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Did you ever think 30,000 miles would get you to Hong Kong round trip?

Delta Skymiles can be quite a mystifying points currency. There’s no benchmark for how many points you should need to go from one place to another, so whichever day you search can yield results ranging from great deals to cringe worthy offers – like 200,000 points round trip from the U.S. to Europe in economy. Yeah, no thanks! Despite the mystery, Delta has launched intriguing new Skymiles flash sales, where you can score great deals using your points. How does 28,000 points round trip to Europe sound?

a bridge over a river with buildings and a bridgeThe Offers

Since you’ll want to find these things for yourself in the future, it’s good to know that Delta offers a dedicated “flash sale” page for Skymiles members. Here you can find all the latest information about which destinations Delta is offering at exceptionally good mileage rates. Let’s take Europe in economy for example. These flights can often fetch more than 60,000 miles one way, or steep 100,000 points or more round trip – but in this limited time flash sale, you can snag seats from all over the U.S. to places all over Europe for just 26,000 points round trip. If Asia is more your style, the same offer applies to Hong Kong, from a variety of U.S. cities – and South America as well. Here’s a round up of the deals…

30,000 U.S. Cities To Hong Kong – Round Trip in Economy.

26,000 Points U.S. To Europe (Brussels, Zurich) – Round Trip In Economy.

30,000 Points U.S. To London – Round Trip In Economy.

42,000 Points U.S. To Costa Rica – Round Trip In Economy.

a plane flying in the skyThe Dates

All these offers must be booked by August 29th, which gives you a few days to plan. The travel dates you can use will depend on your destination, like mid January thru March 2019 for Europe, or August to October for Hong Kong. Once you click over to the Delta flash sale page, you’ll find all the details, and which departure cities are valid.

How To Book

Obviously, you’ll need Delta Skymiles. You can instantly create Delta Skymiles by transferring points from Amex, in case you don’t have any and want to take advantage. Simply click around, see which departure cities are valid for each particular deal – and see if you can make something work. These are such excellent deals using points, it could be worth using a few extra points, or a really cheap flight to position yourself to one of the U.S. gateways these deals are available from, since the savings will still likely be greater than your alternatives. Do the math, jet off and enjoy! And don’t forget, Hong Kong is a perfect gateway to the rest of Asia as well. You can’t go wrong!

Are you taking advantage of these great Delta Skymiles Flash Sales?

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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  1. as long as you don’t mind 10+ hours in coach…I notice they are just filling empty seats in the back…skypesos rarely get you anywhere cheaply, up front, in comfort.

  2. There are dates next February for LAX – ZRH roundtrip in Y for 24,000 SkyMiles + $65 with one layover in JFK (you can book a long one if you want to go into the city). That’s a pretty fantastic deal for a long-haul flight if you don’t mind sitting in Y for 6 hours and then another 7.5.

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