We have all gotten used to bad news about Delta Skymiles. Delta’s adventures to diminish it’s own loyalty program are epic. However what Delta really has done is to introduce more volatility in award prices. It’s not as volatile as regular fares though.
While this makes it harder to predict what you will get for your miles earned – we forget too quickly that Delta has some amazing deals on offer.
Here are some examples.
1) From the US to Africa
Delta still has amazing availability and no fuel surcharges for flights from the US West Coast to major hubs in Africa like Lagos, Johannesburg or Mauritius.
Take your pick – Virgin Business Class, Air France Business Class (incl. A380) or KLM Business Class – it is all there!
Air France can also get you to Madagascar (TNR) which isn’t easy to reach with another alliance.
2) Flights to/from Europe next summer
I recently searched for Business Class seats from Europe to the US West Coast next year and it is really tricky with Star Alliance to find enough seats.
With Delta it’s right there – available almost every day via Moscow with Aeroflot.
3) Flights to Asia
Look at this result – San Francisco to Bangkok – available every day in Business Class to Asia with a variety of carriers (some better than others).
4) Flights from the US to Australia/ New Zealand
Again excellent availability for flights with Virgin Australia to Down Under or New Zealand.
So if anyone wants to trade in their ‘Skypesos’ I’m all ears – I want them!
About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents.
Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines.
You can reach Torsten at [email protected]
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