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The summer travel season just kicked off, and Delta SkyMiles Award redemptions are already up by 13.8 percent compared to a year ago. The airline expects more than 3 million Award bookings for the summer travel months between June and August.

SkyMiles members fly on more Award tickets during summer than any other time of the year, with July on track to be a record-setting month.

While summer Award bookings are up, the average mileage redemption amount during the same period is down approximately 7 percent – meaning customers are using less miles to travel. Delta continues to offer lower-mileage Award Travel and has already promoted seven Award sales in 2016.

“Summer is Delta’s most popular travel season, and we are delivering valued products and services as part of so many vacation travel itineraries,” said Karen Zachary, Managing Director – SkyMiles Program. “In addition to great opportunities for Award Travel, we offer hundreds of other amazing summer mileage redemption options that can complement members’ travel plans.”

Top Main Cabin Summer Award routes

  1. Atlanta to London-Heathrow
  2. New York-JFK to Los Angeles
  3. New York-JFK to San Francisco
  4. Detroit to San Francisco
  5. Atlanta to San Francisco

Top Premium Cabin Summer Award routes

  1. New York-JFK to London-Heathrow
  2. New York-JFK to Rome
  3. Atlanta to London-Heathrow

For more information on the Delta SkyMiles program, visit this page.