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Delta is offering discounted business class (Delta One) awards to Europe for this coming winter.  It seems ridiculous to call this a sale since most other airline rewards programs standardly charge fewer miles for business class to Europe, but for Delta 148,000 miles round-trip is a sale.  Go figure.  Normally I’d recommend booking the same Delta flights with Air France or Virgin Atlantic miles for fewer miles (around 100K round-trip), but over the past year or so it has been impossible to find Delta One awards that are available to partners.  So, if you have Delta miles to burn and a winter trip to Europe in your sights, this can be worth going for.  Keep in mind that Delta offers free cancellations and changes on award flights that originate in North America, so there’s no downside to booking prospectively if you already have the miles available.

The Deal

Book Delta One business class U.S. to Europe round-trip for 148,000 miles + taxes and fees.  Valid travel dates appear to be December 2021 through February 2022.  Promotional award pricing ends on December 9, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

To find these deals:

  1. Search from your home airport to your desired European destination
  2. Important: Make sure to search round-trip. This offer doesn’t work for one-way fares.
  3. Choose dates in December, January or February 2022
  4. Check the box that says “Shop with Miles”
  5. Select: Advanced Search… Delta One
  6. On the results screen, click Price Calendar to see a full range of dates where this fare is available.

My Take

While 148,000 miles round-trip is far from the best deal in travel (very far!), there are limited ways to get great value from Delta miles and so it makes sense to spend your miles for this sale if you want to travel to Europe during the offer period.  Make sure to book by December 9th if you’re interested!

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