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Dallas/Fort Worth to Hong Kong $777 & 18,422MQMs at 4.2CPM

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This is a lot of flying and a lot of time in coach but it is also a lot of points. With a HT to FT on this one. This could be a good use of GU certs if you have them and don’t have other plans for them. Here is the breakdown:

Cost $752-777

18,422MQMs a 4.2CPM

Bookable on Delta.com

ITA Matrix was being buggy but you can search Delta.com flex dates.

Coach trip DM yields an unbelievable 41,450 Skymiles per CWSI.net!

As you can see, if you happen to value a Skymile at 2 cents each, this one is a money maker (well maybe not if you count in chiropractor and other therapy costs after this run)! Also, I think many will have to position the day before and then fly home say Sunday. So you are talking at least 2 days off work if you are a 9-5’er. But if you add the positioning MQMs to this you could be adding as much as 25k MQMs for one run. That is just wow to me!

EDIT: Reader John e-mails me and says:

You can optimize this routing to yield over 20K MQMs for $780 – DFW-ATL-JFK-NRT-HKG-JFK-ATL-DFW.
There were many other permissible routings, like Dallas to SLC then back to DTW or MSP and then to JFK or ATL and onwards, but they did not add appreciably to the total miles and were a much tougher schedule – often with overnights along the way that drive up the cost and elapsed time.
The example routing can be priced at Hipmunk, which will transfer the exact routing to DL for ticketing. Cheers!
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Thanks John just always, if you can, use Delta.com for full points and maybe use multi-leg search once you find it other places that works.

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  3. Just booked it. Routing as follows:
    7:30 a.m. DFW-11:09 a.m. DTW (Economy (X) DL 1439) 2 hr 39 min
    Layover DTW 4h 12m

    3:21 p.m. DTW-5:35 p.m. NRT (Economy (X) DL 275) 13 hr 14 min
    Layover NRT 1h 40m

    7:15 p.m. NRT-11:05 p.m. HKG (Economy (X) DL 155)

    Depart HKG on Thursday May 8:
    8:10 a.m. HKG-1:30 p.m. NRT (Economy (X) DL 156) 4 hr 20 min
    Layover NRT 2h 30m

    4:00pm NRT- 1:00pm SLC (Economy (X) DL 642) 12 hr
    Layover SLC 7h 4m

    8:04pm SLC – 11:35pm DFW (Economy (X) DL1345) 2 hr 31 min

    Total MQM Yield 17478 for $651.20. Already in EC due to status. I’ve had some SPG points “burning” a hole in my pocket and have been wanting to use them. Booked a room in the Sheraton HK Hotels & Towers for the night. This will be brutal but it’ll push me just over the 250,000 MQM brink!

  4. Just booked it. Routing as follows:
    7:30 a.m. DFW-11:09 a.m. DTW (Economy (X) DL 1439) 2 hr 39 min
    Layover DTW 4h 12m

    3:21 p.m. DTW-5:35 p.m. NRT (Economy (X) DL 275) 13 hr 14 min
    Layover NRT 1h 40m

    7:15 p.m. NRT-11:05 p.m. HKG (Economy (X) DL 155)

    Depart HKG on Thursday May 8:
    8:10 a.m. HKG-1:30 p.m. NRT (Economy (X) DL 156) 4 hr 20 min
    Layover NRT 2h 30m

    4:00pm NRT- 1:00pm SLC (Economy (X) DL 642) 12 hr
    Layover SLC 7h 4m

    8:04pm SLC – 11:35pm DFW (Economy (X) DL1345) 2 hr 31 min

    Total MQM Yield 17478 for $651.20. Already in EC due to status. I’ve had some SPG points “burning” a hole in my pocket and have been wanting to use them. Booked a room in the Sheraton HK Hotels & Towers for the night. This will be brutal but it’ll push me just over the 250,000 MQM brink!

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