SkyMiles flash sale: US, Canada flights starting at 9,000 miles round-trip

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Delta is back with another
SkyMiles flash sale
, mostly to destinations on the West Coast,
the Mountain States and British Colombia from now until October 10
at 11:59 PM. We’re seeing nonstop deals starting as low as 9,000
SkyMiles round-trip. The deals appear to be available from around
the U.S. from cities like New York (JFK), Ft. Lauderdale (FLL),
Cincinnati (CVG) and San Jose (SJC).

Most of the deals are in Main Cabin, but you can also score some
cheap Comfort+
deals. I was even able to find a few deals in first class. Note
that some fares are in basic
economy
. If you book a Delta basic economy ticket, you will pay
to check a bag and pick a seat before check-in and board last. Keep
in mind that some basic economy restrictions are waived for elites
and cardholders of Delta
co-branded credit cards
.

TPG values
each SkyMile at 1.2 cents
, so 22,000 miles represents a cash
equivalent of $120. If you’re in need of SkyMiles, remember that
you can instantly
transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to
Delta
 at a 1:1 ratio.

There are several Amex Delta cards with limited-time elevated
welcome bonuses right now until Oct. 30, 2019. Because Amex only
allows you to earn the welcome bonus on each of its credit cards
once per lifetime, it’s important to time your applications to
hit increased bonus offers like this:

To search, plug in your origin airport at Delta.com along with
one of the sale destinations mentioned below. We recommend using
Delta’s “Flexible Dates” calendar and making sure to check
“shop with miles” when looking at search results.

Airline: Delta
Routes: Major routes served by Delta,
see full list here

Cost:  9,000+ SkyMiles round-trip
Dates: November – February
2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American
Express
 (5x on
airfare booked directly with the airline
), Citi
Prestige® Card
 (5x on airfare), Citi
Premier℠ Card
Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked
directly with the airline) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Phoenix (PHX) to Seattle (SEA) for 9,000 SkyMiles +
$11.20 round-trip nonstop in basic economy:

Seattle (SEA) to Bozeman (BZN) for 10,000 SkyMiles +
$11.20 round-trip nonstop in Main Cabin:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Vancouver (VYR) for 10,000 SkyMiles
+ $53.35 in Main Cabin:

Seattle (SEA) to Portland (PDX) for 11,000 SkyMiles +
$11.20 round-trip nonstop in Comfort+:

San Jose (SJC) to Seattle (SEA) for 13,000 SkyMiles +
$11.20 round-trip nonstop in First Class:

Las Vegas (LAS) to Denver (DEN) for 13,000 SkyMiles +
$11.20 round-trip nonstop in Main Cabin:

New York (JFK) to Vancouver (YVR) for 15,000 SkyMiles +
$53.35 round-trip in Main Cabin:

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points
on airfare purchases, such as The
Platinum Card® from American Express
 (5x on
flights booked directly with airlines or American Express
Travel
), Chase Sapphire
Reserve
American Express® Gold
Card
Citi Premier CardCiti
Prestige Card
 (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred
Card
 (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this
post
 for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

Featured image courtesy of Darren Murph/The Points Guy

Source: FS – All-Travel destinations-News2
SkyMiles flash sale: US, Canada flights starting at 9,000 miles round-trip