Yes, if the price of the new airfare is lower, the difference is given in the form of a travel credit good for one year from the original date of purchase. The fare drop must occur at least 60 days prior to departure to get a full refund credit for any price difference.Jul 16, 2019
Delta’s SkyMiles charts say the minimum number of miles required for a free U.S. trip is 25,000. Mile requirements have been lowered on certain flights in both business and first class. One-way award tickets will start as low as 12,500 miles plus taxes and fees.Jan 10, 2016
Delta doesn’t have any/much competition out of Atlanta, so they price accordingly. Airfare has very little to do with the actual cost of providing the service, but everything to do with competitive pricing. “Lots of competition” means low prices/fares while “No competition” means high prices/fares.