Skymiles Flash Sale

Old May 15, 19, 5:32 pm
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Skymiles Flash Sale

Until 11:59 PM 5/16/19, you can purchase ATL-BHM for only 21,000 miles, and ATL-CHA for 16,000 miles. Don't let these get away!!!
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Old May 15, 19, 5:37 pm
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Indeed, the city pairings they have are laughable for this “sale”.
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Old May 15, 19, 5:56 pm
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​​​​​​I wondered if I was the only person I found this Sale hysterical. I live in Atlanta, I can almost drive to Chattanooga in less time than I can drive to the Atlanta airport. Why would I waste my miles on this stupid flight
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Old May 15, 19, 8:44 pm
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Need more 98k D1 to Europe deals.

I was really hoping for something 'good' this month, but may be the lamest yet.

(Ok, can't complain too much as I've gotten some awesome value in the last 18 months or so, but this one really is, um... meh)
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Old May 16, 19, 8:54 am
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Originally Posted by Dalewood View Post
Until 11:59 PM 5/16/19, you can purchase ATL-BHM for only 21,000 miles, and ATL-CHA for 16,000 miles. Don't let these get away!!!
Maybe it's a Flash Sale because either flight is about 17-20 minutes?
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Old May 16, 19, 9:27 am
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I have to assume this was directed at people traveling to the South from elsewhere. Rather than us traveling within the South? I mean because I agree it would be a waste.
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Old May 16, 19, 1:25 pm
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I LOL when I saw ATL-SAV for “only” 20,000 miles. That’s only an hour flight!
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Old May 16, 19, 1:36 pm
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DL had a real chance to give a deal to its ATL hub-captives who are already overcharged.

Instead they reminded us how badly they overcharge us... money or miles.
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Old May 16, 19, 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Orange County Commuter View Post
.....I can almost drive to Chattanooga in less time than I can drive to the Atlanta airport. ....
You can drive to Chattanooga in nearly less time than you can park at the ATL airport, clear security and get to your gate. Much less drive to the airport.
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Old Sep 18, 19, 5:30 pm
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Limited-time australia & asia deals

Explore Australia & Asia for less when you book Award deals by Thursday, September 19. Whether it’s Sydney, Tokyo, Seoul or beyond, experience a new side of the world in 2020.

Only select routes are featured below, but even more deals are available. Search deals from your city using our Flex Booking Calendar and see where your miles can take you next.

These deals won’t last long – book by 11:59 pm. ET, Thursday, September 19.

The email I received says prices begin at 58,000 round trip. I booked two separate trips for 34,000 miles each round trip in economy. PDX - NRT outbound, HND-LAX-PDX return. These cheap seats appear to only be available through mid-March. Late March through April are more.

LAX-TYO can be had for 30K round trip.

Pretty good deal. Of course you have to travel mid-week to get the best prices.

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Old Sep 18, 19, 7:40 pm
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Just booked a 34K PDX-SEA-NRT and return in February. Not sure if I'll actually go, but have been thinking about making a ski trip to Japan this winter and have a free week. At 34K miles its a pretty good use of miles.
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Old Sep 18, 19, 10:56 pm
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Originally Posted by noah View Post
Just booked a 34K PDX-SEA-NRT and return in February. Not sure if I'll actually go, but have been thinking about making a ski trip to Japan this winter and have a free week. At 34K miles its a pretty good use of miles.
I fly SEA to ICN regularly and have been meaning to stop over in Japan to ski as well - sounds like you scored an awesome deal...
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Old Sep 18, 19, 11:11 pm
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Originally Posted by noah View Post
Just booked a 34K PDX-SEA-NRT and return in February. Not sure if I'll actually go, but have been thinking about making a ski trip to Japan this winter and have a free week. At 34K miles its a pretty good use of miles.
For winter sports in Japan, doesn't one usually fly to Sapporo (spelling?) and go to the resorts from there? It's on a different island.

BTW, I would love to see monkeys in the wild using hot springs in the snow. To me, this is one of the iconic wildlife pictures.
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Old Sep 18, 19, 11:59 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
For winter sports in Japan, doesn't one usually fly to Sapporo (spelling?) and go to the resorts from there? It's on a different island.

BTW, I would love to see monkeys in the wild using hot springs in the snow. To me, this is one of the iconic wildlife pictures.
Hokkaido is the ski destination and you need to fly into CTS (Sapporo) to get to the Japanese Alps... That's what I want to plan for but I'm sure you don't get the crazy deal noah got to get to Japan to that airport - he probably could get a low cost flight from NRT to CTS and possibly check out Tokyo for a few days while he's at it. Looks like you can find NRT to CTS roundtrip in Feb for under $200 - so it's still a great deal...
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Old Sep 19, 19, 6:54 am
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True, but I've heard that the flights to Sapporo can be full at certain times of the year, which I assume would include ski season as well as domestic holiday periods.
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