Delta: One-Way Flights From Only 2,000 SkyMiles, From 4,500 For Transcontinental

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Update: It looks like the 2,000 SkyMiles flights are gone, but there are still west coast flights available from 3,000 miles and transcontinental from 4,500.

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Who needs the Delta Amex Offer when you can book incredibly cheap award flights?! Delta is currently offering award flights from only 2,000 SkyMiles each way on the west coast and from only 4,500 SkyMiles for transcontinental flights.

The Deal

  • Book one-way Delta award flights from only 2,000 SkyMiles.

Quick Thoughts

NK3 gave us a heads up about this low award pricing on the post about the Delta Amex Offer. Flights on the west coast are available from only 2,000 SkyMiles each way. For example, here’s what the month of March looks like when searching for Seattle to Los Angeles – 2,000 SkyMiles every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, then 3,000 every other day of the week:

SEA-LAX miles calendar

Note that the 2,000 pricing is for Basic Economy; Main Cabin is available for only 2,500 SkyMiles.

SEA-LAX Miles pricing

Although the cash pricing on this route isn’t very high, booking with SkyMiles still represents a good deal as you’d be getting more than 2cpp of value from your miles.

SEA-LAX Cash pricing

The lowest priced award flights seem to be on the west coast, but even transcontinental award flights are priced very reasonably. For example, Los Angeles to Atlanta can be booked from only 4,500 SkyMiles one way.

LAX-ATL Miles calendar

Despite that low pricing and widespread availability, it’s certainly worth checking the cash pricing too. For example, a one-way ticket from LAX-ATL on March 10 can be purchased for as low as $58.40 – that’s only 1.17cpp of value. The value can vary greatly though; the red-eye leaving that morning at 12:25am would be 3.15cpp of value.

This low award pricing is available for several months. In the searches I did, the lowest prices are available through mid-May, they increase a little through mid-August, then they go up a little further from there.

Something important to bear in mind with Delta award flights is that they sometimes offer even cheaper pricing when booking round trip flights with SkyMiles than if you booked two one-way flights. That doesn’t seem to be the case with this pricing though – all the round trip flights I checked came out at exactly double the one-way cost.

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