Atlanta to San Jose (Costa Rica) $728 Business Class Delta / AeroMexico Weekend HUB Elite Mileage Run  8094MQMs at 9CPM

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Open Nov and Dec dates 2019

I don’t love this one but this one is reasonable and convent for those who can ONLY take a mileage run on a weekend and do not want to position to some other start city to get a run done. It looks open in Nov and Dec for the best flights (HT to premiumcabindeals.com for the find). At the find site they have other options but I find the flight time and overnights just not worth it so sticking with the best one for this post.

2 days out and back

All “I” class fare

Not a “Y-UP”

The nice part about this one is the fare class coding starts with an “I” so you should have no issues getting the correct points yield if you do choose to credit these flights to Delta for your Medallion status. This is NOT a “Y-UP” fare but a real restricted business class fare.

Look at “I” class earnings

Make sure you see business class

The only way I can find this and book is either via Priceline (but is playing really strange so avoid) or via FlightNetwork.com. I am not finding these flights on AeroMexico.com site direct unfortunately. Here are the numbers:

  • ATL-BJX-MEX-SJO-MEX-QRO-ATL
  • 5396 Miles flown
  • 8094 MQMs
  • $728 at 9CPM (I like sub 8CPM in biz but this is a HUB weekend run so…)
  • 10792 SkyMiles + Medallion bonus (Diamond + 120% base; Platinum + 80%; Gold + 60%; Silver + 40%)
  • $2158 MQD credit (ticket price does not matter only 40% of distance flown as MQD dollar credit to Delta)
  • Quick link for the Nove 2/3 flights is HERE
  • Quick link for the Dec 7/8 flights is HERE

A few other tips with Flight Network. Do NOT pay for seats. Once you have a ticket you can pull it up on AeroMexico.com and pick them free. Be sure to follow my suggestions to make sure you get full points even with all the above checked off! Lastly, this is also bookable into 2020 should you wish to have some points to start the year quick. – René

 

 

3 comments

  1. On a run like this do you need to clear customs? That is a very short turn around. Is there enough time?

  2. @Kevin – Yes. You should have time (i.e. about 1 hour). I have not been through San Jose but other like Lima or Quito are a breeze.

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