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Delta had already released its 2015 award chart for travel beginning in the United States (exlcuding Hawaii) and Canada, and now Delta has released SkyMiles Award Charts for 2015 from all other parts of the world.

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The current award chart controls for awards BOOKED in 2014, and the 2015 chart for awards BOOKED in 2015, regardless of when the flights are flown.

In addition to new award charts, we will see two major rule changes on Delta awards for awards booked January 1, 2015 or later:

The award charts reflect only minor changes from the 2014 chart, so don’t expect to find a big devaluation.

I scoured the new charts looking for creative, cheap awards, and I found a few.

  • What are the best deals on the new 2015 SkyMiles charts?

American Airlines and United both have some real gems on their award charts for awards between far-flung regions (like Central America to South America or Japan to Oceania.) I love finding these deals because they can be used for BIG trips around the world that don’t cost very many miles.

Delta’s chart lags far behind the American and United charts. There are awards you wouldn’t think would be very expensive, like the Indian Subcontinent to Southeast Asia, because the distances involved are short. But Delta actually will charge 35,000 miles one way in economy next year such an award.

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Select One Way Economy Prices from Indian Subcontinent, not a bargain in sight

However there are a few deals on the Delta chart, especially within North Asia. These are one way economy award prices:

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In some cases, like within Korea, booking Business Class is as little as 1,000 SkyMiles more:

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Needless to say, I’ll be using my United and American miles more than my Delta miles for cheap awards between far-flung regions.

I’ll use my Delta miles mostly between the United States and other regions. Here are the 5 Best Products to Book One Way with SkyMiles that I’m looking forward to booking, starting January 1, 2015.

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