I really thought I had flown my last ever Delta 747 when I crossed million miler with Delta. But when I asked readers the question about what they were more excited about flying, the Delta 747 one more time, or the new A350, most told me the 747.
To be fair I asked readers about the LAST Delta 747 flight and the ones above are NOT the last flights (they are in December – or sooner – see reader comments below) but this is the best I can do and at a “group” price. What I have found for you is:
- 5 (more) seats at $611 thus 3.5 CPM
- 9+ (more) seats at
$750$711 thus 4.1 CPM
Clearly the first 5 tickets are the best deal and well under my personal sub-4 CPM or cents per mile to accumulate Delta elite MQMs but even the next bump up is just over 4 CPM.
The other reason I like these run dates are that they are just before the Chicago Seminars the weekend of 20-22 October. Thus, if you are already taking time off or going to Chicago, why not fly in on Sunday the 15th and do the run 16-18 and have the 19th to play around in town before the event?
Just one tiny caveat with this adventure should you choose to fly along. There is a tiny risk Delta could swap out the B747 for the new A350 by the time we fly. OK so not the end of the world to get to fly the brand new flagship jet vs. the “Queen of the Skies” the 747 but just know that could possibly happen! 😉
I know we are just half way through the Medallion year but if you are in need of a few more MQMs this could be a fun run to add almost 18k to your totals! – René
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