Posted by William Charles on March 13, 2019
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Published on March 13th, 2019 | by William Charles

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Delta Increases Business Class Award Flights To Europe To 105,000 Miles One Way

Delta no longer publishes an award chart, but they do have regular award sales and there is generally a minimum flights will cost. It looks like the minimum a one way business class ticket to Europe has increased to 105,000 miles one way. Previously these flights would cost 86,000 miles, interestingly partner bookings with SkyMiles haven’t increased in price and still price out at 86,000 miles. In December 2017 Delta increased business class flights to 86,000 miles (from 70,000 miles) before reducing the price again only to then increase it back to 82,000 miles in June of 2018.

Part of the reason I hate the fact that Delta doesn’t publish an award chart is because they are able to make no notice changes like this. This is a significant devaluation and as loyalty members there is not much that can be done.

Hat tip to VFTW



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Lantean
Lantean

Duck Felta!

Aqiang Qiu
Aqiang Qiu

hahahh

Josh
Josh

Terrible devaluation!!! Just when I thought I was going to become a Delta loyalist!

BW
BW

Delta miles = Hilton points

MSer
MSer

Those of us who know how to get value from Hilton love the comparison

Davy
Davy

Oh how quickly all the Delta love-fests can end…

LBC
LBC

It won’t be long before Delta miles become SkyBolivars

Mario
Mario

For most of Europe, this is the case. I did see flights from MSP to LHR for the same 86,000 SkyMiles

curtis leasure
curtis leasure

Delta is increasing it’s flash sale frequency which is the only reason to have delta points nowadays.

Dan
Dan

Zimbabwe miles

P
P

Delta award sale – blog posts everywhere.
Delta increases miles for award to Europe – can only find two posts on this.

sarah
sarah

Venezuela miles !

CtownBin
CtownBin

Well, as loyalty members, there is ONE thing that can be done- don’t collect Delta miles. Better to keep most of your points in transferrable currencies. Can always transfer in MR to Delta when one of their great flash sales comes along.

MSer
MSer

Would be a crime to transfer MRs to Delta

MSer
MSer

Anyone who goes out of their way to collect Skypesos is a moron

Matt Katakis
Matt Katakis

Delta is horrible for biz class redemptions. That said, US economy flights aren’t a bad deal. Can even be a good one depending on timing.

Andy Shuman

As I commented on VFTW site, this is incorrect. The sky is not falling. There are still plenty of flights for 128K miles to Europe if you know how to look.
1. Only search round trips.
2. Start with 1-week travel interval, and play with it if you’re flexible.
3. Search this summer, July-Aug, the best.
4. Most Delta routes from JFK are available for 128,000 miles, at least a few times a month, often with 2 or more seats.
5. Found award space? Disregard and book with Virgin. If you’re in NYC — definitely book with Virgin. 50K each way.

http://lazytravelers.net/delta-one-suite-amsterdam-summer

Gary checked winter travel, and I suspect, Delta doesn’t want to commit saver award seats that far in advance. If you want to travel in December, maybe you should check back in August?

6. Most stuff on Delta I’ve written would tell you I’m NOT a Delta fanboy, so don’t take it with a grain of salt!

Ron
Ron

Why does everyone keeps saying book on virgin. We’re talking about using delta miles here, not transfer MR or chase points to virgin to fly on delta. Completely different things.

Ron
Ron

Also what is up with your website? I’m assuming that is your website, every link opens a new tab even if it’s within the site. Super freaking annoying, you should only have a new tab open if the link is going to an outside source off your site.

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