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Earlier today, we broke the news about how Delta Award Redemption Charts Were Released, as well as took a look at Delta’s new Economy Redemptions, but now we are going to a take a look at the First/BusinessElite award chart.
First, if you haven’t already you can view the 2015 Award Chart Here. Delta is claiming that of the 44 Award level pricing changes, more than 95% are decreases, which is true but most of those increases come from high level awards and only by 5,000 miles so nothing too significant in my opinion.
Delta’s New Business Elite and First Class Award Chart:
Here are a few different first class awards I want to highlight:
When it comes to domestic first class awards within the continental United States, Alaska and Canada, Saver awards are still staying at the 50,000 level. The 2nd tier to be added is a 65,000 level.
The standard award pricing level of 80,000 is actually dropping 5,000 miles to 75,000 miles as the third tier. A new fourth level is added at 90,000 miles and the old peak pricing of 100,000 is increasing 10,000 miles to 110,000 miles.
For BusinessElite awards within the US, there are no major changes besides the 2nd and 4th tier being added. Level 1 will still be 65,000 miles, and their highest Level 5 will be 150,000 miles.
For first class awards to Hawaii, saver awards become Level 1 at the same rate of 80,000 miles. Standard pricing drops 5,000 miles in Level 3 to 130,000 miles. Level 5 pricing is the same as peak pricing at 180,000 miles.
For Caribbean and Mexico award, Saver Awards convert to Level 1 pricing. Level 2 pricing is 75,000 miles. Standard award pricing drops 5,000 miles in Level 3 to 95,000 miles. Peak award pricing drops 15,000 miles to 125,000 miles.
When it comes to Northern South America, Level 1 pricing actually is dropping 10,000 miles to 80,000 miles. No significant changes to the other levels.
For Southern South America and Europe awards, low level pricing is still 125,000 miles, Level 2 is 160,000 miles and Standard pricing of 200,000 miles drops 5,000 miles in Level 3.
Level 4 is 250,000 miles and Peak pricing drops 30,000 miles from 325,000 miles to 295,000 miles.
As a reminder, this chart applies for Award Tickets booked beginning January 1, 2015:
- More Award Seats available for fewer miles
- Miles that can be redeemed for any Delta flight, with no blackout dates
- One-Way Award Ticketsfor as low as 12,500 miles (plus taxes and fees)
- Miles + Cash Award options (a benefit exclusive to Delta, among U.S. global airlines)
- All-new delta.com shopping experience to compare prices in miles and dollars
- Easy-to-use Award calendar that shows the lowest price
What are your thoughts on Delta’s new first class and BusinessElite award prices?
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