How to Book Delta SkyMiles Award Flights

This site is part of an affiliate sales network and receives compensation for sending traffic to partner sites, such as This compensation may impact how and where links appear on this site. This site does not include all financial companies or all available financial offers.

Delta, to their credit, has a very simple site for booking award flights. If you haven’t signed up for a SkyMiles account please do so then login and start searching. Here’s we’ll perform a simple one-way search for a business class seat from New York (JFK) to Rome (FCO).


We like the flexible search – you can opt to display Flexible Days where you view 5 weeks at a time and the associated costs.

If you’re trying to route to specific city you’re in luck. Delta does allow customized routing. Always search by one-ways and search for the longest segment first then work your way backwards. For instance, if you’re going from Milwaukee to Rome, find your one way from the the North American Gateway then from Milwaukee to there. Say you want to route through JFK instead of Atlanta, find the award space for each segment then try a multi-city search. If you’re lucky it’ll price out. If it doesn’t, chances are the segments aren’t in the same class – Delta doesn’t like pricing out mixed cabin awards.

Discount Award Deals

Another nice perk of Delta’s award program is their discounted rates. Somewhat frequently, Delta offers award fares as low as 5,000 miles (one way) in Main Cabin for select city pairs. The current promo period covers February 10 to July 31; fares must be purchased 21 days in advance and blackout dates do apply. We do see some decent values available in Main Cabin such as NYC to various Florida destinations for 10,000 miles roundtrip and Seattle to Kona, HI for 20,000 roundtrip. For the latest list of discounted city pairs please visit Delta’s Deals and Offers page.


Consider these credit cards can help pad your Skymiles balance.

Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card

  • Earn 2 miles per dollar spent directly with Delta and 1 mile per dollar spent everywhere else
  • First checked bag free
  • Priority boarding
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 20% in-flight savings
  • $95 annual fee, waived in the first year

Amex Everyday Card

Easily transfer to Delta or other frequent flyer programs such as British Airways, ANA, Flying Blue (Air France/KLM), to name a few.

  • Earn 2 points at US supermarkets, on up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1x); 1 point on other purchases.
  • Use your Card 20 or more times on purchases in a billing period and earn 20% more points on those purchases
  • $0 annual fee


To make sure you receive our latest deals, LIKE our The Flight Deal Facebook Page, follow us on Twitter @TheFlightDeal, or subscribe to The Flight Deal RSS Feed or Subscribe via Email (Once a Day)

The Flight Deal does not sell travel products or services. We provide you with information about third-party travel suppliers’ offers, and link you to their sites. The information posted by The Flight Deal is valid at the time of publication. However, we have no control over the suppliers, and we therefore do not warrant or guarantee that their offers will not change or become unavailable. Nor are we responsible for their products, services or site content. Please see their sites for their most up-to-date offer information and all applicable terms and conditions.


Stay Informed on the Latest Deals

Sign up to receive The Flight Deal Daily DealsLetter, to stay up to date with the latest and greatest flight deals available.

written by

The author didn‘t add any Information to his profile yet.

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© Copyright - The Flight Deal

ADVERTISER DISCLOSURE: The offers that appear are from companies from which The Flight Deal receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site, including, for example, the order in which they may appear within listing categories. Other factors, such as our own proprietary website rules and the likelihood of applicants' credit approval also impact how and where products appear on this site. The Flight Deal does not include the entire universe of available financial or credit offers

EDITORIAL DISCLOSURE: The editorial content on this site is not provided by the companies whose products are featured. Any opinions, analyses, reviews or evaluations provided here are those of the author's alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the Advertiser.