(EXPIRED) Flash sale: From 12K RT to Mexico from many US cities w/ Delta SkyMiles

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Delta is running an unannounced a flash sale, with flights to Mexico from around the US from 12,000 SkyMiles round trip for dates starting this summer and extending out towards the end of the booking calendar. Availability varies from month to month, but 6K SkyMiles each way is pretty hard to beat.

The Deal

  • Delta SkyMiles flash sale with award tickets from cities around the US to several cities in Mexico for 12,000 miles round trip
  • Use Delta.com to search
  • Departure airports being reported (others available with variable pricing) include:
    • ATL/BNA/BOS/BWI/FLL/JFK/LAX/MCO/MIA/MSY/ORD/SAN
  • Destination airports being reported include:
    • MEX/CUN/CZM/ZIH/SJD/PVR

Key Terms

  • This is a flash sale — it could end at any time. Prices this good are unlikely to last for a long time

Quick Thoughts

These are excellent award prices for round trip travel considering that most programs charge 12,500 miles one way for a domestic ticket. Mexico is normally in another region (and therefore more expensive). The screen shot above shows excellent availability for New York to Cancun in January at 12,000 miles and $80 round trip. While airfare sales do sometimes bring the price below $300 RT, prices are sometimes higher (especially if you’re trying to lock in popular dates in advance) and this looks like a pretty good value out of SkyMiles.

Cash fares from New York to Cancun in January

19A number of departure and destination airports are available, but prices do vary a bit (that’s certainly not unexpected with Delta award tickets). Round trip rates to Los Cabos from New York and Chicago are running from 24,000 miles round trip, which is still an excellent deal compared to what most other programs charge for economy class awards. Baltimore to Mexico City is ringing in from just 14,000 miles round trip this summer.

Baltimore to Mexico City in late summer.

It’s worth checking other cities if you’re not located in one of the example cities given as flights can be available for a few thousand miles more. For instance, flights are available this fall from Albany, NY to Mexico City for 20,000 SkyMiles round trip. That’s not as nice as paying 12K or 14K, but it again beats what you’d pay with most programs. The value is decent for SkyMiles.

It’s not common to find prices this low out of Albany, NY in terms of SkyMiles.

Dates extend through the spring. If you find any other great deals, let us know in the comments.

Remember that Delta is an Amex Transfer Partner and SPG Transfer Partner if you need to top off your account for an award.

H/T: The Points Guy via DoC

Last updated on July 7th, 2018

About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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Quoting 56k miles one way for peak holiday travel. So much for that.

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got 2 from bna to cun in feb for 28k, gonna get me 2hyatts o cover the zilara for 4 nts, nice snag, cause bna never has sales, oh yeah, and the ob is ns!

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[…] Delta is running an unannounced a flash sale, with flights to Mexico from around the US from 12,000 SkyMiles round trip for dates starting this summer and extending out towards the end of the booking calendar. Availability varies from month to month, but 6K SkyMiles each way is pretty hard to beat. LEARN MORE! […]

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Could it be the duration? I did 6 days and rang 34k minimum from MSP or ORD, between Nov and Feb.

Then I tried to bring the reproduce the example from Atl and found a minimum of 35k miles, again between Nov and Feb. In short, I can’t see the deal at all.