2015 Delta Award Chart For Reference – Bookmark This Post

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If you found yourself looking for the Sky Miles award chart like many other disappointed Delta Sky Miles members because Delta actually took the award charts down from their site. You have to look no further than Points, Miles & Martinis. You might actually want to bookmark this post for future reference because you won’t find these screen shots of the charts on Delta’s website anytime soon.

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The first place you would think to look would be the Delta Airlines website. But unfortunately someone at Delta felt it would be a good move to remove them from their website all together. The kicker: don’t expect the award charts to return to Delta’s website any time soon. Talk about transparency. Delta only shares that customer can find:

Delta’s expanded search capabilities and calendar at delta offer more flexible and accurate view of Award prices.

To back up a bit. Back in 2014 when Delta finally released their new 2015 award charts, it wasn’t because they were going out of their way to keep their members informed from the start. In fact, they released the new award charts only after their message that 2015 program was better for Business Travelers was overshadowed by the fact that their earning structure was now revenue based and no one could evaluate what the redemption side of the equation meant. So they publish the earning structure, backpedal and finally share their 2015 award charts, only to finally remove them now. I can only imagine they were initially worried about high value customers defecting early on when they announced the new earning structure, and are now comfortable with the retention results.

After you take a look at the award charts below, make sure to check out our analysis of the Economy Class award chart and our analysis of the Business Class award charts below:

Delta Award Chart Economy Class

Here is the Delta Award Chart for Economy Class for 2015.

Delta New Economy Award Chart

A few highlights include:

When it comes to domestic awards within the continental United States, Alaska and Canada, Saver awards are still staying at the 25,000 level. The 2nd tier to be added is a 35,000 level. The standard award pricing level of 40,000 is staying as the third tier.

Domestic Economy Award Pricing

A new 4th tier is added at 50,000 miles, and their peak awards are increasing from 60,000 to 65,000 SkyMiles as Level 5 pricing.

Again, it’s hard to tell what type of awards would be available since you can’t book these yet. It would be great if most of these flights would price at Level 1, but I know that will not be the case.

As a reminder, one-way awards will now be allowed, so the cheapest one-way would be 12,500 SkyMiles as they are half the required miles of a round-trip. Also, like now their will be mixed awards so if the outbound is available at Level 1 and the return is available at Level 3, it would price at the average of 32,500 miles, so even though there are 5 levels in reality, there will be a lot more combinations that just these five.

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Moving on to Hawaiian awards, there are no changes to the current mileage levels, but just a new Level 2 at 55,000 miles and a new level 4 at 75,000 miles. Saver awards of 45,000 convert to Level 1 pricing, Standard award pricing at 65,000 miles converts to Level 3 pricing and Peak pricing of 90,000 miles converts to Level 5 pricing. Again, not that exciting here.

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Caribbean/Mexico awards don’t really change in pricing either. They just get new Level 2 and Level 4 prices which are averaged in between Level 1, Level 3, and Level 5.

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When it comes to Europe/Southern South America awards, there are no changes to the lowest price awards or highest price awards either. Saver awards that were 60,000 miles become Level 1 pricing at the same amount of miles, and Peak awards of 130,000 stay the same in Level 5. New Level 2 and Level 4 tiers are added.

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Looking at Middle East and South Asia Subcontinent awards, the prices for Level 1 awards actually decreases from 85,000 miles to 80,000 miles. It’s only a 5,000 mileage decrease but again the real test will be to see if there will be much award space at this low level. Level 3 pricing also comes down from the standard award prices from 130,000 miles to 125,000 miles.

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Looking at North Asia and Southeast Asia award pricing, there are no changes to Level 1 pricing. Standard awards come down 10,000 miles for North Asia to 110,000 miles and drop 5,000 miles for Southeast Asia to 125,000 miles. For Peak awards to North Asia, they drop from 10,000 miles to 15,000 miles and for Southeast Asia they drop 5,000 miles to 170,000 miles.

Delta Award Chart Business Elite

Here is the Delta Award Chart for Business Elite Award for 2015.

Delta First/Business Class Award Chart

A few highlights include:

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.

Screen Shot 2014-03-06 at 8.22.25 PMThe 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Bottom Line On Delta Award Charts

If you fly Delta and want to know what the Delta award chart pricing is for 2015, make sure you bookmark this post to save for future reference.

I think this isn’t a very good way to treat your loyal customers and is in a big way implying that Delta doesn’t want their members to know what the standard pricing for awards should be. If they wanted to be transparent and make things easy on their customers, they would leave the award charts up on their site and on the internet. But unfortunately they took them down. Fortunately for you, the previously released Delta award charts can be found right here at Points, Miles & Martinis.

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