The future is now everyone. These flights, all on Delta by the way, with nothing special done other than doing an A-B search on Delta.com, turned up this route as a possible option. No, it was not the cheapest option, but it existed and all you had to do was click it (HT to FlyerTalk for find).
Let this sink in (and feel free to look at the old award charts) and think about spending over ½ Million SkyMiles for just ONE award ticket and over 1 Million SkyMiles for two people to fly business class from NYC to South Africa on Delta. And this is not even mixing and matching with partners for crying out loud!
Mind blown. You bet ya!
Some have been very critical of me, due to my harsh stand on what Delta is doing to SkyMiles as of late, but I think I will let the above screen shot from Delta.com speak for me and talk louder thank I ever could.
This is the future. It is here right now!
So I have a little challenge and it will run until the end of the month of May. If anyone can find a higher priced ticket for two people on Delta.com (with no photo shop work) and I can re-create it on my own, I will then give the one who finds the highest award ticket submitted to me anywhere you can fly on Delta.com a $50 Amazon gift card on 1JUNE2015.
There are some rules you have to follow. And they are:
- 2 Flyers Maximum
- Maximum 21 day ticket
- May not use Multi-leg search
- You must e-mail me a screen shot
- I must search / confirm your screen shot
There you are. Have some fun with this and let’s see if we can really find a ticket that will run 600,000 or 700,000+ SkyMiles per person. – René
PS – What do you now think about: “Delta’s expanded search capabilities and calendar at delta.com offer[‘s a] more flexible and accurate view of Award prices” 🙁
UPDATE: As of 5/22 our new leader is Nicolás who has offered up 1,335,000 for a RT for two. Truly disgusting and leads me to believe someone will break 1 Million SkyMiles per person! #SAD #FAIL
UPDATE: As of 5/22 7:PM ET we have a tie for the winning total of 1,500,000 for a RT for two. I can not believe this folks. This is just nuts! I may have to give a bonus award if anyone can find a 1 million point award per person! 😉
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