Monday, November 30, 2015 by John @laptoptravel
So, I am posting this I wanted to refine this amazing deal to make it even better for Mileage Runs. GO it alone, or take a companion. It seems that Delta is not blocking any holiday dates, as you can see by the calendar I placed above.
My search was for 1-4 nights, but it looks like you can stay even longer at the same prices.
So, to maximize your MQM’s you should put LAX (or in some cases SEA) in either the outbound or the return route. However, Delta’s online booking system is not liking those ‘enhancements.” I did get the one shown to price out at Delta. So let us assume you can do no better (although you should keep trying; maybe you will get lucky.)
I picked a departure of Thursday, February 11th as my target, staying over the holiday weekend in Italy and returning Monday, February 15th. With a morning departure you arrive early morning the next day (in this case Friday) and a morning departure from Milan and still get back in to San Francisco the same evening.
There is the Italian rail system (Italo) which has a depot in the Milan airport, so you can use that to get to a lot of places in Italy (and Europe) within a reasonable amount of time and cost. The EurRail system is also there. My wife and I just did a similar run. We landed in Milan and got the first train out to Southern Italy. By the way, if you are looking for a Greece run from the East Coast CHECK HERE
Have fun playing with your dates and the many, many possibilities! There are wide-open dates January, February and early March!
MQM’s: 13,120 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQM’s)
Ticket Price: $467
CPM: 3.5 Cents Per Mile (CPM)
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!
(A big HT to TheFlightDeal) I am tweaking their original fare find for us Mileage Runners! I hope you enjoy what I am offering here and the timing is perfect if you want to enjoy Europe for some low prices! – 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
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