This has been talked about in the past (and you can read about reader Chris who too one of these HERE) but it is still LIVE and there are many dates before then end of the year when the HORRID new Skymiles2015 begins. Also remember that if you happen to split this and start your trip in 2014 but return in 2015 you only get FULL POINTS for the outbound NOT the return. Clear? Here are the numbers:
Cost under $600
13,000+MQMs a 4-ish-CPM
Bookable on Delta.com
DM yields almost 30,000 Skymiles per CWSI.net!
I am seriously thinking about picking up one of these. I can either use my FlexPerks points (30,000= less than $600 ticket) to buy the run and I have a voucher I can use to fly out to LAX from home. It would cost me nothing other than some real quality time on Skyteam coach 😉 seating. This many points before the year is up is hard to say no to and I can have a day in Sweden with mom. 🙂
EDIT: Another idea for positioning if you don’t live in LAX. I am seeing VERY good low level award ticket space to get to LAX. If you can earn 20-30k Skymiles for the trip, why not burn an award ticket to get to LAX? You will still net the MQMs for a very good CPM! Since I am a DM I am holding just such a low level award ticket but will change to a FLEXPERKS ticket if they can just drop under $400 from SBN ($444 range now but no rush)! – So yes I have booked on of these puppy’s – could not say no as price was way too good.
EDIT2: Many are reporting SFO and other west cost citys are also working as start points.
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