Chicago to San Francisco (via ATL) $268 & 5490 MQMs at 4.9 CPM Weekend Delta Elite Mileage Run

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There is a lot to like about either one of these two runs if you are a Delta flyer out of Chicagoland area. While the price is a tad bit high at almost 5 CPM it is a weekend run and one you can do all in one long day. Plus, since it is on a weekend your upgrade chance should be higher than normal and out of SFO all upgrades are hard period. The other one is to San Jose all in 1st class and at a very respectable sub 7 CPM. I like running in 1st class both for the experience and the bonus MQMs for fare class.

Either way be sure you choose via ATL both times when you go to book.

Here are the coach numbers:

Cost: $268

5,490 MQMs at 4.9 CPM via ATL 2x

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