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Delta SkyMiles is continuing to prove that they are a program you want to be sure and keep on your radar as you never know when they will surprise you with some very good award prices. If you have interest in heading to Mexico or the Caribbean, you might want to spend some of your evening pricing out trips using Delta SkyMiles as there are round trip flights available from just 10,000 miles on a variety of dates!
Heck, if you are just over this week and need to get out of town ASAP, you can book a round trip from Boston to Cancun as early as tomorrow morning for 10,000 SkyMiles miles + taxes and fees! A traditional airline saver award to Mexico is usually 35,000 miles per round trip, so this is an incredible discount.
If Mexico isn’t on your current travel wish list, another example of a fun award is New York to Bermuda for 12,000 miles per round trip + taxes. I’m also seeing awards from about 12,000 – 16,000 miles per round trip to Aruba, Grand Cayman, Puerto Rico, and beyond. Eligible departure cities are spread all around the country and not limited to the East Coast, though fellow Texans should know that I didn’t find much from Houston or Austin, and only slightly better pricing from Dallas.
Delta SkyMiles Discount Destinations
This doesn’t seem to be one of the official Delta flash sales where there is a published list of dates and destinations, but Thrifty Traveler has put together a pretty good list to start.
- Bermuda (BDA)
- Turks & Caicos (PLS)
- Aruba (AUA)
- San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)
- St. Maarten (SXM)
- Havana, Cuba (HAV)
- Bahamas (NAS)
- Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ)
- Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ)
- Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ)
- St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (STT)
- Grand Cayman (GCM)
The origin airport list is even longer and can unofficially be viewed here, but since there isn’t an officially published list, the best way to know if your airport is included is to simply start pricing out some awards using a five-week calendar view on Delta.com. The lowest award prices seem to be either immediately over the next few weeks or many months out all the way into early 2019, which likely correspond with the less expensive days to fly if paying with cash.
There are multiple points-friendly hotels at these warm destinations if you want to piece together a truly miles and points fueled adventure. Some of the relevant resorts that we have visited and reviewed include:
- Hyatt Regency Aruba
- Hyatt Rose Hall Jamaica All-Inclusive Resort
- Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in the Bahamas
- Hyatt Ziva Cancun
- St. Regis Bahia Beach in Puerto Rice (closed until late 2018)
- Westin Grand Cayman
Were you able to find a low priced Delta SkyMiles award ticket to Mexico or the Caribbean?
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