Just 5,000 SkyMiles for Travel on Delta

Delta is having a sale on some domestic routes, charging as little as 5,000 SkyMiles for one-way travel. Tickets must be purchased by July 18, for travel as late as February 10, 2017.

Redeem as Few as 5,000 SkyMiles for One-Way Flights on Delta Air Lines

Don’t expect a lot of availability for these 5000-mile redemptions, but if you are lucky you may find that your upcoming trip fills the bill.

You can travel all over the world for free.
Fly free all over the world

Status Match to Delta

Early July is the best time to do a status match to Delta airlines. If you have status on some other airline, you can get status on Delta just by applying.

If you want to Status Match / Challenge Delta – TODAY is the day to do it!

For example, if you are Platinum of American Airlines you can become Gold on Delta. Or, if you are Premier Gold on United you can become Gold on Delta. According to the official rules a status match is a one-time thing and is good for 90 days, or all the way to January 31, 2018, if you meet the associated flight requirements.

http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/about-delta/business-programs/skymiles-medallion-status-match-challenge.html

 

Dallas, Austin, San Antonio to Europe $453+ r/t Deal Returns

Back in May United and Delta began offering low fares to Europe from American Airlines’ major hub, Dallas-Ft. Worth. Those fares disappeared, but now they have re-appeared. Austin and San Antonio are included. Many cities in Europe are available.

Flights: Dallas / Austin / San Antonio to Europe $529-$707 r/t – AA / DL + Partners

Flights: Austin / San Antonio to Europe $529-$723 r/t – AA / DL + Partners

Departures from late August through the Fall and Winter to February 2017.

Some example round-trip fares from DFW: Barcelona $453, London $558, Paris $624, Casablanca (Morocco, Africa) $622. Austin and San Antonio are generally a little higher.

Expect other airlines to match these fares.

Continuing Fare War to Europe

The air fare war for flights from the United States to Europe continues, with some routes on some dates still available. Low fares are available from several U.S. cities to several European cities on American, Delta and United Airlines.

Sunday low fares round up USA to Europe CLT, DFW, MSP, NYC, ORD, PHL, WAS

In general, you can fly American Airlines from United hubs (e.g., Houston and San Francisco) at a deep discount, United from American hubs (e.g., Dallas and Miami) at a deep discount, etc.

Your U.S. Passport is needed to fly to Europe at these low fares.
Your U.S. Passport is needed to fly to Europe at these low fares.

Austin to Madrid/Barcelona $559+, to London $659+ r/t

Delta is offering very low fares from Austin, Texas, to European cities. They apply to travel in November and December only.

Cheap Flights: Austin to Madrid / Barcelona $559-$590 r/t – Delta + SkyTeam

Cheap Flights: Austin to London $659-$676 r/t – Delta + SkyTeam

Note that other airlines may match this fare, or even extend it earlier in the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. Delta has been engaged in an airfare war with American, so American may well choose to do a match.

US to European Cities $400+ Round-Trip on American Airlines

American Airlines is at war with United and Delta, attacking those two airlines with super-cheap airfares to Europe from their major hub cities in the United States.

Airfare Deal: Various U.S. Cities to Europe from the $400s on American

http://millionmilesecrets.com/2016/06/22/hot-438-round-trip-to-europe-from-these-7-cities/

US origination cities are Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, New York / Newark and Salt Lake City.

European destination cities are Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Nice, Paris, Rome, Venice and Zurich.

This is another skirmish in this fare war among the Big 3 US-based international carriers, to the benefit of travelers. Combining these low airfares with the strong U.S. dollar means that this year is the year to go to Europe.

Fly American to Paris, Photo by hillarywilliamtanner / Flickr
Fly American to Paris, Photo by hillarywilliamtanner / Flickr

Is American Airlines Frequent-Flyer Program Now the Worst?

Dan’s Deals has published a large analysis comparing the frequent flyer programs of American Airlines (AAdvantage), Delta Airlines (SkyMiles) and United Airlines (MileagePlus).

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/89714

The analysis focuses on Saver award space, which is much less costly in frequent flyer miles than Anytime space. American does not come out well.

American Airlines AAdvantage frequent-flyer program is doing downhill.
American Airlines AAdvantage frequent-flyer program is doing downhill.

Atlanta to Paris $489 Round-Trip on United

This September and October you can fly from Atlanta to Paris for only $489 round-trip. United Airlines is skirmishing with Delta in the latter’s home town hub.

[Fare Gone] United – $489: Atlanta – Paris, France. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

The outbound routing includes a plane change in Newark, the return includes a plane change in Chicago. The Paris airport is CDG.

Fly ATL to Paris, Photo by hillarywilliamtanner / Flickr
Fly ATL to Paris, Photo by hillarywilliamtanner / Flickr

Delta may choose to match this fare, since it originates in their major hub airport.

Must purchase 90 days in advance (which means soon), and there seems to be some sort of minimum stay.

USA to Europe: Multiple Departure and Destination Cities, Multiple Airlines, <$600 r/t

Europe is on sale.

Round trip airfare from several US cities to several European cities, on several airlines, can be had for $500 to $600 round-trip.

Still Available! Under ~$600 Round-Trip to Europe From Multiple US Cities!

These low fares typically begin in September 2016 and continue into April 2017. Read the Million Mile Secrets blog post to see how best to find and book them.

Your U.S. Passport is needed to fly to Europe at these low fares.
Your U.S. Passport is needed to fly to Europe at these low fares.