Mileage Run Deals

San Francisco to Dallas and VV (via DTW) $218 & 6132MQMs at 3.6CPM 24 hour Delta Elite Mileage Run

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From SFO
From DFW
E Basic earnings
Main cabin earnings and price
Delta first class earnings

I kinda like this one but not so much in coach. Yes the E Basic one is cheap and under my 4CPM (cents per mile – for elite points) goal but the main cabin coach one is a bit too high. Plus, if you have ever tried to get an upgrade out of SFO, you know that is not simple even with a regional upgrade applied. But the first class run is well under my 8CPM goal price and worth considering.

There are scattered dates over the next few months you can run this and it works either way from San Francisco or from Dallas. You can have some time in both the SFO Amex Centurion as well as the Dallas Amex Centurion if you have the Amex personal or business card(s)! Or, visit the very nice SFO Delta Sky Club.

Here are the numbers:

Cost: $218 in E basic or $289 in main cabin coach

6,132 MQMs at 3.6 CPM via DTW 2x

Cost: $666 in First Class

9200 MQMs at 7.2 CPM via DTW 2x

Book direct on Delta.com and choose flights via DTW

Not bad for a quick 24 hour out and back run. Would clearly be better on a weekend but only seeing weekday dates though December 2019. What do you think of this fun run?

Rene’s Points For Better Travel, a division of Chatterbox Entertainment, Inc. has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Rene’s Points For Better Travel and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


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René de Lambert is a contributing writer and the founder of RenesPoints. He is an avid Delta and SkyTeam flyer who has held Delta’s top Diamond Medallion status for many years and flown millions of miles.

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