Earn 10,000 SkyMiles with Delta’s NYC Travel Challenge

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New York City is one of the most competitive U.S. airport markets for several reasons. It’s home to three major airports New York’s John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, and Newark. Both JFK and LGA are slot restricted, meaning airlines can only offers so many flights to/from those airports, and Newark doesn’t have any more gates.

To say it’s competitive in NYC is an understatement, which is why we’ve seen NYC specific promotions occasionally. Delta Air Lines has launched a new promotion for New York City SkyMiles members, where you can earn 10,000 SkyMiles if you book and fly three roundtrip flights between NYC and anywhere before May 28, 2019.

To get started, be sure to register for this promotion prior to booking your flights. If successful, bonus miles will post to your account

It’s nice to see Delta offer a promotion for their NYC travelers, however what I don’t like is that previously booked flights aren’t eligible. When hotels offer promotions typically previous booked stays would count.

Additionally, 10,000 SkyMiles is worth around $100, so I wouldn’t go out of my way in order to earn this. Now if it were 10,000 bonus Medallion miles that would have been another thing.

If you are looking for more ways to earn Delta miles, consider the Delta Reserve Credit Card from American ExpressThe Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express, Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express

Terms and Conditions: 

Eligibility: Only SkyMiles Members who receive this communication directly from Delta Air Lines are eligible to participate in this offer. This offer is non-transferable. To participate in this offer, eligible customers must first register online for participation in the offer by February 28, 2019 (ending 11:59:59 PM, U.S. CDT on 02/28/2019). Promotional registration is required before bonus miles will be awarded. Only tickets booked, purchased, and flown following promotional registration will qualify for this offer. Activities eligible for bonus miles must be completed by May 28, 2019.

Qualifying Activity: Qualifying tickets must be purchased after enrollment. Completion of three qualifying round-trip flights or six one-way flights will result in earning 10,000 bonus miles. Qualifying activity to earn bonus miles must be completed by May 28, 2019. Eligible flights must be operated by Delta or Delta Connection® and be paid tickets. Delta Basic Economy tickets (Fare Class E) are excluded from this offer. Award, Miles + Cash, free, barter, pass travel and certain tickets, including but not limited to bulk, consolidator, cruise, vacation packages (including Delta Vacations® packages), inclusive tour and other tickets where the fare is not disclosed, are not eligible for this promotion.  Eligible travel must be on a Delta-issued ticket.

Flight Bonus: If you meet the criteria to participate and complete the Qualifying Activity, you will receive the Bonus Miles offer, earning 10,000 bonus miles. Qualifying flights must satisfy the requirements set forth above in Qualifying Activity in order to earn the flight bonus.

Travel Period: All travel must be purchased and completed no later than May 28, 2019 (ending 11:59:59 PM, U.S. CDT on 05/28/2019).

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