Delta’s Monthly Award Sale is South America, Book By Wednesday

Delta puts a specific award on sale usually each month and this month it’s South America coach and business class awards.

Delta pretends to no longer have award charts. The truth is they are just hidden. That’s why they can simultaneously claim there’s no ‘regular price’ (false) and that they’re running a ‘sale’ off regular price (sometimes true).

With all the frequent devaluations it’s handy that Travel is Free kept an updated chart at least until Delta obliterated their partner awards earlier this month.

Key details:

  • Available between US 48 states and ‘select cities’ in South America
  • Coach awards ‘start at’ 50,000 miles roundtrip and business class ‘starts at’ 105,000 miles roundtrip. Heh, they call that a ‘sale’.
  • Purchase by April 19 for travel between August 1 and November 16

It’s hard to get excited about this pricing, and most people aren’t going to want to travel during the Southern winter, but if this matches your plans and you have SkyMiles to use it’s better to book by Wednesday than after Wednesday.

You can top off a Delta account with instant transfers from American Express Membership Rewards.

(HT: @RenesPoints)

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