Taxes and fees are not included in the redemption of award tickets. Those are extra costs of which you will have to pay whenever you redeem your SkyMiles for a ticket, which must be purchased at the official Internet web site of Delta Air Lines.
A portion of travel for some itineraries may be on the Delta Connection and Delta Shuttle carriers — including:
Endeavor Air, Incorporated
ExpressJet Airlines, Incorporated
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.
For travel between the contiguous 48 United States, a $25.00 fee for the first checked bag and $35.00 fee for second checked bag may apply. Allowances are subject to size or weight limits. Refer to excess baggage for details.
Definitively calling this a good deal is difficult to do without an actual award chart to which can be referred; but saving any amount of SkyMiles on an award ticket is better than not saving any at all.