Once again, as I often get comments, 1st class runs are not for everyone. However, if you will be falling into the group of folks who foolishly are even considering buying MQMs from Delta (if they have them again) just look at this one. Yes you loose a full say of work but you can buy a GoGo day pass and work onboard. You are getting 10,000+ Skymiles for LESS than Delta will sell them to you and you get a nice chuck of Skymiles too (not part of the BUY MQMs offer)! Here are the numbers:
Cost $837 in 1st class
10,336 MQMs at 8.1 CPM
Bookable on Delta.com
DM yields a sweet 18,950 Skymiles per CWSI.net!
This works fine both ways so west coast folks can do the same run. Always keep in mind, for the $450 fee, getting 10,000 Delta MQMs from the Delta Reserve card is a cheap quick way to get what you want!