Delta Discounting Awards to Latin American & Caribbean – Huge Low Award Availability! (Plus 5,000 discount!!)

I seldom pay attention to Delta’s fare sale emails. Today’s caught my attention for 5,000 mile discounts on award trips to Latin America & Caribbean. Santiago, Chile is included for 10,000 miles off. Book before June 24, 2013.

UPDATE: see my post on where to go.

Delta ATL-MGA 15Jun13

Delta ATL-MGA Roundtrip 15Jun13

For Delta to quote anything based on low award prices seems disingenuous. But I fired up delta.com and there is an incredible amount of low awards available, see September’s award calendar for Atlanta-Managua, all green and this time the calendar is accurate! They price out at the sale price of 30,000 miles roundtrip. Note that I am seeing availability as a Diamond; availability on Delta varies by SkyMiles level.

Delta Award Discounts 15Jun13

This particularly interests me as I do not remember other times where they have discounted award prices. My Delta experience is only post-merger and perhaps I have just been oblivious.

The full details are here, the main catches are:

Restrictions | Fares/Redemption amounts shown available at delta.com.Tickets cost $25 more if purchased from Delta over the phone, $35 more at a Delta ticket counter or ticket office, and these amounts are nonrefundable. Tickets are non-transferable. Seats are limited.
Tickets | Tickets must be purchased at least 21 days prior to departure, but no later than June 24, 2013.
Travel Period | Travel may begin on or after September 3, 2013. Travel must be completed by December 13, 2013.
Blackout Dates |
All markets: November 22 – December 3, 2013
Atlanta to San Salvador: December 4 – 13, 2013
Atlanta to San Pedro Sula: December 4 – 13, 2013
Atlanta to Santiago, Chile : September 18-25; December 6 – 13, 2013
Port-au-Prince, Haiti  to New York City: September 3-17, 2013 and November 13-21, 2013
New York City to Port-au-Prince, Haiti: December 8-13, 2013
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to New York City: September 3-10, 2013
New York City to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: December 7-13, 2013

Fare/Redemption Amount Validity | Fares/Redemption amounts are valid in the Economy (Coach) cabin on Delta/Delta Connection carrier flights only.
Minimum Stay | Saturday night
Maximum Stay | None

Happy Booking!

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My home port is Atlanta and I am confused by the sale offering there. I’d love to fly to St. Kitts on this great sale but evidently Delta doesn’t even fly there (according to Delta.com and Hipmunk.com. How is it that Delta made such a mistake?

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@HeavenlyJane – ah, I did not check that one, this must be an issue like JFK-Antigua, where I similarly could find no evidence of flights over the sale period, quite unprofessional.

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@james k. Thank you for the most illuminating comment! To me and the other “populist vocabularians,” being sneaky and insincere are both attributes integral in the act of “lying.” I am most grateful there are those out there willing to emerge from their lairs to eludicate these most riveting if topics! Have a nice day!

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@james k. Thank you for the most illuminating comment! To me and the other “populist vocabularians,” being sneaky and insincere are both attributes integral in the act of “lying.” I am most grateful there are those out there willing to emerge from their basement lairs to eludicate these most riveting if topics! Have a nice day!

Nick @ Personal Finance Digest
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Avios are also good for Central America. If memory serves, CLT-MGA is 30K Avios.

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Noce, thanks! I might pop down to Nicaragua for a weekend. I’ve long wanted to stay at the very inexpensive InterContinental there.

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New Girl in the Air
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Great catch. If I didn’t already have my ticket to MGA this fall, I’d be all over this.

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No, disingenuous means sneaky and insincere. Which is apt for the context in which he used it. Don’t be a populist vocabularian.

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Disingenuous=political hack speak for what we mere plebs call “lying”