Flash Sale: Delta award tickets to Asia for 65,000 R/T

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It seems Delta is on par on having monthly flash sales this year. For the month of August, Delta award tickets to Asia are for 60,000 R/T. The selected cities in Asia are Tokyo, Beijing, and Seoul. A great way to escape and experience a new culture and country.

Travel Tip: You will need a visa to travel to China. The 72-hour transit free visa does not apply for this round-trip. 

Delta Beijing Deals

Explore the famous Tiananmen square


Delta award tickets to Asia Availability

The Delta Main Cabin award tickets start at 65.000 miles round trip and the new Delta Premium Select start at 80,000 SkyMiles. They must be purchased by August 15, 2017, 11:59 PM PST for travel from:

Main Cabin

Atlanta, GA (ATL) to Tokyo, Japan (NRT): December 7 – 28; December 30, 2017 – January 11, 2018
Tokyo, Japan (NRT) to Atlanta, GA (ATL): November 11 – 23; November 25 – 29; December 6 – 23; December 26, 2017 – January 18, 2018
Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Shanghai, China (PVG): February 17 – 28, 2018
Tokyo, Japan (NRT) to Portland, OR (PDX): December 18, 2017 – January 11, 2018
Portland, OR (PDX) to Tokyo, Japan (NRT): December 9 – 29, 2017; January 1 – 11, 2018

Delta Premium Select

Tickets must be purchased directly at Delta.com, rather than any of the online OTAs, like Booking.comExpedia, Priceline, or Travelocity.


Which card should you use to pay for your reservation?

Since these Delta Main Cabin award tickets to Asia for 65,,000 round-trip is on Delta, the American Express Delta (Gold, Platinum, or Reserve) is an obvious choice due to the great perks for cardholders:

  • Priority boarding
  • Free checked bag
  • The ability to earn MQMs with both the Platinum and the Reserve versions

Other card options would be the Barclay Arrival or Citi Prestige due to their ability to offset a portion of the fare with points or flight credits, respectively.

Credit Card Tip: The American Express Delta Reserve is currently offering for new applicants, 10,000 MQM’s and 40,000 SkyMiles upon spending $3,000 in the first 3 months.


The Bald Thoughts

If you ever wanted to explore Asia this is great opportunity to visit Tokyo, Beijing or Seoul. Since the travel dates are in Winter, make sure you pack enough warm clothes. I visited Bejing last year in November and it was already 25F degrees when I landed (coming from someone who lives in Los Angeles, this is cold for me).

Since Delta no longer posts their award charts, and for someone who constantly monitors award flights to Asia (especially to Japan). I can say, this award sale is a good one to take advantage. Most flights round-trip in the main cabin is 70,000 miles. I’ve also seen award seats peak up to 85,000 from LAX to NRT as well.

One interesting part of this award sale is the option to book their Delta Premium select seats. Few planes will have Delta Premium seats available this year but a great opportunity if you can book a flight equipped with it. Time is limited, so jump on this Delta Flash Sale the next 24 hours to book your Winter vacation to Asia!

Delta Premium Select

Courtesy Photo From Delta.com


Have you taken advantage of a Delta Flash Sale before? Where did you go? Are you planning to buy tickets to the Caribbean during this Delta Flash Sale?

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About the author / 

Charlie Suarez

Charlie spends half the year traveling for work as a marketing manager, which has enabled him to achieve Delta's Diamond status. When he is not in the friendly skies, he’s actively looking for techniques to accumulate points and miles. With a passion for East and South East Asia, Charlie focuses on unique experiences and deals in the region to readers.


  1. Beach Miles August 16, 2017 at 3:29 pm -  Reply

    Thanks. Will you let us know when you see a Delta award ticket sale to Europe.

    • Charlie Suarez August 17, 2017 at 11:59 pm -  Reply

      Sure will! Thanks for reading my article.

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