Delta Air Lines 10-Year Thank You Sale: As Low as 10,000 SkyMiles

Ten years have elapsed since the Department of Justice of the United States of America officially approved the merger between Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines on October 29, 2008; and to celebrate, Delta Air Lines is thanking you with a special sale is currently in effect with which you can redeem as few as 10,000 SkyMiles for round-trip flights seated in the economy class cabin — plus pay $11.20 in taxes and fees — for travel between the 48 contiguous United States from Wednesday, November 28, 2018 through Thursday, March 7, 2019, by when all travel must be completed…

Delta Air Lines 10-Year Thank You Sale: As Low as 10,000 SkyMiles

…but you must purchase your ticket and book your reservation no later than Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Fares are valid outbound on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday; while higher fares apply for travel Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Award seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets.

Blackout Dates

Promotional pricing is currently not available on the following dates:

  • All Markets: December 20 – 23 and 26 – 31, 2018, January 1- 2, and 22, 2019, February 16, 19 and 23, 2019
  • Atlanta and Boston — January 3 – 6, 2019
  • Austin and New York-Kennedy — January 3 – 6, 2019
  • Boston and Minneapolis — March 1 – 4, 2019
  • Denver and New York-LaGuardia — December 14 – 19, 2018, January 3 – 6, 2019
  • Los Angeles and Salt Lake City — January 3 – 6, 2019
  • New York-LaGuardia and Tampa — January 3 – 6, 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.


If you are interested in other values pertaining to select domestic SkyMiles award flights within the United States, you can redeem as few as 11,000 SkyMiles round-trip for domestic travel within the United States from Tuesday, January 15, 2019 through Sunday, March 31, 2019, by when all travel must be completed — but you must purchase your ticket and book your reservation no later than Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

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

You can compare the redemption rates of this sale to when award charts used to exist. This sale is very good to excellent; and award seat availability is not scarce for many of these offers at the time this article was written.

I was a member of the WorldPerks frequent flier loyalty program. If you have any fond memories of Northwest Airlines, please share them in the Comments section below.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

4 thoughts on “Delta Air Lines 10-Year Thank You Sale: As Low as 10,000 SkyMiles”

  1. RetiredATLATC says:

    Quite a thank you, without a single ATL (the headquarters of the acquirer) deal to be had.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      I see Atlanta to Boston, Philadelphia, Tampa, Austin and Cincinnati, RetiredATLATC — all for only 10,000 SkyMiles round trip.

  2. Boraxo says:

    As you note in the final paragraph, DL does not have award charts and therefore the term SALE does not apply. The best that can be said is that DL appears to have temporarily reduced the absurd number of miles that it commonly requires for award travel to a level that is closer to what is found on other major airlines. But do not give DL credit or publicity for a “SALE” when there are no award charts.

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