26k Delta RTs - Zürich Winter - all USA

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26k Delta RTs - Zürich Winter - all USA

Postby ChrisC » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:41 am

Amazing DELTA deal - 26k frequent flier trips from anywhere in USA.

Easy 3+ hr trains to Austria (St Anton, Lech, etc), Zermatt, Andermatt, Davis, etc.

Better deal than flying anywhere out west.

My year for Austria - but not much of a loss (redopisit fee) if snow is bad.
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Re: 26k Delta RTs - Zürich Winter - all USA

Postby Tony Crocker » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:20 pm

That mileage deal is consistent with the cash price we paid a week ago.

We fly LAX - GVA Jan. 16 and return Feb. 3, both trips via Amsterdam. $566pp round trip.

Since our trips are longer, we rent a car and go where weather/snow looks appealing. Last year that meant we landed in Geneva Thursday and were skiing 600 miles distant in the Dolomites by Saturday because it was raining to 2,000 meters in the NW quadrant of the the Alps that weekend.

Hopefully we can stay within that NW quadrant in 2019. Liz' ski club is in Verbier the last week of our trip. We may try to go there but we don't want to stay at the $600/night hotel they are using. We have done just fine in the $300-$400 range in the Alps the last two seasons. Verbier is one of the most expensive resorts, but Lech, Saalbach, Arabba and Val d'Isere aren't exactly downscale either.
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Re: 26k Delta RTs - Zürich Winter - all USA

Postby jamesdeluxe » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:35 pm

Unbelievable deal. I wonder what is possessing Delta to give away FF awards like that? I see that they're routing you through JFK, so that's a full day of travel from SFO -- still, you can't look that gift horse in the mouth.
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