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Update: This promo has been extended for bookings made through December 26th. Original booking deadline was published as December 19th.
Delta has seriously stepped up their game with frequent, short-term award promotions. The latest flash sale is offering round-trip travel between the U.S. and Europe at up to 50% off on economy (and some premium economy) awards. Destinations include London, Paris, Milan, and Brussels, with round-trip mileage requirements ranging from 32,000 to 44,000 in economy.
- Must book by Wednesday, December 26th
- Travel dates from January 14—March 6, 2019
- Taxes and fees starting at $54
- Round-trip travel required for discount
Discounted Economy Routes
- Boston (BOS) — London (LHR)
- Indianapolis (IND) — Paris (CDG)
- New York (JFK) — London (LHR)
- New York (JFK) — Milan (MXP)
- New York (JFK) — Brussels (BRU)
- Raleigh/Durham (RDU) — Paris (CDG)
- Atlanta (ATL) — London (LHR)
- Detroit (DTW) — London (LHR)
- Minneapolis (MSP) — London (LHR)
How to Book
You can find this deal and discounts to other regions on the Delta Skymiles Deals page. The best way to search for these discounted fares is to use the Flexible Days or 5 Weeks search options on Delta.com.
While checking out the availability for this promotion, we came across many discounted premium-economy awards on the same routes. Although this sale is being marketed as main cabin only, you might be able to snag a seat closer to the front of the plane with a little extra effort.
These flash sales may be of limited use to travelers who need more than a few days advance notice to plan a trip. But for those who can take advantage, there is clear value. Delta often charges 30-100% more miles than competing frequent-flyer programs like American and United for the same types of awards. Promotions like this are a great opportunity to squeeze significantly more value out of your Skymiles balance.
Although Delta does not publish their mileage prices, you can check out our Unofficial Delta Skymiles Award Chart to get an idea of the minimum mileage requirements. The normal one-way price from the U.S. to Europe is 32,500 miles for main cabin, so this sale comes out to roughly half off on round-trip travel.
The Skymiles program gets a lot of well-deserved criticism for their frequent devaluations and lack of transparency with program changes. It's great to see these flash sales becoming more common, even if the limited booking window doesn't work for everyone.
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