For about the last year Delta has been charging 40,000 miles in economy and 95,000 in business class each way between the US and North Asia on a partner airline.
They’ve lowered that to 35,000 miles for economy and 85,000 miles for business class. (HT: U.S. Credit Card Guide)
Business Class New York JFK – Guangzhou, China
Delta doesn’t share their award charts publicly, they say the price you get from them is the price whatever that is. Yet sometimes when I write about crazy increases in price they say “whoops it was a mistake.” So you never quite know what to trust. One Mile at a Time asks, “What do you guys think — is this an intentional move, or a glitch?”
I reached out to Delta and they confirmed that this is “No[t a] glitch on the award pricing” so we can apparently rely on it, until it changes again.