Delta SkyMiles Pre-Holiday Award Sale 2017: As Low as 11,000 SkyMiles Round Trip

Redeem as few as 11,000 SkyMiles for round-trip flights seated in the economy class cabin on Delta Air Lines — plus taxes and fees — for travel within the 48 contiguous United States between Tuesday, November 28, 2017 and Saturday, December 16, 2017, by when all travel must be completed…

Delta SkyMiles Pre-Holiday Award Sale 2017: As Low as 11,000 SkyMiles Round Trip

…but you must purchase your ticket and book your reservation at least seven days in advance of the departure flight and no later than Saturday, December 9, 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, Republic Airline, and SkyWest.

Fees for Award Travel

Award travel is subject to government-imposed taxes and fees and carrier-imposed charges which will cost $5.60 one way for Main Cabin travel between the contiguous 48 United States, 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.

Promotional redemption amounts are subject to availability and seats available at promotional award prices are limited.

This offer cannot be transferred.

Summary

Do not be fooled by redemptions beginning at “5,500 SkyMiles”, as the fares are based on round-trip travel. I find this practice mildly deceptive, as you cannot redeem only 5,500 SkyMiles for a flight one way. 11,000 SkyMiles is the minimum amount which you can redeem during this promotion.

Also, do not confuse this sale with the monthly SkyMiles sale, which has not yet occurred this month. If it does occur, it could be in effect as soon as tomorrow; and I intend to inform you about it as always.

I still have ingrained in my mind that a typical award ticket within the 48 continuous United States should cost 25,000 SkyMiles round-trip when award charts used to exist. Even still, this sale is fairly reasonable — if you can take advantage of the 11,000 minimum redemption of SkyMiles…

Photograph ©2016 by Brian Cohen.

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