Use Your SkyMiles for Exclusive Delta A220 Simulator Experience and Facility Tour

Sep 17, 2018

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Heads-up, AvGeeks: Delta’s latest experience auction is perhaps the best possible use of your SkyMiles balance. Well, outside of the rash of recent SkyMiles award sales, that is. Those looking to be the first to see Delta’s Airbus A220 in final assembly now have precisely that opportunity. A new SkyMiles Experience Auction, which runs from now until October 1, 2018 at 3:00pm ET, gives Delta loyalists a chance to bid on an exclusive preview of the Airbus A220.

Place your bid for an exclusive encounter with Delta's Airbus A220 ahead of its public debit in 2019
Place your bid for an exclusive encounter with Delta’s Airbus A220 ahead of its public debut in 2019.

The current bid for all four slots is already pushing 100,000 SkyMiles (roughly $1,200, per TPG’s valuation of the currency), and it’s sure to rise over the coming days. The winner of each package will receive the following:

  • Two (2) Delta Air Lines complimentary travel certificates to use at the time of your choosing
    • Each certificate is valid for one (1) round-trip main cabin flight within the continental United States (US48)/Canada
  • A two (2) night stay at Embassy Suites by Hilton Montreal Airport checking in on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, and checking out Friday, October 19, 2018 in Québec, Canada
  • Transportation for two (2) to and from the Embassy Suites by Hilton Montreal Airport and Airbus A220 facility in Mirabel, Québec (Canada)
  • Access for two (2) to an exclusive Delta preview of the Airbus A220 aircraft on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at the Airbus A220 facility in Mirabel, Québec (Canada). This Airbus A220 facility visit also includes the following:
    • Private tour and overview of the Airbus A220 Final Assembly Line
    • Flight simulator experience
    • Onsite complimentary catered lunch

As a reminder, Delta is the first US-based airline to take delivery of the A220 — the artist formerly known as the Bombardier C Series. The first one just left the paint shop, with passenger flights slated to begin in early 2019. Two roundtrip tickets to Canada are included to get you to/from the experience itself, and while we’d surmise that mild-mannered winners will be able to step foot on the aircraft, the terms and conditions make clear that it’ll be a game-time decision: “This experience does not guarantee guests will be able to step onboard the aircraft and is at the discretion of Airbus.”

If you’re looking to boost your SkyMiles balance, either for the auction or for your arrival flight, we’ve got you covered. Consider the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express or Delta Reserve® Credit Card from American Express, each of which provides an additional 10,000 MQMs after reaching a certain level of spend. For avid Delta flyers, be sure to pore over our guide to choosing the best credit card for Delta loyalists.

H/T: Rene’s Points

Featured image courtesy of Delta Air Lines

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