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Through April 19, 2017 (this Wednesday) at 11:59 PM ET, you can book roundtrips to southern South America in Delta One for travel August through November 16 for only 105,000 Delta miles. The standard price is 145,000 miles roundtrip. You can also book roundtrips in Delta economy for 50,000 miles compared to the standard roundtrip price of 60,000 miles.

This isn’t a particularly amazing award price to the bottom of the Americas in a flat bed. You can fly United or American’s Business Class for less Singapore miles (50k on United on way) or Alaska miles (50k on American one way) any time you can find Saver award space. But if you have a large stash of Delta miles, this sale could be exactly what you were waiting for to dump your SkyPesos. Especially considering the most recent, and painful, Delta partner award devaluation.

The Discount

While Delta doesn’t publish award charts anymore, we know from prior charts compiled online (most recently Travel is Free created a thorough one) that award prices between Deep South America and the United States are:

  • 30k one way in economy
  • 75k one way in Business

105k miles roundtrip to Southern South America in Delta One is a 40% discount off of the usual 150k price. That’s a very large discount. My searches yielded a smattering of 105k and up Delta One awards. Looks like there’s more Business Class space in August than any other month, which isn’t surprising as that’s the height of winter down here. But if you hate North American summer heat and want cooler temps, this award space is for you.

50k miles roundtrip to Southern South America in Delta economy is almost a 17% discount off of the usual 60k price. That’s not nearly as good as the Delta One sale, but it’s something. You’d pay less Alaska miles (20k one way) flying American economy during the off peak season (Aug. / Oct. / Nov.) but most other miles’ standard price is 30k to that region.

Potential Destinations

  • Argentina (Delta only flies to Buenos Aires in Argentina)
  • Chile (Delta only flies to Santiago in Chile)
  • Brazil (Delta flies to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo)
Rio de Janeiro, photo credit to Sarah Page Maxwell
Rio de Janeiro

The route I saw with the most Delta One award space for two (at the 105k roundtrip price) was Atlanta to Buenos Aires. You could theoretically add a connection on Delta from Atlanta to your hometown without changing the price.

Atlanta <> Buenos Aires, Delta One, Two Travelers

Bottom Line

For today through Wednesday only (through 11:59 PM ET April 19) you can book Delta One awards to Southern South America with up to a 40% discount. Your travel dates must be between August 1 and November 16, 2017. If you’ve been waiting to dump your Delta miles, this is a good opportunity to book a flat bed to Argentina, Brazil, or Chile.

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