Delta has launched the April SkyMiles award sale and this time the offer is valid for travel between United States and South America.
SkyMiles members can redeem 50,000 for economy or 105,0000 for business class round-trip travel between select city pairs (sometimes difficult to find these sale prices).
You can access this sale on Delta’s website here.
The eligible countries are: Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru.
Here’s award matrix for MCO – GRU:
Off season is the best time to visit South America. I really like Brazil in October and November when the weather is good but not too hot.
You may have to play around to find these discounted awards. I would start trying between Delta’s gateways to South America and after finding lowest level availability built the domestic connections from there.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Sale Award Tickets will be priced starting at 50,000 miles round trip (plus taxes and fees) to Delta-operated destinations from the contiguous 48 United States to Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Peru.
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 no later than April 19, 2017 at delta.com.
Travel Period | Travel may begin on or after August 1, 2017 and all travel must be completed by November 16, 2017.
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 will range between $50 and $135 round trip for Main Cabin and Delta One Cabin travel between the contiguous 48 United States and Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Peru. 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 | 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.
Taxes | Taxes shown are based on nonstop flights and accurate as of March 10, 2017. Changes in currency exchange rates or government-imposed fees may cause taxes to fluctuate.
Baggage Charges | For travel between the contiguous 48 United States and Brazil, a $25 USD fee for the first checked bag and $40 USD fee for second checked bag may apply. For travel between the contiguous 48 United States and Chile a $40 USD fee for second checked bag may apply. For travel between the contiguous 48 United States and Argentina a $40 USD fee for second checked bag may apply. For travel between the contiguous 48 United States and Peru a $40 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.