Domestic SkyMiles Deal: Delta Flights for 8K RT This Summer & Fall!

Domestic SkyMiles Deal: Delta Flights for 8K RT This Summer & Fall!

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It’s no time to travel right now, but that doesn’t mean you need to give up on future trips. And if you’ve got some SkyMiles to spare, this is your chance.

Delta is back with another SkyMiles flash sale, and this one isn’t being advertised. But we found dozens of flights nationwide available for just 8,000 or 9,000 SkyMiles round-trip, from coast to coast to the Midwest and the south. And they’re available from July all the way through November. If you want to book a summer or fall getaway, start searching from your home airport – flights are deeply discounted.

The beauty of this is that it’s risk-free: Delta is offering free change or cancellation on all flights booked by April 15 – including SkyMiles award tickets. That means you could book today for a trip in the summer or fall, then cancel if necessary and get your miles back free without paying the usual $150 redeposit fee.
 

 

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. But even basic economy awards can be canceled to get your miles back for free.

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

The deals run from July all the way into November – and even further, in some cases.

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

  • Seattle (SEA) to Los Angeles (LAX) for 8,000 SkyMiles
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) to San Francisco (SFO) for 8,000 SkyMiles
  • New York City-LaGuardia (LGA) to Miami (MIA) for 8,000 SkyMiles
  • Atlanta (ATL) to Los Angeles (LAX) for 8,000 SkyMiles
  • New York City (JFK) to Nashville (BNA) for 11,000 SkyMiles
  • Detroit (DTW) to Denver (DEN) for 8,000 SkyMiles
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) to Las Vegas (LAS) for 9,000 SkyMiles
  • Salt Lake City (SLC) to San Diego (SAN) for 9,000 SkyMiles
  • Boston (BOS) to San Francisco (SFO) for 14,000 SkyMiles
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) to Denver (DEN) for 8,000 SkyMiles
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) to Miami (MIA) for 9,000 SkyMiles

 

And much, much more. Be sure to search for your own deals – there are dozens more routes on sale for 9,000 SkyMiles round trip.
 

 

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.
Thrifty Tip #3: Load up your SkyMiles balance for the next deal! Delta’s co-branded American Express cards are offering up to 100,000 SkyMiles – get it before the offer expires!
 

Delta Domestic SkyMiles Deal Availability

  • Travel from July through November (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. throughout the summer and fall, when we all hope this coronavirus outbreak has subsided.

It won’t take much work to find flights for 8,000 SkyMiles round-trip. We can’t remember the last time we saw this many routes on sale nationwide at such low rates, from July all the way through November. Be sure to search from your home airport!

For example, just look how easy it is to snag flights from Minneapolis to San Francisco for 8,000 SkyMiles – flights that typically cost 20,000 SkyMiles or more. And it looks like this from July through the entire fall.
 

 

Even long transcontinental flights can be dirt cheap. Check out these flights from Boston (BOS) to San Francisco (SFO) for just 14,000 SkyMiles round-trip!
 

 

Atlanta (ATL) residents rarely get good SkyMiles rates flying out of Delta’s hubs. But there are plenty of deals there, too, like a trip across the country for just 8,000 SkyMiles round-trip.
 

 

Other Delta hubs get lots of love, too. 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 8,000 SkyMiles. You can also fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to San Diego for just 9,000 SkyMiles or Detroit (DTW) to Denver (DEN) for just 8,000 SkyMiles.
 

 

If you’re willing to fly basic economy – giving up seat selection and some other perks – this is as cheap as it gets. And with the flexibility to book now and cancel later for free, this is a great opportunity to book an escape in the summer or fall.

 

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 summer or fall for as low as 8,000 SkyMiles round trip and cancel later if you have to makes it even better.

 

Lead photo courtesy of Delta

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