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Sweet Year-End Delta MQM Weekend Mileage Run: Orange County (SNA) to London Heathrow (LHR) at 3.6 CPM!

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For those needing MQM before year’s end — or people padding rollover MQM balances — consider this great deal from Orange County, California (SNA) to London Heathrow (LHR).

It currently costs only $429.65 — and yields a very nice 12,091 MQM!

Here’s how it breaks down:

  • Dates: Depart Friday, December 6. Return Sunday, December 8
  • Route: SNA-DTW-LHR. Overnight in London. LHR-AMS-SEA-SNA
  • Cost: $429.65 in Main Cabin
  • MQM: 12,091 (3.6 CPM)
  • MQD: $309

You can use this Google Flights link to get started. (Make sure to select Main Cabin if you want to assign yourself a seat and get a free checked bag.)

Sweet Year-End Delta MQM Weekend Mileage Run: Orange County (SNA) to London Heathrow (LHR) at 3.6 CPM!

Don’t Live in Orange County?

Friday’s 12:05 PM departure from SNA allows plenty of time to position there from many different cities. The 4:11 PM arrival Sunday might allow you to head home that night, depending on where you live. You could also take a shuttle to LAX for a redeye. Or just stay overnight at a nearby hotel and fly home Monday.

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 Preferred travel rewards credit card.2X with the Chase Sapphire Preferred (<– LINK), which also comes with great trip delay and cancellation coverage!

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 photo: ©iStock.com/SHansche

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5 Comments

  1. Great mileage run. And you can spend Saturday checking out the Christmas Market in Hyde park.

  2. You can book this directly on KLM as well for the same cost. Wouldn’t that be better from a standpoint of getting more RDM and getting the same MQM – also better MQD?

    Anthony

  3. Chris, do you know if you book a ticket thru KLM or Virgin or Air France, do they recognize your Delta Status (i’m platinum) and allow you to move to their comfort plus seats (or whatever they call it) after ticketing?

  4. @Sandy: Platinum and above can request preferred seats but not guaranteed. At the gate is your best chance for free preferred seats.

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