There are no miles that I love to burn as much as Delta’s. SkyMiles aren’t worth much these days and therefore whenever there is a good deal, I often book it. My favourite SkyMiles award is Delta’s 5k one-way flights on shorter distances. For example, you could fly Seattle to anywhere on the West Coast for 5k miles one-way – that’s incredible. It looks like 5k is dead and 6k is the new “lowest” price one-way on shorter flights (if booking in advance).
Delta often has “sales” and discounts on award tickets – some are published and some aren’t. Whenever there is a discount on an award ticket on a Delta flight – you should book. Delta’s award availability is incredibly complicated and therefore you never know when to book, it is virtually impossible to predict if the mileage price will drop or increase – and this happens several times per day.
Currently, Delta has discounted award tickets available to several Mexican cities from several cities in the United States for as low as 12k miles round-trip plus taxes/fees of around ~$90. You can fly to Cancun, Cozumel, Ixtapa, Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, and Mexico City for as low as 12k miles round-trip from Boston, Los Angeles, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington, and many more. Not all cities feature the same 12k price, but this deal is available for slightly more from other cities (i.e. from Seattle for 19k).
You should book now and finalise plans later – you always have 24 hours to cancel your ticket for free. Mexico for 12k round-trip is an amazing deal considering all airlines charge more than 12k one-way!
Be sure to check out some of the awesome Travel Rewards Credit Cards, Hotel Rewards Credit Cards, and Point Rewards Credit Cards that are available and will earn you lots of miles and great travel benefits!