Oh I am just giddy over this one and may just have to book one just don’t know what day I will pick. There are SO many ways to do this. You can run it coach for lowest price. Or, what I like, book in 1st with 20k FlexPerks points as you are just under $400 for a ticket in 1st class and can do it all in just one very long day. It does NOT work from MSP only from ANC but still at this price even with position costs you are doing quite well.
Again so many ideas including weekday or weekend runs (even with positioning flights out Friday back Sunday). You could even look at trying to (did not test) stringing two days of flights back to back with Flexperks on one sub $400 coach ticket. For me, I just like mileage running in 1st class. It really is SO much more fun and reduces stress 🙂
Here are the 1st class numbers
8,048 MQMs at 4.8CPM
Bookable on Delta.com