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How to Find and Book SkyMiles Award Tickets

This step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how book award tickets though SkyMiles.

  • Use our award pricing tool to figure out how many points your next trip should cost.
  • Don't have enough points? Our SkyMiles guide can tell you how to earn them.
  • Not sure how to start? See our Beginner's Guide.

Online Booking Guide

Select an airline to check whether it is bookable via this method.

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Unfortunately, you cannot book flights through this method. You can try searching availability via other programs before booking through an alternative method listed here.

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Step 1A: Enter Trip Details

Enter origin and departure airports, in addition to intended travel dates. Be sure to select the "Use miles checkbox" to search for award flights.

Link: delta.com

Step 1B: Use Flexible Calendar (Optional)

Delta's search engine provides a calendar that offers a per-month window into flight availability.

Step 2: Check Cost and Availability

The results page lays out potential redemptions across many of Delta's partner airlines. Best of all, it shows taxes and fees right under the redemption amount. Do note that Delta is moving towards a variable-cost reward redemption model, so similar flights with same carrier/routing can have dramatically different mile cost.

Step 3: Confirm and Purchase Selection

Make sure you have selected the right flight at the right price, and continue to payment

Phone Booking Guide

Select an airline to check whether it is bookable via this method.

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Unfortunately, you cannot book flights through this method. You can try searching availability via other programs before booking through an alternative method listed here.

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Step 1: Get Ticket Price

Use our award pricing tool (and our easy-to-read redemption table) to get an idea of how much an award ticket will cost.

Link: awardace.com

Step 2: Check Availability Online

You will have more success booking on the phone knowing what flights are available. If you are unable to check availability online via this program, use or a different program's website. Our Airline Booking Guides can tell you exactly what programs can help you search availability for any airline.

Link: awardace.com

Step 3: Dial into Telephone Service Center

Once you have found a candidate flight, dial into 1-800-323-2323 to confirm pricing and availibilty.

  • Say "SkyMiles reservations"
  • Say "new reservation"
  • Say first four letters of password, or say "I don't know it"
  • When speaking to a customer service representative, present exact routing (as researched above) to expedite process

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