Delta is attacking United’s fares to Seoul. Will not last. China Eastern has this for cheaper on some dates – but it will involve long / overnight layovers in Shanghai.
Sample Travel Date:
- April 18th – 25th
- Valid for travel on the outbound until mid May for Monday through Thursday departures and returns. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 3 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: SFO
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: dl+ /f bc=v
- Destination: ICN
- Return Advanced Routing Code: dl+ /f bc=v
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “3-10” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 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
You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Book” section below.
Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- SFO – SEA (Seattle) – ICN (Seoul) – SEA – SFO
- Two permitted at $100 each in Asia
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
- Miles Flown: 11,758 miles or 4.7 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 11,758 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 2,350 miles
Unless you are a Delta frequent flyer, you would earn more redeemable miles crediting this to Alaska Airlines if you take a routing that is 100% operated by Delta with Delta flight numbers. You will earn 50% mileage or 5,879 miles when crediting to Alaska with this routing. Mileage accrual will vary depending on routing.
How to Book:
- Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you enter “Delta” on the Airline textbox under the Advanced Options section of the form.
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- Currency: South Korean Won (KRW). $1USD = 1,139 KRW
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