Mega Mileage runs BATMAN – look at all the choices on Delta!

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There are so many good deals out there right now that if you have the time you can get the MQM’s at a steal. If you are thinking of a Delta status match challenge, you MUST earn the miles via BIS according to the T&C. (but you can still get a Delta Reserve card to add to that total after)!

I have my upcoming Chicago to Istanbul trip booked and there are still a bunch of dates open if anyone needs an extra 12,000+ MQM’s for under $600 with 2 days in the air and 1 overnight in AMS or CDG or IST!

But if we look over at FlyerTalk’s mileage run board, there are MANY more choices even some STARTING IN Europe no less:

  • DL: MKE-ATL-LAX-ATL-MKE $257 RT (5200 mqm)
  • DL: AMS-GRU $643 a/i r/t 3.5cpm
  • DL: LAX-JFK-SJU $406 RT (8144 mqm / 4.9 cpm: purchase by Jan 14)
  • DL: San-PVD, ai $263.30 4.1 cpm
  • DL: SEA-OKC/BNA/DAY/MKE/STL $242 AI RT either direction 4.1 CPM
  • DL: PDX-MCI $223 AI as low as 3.9 CPM either direction
  • DL: MCI-SAN $216 AI RT Either direction 4.2 CPM

Want to learn more and how to put together your own mileage run? Check out this rookie post to do just that HERE – René


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  1. Did a run for SJU with SFO-LAX-JFK-SJU-JFK-SFO in November for $317 (around Sandy). So even the LAX-SJU one looks pricey right now.

    How do I get to PDX on the cheap?

  2. I booked LAX-ATL-MKE RT for $251 ai. DL is certainly having some nice MR’s via LAX lately. If you throw in a couple LAX-MIA runs you could conceivably end up w/ 25k MQM’s out of LAX via MR’s in 2013 for under $1,500. Pretty darn good earning right there.

  3. Ya, I hit up the ORD-AMS-IST for my first mileage run the first weekend in March… It’s a pretty good deal. No time for the stopover, but I may try to work another trip in later this year.

  4. Best part is my FO status will renew again by Feb thanks to my 10 MQM rollover and a couple work trips and MR’s. I’ll have at least GM June if I can find another couple MR’s and with my TATL trip coming up in the summer and if the MR’s and biz trips continue I’ll end 2013 as a PM with 20k or so rolling over into 2014. Nice to start the year off with a plan. 🙂

  5. @Steve – MCO-LAX-MCO is $250 day out red-eye back 5.5cpm with 4400+ MQM on a few dates next two months. A few bucks more for connects and more MQM’s

  6. Found LAX-MCO (w/ ATL on the return) for $270 ai in early March. Little over 4500 MQM’s on that run. Booking it now. I have a problem me thinks. 😀

  7. On the Chicago to Istanbul flight, is a stopover allowed for a few days in Paris/CDG in addition to Istanbul. Are visas required for us citizens? Thanks for any info you can share!

  8. I also found an LAX-IST which requires fare splitup at IAD to a KL fare IAD-IST. All fares earn mileage on DL working out to 4.4 cpm.

  9. Great MR right now from JFK-Moscow for $457 r/t direct. Many dates in March offer that fare (which incredibly is under $100 each way in actual fare for Delta, the rest is taxes and fees). Almost 10k MQMs for under $500!

  10. I see from your screen shot that you are using ITA Matrix (which I then found at I’ve never heard of / used that before. I always use Kayak (thru Yapta, to track fares). Maybe you can do a “compare and contrast” blog post about ITA Matrix vs. Yapta/Kayak? 🙂

  11. This also works with DTW. I just booked DTW ATL SNA ATL DTW. 1/25-26,
    Also works for 2/1-2, 2/11-12, and 2/18-19
    Total cost $266= 5026 MQMs

  12. I am a perpetual platinum on business alone….but have always wanted to hit DM and do a MR. I booked the. IST run….am so terribly excited. Any hints on how to scare up an upgrade on the KLM 747? I have never been on a 747 and dream of being in business or better yet, upstairs! Great blog…keep it up.

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