Friday, June 3, 2016 by John @laptoptravel
I am actually heading out shortly on a huge trip but got a weird alert on my computer search this morning telling me there was a ‘fare discrepancy’ (make of that what you will…) So I felt compelled to check it out and dig some more.
Sure enough, I found a little trick that will help you great a First Class itinerary earning 9,200 Medallion Qualification Miles in a single overnight itinerary; one which I have done twice myself.
So, once you search for the lowest coach fare (I found these for between $310 and $318) which is still not a bad coach run…you can then wait for Delta to offer you the opportunity to upgrade to First Class for $50.25/per person/per segment. So for an additional $201 you are getting your confirmed First Class seats, food service as well as 50% bonus MQM’s.
For some reasons that I really did not have time to investigate many of these First Class fares are not showing up on the typical searches the public might use. That is why this little upgrade trick is so sweet!
Well, here you go. Don’t forget to first log into your Delta account and then proceed with our booking instructions.
KAYAK DIRECT BOOKING LINK Click on the “View Deal” that will take you through to Delta’s booking site.
Dallas – Detroit – San Francisco – Detroit – Dallas June 14th-15th (Overnight)
MQM’S: 9,200 Medallion Qualification Miles
COST: 5.6 CPM (Cents Per Medallion Qualification Mile)
In searching for dates (a very complicated process, without much help from many of the online travel agency (OTA) sites) I found the following Departure dates:
June 7th June 13th June 14th June 16th
and June 28th (Note this fare is a bit cheaper at $510.60 for First Class)
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