Los Angeles to Minneapolis $189 & 4825 MQMs at 3.9CPM 2016 Weekend Delta Elite Mileage Run

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A reader wanted a flight tonight from LAX for a quick year end mileage run. Ugg. I did not find much. But in my search I did find this little gem for you in the LAX area. You can work it a bunch of ways including, at the lowest CPM, with an overnight. Or, for a slightly higher price red-eye out Friday night and be back home Saturday. Either one works at a decent price. Be sure to pick via DTW & MEM for max MQMs and lowest CPM (on page two of Kayak link below)

The other way is a 1st class run to Kansas City. At 9CPM it is a bit high but for a 24hr turn and burn with a hotel overnight, I know this kind of run is better for some so I included it in the post.

Here are the lowest coach numbers:

Cost: $189

4,825 MQMs at 3.9 CPM (pick via DTW)

Bookable on Delta.com in COACH via KAKAY.com <-LINK

Need a cheap hotel in MEM? Try HERE <-LINK

I have included the Google Flights or Kayak links and for those of you new to this, 1st log in to your Delta.com SkyMiles account and THEN you click the above links and it will, after you choose flights, send them over to Delta.com. Very simple! – René





  1. Rene, I’m finally doing it. I am shooting for Diamond this year. I am based in RST, but MSP is also good. Do you have any suggestions that will get a lot of MQM’S for not too high of a cost?

  2. @Adam – You are talking for 2016 I hope (ie shooting for Diamond this year). I will have a great post on the 1st to help.

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