Delta SkyMiles Award Sale April 2017: As Low as 50,000 Round Trip To or From South America

R edeem as few as 50,000 SkyMiles for round-trip flights on Delta Air Lines — plus taxes and fees — for travel to or from select cities in South America and the contiguous 48 United States between Tuesday, August 1, 2017 and Thursday, November 16, 2017, by when all travel must be completed…

Delta SkyMiles Award Sale April 2017: As Low as 50,000 Round Trip To or From South America

…but you must purchase your ticket and book your reservation no later than Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Award seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets.

The classes of service included in this promotion are Delta One and 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.

Fees for Award Travel

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 carrier-imposed charges depend upon the itinerary; and will range between $50.00 and $135.00 round-trip for travel between the contiguous 48 United States and Brazil, Chile, Argentina or Peru. 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 Delta One. Please check the itinerary for details and class of service.


Depending on where in South America you are heading, this is potentially one of the better promotions since the monthly SkyMiles award flash sale was launched by Delta Air Lines last year, with three reasons being that there are no blackout dates; the time to travel is 3.5 months; and if you can score the lowest redemption of 50,000 SkyMiles, that is actually 10,000 fewer SkyMiles than the last time Delta Air Lines had an award chart if you are heading to southern South America…

…but if your destination is in what Delta Air Lines considers northern South America, you will actually be paying 5,000 more SkyMiles.

If you plan on traveling in Delta One class, you will save 20,000 SkyMiles traveling to southern South America; but you will be redeeming 15,000 more SkyMiles to northern South America.

For travel to destinations in southern South America, this sale may be worth considering; but for travel to destinations in northern South America, Delta Air Lines has some nerve calling this a “sale” for the aforementioned reasons.

Photograph ©2011 by Brian Cohen.

One thought on “Delta SkyMiles Award Sale April 2017: As Low as 50,000 Round Trip To or From South America”

  1. DaninMCI says:

    I guess this is OK but has it gotten to the point (pardon the pun) where Delta has convinced us that 50k rt in economy to South America for a short sale is better than 35-40k rt on AA or 40k’ish on United all the time. Heck I can even find some United business class seats at 70k’ish or AA at 60k’ish to some areas and times (although AA availability in Business is bad of course).

    Sorry to be negative I just keep finding less and less value in Delta. They certainly scare me as a long term investment.

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