It’s that time of the month where Delta has their monthly Skymiles flash sale. Last month, SkyMiles members were able to book award tickets to Asia for 65,000 R/T. This month you have the opportunity to book a trip to Hawaii for 35,000 SkyMiles round-trip or to Alaska for only 20,000 SkyMiles round trip.
Delta award tickets to Hawaii or Alaska Availability
You can fly to the following cities Honolulu, HI (HNL), Kahului, HI (OGG), Kona, HI (KOA), Lihue, HI (LIH) for 35,000 SkyMiles round trip. Travel period is from January 8 – March 23, 2018, and you must purchase by September 14, 2017
You can fly to the following cities Anchorage, AK (ANC), Fairbanks, AK (FAI) for 20,000 SkyMiles round-trip. Travel period is from January 8 – March 23, 2018, and you must purchase by September 14, 2017
Which card should you use to pay for your reservation?
Since these Delta Main Cabin award tickets to Hawaii or Alaska for 35,000/20,000 round-trip is on Delta, the American Express Delta (Blue, 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.
The Bald Thoughts
A great opportunity to check off a bucket list destination with your Delta SkyMiles. Whether you choose a tropical island or the frozen tundra, you can’t go wrong with the value of redemption considering the recent SkyMiles devaluation. I personally will choose Alaska to see the northern lights. Which destination sounds better to you?