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Delta SkyMiles To India – What Are The Options?


We have extensively covered about using AA Miles, Alaska Miles, United Miles for travel to India. Just to recap,

  • you can use AAdvantage miles to book award tickets to India with Etihad, Cathay Pacific, Qatar, British Airways, Jet Airways

 

  • You can use Alaska Airline miles to book award tickets to India with Emirates, Cathay Pacific, British Airways

 

  • You can use United miles to book award tickets to India with Air India, Lufthansa, United.

 

How about Delta SkyMiles to India? Delta is a member of Sky Team which includes several partners like Air France, KLM,  Saudia Airlines etc..

 

Sky Team

 

 

How to earn Delta Sky Miles?

Delta Sky miles are one of the easiest to accrue, you can transfer Amex Membership rewards and Starpoints to Delta Sky miles at 1:1

 

You can transfer Membership Rewards to Delta

 

You may also apply for Delta SkyMiles credit cards from American Express.

 

Delta Sky Miles cards

 

What are the options available ?

Air France/KLM

Air France/KLM is one of the option to travel to India. Air France/KLM operates to several destinations in India (Mumbai/Delhi/Bangalore)

 

JFK - BLR

 

You can redeem 70,000 Delta SkyMiles for a one way business class award from New York to Bangalore.

 

Virgin Atlantic:

Even though Virgin Atlantic is not a part of Sky team, you can redeem Delta SkyMiles for award tickets with Virgin Atlantic.

 

MSP to DEL

 

You can redeem 70,000 Delta SkyMiles for a one way business class award from Minneapolis to New Delhi.

 

China Eastern

If you are looking to travel to Delhi, you can fly with China Eastern. Delhi is the only destination in India for China Eastern.

 

LAX to Del China Easterm

 

You can redeem 70,000 Delta SkyMiles for a one way business class award from Los Angeles to New Delhi with China Eastern.

 

Aeroflot:

Similar to China Eastern and Virgin Atlantic, you can fly to Delhi with the Russian based airline – Aeroflot.

 

Aeroflot

 

You can redeem 70,000 Delta SkyMiles for a one way business class award from Los Angeles to New Delhi with Aeroflot. Notice the high fuel surcharges.

 

Saudia Airlines:

Saudia Airlines is another option to redeem Delta SkyMiles. Saudia operates to several destinations in India including some Tier 2 cities like Lucknow.

 

Saudia Airlines

 

Similar to other redemptions, you need 70,000 Delta SkyMiles for a one way award ticket from New York to Chennai.

 

Conclusion:

Delta SkyMiles can also be used to redeem award tickets for travelling to India. Delta is a part of Skyteam and you can redeem with some of the partners like Air France/KLM, Saudia Airlines, Virgin Atlantic etc..

Connection times with most of the itineraries are not convenient when redeeming Delta SkyMiles, which limits the options or may be a concern for most folks.

If you have Delta SkyMiles, we can help you with our award booking service for free of charge (Limited time)

 

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2 comments
  1. Raj

    October 24, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Nice article man. Is it just 70000 points for 1 way Busincess class to India? Let me look. Atlast i will have some use for my membership rewards points.

    BTW nice blog for India trips…

    Reply
    • takeoffwithmiles

      October 24, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      Thanks Raj. Yes, you can get a one way business class award to India for 70,000 Delta Sky Miles. However, please use caution with the transit times. I found that most of the itineraries are not convenient due to long layovers.

      Reply

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