Los Angeles to Dallas $498 First Class 7,000+ MQMs at 6.9CPM Delta Mileage Run

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Saturday, May 28, 2016   by John @laptoptravel

LAX-DFW Delta MR Aug 10 2016 Banner

Los Angeles LAX - Dallas DFW Delta Air Lines First Class Mileage Run Aug 10 2016 Booking

LAX-DFW Delta MR Aug 10 2016 Map

Let’s follow-up our earlier post, a First Class Mileage Run from Austin to San Francisco with a Los Angeles to Austin run.  Yes, this one is also a First Class run that comes in under 7 Cents Per Mile (CPM)!

I am finding a few First Class Mileage Runs, and most are coming from or going to West Coast hubs. I love it when we can share a good First Class (domestic Business) Mileage Run, and you really should take advantage, since these seemed to have recently dried up.  Anytime one pops up I try to take advantage if it works out with my schedule.  After all, First Class means 1.5 times air miles flown for MQM’s and you usually get a meal, plus some of the best service in the skies from a domestic airline!

Routing through Minneapolis in both directions maximizes your MQM’s; one that delivers 7,164 Medallion Qualification Miles! It also all fits neatly into a single 24-hour day on my example.

There are a few dates scattered through August and September that I found that are valid for this fare and routing:

The layovers at the airports will allow you try out the Minneapolis Escape Lounge (MSP), which recently joined as a Priority Pass partner, or the Centurion Lounge or the newly re-opened DFW SkyClub both in the Dallas aiport.

Don’t forget you are going to be fed on these flights with Delta’s first class service.  You are enjoying these flights in the front of the aircraft and will enjoy meals, a comfortable seat and the service you have come to expect from Delta domestically.


Los Angeles LAX - Dallas DFW Delta Air Lines First Class Mileage Run Aug 10 2016 Kayak

Flight Details – Make Sure You Select this Itinerary

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The booking link below will take you to Kayak and from there you can simply click on “View Deal” (as shown in my screenshot above.)  That takes you through to Delta’s website where your flights are pre-filled, where you can review the itinerary, and then purchase this route.

Anyway here are the numbers:

The Details:

MQM’s:     7,164 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQM’s)

Fare:         $498

Cost:           6.9 Cents Per Mile (CPM)

Please login to your Delta Airlines / SkyMiles account before you click on the booking link below:


Los Angeles – Minneapolis – Dallas (DFW) – Minneapolis – Los Angeles

August 10th, 2016 Same-Day

When looking, make sure you select the itinerary shown above:  it is the only one that has the cheapest fare and the most MQM’s. There are a lot of other, much less Mileage Run worthy, alternatives.

Thank you for visiting and following us, hopefully throughout 2016 here at Renes Points and Elite Mileage Runs  – Best Wishes and Happy Travels. Enjoy your travels!  – John @laptoptravel


  1. Thanks for the find!

    Wondering if anyone has had any luck actually finalizing a purchase.

    I have tried several times and at the last second before accepting my credit card security code, I get a notification that the price has increased to $595. But of course, if I start the process again, it shows the original price.

  2. @Stephanie –

    As of Sunday, May 29th, 2:30pm (PST) This deal is still going STRONG! I was able to book August 23rd dates, FYI

    Thanks for reading the Elite Mileage Runs !

  3. Stephanie-
    I have not been able to get this one to work either. I tried Aug. 10 and 23rd and got the price fare notification. Just tried again at 6:51pm (CST). I did get SFO-AUS to work yesterday on Aug 23rd and just booked Aruba June 13th.

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