We love to make fun of Delta and with good reason. My last great redemption was 95k SkyTugrik from JNB-SFO via LHR on Virgin. While the long-haul deals are few and far between, I did find an amazing deal to help me with my commute from my new home in Puerto Rico to NYC. For only 8,000 points, I am flying nonstop from JFK-SJU on Delta. I have seen JetBlue for as low as 6,700 but would rather burn the SkyKyat first and save those JetBlue points for island trips like I did last year when I went to Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago. I should also mention that I already had 6k in my Delta account which made the decision even easier.