Not a Mistake, Delta Lowered the Price of Awards to North Asia

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.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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