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Mileage Run from Atlanta: 29,324 Delta MQM & $5864 MQD to Johannesburg in Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy!

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I’m so excited about this MQD and MQM run — because there’s finally something for Atlanta-based Delta travelers to enjoy!

This is another run in the great “Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy to Johannesburg” series 🙂 Dates are available from November through at least next March! So if you need MQM and MQD before the end of the year, consider this run. Or if you want to stock up early next year, this is a good opportunity.

The ≈$2048 varies by date and stay duration. For example, it’s usually higher during the middle of the week — unless you want to stay a few days and explore Jo’burg.

Here’s how it breaks down:

Delta MQD mileage run on Virgin Atlantic -- ATL to LHR to JNB in 2019. Dates are available in 2020, as well!

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

Calendar of dates for Delta MQD mileage run on Virgin Atlantic -- ATL to LHR to JNB.

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

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2 Comments

  1. Sean O'Connor

    Looking for some help here – I go on the Virgin Atlantic website to search for date and I don’t find anything comparable to what you are showing in this post.

    Do the fares really change this rapidly?

    Or am I missing something silly and basic?

    This sounds like just the run I need and I am really interested in it but I cannot find any dates with this low fare for that class.

    Thanks for any help

    Sean

  2. @Sean O’Connor: I don’t know which dates you’re trying to book, but some require overnight stays — usually the mid-week ones. You sometimes need to play around with the dates and see what you come up with.

    Fares sometimes change rapidly — especially once they’re tweeted, retweeted, reblogged, emailed to friends, etc. and people start booking them. (Who knows? Maybe Delta told Virgin to ixnay the JNB deals from ATL.)

    Good luck!

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