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ALERT: New York to Oakland $274 & 7306MQMs at 3.8CPM – weekday delta mileage run

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Wow is all I can say with this one from FT. What a nice catch. Now, notice how many miles for the best CPM is including the non-upgradeable JFK-LAX both ways. If you look in SEPT (the best month EVER for runs) you can pick all routes that do give a lower yield but you can pick all upgrade legs. Your call if you want a shot at the big seats or just want max points. Here are the max point option:

Cost $274

7,306MQMs at 3.8CPM

Bookable on Delta.com

DM yields a sweet 16,440 Skymiles per CWSI.net!

Again, be sure to look at all routes that are best for you not just the best price.

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René de Lambert is a contributing writer and the founder of RenesPoints. He is an avid Delta and SkyTeam flyer who has held Delta’s top Diamond Medallion status for many years and flown millions of miles.

10 Comments

  1. This is probably a very silly question from a rookie but…. Is it likely that you would take the same exact plane out of Oakland that you would take into Oakland?

    • @RL – possible and DOES happen many times. check the flight number. often they are the same but not always. oh their are NO silly questions!

  2. This is probably a very silly question from a rookie but…. Is it likely that you would take the same exact plane out of Oakland that you would take into Oakland?

    • @RL – possible and DOES happen many times. check the flight number. often they are the same but not always. oh their are NO silly questions!

  3. Rene – thanks for site and all of the great posts! I am trying to book the JFK to OAK run on 6/3, however it appears all of the (X) class seats are gone and from Delta’s site I could only schedule (x) for the outbound and (u) on the return. The run is the same, but the price shoots up to $428.

    Another “cheaper” option was JFK, LAX, OAK and the same on the return (cutting out SLC) for $372, but only 5,950 MQM. I realize the first option of $428 is still cheaper per mile, but wanted to get your thoughts if it is still worth it and any chance to get the (X) class seats for $274??? Thanks again!

  4. Rene – thanks for site and all of the great posts! I am trying to book the JFK to OAK run on 6/3, however it appears all of the (X) class seats are gone and from Delta’s site I could only schedule (x) for the outbound and (u) on the return. The run is the same, but the price shoots up to $428.

    Another “cheaper” option was JFK, LAX, OAK and the same on the return (cutting out SLC) for $372, but only 5,950 MQM. I realize the first option of $428 is still cheaper per mile, but wanted to get your thoughts if it is still worth it and any chance to get the (X) class seats for $274??? Thanks again!

  5. Renee: thanks for the post and i will do this on Sept 27 yielding almost 6100 MQM for GM. Taking the cheap bus up to NYC from DC so i can make the early AM flight. Hoping for a bump so I can use it to plan another run.

  6. Renee: thanks for the post and i will do this on Sept 27 yielding almost 6100 MQM for GM. Taking the cheap bus up to NYC from DC so i can make the early AM flight. Hoping for a bump so I can use it to plan another run.

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