Two weeks ago, this was Delta had Chicago to St. Petersburg for $567. Delta drop this even more for 2015 travel.
The Delta mileage program will be changing, this will earn very little miles in 2015. This itinerary cannot be credited to Alaska for full mileage as all flights are codeshared with KLM. And codeshares do not earn miles.
Sample Travel Date:
- January 16th – 23rd, 2015
- Valid for travel on the outbound from January 12th, 2015 – March 26th, 2015. Must purchase at least 10 days in advance of departure
- Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.
How to Search for Availability:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: ORD
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: dl dl
- Destination: LED
- Return Advanced Routing Code: dl dl
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “0-7” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
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Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- ORD – AMS (Amsterdam) – LED (St. Petersburg) – AMS – ORD. Some segments might be operated by KLM or Air France 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: 10,430 miles or 4.8 cents per mile.
- 2015: 1,802 miles or a difference of 8,628 miles.
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