Domestic SkyMiles Deal: Delta Flights from 5K SkyMiles RT!

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Here’s your chance to book a getaway – and do it on the cheap with SkyMiles. These are some of the lowest rates we’ve ever seen to book round-trip flights with SkyMiles!

Delta is back with another SkyMiles flash sale, advertising rates for round-trip domestic flights nationwide. But we’re finding even better deals than what Delta is listing, including some round-trip domestic fares for just 5,000 SkyMiles! And there are plenty of flights bookable for less than 10,000 SkyMiles round-trip.


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You’ll find these lowest rates are for Delta basic economy. Delta has been selling basic economy awards even when using your SkyMiles, which means you won’t get to pick your seat in advance and won’t be eligible for upgrades. In most cases, you can get those perks for 1,000 – 5,000 more SkyMiles by booking a main cabin fare.

Thrifty Tip #1: OK with basic economy to save some SkyMiles? Read our guide to learn how you can still pick a seat!

These deals start cropping up in January and appear to run all the way through the spring. The lowest fares are available in and out of Seattle (SEA), but there are plenty of great deals nationwide.

Here’s a small taste of what you can book:

  • Seattle (SEA) to Los Angeles (LAX) for 5,000 SkyMiles
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) to Las Vegas (LAS) for 9,000 SkyMiles
  • Boston (BOS) to Austin (AUS) for 9,000 SkyMiles
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) to Miami (MIA) for 9,000 SkyMiles
  • Boston (BOS) to San Francisco (SFO) for 12,000 SkyMiles
  • Salt Lake City (SLC) to San Diego (SAN) for 9,000 SkyMiles
  • New York City (JFK) to Miami (MIA) for 9,000 SkyMiles
  • Seattle (SEA) to San Diego (SAN) for 5,000 SkyMiles
  • Seattle (SEA) to Denver (DEN) for 8,000 SkyMiles
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) to San Diego (SAN) for 14,000 SkyMiles


And much, much more. Be sure to search for your own deals!


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Thrifty Tip #2: When booking with SkyMiles, make sure to select “Flexible Dates” and “Price Calendar” to maximize the dates viewable and find the best deal.

Delta Domestic SkyMiles Deal Availability

  • Travel from January through May (and beyond), depending on your destination
  • To book these fares, head to Delta.com and start searching!
  • Get the lowest rates by booking round-trip fares!


Our Analysis

These SkyMiles award deals are one of the best ways to use your Delta SkyMiles. And this new sale has some pretty great deals to travel almost anywhere within the U.S. You just have to find them.

And it won’t take much work. It’s not hard to find flights as low 10,000 SkyMiles from almost any airport with Delta service. And these low rates are pretty widely available from January all the way through the spring.


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Even long, transcontinental flights can be dirt cheap. Check out these flights from Boston (BOS) to San Francisco (SFO) for just 12,000 SkyMiles round-trip!


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If you’re in New York City, it’s time to head south for Miami (MIA) – and you need just 9,000 SkyMiles to do it!


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Even Delta hubs get in on the love with some cheap fares. There are plenty of round-trip fares available from Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) to cities like Miami (MIA), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Seattle (SEA), and San Diego (SAN) as low as 9,000 SkyMiles. You can also fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to San Diego for just 9,000 SkyMiles.


salt lake city to san diego


If you’re willing to fly basic economy – giving up seat selection and some other perks – this is as cheap as it gets. Luckily, it’s typically not much more expensive to book a more-inclusive main cabin award fare with your SkyMiles.

Bottom Line

Delta SkyMiles get a bad rap, but these sales are a big part of the reason why we think they can be insanely valuable. And the fact that you can book a trip this winter or spring for as low as 8,000 SkyMiles round trip just underscores that fact.


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