As Low as 70,000 SkyMiles Round Trip To or From Australia and Other Deals: Delta Air Lines Cyber Monday Sale 2018

If you missed the Black Friday sale from Delta Air Lines, you have another chance for one good deals with the Cyber Monday sale, as you can redeem as few as 70,000 SkyMiles for round-trip flights seated in the economy class cabin on Delta Air Lines — plus pay between $111.00 and $118.00 in taxes and fees — for travel between the 48 contiguous United States and Australia from Monday, April 1, 2019 through Friday, June 28, 2019, by when all travel must be completed…

As Low as 70,000 SkyMiles Round Trip To or From Australia and Other Deals: Delta Air Lines Cyber Monday Sale 2018

…but you must purchase your ticket and book your reservation no later than Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Award seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets.

If you would rather be seated in the Premium Select cabin for round-trip flights between the 48 contiguous United States and Australia, you can either redeem as few as 112,000 SkyMiles or pay as low as $2,152.00 for travel from Tuesday, April 16, 2019 through Friday, June 28, 2019, by when all travel must be completed.

As Low as $629.00 Round Trip To or From London

You can pay as low as $629.00 round-trip for travel between the 48 United States and London from Wednesday, January 9, 2019 through Sunday, March 31, 2019, by when all travel must be completed — but:

  • You must purchase your tickets no later than Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • You must stay over a minimum of seven days prior to returning
  • Promotional pricing for SkyMiles award tickets is currently not available on the following dates:
    • London-Heathrow to Los Angeles: February 14 – 19; March 7 – 10; March 14 – 17; March 21 – 24; March 26 – 31, 2019
    • Los Angeles to London-Heathrow: February 16 – 24; March 7 – 11; March 13 – 18; March 21 – 26; March 28 – 31, 2019
    • Portland to London-Heathrow: March 21 – 24, 2019
    • London-Heathrow to Seattle: March 15 – 18; March 21 – 25; March 28 – 31, 2019
    • Seattle to London-Heathrow: February 14 – 18; March 1 – 4; March 7 – 10; March 14 – 18; March 21 – 25; March 28 – 31, 2019
    • London-Heathrow to San Francisco: February 15 – 18; March 21 – 24; March 26 – 31, 2019
    • San Francisco to London-Heathrow: March 14 – 18; March 21 – 24; March 27 – 31, 2019
    • London-Heathrow to Tampa: February 13 – 17; March 13 – 18; March 21 – 24, 2019
    • Tampa to London-Heathrow: February 17 – 24; March 8 – 11; March 13 – 19, 2019

As Low as $313.00 Round Trip To or From Latin America and the Caribbean

You can pay as low as $313.00 round-trip for travel between the 48 United States and London from Wednesday, January 9, 2019 through Sunday, March 31, 2019, by when all travel must be completed — but:

  • You must purchase your tickets no later than Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • You must stay over a minimum of five days prior to returning
  • Promotional pricing for SkyMiles award tickets is currently not available on the following dates:
    • Aruba to New York: February 19 – 26; March 27 – 31, 2019
    • New York to Aruba: January 15 – 20; February 13 – 19, 2019
    • Bermuda to New York: March 21 – 25, 2019
      New York to Bermuda: February 15 – 20; March 14 – 18; March 25 – 29, 2019
    • Atlanta to Rio de Janeiro: February 27 – March 9, 2019
      Rio de Janeiro to Atlanta: January 9 – 19; February 27 – March 8, 2019
    • New York to Rio de Janeiro: February 27 – March 9, 2019
    • Rio de Janeiro to New York: January 10 – 19; February 28 – March 8, 2019
    • New York to Sao Paulo: January 24 – February 11; February 26 – March 12, 2019
    • Sao Paulo to New York: January 9 – 25; February 21 – March 8, 2019
    • Orlando to Sao Paulo: January 9 – 13; February 27 – March 10, 2019
    • Sao Paulo to Orlando: January 9 – 19; February 27 – March 8, 2019
    • Guatemala City to Atlanta: January 9 – 13, 2019
    • Atlanta to Lima: March 13 – 17, 2019
    • Lima to Atlanta: January 9 – 16, 2019
    • Santiago to Atlanta: January 9 – 22, 2019

As Low as $218.00 Round Trip For Domestic Flights Within the United States

Watch out with the domestic fares, as that portion of the sale is the only one with which cash prices are each way; but a round-trip purchase of the ticket is required. That can potentially be deceptive, as that means that you can actually pay as little as $109.00 each way — or $218.00 round trip — for a seat in the economy class cabin on Delta Air Lines for travel between the 48 United States and London from Tuesday, January 8, 2019 through Thursday, March 7, 2019, by when all travel must be completed.

