Delta flash sale: Flights to Tokyo from 30k SkyMiles

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Delta’s been on a roll with SkyMiles deals and now it’s back with an awesome, rare deal to Tokyo for as low as 30,000 SkyMiles, with widespread availability from various U.S. cities. While you won’t see this deal advertised on the SkyMiles deal page, Thrifty Traveler spotted it and found lots of availability.

To search, plug in your origin airport at Delta.com along with one of the sale destinations mentioned below. We recommend using Delta’s “Flexible Dates” calendar, and making sure to check “shop with miles” when looking at search results.

TPG values each SkyMile at 1.2 cents, so 40,000 miles represents a cash equivalent of $480. If you’re in need of SkyMiles, remember that you can instantly transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to Delta at a 1:1 ratio.

Airline: Delta
Routes: Many US cities
Cost: 30,000+ SkyMiles round-trip in Main Cabin (economy) plus taxes and fees
Travel Dates: October 2019 — March 2020
Pay Taxes/Fees With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige®Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier℠ Card (3x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare booked directly with the airline or amextravel.com) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

San Francisco (SFO) to Tokyo (HND) for 30,000 miles + $61 in taxes and fees round-trip in economy:

Denver (DEN) to Tokyo (HND) for 30,000 miles + $61 in taxes and fees round-trip in economy: Washington D.C. (DCA) to Tokyo (NRT) for 40,000 miles + $61 in taxes and fees round-trip in economy: New York (JFK) to Tokyo (NRT/HND) for 40,000 miles + $61 in taxes and fees round-trip in economy:

Boosting Your SkyMiles Balance

There are a variety of ways to earn Delta miles — from Delta-operated flights to trips on SkyTeam airlines to various non-travel partners. However, one of the best ways to boost your SkyMiles balance to score a few free trips is by adding one of these cards to your arsenal:

For rates and fees of the Amex Platinum Card, click here.
For rates and fees of the Amex Business Platinum Card, click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta Reserve Business Card, click here.
For rates and fees of the Gold Delta SkyMiles Card, click here.

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