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Delta is notorious for not having much Saver award availability to popular destinations, which is why we were surprised to see this:
Discounted Saver, Standard and Saver First Class awards on flights from New York (JFK and LGA) to several Caribbean destinations, including San Juan, Santo Domingo, Santiago, Port au Prince, Nassau, and Bermuda.
You have to book and travel by December 12th.
The savings are as follows…
Sale: 25,000 miles (10,000 mile savings)
Regular: 35,000 miles
Sale: 40,000 miles (15,000 mile savings)
Regular: 55,000 miles
First Class Saver
Sale: 50,000 miles (10,000 mile savings)
Regular: 60,000 miles
First Class Standard
Sale: 80,000 miles
Regular: 100,000 miles
It looks like award availability at the ‘Saver’ level is pretty good for many of these destinations – here’s Santo Domingo as an example – green means ‘Saver’ availability.
Is this the best use of your SkyMiles? Maybe not – the airfares are pretty cheap too, so you’re getting about 1.5 to 2 cents in value per mile. Not outstanding, but a redemption you can feel good about, especially for a SkyMiles reward that requires so few miles and lets you escape the fall chill.
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