Want to use SkyMiles to travel in the nice seats next summer? It’s going to cost you — in some cases a lot.
This post on FlyerTalk notes that “O” fares (business class awards) specifically on Delta partners jumped from 75,000 SkyMiles each way (or 150,000 miles roundtrip) to 95,000 SkyMiles (190,000 roundtrip). Worth noting: they increased to 85,000 SkyMiles each way about three years ago.
We poked around some Delta One and partner business class award flights. Here’s a sampling of what we found.
We saw this whale of a fare from LAX to Paris: Delta One there and Air France business on the way back.
And there’s this calendar for flights from Seattle to Brussels.
That’s right. If those dates are the only ones that work for you and a companion, you’ll need to spend almost 1.2 million SkyMiles. (Though do note that there are some dates available for about a third of that price.)
Jumping 40,000 SkyMiles for a trip soon after mortgaging the frequent flyer program seems a little suspect. I understand that summer is the high travel season. But these prices seem to reflect a world in which COVID-19 worries are all but eradicated. I don’t think that’ll happen — at least, that soon.
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