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Delta is running a flash sale on awards booked by December 14, 2016 (tomorrow night) and flown from January 10 through March 3, 2017, between the United States and Asia.

If you book by 11:59 PMET tomorrow, December 14, you can get up to 30% off award prices between the United States and places like (but not limited to):

• Narita
• Haneda
• Nagoya
• Singapore
• Manila
• Taipei
• Hong Kong
• Beijing
• Shanghai

Unfortunately Delta doesn’t list all the destinations the sale applies to, it only suggests the destinations above. You’ll have to do some testing yourself if you’re interested in a different Asian destination.

The wording on the promo page doesn’t state an exact discount either. All we can tell is that the maximum discount is 49k miles for an economy roundtrip, as it says “Let your miles take you there with two days of incredible Award deals to Asia starting at 49,000 miles”. Like this roundtrip to Tokyo:


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 Asia and the United States are:

  • 35k one way to North Asia, 40k one way to the rest of Asia in economy
  • 80k one way to all of Asia in Business

49k miles roundtrip to Tokyo in economy is a 30% discount off of the usual 70k price. That’s a massive discount. All of my searches yielded plenty of 49k and up roundtrip economy awards, but no discounted premium cabin awards. All of those were still listed as 160k roundtrip.

Potential Destinations

Hong Kong

Photo by Studio Incendo

Hong Kong has a subtropical climate so even in January and February it doesn’t get that cold. Temps should remain in the 60s and low 70s.

Seattle <> Hong Kong award calendar for one traveler, 8 day trip
Seattle <> Hong Kong award calendar for one traveler, 8 day trip


Cebu Island in the Philippines. Photo by Cristian Bortes

January and February are perhaps two the of the best months out of the year to travel to the Philippines because the temperatures are better (80s versus 90s) and it’s the dry season.

Detroit <> Manila award calendar for one traveler, 10 day trip


The Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Photo by Jaafar Alnasser

Singapore is hot year round. Aim for a February trip to avoid the peak rainy season in January.

New York City (JFK) <> Singapore award calendar for one traveler, 9 day trip

Blackout Dates

The sale does not apply to travel:

Between China and the United States: January 10-29, 2017
Between the United States and China: February 3-18, 2017

Bottom Line

For today and tomorrow only (through 11:59 PM ET December 14) you can book Delta awards to Asia for with up to a 30% discount. Your travel dates must be between January 10 through March 3, 2017.

All I saw were discounted economy awards. If you find discounted Business Class awards please let us know in the comments.

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