Last night, Alitalia released an attack fare to Milan that lasted about 8 hours. Delta is back with a similar fare, except this one includes Torino and Bologna. In addition, this is available beyond October travel. It is now basically from September – March, 2015. While the fare rule has a must purchase date of June 10th — it will unlikely to last until then!
Update 5/13/2014 @ 11:20PM Eastern – fare gone
Sample Travel Date:
- Sample from San Francisco to Bologna
- September 10th – 17th
- Valid for travel on the outbound from September 10th – March 25th, 2015 for Sunday through Wednesday departures from the United States and Monday through Thursday departures to the United States. Must purchase by June 10th
How to Search for Availability:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: SFO
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: dl+
- Destination: BLQ
- Return Advanced Routing Code: dl+
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- (For Chicago departures, replace SFO on the Departing from: field with ORD)
- (For Torino, replace BLQ with TRN. For Milan, replace BLQ with MIL on the Destination: field)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “0-7” (the max date range is 7 days. So 0-7, 5-12, 7-14 etc)
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- SFO – AMS (Amsterdam) – BLQ (Bologna) – FCO (Rome) – JFK (New York) – SFO. Some flights might be operated by Air France, KLM, or Alitalia under Delta flight numbers.
- Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
Delta will be revenue based mileage earning starting January 1st, 2015. Miles will be earn base on elite qualifying dollars multiple by 5 as base level earning and up to 13 for Diamond level members who purchase with a Delta co-branded American Express credit card. We will be showing the 2015 base mileage earning for all Delta fares going forward to show how negative the changes are for a majority of Delta flyers.
- 2014: 13,124 miles or 5.3 cents per mile.
- 2015: 2,817 miles or a difference of 10,307 miles.
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- Support us by using our Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure to select “Additional Search Options” and then “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select Delta
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- How to Avoid International Data Roaming Charges
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