While we just launched the Delta Miles Award Chart, that’s mostly for international and SkyTeam flights. We found flights to most regions, like China, are consistently the same price. Thus we can make an accurate(ish) award chart.
However, domestic flights are dynamically priced, and therefore flights from your home airport to different US cities will have drastically different flights. Actually, we discovered flights to all of Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America also have differently priced (dynamic) flights.
Therefore, you need our calculator to find the cheapest flights from your airport to all of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.
Go here (prices are in oneways) –> Delta Miles Calculator.
(Note that there are a few bugs – like it’s currently only able to search airport code and it must be capital, and you can’t hit “enter” to search – but we’ll fix everything tonight (hopefully))!
(Also note: for those of you who live in cities that are serviced by “Delta Connection” flights, it will also be updated by tomorrow (I think) with those airports.)
But let me explain a couple of things…
These Lowest Prices Are Like “Saver” Levels
In other words, just because we found a date with this low price, doesn’t mean that it will be available on that route for the date you need it.
That’s how all miles programs work. They have tiers of pricing, and this is the lowest tier we found for each route, and Delta doesn’t advertise their tiers at all. So who knows what the next level up is.
“Domestic” = US and Canada, and “International” = Caribbean/Central America
If you filter by just “Domestic” flights you’ll get flights within US & Canada (because us Americans think Canada is a territory (kidding)).
“International” flights for the sake of this tool are just the international flights that are dynamically priced instead of consistently priced by region.
The countries searched under the “international” feature for this tool are the following:
Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Bahamas, Bonaire, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Sint Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands, US Virgin Islands
For Other International Flights See The Award Chart
Again, if you want to see the SkyMiles prices for all the other award regions, you need to check out our post –> Delta SkyMiles SkyTeam Award Chart.
For best use, search all the airports around you. You’d be surprised at the price difference between airports.
Also, note that you can uncheck “domestic” to find the cheapest Caribbean routes from your city.
Some cities don’t have cheap Caribbean routes and another city nearby might have super cheap 6,000 mile prices to many places in the Caribbean.
There are some amazing prices. And by nature of there being no advertised prices, that means we found them when searching… Meaning that at least on some dates they are bookable online. These are the lowest found prices. There are likely lower prices on some dates that we missed on many routes.
To be honest, this changes my opinion of Delta Miles from worthless, to really great for economy and bad for business class.
And that seems to be the way of the world. For a long time business and first class were marginally more miles despite being 10x more expensive on the cash sticker price. The market seems to be adjusting.
But in the case at least it’s not a total loss, it’s a bit of a give and take, at least for me.
Again, go here (prices are in oneways) –> Delta Miles Calculator.