Delta is running an award redemption discount for domestic, Latin America and Caribbean travel between specific destinations.
Book by April 23 for travel between April 30 and June 20 and some routes start at 10,000 miles each way instead of 12,500 miles each way within the U.S.
As noted by The Gate, the chart of eligible cities includes this gem:
So for these two specific routes the ‘sale price’ will be 12,500 miles. That used to just be known as ‘the price’.
The sale includes a 21-day advance purchase requirement (as most domestic routes do to obtain saver awards now, an unannounced change by SkyMiles though not all routes all the time) and there are blackout dates as well:
New York – Kennedy, NY (JFK) to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos (PLS) – May 02, 2015, May 16, 2015 to May 23, 2015, June 20, 2015 | Providenciales, Turks and Caicos (PLS) to New York – Kennedy, NY (JFK), May 02, 2015 and May 30, 2015 | Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Zihuatanejo, Mexico (ZIH)- May 02, 2015, June 06, 2015-June 20, 2015 | Zihuatanejo, Mexico (ZIH) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX)- June 13, 2015 to June 20, 2015 | Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Bozeman, MT (BZN) – May 07, 2015 – May 14, 2015, June 04, 2015 – June 15, 2015 | Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Mazatlan, Mexico (MZT) – June 13, 2015-June 20, 2015.
If you didn’t believe that SkyMiles had gotten more restrictive this sale seems to underscore it.
12,500 miles each way has for years been the standard award price. Now it’s a sale price. Has something changed? We don’t know officially, of course, since there are no more Delta award charts.