An email came through from Thrifty Traveler Premium alerting me to a nice deal for Delta SkyMiles enthusiasts: New York or Fort Lauderdale to Bogotá, Colombia for just 10K SkyMiles + $85 round trip for dates from September 2021 to March 2022. Other cities are also on sale for 10K-20K miles round trip. Perhaps even better yet is that you can choose Main Cabin instead of basic economy for just 2K more miles round trip (12K from New York as per the example in this post). That’s pretty solid value for SkyMiles.
- Delta is offering round trip flights to Bogotá, Colombia from just 10,000 SkyMiles round trip from New York and Fort Lauderdale (with deals from other cities ranging between 10K-20K round trip).
- Direct link to search at Delta.com
As seen above, these cheap round trips are pretty widely available during some stretches of dates between fall 2019 and early spring 2022. I compared my sample dates (January 12-19, 2022) to cash rates and saw that the same Delta flights started at $255 round trip. After you account for the $85 that you’ll pay in taxes, you’re getting $170 worth of Delta airfare for 10K SkyMiles round trip. However, the deal gets a bit sweeter if you’re booking main cabin.
As you can see above, the main cabin fare, which includes seat selection, free changes, and 1st checked bag, is $305. If that’s what you would have paid to book, you’re getting $220 in Delta airfare for 12K miles, which is like 1.833c per mile. That’s a pretty good deal for SkyMiles.
The deals may not be quite as strong from other cities and can vary based on date, but it’s worth checking your local deals against cash rates as Delta often has deals from many points or origin during flash sales like this.