where you also don’t need a passport!

 


 

Bottom Line

Delta SkyMiles get a bad rap, and there’s no denying they can be hard to use well. But these sales are a big part of the reason why we think they can be insanely valuable.

Booking domestic flights for under 20,000 SkyMiles round trip can be difficult, so some of these deals to the best (and expensive) hotspots in the Caribbean are insane. There’s no better way to use your 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.

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