Delta SkyMiles Award Sale August 2017: As Low as 65,000 SkyMiles Round Trip to Japan, South Korea and China

Redeem as few as 65,000 SkyMiles for round-trip flights on Delta Air Lines — plus taxes and fees — for travel in the economy class cabin from select cities in the United States to select destinations in Japan, South Korea and China within the following travel periods during which outbound travel from the United States to:

  • Japan, Singapore and Manila permitted between October 30, 2017 and January 31, 2018
  • Korea permitted between November 18, 2017 and January 31, 2018
  • China and Hong Kong permitted between January 17, 2018 and April 17, 2018

Delta SkyMiles Award Sale August 2017: As Low as 65,000 SkyMiles Round Trip to Japan, South Korea and China

You can also redeem as few as 80,000 SkyMiles for round-trip flights on Delta Air Lines — plus taxes and fees — for travel in the Premium Select cabin…

…but you must purchase your ticket and book your reservation no later than Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Award seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets.

The class of service included in this promotion is the main economy class cabin only on flights which are operated by Delta Air Lines or by a carrier operating as Delta Connection or Delta Shuttle — such as Compass Airlines; Endeavor Air, Incorporated; ExpressJet Airlines, Incorporated; GoJet Airlines; Shuttle America; and SkyWest.

Destinations include — but are apparently not limited to:

  • Tokyo, Japan — NRT
  • Seoul, South Korea — ICN
  • Beijing, China — PEK

Blackout Dates

Promotional pricing of award tickets is currently not available on the following dates:

  • Atlanta to Tokyo
    • December 7 – 28, 2017
    • December 30, 2017 – January 11, 2018
  • Tokyo to Atlanta
    • November 11 – 23, 2017
    • November 25 – 29, 2017
    • December 6 – 23, 2017
    • December 26, 2017 – January 18, 2018
  • Los Angeles to Shanghai
    • February 17 – 28, 2018
  • Tokyo, Japan to Portland
    • December 18, 2017 – January 11, 2018
  • Portland to Tokyo
    • December 9 – 29, 2017
    • January 1 – 11, 2018

Fees for Award Travel

Award travel is subject to government-imposed taxes and fees and carrier-imposed charges which will cost at least $33.94 round trip and at a maximum $64.72 round trip, which are your responsibility and must be paid at the time the ticket is booked. Taxes, fees, and carrier-imposed charges depend upon the itinerary. Award seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets.

Cancellations, Refunds, Changes and Transfers

Refunds are not permitted on tickets except in accordance with the cancellation policy of Delta Air Lines.

Fees may apply for downgrades or reissued tickets and itinerary changes.

Changes to award tickets must occur at least 72 hours prior to the departure time of the flight being changed. Award tickets booked within 72 hours of departure are not refundable and cannot be redeposited or reissued unless prohibited by local law or within the risk-free cancellation period. No changes will be permitted to the originating flight of award tickets booked within 72 hours; however, changes to the return are permitted if the return flight is not within 72 hours and the change is made at least 72 hours prior to flight departure. Fees apply for any changes; and taxes and fees will apply. Voluntary changes to award tickets after this promotion has ended may result in an increase in the cost of SkyMiles.

This offer cannot be transferred.

Other Terms and Conditions

Promotional redemption amounts are subject to availability and seats available at promotional award prices are limited. Pay with Miles tickets are not eligible for promotional redemption amounts.

Some routes may include one or more segments operated with single cabin aircraft featuring Main Cabin economy class service in place of premium economy class service. Please check the itinerary for details and class of service.

Summary

If you rely on the old award chart — when award charts used to exist — travel to destinations in Asia varied from 70,000 SkyMiles to 80,000 SkyMiles; so I suppose this is a decent deal if you factor in the dynamic award pricing.

Regardless, I am skipping this sale…

Photograph ©2011 by Brian Cohen.

3 thoughts on “Delta SkyMiles Award Sale August 2017: As Low as 65,000 SkyMiles Round Trip to Japan, South Korea and China”

  1. René says:

    FYI the current user supported award charts list PS seats RT 99k & OW 65k for a LEVEL 1 award ticket. Y seats are 70k RT. Clearly the ~20% off on PS is better deal than the ~8% off in Y.

    Link to the charts are in this post: http://renespoints.boardingarea.com/2017/06/13/summer-project-updating-nine-delta-skymiles-award-levels-fares-can-help/

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      Clearly, René

      …and of course, neither the Airbus A350 aircraft nor Premium Select existed in the days of the published award charts.

      I will still pass on this offer; but thank you for providing additional information and a link to your article.

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