If you haven’t used your miles/points to book a summer vacation trip yet, it may be too late for the most popular routes. And which ones are those? Delta Air Lines has released details of just where its SkyMiles members are traveling on award tickets this summer.
And it’s going to be a busy summer: Delta said award redemptions have jumped by a whopping 13.8 percent over last summer, with more than a million reward trips already booked for the months of June through August. (The airline also noted that the average number of miles per redemption has dropped by 7 percent from last year.) Delta said it expects to see a total of 3 million award tickets redeemed this summer.
For main cabin travelers, the number one SkyMiles award trip this summer is Atlanta to London. But the rest of the top five are all domestic routes that involve California cities. In order, they are New York JFK-Los Angeles, JFK-San Francisco, Detroit-San Francisco and Atlanta-San Francisco.
Premium cabin travelers favor award trips to Europe, Delta said: The top three routes, in order, are JFK-London, JFK-Rome and Atlanta-London.
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