Delta Europe Business Class Award Sale 30% Off

If you book can by Thursday December 14th and travel between February 1 and May 21, 2018 Delta is offering saver awards ‘from’ 98,000 miles roundtrip in business class.

Delta’s normal saver award business class price between the US and Europe is 70,000 miles each way. Note you need to book roundtrip, and of course you want to anyway because one way awards originating in Europe Delta will tax you with a fuel surcharge because they can.

Here are their advertised destinations:

Belgium Ireland
• Brussels (BRU) • Dublin (DUB)
Czech Republic • Shannon (SNN)*
• Prague (PRG)* Italy
Denmark • Rome (FCO)
• Copenhagen (CPH)* • Milan (MXP)
France • Venice (VCE)*
• Paris (CDG) Portugal
• Nice (NCE)* • Lisbon (LIS)*
Germany • Ponta Delgada, The Azores (PDL)*
• Duesseldorf (DUS) Spain
• Frankfurt (FRA) • Barcelona (BCN)
• Munich (MUC) • Madrid (MAD)
• Stuttgart (STR) • Malaga (AGP)*
• Berlin (TXL)* Switzerland
Greece • Zurich (ZRH)
•  Athens (ATH)* United Kingdom
Holland • Edinburgh (EDI)*
•  Amsterdam (AMS) • Glasgow (GLA)*
Iceland • London-Heathrow (LHR)
• Reykjavik (KEF)

Interestingly Delta’s disclosures about providing travel on other airlines — a standard cut and paste job — is sort of out of date. Check this out (emphasis mine):

A portion of travel for some itineraries may be on the Delta Connection® carriers: Compass Airlines, Endeavor Air, Inc. ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., GoJet Airlines, Republic Airline, and SkyWest; Delta Shuttle® carriers: Republic Airline and Compass Airlines; SkyTeam partners: Aeroflot, Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, Airlinair, Air One, Air One City Liner, Alitalia, BritAir, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, CSA Czech Airlines, KLM, and Korean Airlines; or Delta codeshare partners: Aerolíneas Argentinas; Austral Lineas Aereas dba Aerolíneas Argentinas; Aerolitoral dba Aeromexico Connect, Air One CityLiner dba Alitalia, CAIone Alitalia Express dba Alitalia, CAI Second, Aeromar, Alaska Airlines, Brit Air dba Air France, Carpatair dba Alitalia, City Jet dba Air France, GOL Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Horizon Air Industries dba Horizon/Alaska Airlines, Jet Airways, KLM CityHopper, Olympic Air, Hop! dba Air France, Privilege Style, Regional CAE dba Air France, Seaborne Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, SkyWest dba Alaska Airlines, SwiftAir, Transavia Airlines, Virgin Atlantic International, Aer Lingus dba Virgin Atlantic Little Red, Virgin Australia International, Virgin Australia Limited NZ dba Virgin Australia, VLM Airlines, WestJet, and WestJet Encore.

It’s not the first time lately they’ve been careless (or even the second time just this month).

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  1. It’s a shame that all you see is a typo and a missing yet existent award chart when I see a potentially large savings on an award ticket. I’m not sure why you’re so bothered by a company that effectively manages loads…sounds like pretty good business to me.

  2. How come when I’m looking at roundtrip, I see taxes of $200+? But on one way, I see normal taxes of $5.95

    Example ATL to FCO RT is $104.66

    One way from ATL to FCO is only $5.60. I thought RT tickets are excluded from Fuel Surcharges?

  3. Looked from a number of west coast cities to a wide variety of destinations. Cheapest price found was 120,000 SkyPesos, while most were coming back with lowest prices of 170,000. Even to “cold” destinations, it looked like a big bait and switch to me. They probably loaded one seat at that level to each destination and then sat back for a big laugh.

    So “potentially” there is some saving available, but unlikely in most all real-world situations.

  4. @Travis S
    Have you looked for any flights? I did just quickly…lowest was like 135,000…no sign of anything at 70,000. It’s a great sale…IF the flights are available at the discounted rate. There’s gotta be a LOT of distressed inventory for DL to open up seats. Just sayin’

    And, oh yea, we really have no idea how good a deal this “flash sale” is because Delta doesn’t deign to publish reward charts.

  5. Totally agree with previous comments – looking at widely (wildly) variable originations and destinations over the month wide flexible availability, saw exactly one instance of availability, and that was out of ATL (as if one can manage to get to their hub without paying an exorbitant fare for THAT flite).

    Just another bogus fare sale by Delta.

  6. Couldn’t book the 98000 redemption last night online or with an agent. Message was flights no longer available.
    Gave up after 2 hours

  7. I transferred points from our Membership Rewards stashes and scored first class round trips from SLC to LHR for 98,000 points each, plus about $300 each for fees.

  8. I transferred points from our Membership Rewards stashes and scored first class round trips from SLC to LHR for 98,000 points each, plus about $300 each for fees.

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