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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.
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.
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