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HURRY! LAX to Johannesburg, South Africa (JNB) Weekend Elite MQD & MQM Mileage Run: $6627 Delta MQD, 33,135 MQM and SkyMiles for $1866

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Jump on this right now if you’re interested in scoring over $6600 MQD and 33,135 MQM. Very few tickets remain at this price for this Los Angeles (LAX) to Johannesburg, South Africa (JNB) mileage run.

Like the JFK to JNB run we posted yesterday, this is a long weekend jaunt from November 15 to November 18 in Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy. It also gives you several hours to explore Johannesburg or enjoy some airport appreciation.

Here’s how it breaks down:

  • Cost: $1865.23
  • Departure Date: Friday, November 15 (3:00 PM or 7:20 PM)
  • Arrival Date: Sunday, November 17
  • Route: LAX-LHR-JNB
  • Return Departure Date: Sunday, November 17 (a couple of different evening departures from which to choose)
  • Return Arrival Date: Monday, November 18
  • Route: JNB-LHR-LAX
  • Miles Flown (estimated via Unofficial SkyMiles Calculator): 22,090
  • MQD (est): $6627 (as Virgin Atlantic’s Premium Economy earns 30% of mileage flown)
  • MQM: (est): 33,135 MQM (5.6 CPM)
  • SkyMiles (est): 33,135 base (plus medallion bonus: Diamond + 120%; Platinum + 80%; Gold + 60%; Silver + 40%)

Book through Virgin Atlantic and credit to your Delta SkyMiles account. (See Rene’s post that explains why and how.)

Here’s a sample itinerary:

Delta MQD mileage run on Virgin Atlantic -- LAX to LHR to JNB in November 2019.

 

Lounge Access at LAX

Delta Gold, Platinum, and Diamond Medallions: you should have access to the LAX T2 SkyClub, as you’re SkyTeam Elite Plus and flying an international itinerary.

Yes, the LAX Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse is open to Priority Pass members — but only during certain times. It likely will be limited to Upper Class passengers only when you’re at LAX for this trip. So just meander across the mezzanine and visit the SkyClub.

In the meantime, consider our friend Adam for help constructing a personalized mileage run that suits your needs and convenience!

Paying for the Trip

Remember to use a credit card that gives you bonus points on your airfare purchases!

The Platinum Card from American Express. 5X on The Platinum Card from American Express (<– LINK) when using your card to purchase airfare directly from airlines. Plus airport lounge access!

The Chase Sapphire Reserve card.3X with the Chase Sapphire Reserve (<– LINK), which also comes with an annual $300 travel credit. Plus airport lounge access!

The Chase Ink Business Preferred card3X on the Chase Ink Business Preferred Card (<– LINK) (3X on the first $150,000 combined spend in categories — such as travel — each anniversary year)

American Express Gold Card3X with the American Express Gold Card (<– LINK) when using your card to purchase airfare directly from airlines

Enjoy!

–Chris

Cover image photo: ©iStock.com/Ryan_Fire_Starter_James

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1 Comment

  1. Reesibits

    Awesome find but would like longer layovers of 14 hours to enjoy.

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