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Delta offers a great in-flight experience, friendly Flight Attendants, good meal options, and nice seats up front, yet they get beat up quite a bit in the points and miles community for having a low value proposition with their SkyMiles program.
The point of this post isn’t to argue for the value of the SkyMiles program, but to illustrate that you can get amazing value out of the program. For example, take a look at the Delta award availability on their new flight to Aspen during peak season for two seats in First Class and Coach Class. I think you’ll see what I’m talking about.
Availability From Atlanta
A quick look at award seats for two First Class seats from Atlanta shows the following by months.
A quick look at award seats for two Coach Class seats from Atlanta shows the following by months.
Availability From Minneapolis
A quick look at award seats for two First Class seats from Minneapolis shows the following by months.
A quick look at award seats for two Coach Class seats from Minneapolis shows the following by months.
Great Value From SkyPesosMiles
These flights are one way to get great value of SkyMiles. The Delta flights to Aspen regularly go for about $1,786 in First Class during January and February.
The award availability from Atlanta to Aspen is simply amazing, while not so much from Minneapolis. The award availability isn’t amazing because you can find 2 First Class seats for the majority of the week, but that it is peak season and you can find low level availability for 2 in First Class requiring only 45,000 miles per person. Talk about a good deal. I was even able to find specific dates with 3 First Class awards available at the low level.
I’ve booked my flights in First Class using SkyMiles and DO NOT expect this availability to last long.
What dates are you looking at to book your award flights to Aspen?
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