Fresh off posting about the Delta Amex Offer with ten strings attached, we found what appears to be a “compliant” mileage run!
If you live in (or can get to) Nashville, you might be interested in this same-day 3954 MQM mileage run to Seattle. Both flights are in the Main Cabin — and midweek — so there’s a chance for first class upgrades.
The $212 base fare qualifies for the Amex Offer’s $200 minimum spend. After taxes and fees, plus the $40 Amex statement credit, the ultimate cost should weigh in at $216.60. That brings the cpm to 5.4. Nothing spectacular but it’s the easiest, best, and the most time-worthy option I’ve seen so far.
The outbound leaves BNA at 6:50 AM, arriving in SEA at 9:55 AM.
You have just over seven hours in the Emerald City. That’s plenty of time to use an American Express Platinium (learn more) or Business Platinum Card (learn more) to club hop between the Seattle Centurion Lounge, flagship Delta Sky Club, and satellite Sky Club. Or use a Delta Reserve American Express (learn more) or Delta Reserve for Business American Express (learn more) card for entrance to just the Sky Clubs.
You can also hop a train into downtown and check out the city.
The return flight leaves SEA at 5:21 PM, arriving in Nashville just before midnight.
Remember, the Amex Offer stipulates that flights must be nonstop, so you don’t have to worry about any connections.
The flight is bookable on Delta.com (remember, this offer is good only on certain flights booked directly through Delta) for both Wednesday, August 21 or Wednesday, August 28.
I’ll keep searching to see if I find anything else that’s at least halfway interesting.
In the meantime, consider our friend Adam for help constructing a mileage run that suits your needs and convenience!