Ready for what’s next? Well how about a site for only Delta Mileage runs? Yep soon to launch (edit: by month end). Basically it is going to look very much like a bare bones version of what you already see here at Delta Points but it will be ONLY for Delta mileage runs. Why?
Readers seem to want it and some readers just don’t care about mile runs. So, why clutter up Delta Points with mileage runs and why make others dig for them. A site that only has tested runs with either Delta or Delta partners that will give 100% Delta credit (i.e. no fare class that is say Alaska “R” class that is not an approved Delta credit class with them). I plan to only post deals lower than 5CPM. I will not post a mileagerun deal on DeltaPoints.com unless it is AMAZING like under/about 2CPM.
Here is my plan. The title of the post I will try to do in non-code. What I will try to include on each post is a shot at the calendar with days I see open unless many many months and dates then will just list with text. Also a shot from ITA Matrix of the best choices.
Example of title of post: “Seattle to Orlando 6342MQM for $274 – 4.3CPM”
Then next I plan to toss up a screen shot from Delta.com showing that it is indeed bookable and the MQMs do work out.
Do keep in mind the Skymiles or RDMs will change if you are Silver, Gold/Platinum or Diamond Medallion. The MQDs should be correct for all.
Then finally I plan to have it with the nuts and bolts in a breakdown:
- $274 All-in
- Same Day turns
If there are switches to use on ITA Matrix to find it I will advise like “X:ATL” for connect via Atlanta to get the deal. Then, on some of them, you may have to use the multi-leg search on Delta.com to get the deal I will be sure to advise that but most it will just be searching for the same flights ITA Matrix finds for us and picking those from the list at Delta.com
So that is the basic outline I plan for EVERY post for the blog site. I will try to keep it consistent to make it simple to scan and see the deal and the routes.
I would love input, are there other things I should include please let me know if you like the format as talked about. Do keep in mind once the site is up and running you will be able to subscribe to the email that will go out instantly when I post. If there are 3 deals in a day you get 3 emails. Other days you may get none. It will also auto-post to a new twitter account:
@DeltaMileageRun i.e. https://twitter.com/DeltaMileageRun
You can, as we have seen before by using your cell phone email address, have either the twitter feed or the email feed auto email/text you that the post is up if you want. Or via RSS as well. Either way you should get almost instant notice.
I think this is really going to be fun and I may include on this site when I am going for a run i.e. I have booked this and if readers want to join me they can but keep in mind I may change flight routes along the way to get more MQMs etc. as that is the way of runs! I will be sure to have a follow-up post when the site does in fact go “Live” – René
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