I have staunchly opined publicly for years that airfares should not be advertised in this manner. If an airline wants to advertise airfares one way, that should only be if the customer can purchase the ticket for a flight one way — not be based on the purchase of a round-trip itinerary, which is required for this particular sale.

You can pay as low as $218.00 round-trip — I personally would not pay $109.00 round trip between Atlanta and Jacksonville, let alone one way — but:

  • You must purchase your tickets no later than Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • You must stay over a Saturday prior to returning
  • Promotional pricing for SkyMiles award tickets is currently not available on the following dates:
    • January 22, 2019
    • February 16, 2019
    • February 19, 2019
    • February 23, 2019
    • Between Nashville and Detroit: February 15 – 18, 2019

Availability and Blackout Dates For SkyMiles Award Flights To and From Australia in Economy Class

Promotional pricing is currently not available on the following dates for award flights in the main economy class cabin:

  • All cities in the United States to Sydney: April 22 – 28, 2019
  • Sydney to all cities in the United States: April 1 – 22, 2019
  • Atlanta to Sydney: April 13 – 16; May 23 – 28; June 25 – 28, 2019
  • Boston to Sydney: April 10 – 19; May 16 – 20; June 20 – 23; June 25 – 28, 2019
  • Detroit to Sydney: April 13 – 20; May 15 – 18; June 25 – 28, 2019
  • Sydney to Atlanta: April 28 – May 5; May 23 – 27; May 29 – June 2, 2019
  • Sydney to Boston: May 23 – 27, 2019
  • Sydney to Detroit: May 23 – 27, 2019
  • Sydney to Salt Lake City: June 19 – 28, 2019

Availability and Blackout Dates For SkyMiles Award Flights To and From Australia in Premium Select Class

Promotional pricing is currently not available on the following dates for award flights in the Premium Select class cabin:

  • Boston to Sydney: April 24 – 28, 2019
  • Sydney to Atlanta: April 16 – 28, 2019; May 2 – 7, 2019; May 9 – 14, 2019; May 16 – 21, 2019; May 23 – 28, 2019; June 6 – 9, 2019; June 13 – 16, 2019
  • Sydney to Boston: April 16 – 22, 2019

Availability and Blackout Dates For Premium Select Revenue Flights To and From Australia

Promotional pricing is currently not available on the following dates for revenue flights in the Premium Select cabin from Sydney to Atlanta on:

  • April 25 – 28, 2019
  • May 9 – 12, 2019
  • May 16 – 19, 2019

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.

Many other terms and conditions — including the costs of taxes and baggage charges — apply to each offer. Be sure to review them prior to redeeming your SkyMiles for your flight reservations.

Summary

Do not confuse this sale with the monthly SkyMiles sale, which is expected to be available sometime next month.

Although similar, this sale is not exactly the same as the Black Friday sale. For example, London is featured in this sale instead of Europe; deals for flights in the domestic United States are now included; and the amount of SkyMiles needed to redeem between Atlanta and Australia increased by 1,000 to 75,000 SkyMiles round trip — amongst other differences.

You can compare the redemption rates of this sale to when award charts used to exist, as you would have needed to redeem a minimum of 100,000 SkyMiles for a round-trip flight between Australia and the United States. This sale is very good — and award seat availability is not scarce for many of these offers at the time this article was written…

…and although 48,000 SkyMiles from this sale back in September of 2018 was the lowest redemption rate I have seen for a round-trip flight between Australia and the United States for a seat in the economy class cabin, that sale was valid for travel from Thursday, September 13, 2018 through Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

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