Delta just sent out an email about their award sale that is valid for travel between August 23 – November 6, 2016, and requires purchase by June 7.
Delta claims that they have 8,000+ routes on sale starting at just 5,500 miles one-way. The sale is available for Delta’s Comfort+ cabin as well.
You can access Delta’s web page for this sale here.
Here are some route examples that Delta put out:
It is difficult to tell what is available at discount and what is not. Delta’s award prices are sometimes “out of this world” in number of miles required. This award sale could be worthwhile for those that can commit their fall travel by June 7 when this offer expires.
Here are the terms and conditions:
* Sale Award Tickets will be priced starting at 5,500 miles one way plus taxes and fees to select destinations in the contiguous 48 United States.
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. This offer is not transferable.
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.
Tickets | Tickets must be purchased at least 21 days prior to departure, but no later than June 7, 2016.
Travel Period | Travel may begin on or after August 23, 2016 and all travel must be completed by November 16, 2016.
Redemption Amount Validity | Redemption amounts are valid for travel daily in the Main Cabin (Coach) on Delta/Delta Connection carrier flights only.
Advance Purchase | 21 days
Award Travel | Award Travel is subject to government-imposed taxes and fees and carrier-imposed charges, which are the responsibility of the passenger and must be paid at the time the ticket is booked. Taxes/fees/carrier-imposed charges depend upon the itinerary, and are at least $5.60 one way for Main Cabin travel within the contiguous 48 United States and are at least $5.60 one way for Main Cabin travel between the contiguous 48 United States and Canada. Award Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets.
Cancellations/Refunds/Changes | Tickets are nonrefundable except in accordance with Delta’s cancellation policy. Fees may apply for downgrades/reissues and itinerary changes. Contact a Delta agent or see Award Travel Rules for details. Award Ticket changes must be made at least 72 hours prior to the departure time of the flight being changed. Award Tickets booked within 72 hours of departure are nonrefundable 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. Taxes and fees will apply. Voluntary changes to Award Tickets after promotion has ended may result in an increase in mileage costs.
SkyMiles Partner Offers | All SkyMiles program rules apply to SkyMiles program membership, miles, offers, mile accrual, mile redemption and travel benefits. To review the rules, see Membership Guide & Program Rules.
Delta Comfort+™ | For flights purchased on or after November 14, 2015, Delta Comfort+ as a fare will be available for purchase in markets throughout the U.S. 50 and Canada and are governed by the applicable fare rules rather than these terms and conditions. Itineraries that include international travels (excluding Canada) will continue to be governed by these terms and conditions. Delta Comfort+ seating is offered on Delta’s two-cabin aircraft, subject to availability. Features differ according to flight type/destination/aircraft. Domestic flights offer up to 3 more inches of legroom and international flights offer up to 4 more inches than the standard Main Cabin seat. Increased recline is offered on all long-haul international flights 6.5+ hours and flights operating between JFK to / from LAX or SFO. Complimentary beer, wine, and spirits are offered in Delta Comfort+ on all flights that offer beverage service in the Main Cabin; in addition, complimentary beer, wine, and spirits are offered in the Main Cabin on all long-haul international flights. Delta Comfort+ offers complimentary premium content via Delta Studio, premium snack options on flights 900 miles and greater as well as select routes under 900 miles, and dedicated overhead bin space. Dedicated overhead bin space is subject to availability. Delta Comfort+ fees are charged per customer per segment on international itineraries where seats are purchased as an ancillary product after ticketing. Except with respect to Basic Economy fares, SkyMiles Medallions and select partner airline elite members and up to one companion traveling on the same reservation may be eligible for complimentary Delta Comfort+ access within a specified time prior to departure based on the applicable complimentary window of the lowest SkyMiles Medallion member in the same reservation. Complimentary Delta Comfort+ seats are not available for selection by any passenger while onboard the aircraft regardless of status or fare class. Basic Economy fares are not eligible for paid or complimentary Delta Comfort+, regardless of Medallion or other elite status. If the Medallion or partner airline elite member is no longer traveling on their original reservation, the companion traveling on the original reservation will no longer be eligible for complimentary Delta Comfort+ seating, and their Delta Comfort+ seat assignment may be removed. SkyMiles members can earn Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs) and applicable mileage accruals for purchases of Delta Comfort+ seats when purchased through a Delta channel including delta.com, Fly Delta mobile app, Delta Reservations, Delta kiosks, and select Delta airport locations (featuring a electronic document number beginning with “006”). Purchases of available Delta Comfort+ seats while onboard international flights will not earn miles or MQDs. If a Delta Comfort+ seat is purchased at the airport in Amsterdam (AMS) or Paris (CDG) for a Delta operated flight, the member will not earn miles or MQDs. MQDs will not be awarded for complimentary access to Delta Comfort+. Miles and MQDs cannot be awarded when a SkyMiles number is not included in the purchase transaction. Miles and MQDs may only be earned by the member traveling whose name and SkyMiles number is included in the reservation. We reserve the right to assign or reassign a Delta Comfort+ seat at any time, even after boarding of the aircraft, for operational, safety or security reasons. The final decision resides with the ground staff and operating crew on the day of the flight.If a customer voluntarily changes his/her seat once purchased, a refund for the original seat purchased as an ancillary product will not be provided and no MQDs will be awarded. Refunds will be issued to any reassigned customer if the customer is not moved to a comparable or better seat and no MQDs will be awarded. If a customer voluntarily changes his/her flight or seat selection once purchased, a refund for the original seat purchase will not be provided and no MQDs will be awarded.
Taxes | Taxes shown are based on nonstop flights and accurate as of April 1, 2015. Changes in currency exchange rates or government-imposed fees may cause taxes to fluctuate.
Baggage Charges | For travel within the contiguous 48 United States and between the contiguous 48 United States and Canada, a $25 USD fee for the first checked bag and $35 USD fee for second checked bag may apply. Allowances are subject to size/weight limits. Contact a Delta agent or see Excess Baggage for details.
Miscellaneous | Redemption amounts, fees, rules, and offers are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.