Delta has released a bunch of availability today for business class flights — some to Hawaii and a bunch to Europe.
- Increased Delta One business class award availability on several routes
- Book via Virgin Atlantic Flying Club (an Amex transfer partner, Chase transfer partner, and Citi transfer partner) at the following rates:
- 50K miles one-way to Europe on direct flights
- 37.5K miles one-way to Hawaii on direct flights
Delta long ago abolished its award charts, so extra availability via SkyMiles is somewhat difficult to even pick up on via Delta.com.
However, saver availability can be found with partners. For example, OH Travel Dad reports decent availability between Detroit and Honolulu this summer. Here’s a look at Detroit to Honolulu for 2 passengers in July 2019. Availability is hardly every day —
but these are A350 suites, so the price is right for a long flight. Correction: as pointed out by readers in the comments, this route is not served by the A350. These are Delta’s older 767 lie-flat seats.
As for Europe, here’s a look at Minneapolis to Amsterdam in business class for two passengers in July and August.
And here is Los Angeles to Amsterdam in July for 2.
One Mile at a Time reports that Los Angeles to Paris had as many as 8 seats available on some dates — and that route is expected to have Delta One suites by the end of May. I’m not seeing quite that much availability left on that route, but there is certainly still some.
These seats will no doubt get snapped up quickly for peak summer travel. It is likely that other routes are possible, so it’s worth searching from your city. If you’ve got plans to visit either location, make your move now. As a reminder, Virgin Atlantic will let you put seats on hold over the phone if necessary to give you a chance to transfer over your points — but I wouldn’t wait long.