Delta Sale Now On – Europe From $492 & Asia From $576 Roundtrip

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I’m not exactly a big Delta flyer in so much as in all my years of flying I’ve never stepped foot on a Delta flight (that’s soon changing) but I still pay attention when the airline offers good value fares…and there are some of those around right now.

Delta has launched its “Great Global Sale” and, while some of the fares are decidedly ordinary and not really worth considering, there are a few that are worth a second look.

  • All bookings must be made by 31 October 2016
  • Travel from 9 January through 31 March 2017

Note: despite the sale rules stating that fares are for travel from January I’ve seen some of the fares on offer in November and December as well.

The full sale fare list is here but I’ve listed out my three favorite fares below.

Minneapolis To Paris From $492

Sub-$500 is my idea of a good return fare to Europe and this is probably the best offer I’ve found in Delta’s sale.

The flights are direct and on Delta’s A330 aircraft:


And availability for the fare looks pretty good between January and March:



The good news about Delta’s Airbus A330-300s is that they offer 18″ of seat width in the Economy Class cabin…although leg room is still at a premium with most seats having just 31″.

Boston To London Heathrow From $500

The sale page shows the Boston – London fares as being from $591 but, if you check, you’ll find Basic Economy fares from $500 and regular Main Cabin fares from around $560 round trip.

Availability for the fares looks pretty good and I found the $500 on numerous days in January, February and March…usually for trips of 6 – 8 nights in length.


Once again the flights are non-stop….


…but for this route Delta operates its 767 aircraft which offer 31″ of leg room and 18″ of seat width.

Don’t forget that if you book a Delta Basic Economy fare you don’t get a seat assignment until after check-in, no changes are permitted to the ticket, no refunds are available and there is no access to upgrades, premium seats or priority boarding.

Seattle To Hong Kong From $576

This was easily the best fare I could find to Asia with next best being to Beijing for around $660.

This fare isn’t nearly as readily available as the two fares I’ve already mentioned above….but it’s definitely there and bookable as long as you’re happy to have a trip length of at least 5-6 nights.



Delta doesn’t yet offer Basic Economy fares on its Seattle – Hong Kong route so the fare being quoted is for a Main Cabin fare which is upgradable and allows elites to make the most of their perks.


Bottom Line

There may be some other sale fares that work for you (there’s a Washington DC – Paris fare for around $510 as well) so, if you’re looking to book a fare to Europe for early next year, have a look around and see what you can find.

Just one word of caution: Don’t assume that just because this is a sale that the fares Delta is offering are the best – the fares I’ve listed out in this blog appear to be the best for those routes but many others are not. Make sure you check other carriers as well.


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