Delta occasionally has SkyMiles award sales, but they have taken some time off due to the ongoing global pandemic (hopefully coming to an inevitable end soon).
Now, SkyMiles members can redeem for business class award trips to Europe for 148,000 SkyMiles and actual taxes on travel through early April 2022 but must be booked by tomorrow night (December 9).
You can access this offer on Delta’s website here.
Some examples from San Francisco:
Availability calendar SFO-AMS
The most recent Delta business class awards sale was for 98,000 SkyMiles, so it is difficult to say that 148,000 would be a bargain. It is, however, less than what Delta usually charges (often 200K++).
I have found SkyMiles useful for some intra-Latin America and Air France and KLM awards in Europe and elsewhere, not for actual flights on the airline itself (Delta).
Terms and Conditions:
A portion of travel for some itineraries may be on the Delta Connection® carriers: Endeavor Air, Inc., Republic Airways, and SkyWest; Delta Shuttle® carrier: Republic Airways; SkyTeam partners: Aeroflot, Air Europa, Air France, Airlinair, Air One, Air One City Liner, BritAir, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, CSA Czech Airlines, KLM, and Korean Airlines; or Delta codeshare partners: CAI Second, Aeromar, Brit Air dba Air France, City Jet dba Air France, City Jet dba Air France, Hawaiian Airlines, Horizon Air Industries dba Horizon, KLM CityHopper, LATAM Airlines, Olympic Air, Privilege Style, Regional CAE dba Air France, Shanghai Airlines, SwiftAir, Virgin Atlantic International, Virgin Australia International, Virgin Australia Limited NZ dba Virgin Australia, VLM Airlines, and WestJet.
*Terms & Conditions
Additional fees/restrictions/baggage charge may apply. Fares shown are round-trip. Delta One® promotional Award pricing ends on December 9, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Restrictions: Advertised fares are based on real-time itinerary pricing available at delta.com. Fares are subject to availability and may change at any time prior to completion of ticketing. Device and email privacy settings for some operating systems may prevent the display of real-time pricing; for users who have not updated their settings to permit real-time pricing, prices may not be updated at time of email open.
Maximum Stay | 1 year
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 visit delta.com for details. For Award tickets, changes to origin, destination, routing, date and time are permitted except for Basic Economy tickets, and the mileage difference (and any applicable taxes) for the new Award ticket will apply. Members may change or cancel Award tickets without a redeposit or change fee for travel originating from North America to anywhere in the world (including flights operated by joint venture and codeshare partners), excluding Basic Economy fares. No longer will changes and cancellations made within 72 hours of departure result in loss of miles. Mileage difference, taxes and fees apply for any changes. Changes to Pay with Miles tickets are determined by the fare rules of the ticket purchased.
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 be up to $337 for Delta One® travel to Europe. Award Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets.
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.
Baggage Charges | For travel within the United States (including Puerto Rico), $30 USD fee for 1 checked bag and $40 USD fee for second checked bag. For travel between the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Central America, Caribbean, Guyana, & Bermuda, $30 USD fee for 1 checked bag and $40 USD fee for second checked bag. For travel between the United States and Mexico, $30 USD fee for 1 checked bag and $55 USD fee for second checked bag. For travel between the United States and El Salvador and Ecuador, $40 USD fee for second checked bag. For travel between the United States and Panama, $30 USD fee for 1 checked bag (Basic Economy only), and $40 USD fee for second checked bag. For travel between the United States and South America (excluding Guyana & Ecuador), no fee for checked bag. For travel between United States and Europe, 100 USD or 85 EUR1 (go to footer note fee for second checked bag). Allowances subject to size/weight limits. For travel between United States and Asia or Australia, no fee for first or second checked bag. Allowances subject to size/weight limits. Contact a Delta agent or see Excess Baggage for details.
1EUR amounts will be charged when exiting Europe, respectively.
Allowances subject to size/weight limits. Contact a Delta agent or see Excess Baggage for details.
Miscellaneous | Fares, fees, rules and offers are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.