(EXPIRED) Delta One Award Sale to Europe

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Delta is offering discounted business class (Delta One) awards to Europe for this coming winter.  It seems ridiculous to call this a sale since most other airline rewards programs standardly charge fewer miles for business class to Europe, but for Delta 148,000 miles round-trip is a sale.  Go figure.  Normally I’d recommend booking the same Delta flights with Air France or Virgin Atlantic miles for fewer miles (around 100K round-trip), but over the past year or so it has been impossible to find Delta One awards that are available to partners.  So, if you have Delta miles to burn and a winter trip to Europe in your sights, this can be worth going for.  Keep in mind that Delta offers free cancellations and changes on award flights that originate in North America, so there’s no downside to booking prospectively if you already have the miles available.

The Deal

Book Delta One business class U.S. to Europe round-trip for 148,000 miles + taxes and fees.  Valid travel dates appear to be December 2021 through February 2022.  Promotional award pricing ends on December 9, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

To find these deals:

  1. Search Delta.com from your home airport to your desired European destination
  2. Important: Make sure to search round-trip. This offer doesn’t work for one-way fares.
  3. Choose dates in December, January or February 2022
  4. Check the box that says “Shop with Miles”
  5. Select: Advanced Search… Delta One
  6. On the results screen, click Price Calendar to see a full range of dates where this fare is available.

My Take

While 148,000 miles round-trip is far from the best deal in travel (very far!), there are limited ways to get great value from Delta miles and so it makes sense to spend your miles for this sale if you want to travel to Europe during the offer period.  Make sure to book by December 9th if you’re interested!

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Rupert

Like everyone else I no longer collect sky pesos. Even though I live in ATL and mostly fly DELTA, that’s the only way I collect their miles. I have gotten rid of all their branded cards. When I fly internationally I use chase, amex, or citi points and transfer them to whomever I want to and get much better returns than
I can ever find with DELTA these days. DELTA just takes advantage of people that just don’t know any better and pay their ridiculously high reward redemptions.

whocares

Few reasons to go to Europe right now with all their covid crap.besides…crappy winter months.

Anthony

Rebooked an already booked ski trip, saved over 60K miles. Honestly ~74k each way in business class to Europe is standard these days. Plus, you earn qualification miles on these trips in 2022 (13K MQM for me). Nice sale – I will continue to accrue SkyMiles through flying and spending for status

Dick Bupkiss

Right – 74k to or from Europe in a decent business class seat is a perfectly reasonable price. What’s NOT reasonable is Delta’s practice of pricing that same seat at 300k to 500k or even more, which is their “normal” price.

Last edited 8 months ago by Dick Bupkiss
Anthony

No one should book those. You can find D1 round trip to Europe at 210K, which seems to be their saver level. That’s the most you book with SkyPesos. Preferably you use a sale like this one. Otherwise you book domestic first where you can get solid 1.25 to 1.5 cents per point. Book business class flights with other currencies. Generally you collect SkyMiles as fly on Delta domestically and spend on the card for status and collect other currencies for aspirational redemptions.

Dick Bupkiss

Dumped my Delta cards long ago, and not looking back. Delta SkyPesos are an insult to actual Pesos.

dave

Well said. Delta credit cards are for cucks.

anonymous

Of course they only have a “sale” like this for the crappy weather months.

James

We had enough miles to get the two of us to FRA one way in business class that we had to cancel due to Covid. When I went to reschedule for next year, the same number of miles won’t even buy for one person.

Gene

Obscene pricing by Delta. This is precisely why we spend exactly zero on our soon-to-be-closed Reserve cards. People need to wake up and ditch Delta cards, aside from milking the sign up bonuses.