Delta is having their own Latin & South America Sale. Good for them – we can do BETTER! We post the best deals and cheaper Mileage Runs than Delta will ever give you as their “Special Sales”.
Here is a great deal to Athens, Greece! That’s right, the birth of the Olympics, Athens, the home of The Acropolis and so much more! Athens averages 56°F in December, so for many of you in the north that’s a big improvement. I found this sweet itinerary for you.
I know many of you are in a panic of how to get enough Delta MQM’s before the year ends. There are only a few days left; REALLY! And you know you do not want to be fighting the crowds at the end of the year. Looking at some of the seatmaps, I think you will do better going across the Atlantic than you would facing the domestic crowds on holiday travel and Mileage Runs!
I am putting this out there as the CPM cost (5.9) is really good for Europe around the Holidays. It is relatively easy for most Delta flyers to re-position to New York to take advantage of a whole lot of Medallion Qualification Miles (MQM’s).
The US Dollar is strong in Greece, and they operate on the Euro, which at the time of this posting was 1 Euro to 1.06 US Dollars. Or, 1 US Dollar is worth .95 Euros. This is historically a great bargain and the US Dollar is up 18% over the same time a year ago.
As a weekend +1 day (Monday) run, it is very reasonable at 5.9 Cents Per Mile (CPM)
US passengers visiting Greece are required to have a US Passport. No Visa is required. This destination is definitely in my sights in the near future!
There are very few dates open in December for this run, although the cheapest date is departing La Guardia (LGA) Saturday, December 5th, arrive Athens (ATH) on Sunday evening have a night stopover before departing for your return on Monday morning, December 7th and arrive back in New York (LGA) that same evening.
Something to Remember: This is a “Pay With Miles” Eligible Flight,
So You Could ‘Buy Down’ the Cost of the Fare with SkyMiles
A total of six segments, here is your routing: LGA-ATL-CDG-ATH-CDG-BOS-LGA
MQM’s: 12,920 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQM’s)
Before you click on the booking lick I just provided (shown above) please log into your Delta.com account first. Then click on your DIRECT KAYAK BOOKING LINK
Choose the flights shown above and then press SELECT (on the Kayak site) which will take you directly to Delta.com’s booking engine. If you really want the MQM’s and you can afford a single weekend to get them in, here is a way to get a bunch!– John @laptoptravel