Skyline of the city of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic with a tilt-shift effect

Hot on the heels of our JFK to Lima post earlier this week, New York-based travelers (or passengers who can position there) have another MQD run option with great MQMs, too!

The trips are currently priced as low as $594 and in Aeromexico business class. Some itineraries include flights the on 787 Dreamliner (read Rene’s reviews of the 787-8 and 787-9).

(I also blogged a run from LAX to SDQ. Read about it now.)

Many dates give you the option to either get right back on the plane in SDQ or stay a few days.

The general routing is JFK-MEX-SDQ-MEX-JFK.

The trip is estimated to travel 8,018 miles. So because of how Delta awards partner travel when you credit it to your SkyMiles account, this trip will earn you:

  • $3207 MQD
  • 12,054 MQM (@ 4.9 CPM — that’s decent for a coach run. VERY NICE for business class!)
  • 16,036 base SkyMiles (plus medallion bonus: Diamond + 120%; Platinum + 80%; Gold + 60%; Silver + 40%)

As usual, these are Y-UP fares. There have been, in the past, some issues with getting correct credit with Y-UPs from AeroMexico. All data points suggest this problem has been fixed — but be sure to save all your boarding passes and follow these steps to make sure you get correct credit!

Here’s a sample itinerary with no overnight stay required:

Sample Delta MQD run itinerary on Aeromexico from New York JFK to Santo Domingo (SDQ).

Itineraries involving an overnight in MEX:

Sample Delta MQD run itinerary on Aeromexico from New York JFK to Santo Domingo (SDQ).

There are other options with overnights in Monterrey, as well. Not sure that’s worth the extra time and money for a few MQD and MQM but if you need a few days away, there you go.

If you stay overnight in MEX, you may consider staying at the Hilton Mexico City Airport, which is at Terminal 1. (You can help support the blog by booking with our Hilton link offering free breakfast and hotel credit at properties in Mexico — thank you!) Hilton also is available through Be Frugal and Rakuten (formerly known as Ebates).

This (and most Aeromexico) run goes through Mexico City, which has a Centurion Lounge (read Rene’s review). So if you don’t yet have a Platinum Card from American Express (learn how to apply) or Business Platinum Card from American Express (learn how to apply) to get you into the Centurion Lounge, now would be a great time to consider applying.

Get Into the Lounge!

The Platinum Card from American Express.

<– Platinum Card from American Express (learn how to apply)


American Express Business Platinum card

<– Business Platinum Card from American Express (learn how to apply)


There are a ton of dates available in September and October to help with your 2020 Delta Medallion Status. Then you can get a jump start on 2021’s Medallion year in January, February, and one date in March!

Calendar of Delta MQD run itineraries on Aeromexico from New York JFK to Santo Domingo (SDQ).


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Keep in mind the fall dates occur during hurricane season. Protect yourself with a travel insurance plan from Travelex or Allianz.

While we all love earning 5X on purchases made directly with airlines when paying with the Platinum Card from American Express (learn how to apply), consider using one of these cards that come with Chase’s travel interruption coverage:

The Chase Ink Business Preferred card


Chase Ink Business Preferred Card (3x on travel, up to $150,000 in combined purchases each anniversary year)


Learn more about the Chase Sapphire Reserve at


Chase Sapphire Reserve Card (3x on travel, $300 annual travel credit and Priority Pass membership)


The Chase Sapphire Preferred travel rewards credit card.


Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)


Remember our friend Adam and his Juicy Miles team will construct a personalized mileage run for you!

— Chris

Other Santo Domingo Runs We’ve Posted Today

[UPDATED] Elite Aeromexico Business Class Run for Delta MQD: Los Angeles LAX to Santo Domingo! $2276 MQD & 10,900 MQM for $640!



  1. Milesmachine

    FYI A couple of days ago just scored a 19236 MQM for 725USD on AM Coach JFK-MEX-ICN-MEX-JFK. One night in ICN, one in MEX (Jul 9-12) There are more days around these dates/no overnight in MEX – Guess a bit higher now if you wanna take a look guys..

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