Save Up to 25,000 SkyMiles to Hawaii During This 48 Hour Flash Sale — September 2016 Edition

B ook your flights to destinations in Hawaii — including Lihue, Honolulu, Kahului and Kona — by the end of the day on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 and you will save up to 25,000 SkyMiles when traveling from the continental United States and Canada, with award redemptions starting at 35,000 SkyMiles plus taxes and fees for travel from:

  • Monday, January 9, 2017 through Monday, March 13, 2017
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 through Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Save Up to 25,000 SkyMiles to Hawaii

This chart illustrates the details of this promotion.

CABIN

ORIGINAL PRICE ROUND-TRIP STARTING FROM

SKYMILES DISCOUNT

FLASH SALE PRICE ROUND-TRIP STARTING FROM

Main Cabin

45,000 SkyMiles
Plus taxes and fees

10,000 SkyMiles off

35,000 SkyMiles
Plus taxes and fees

Delta Comfort+

65,000 SkyMiles
Plus taxes and fees

15,000 SkyMiles off

50,000 SkyMiles
Plus taxes and fees

First Class

80,000 SkyMiles
Plus taxes and fees

20,000 SkyMiles off

60,000 SkyMiles
Plus taxes and fees

Delta One

100,000 SkyMiles
Plus taxes and fees

25,000 SkyMiles off

75,000 SkyMiles
Plus taxes and fees

Select Terms and Conditions

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

Award travel is subject to government-imposed taxes and fees and carrier-imposed charges, which are your responsibility and must be paid at the time the ticket is booked. Taxes, fees and charges imposed by the carrier depend upon the itinerary, and will be at least $5.60 one-way for travel within the United States. Taxes shown are based on nonstop flights and accurate as of April 1, 2015. Award seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets.

Tickets are not refundable except in accordance with the cancellation policy of Delta Air Lines. Fees may apply for downgrades or reissues and itinerary changes. Award ticket changes must be implemented 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 flight are permitted if the return flight is not within 72 hours and the change is implemented 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 the promotion has ended may result in an increase in mileage costs.

Redemption amounts, fees, rules, and offers are subject to change without notice.

Other restrictions, terms and conditions may apply.

Summary

This is the September 2016 edition of the new monthly flash sale being offered by Delta Air Lines, which started last month.

Delta Air Lines has been offering award sales more frequently in recent years since the change in 2015 of the SkyMiles frequent flier loyalty program being based on revenue instead of on distance flown; and perhaps the airline decided to organize these sales into monthly flash sales.

Since the dynamic pricing model has officially been extended to pervade award travel as well — as Delta Air Lines no longer has award charts available to members of its SkyMiles frequent flier loyalty program — customers are left to “roll the dice” and take a chance as to how many SkyMiles need to be redeemed for a certain award; and again with myriad factors to determine the final price.

As no award chart has recently been publicly released — one of the reasons why placing complete trust in the motives pertaining to the SkyMiles program has been more difficult in recent years — definitively calling the current flash sale a good deal is difficult to do…

…but saving any amount of SkyMiles on an award ticket is better than not saving any at all, I suppose — especially if one of the destinations is one which you would like to visit; so if you are interested in participating in this promotion, do your due diligence and research to ensure that you are indeed saving enough SkyMiles on award travel which is worth your while.

Photograph ©2007 by Brian Cohen.

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