Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale to South America from 36k R/T

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Delta has launched a SkyMiles flash sale on summer and fall flights to South America! We’ve been able to find availability nationwide. Travel must be booked by 11:59 ET on Wednesday, March 14th for travel between August 15th and October 31st. 

This deal starts at 36k SkyMiles round-trip (norm is 60k – 100k) from Delta hubs and this appears to be available from most cities with Delta service.

Thrifty Tip #1: When booking, make sure to select “Calendar View” and “5 weeks” to maximize the dates viewable.

 

Sample Flights Minneapolis to Bogota, Colombia

 

Availability

  • Appears to vary by departure city and destination. Cheapest availability from Delta hub and focus cities including Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis, Portland, Raleigh, Seattle starting at 36k SkyMiles. Check your local airport.

 

Departure Cities

  • Most U.S. cities with Delta service

 

Destination Cities

  • Santiago, Chile (SCL)
  • Quito, Ecuador (UIO)
  • Lima, Peru (LIM)
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE)
  • Bogotá, Colombia (BOG)
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (GIG)
  • São Paulo, Brazil (GRU)
  • Cartagena, Colombia (CTG)

 

Analysis

First it’s important to consider how expensive fares to South America can be. Reasonably priced award redemptions can be hard to come by with many of these redemptions typically going for 80k+ SkyMiles, especially from smaller regional U.S. cities. Snagging a deal to South America, especially Argentina, Brazil, and Chile for less than 50k SkyMiles is a steal since many of these fares go for as much as $1250 – $1750.

Most departure cities have availability for 40k-48k SkyMiles round-trip. This is still a significant savings off of the typical base redemption of 60k-100k SkyMiles. There are taxes and fees from $50+ which is standard taxes for international award tickets.

Thrifty Tip #2: The seasons are flipped in South America. Use our tips to find the best weather for your next trip.

 

Sample flight to Santiago, Chile

 

Bottom Line

If you’ve been holding out for a cheap trip to South America, then now is your time to book! Mileage programs tend to devalue over time so make sure to burn those SkyMiles, especially on solid deals like this.

 

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