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Delta Premium Select Quick Vacation Mileage Run: Las Vegas (LAS) to Tokyo (HND): 17,464 MQM at 6.7 CPM!

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Here’s a nice opportunity to pick up a bunch of MQM, try out Delta Air Lines’ 777 Premium Select product, and enjoy a night in Tokyo!

The run currently prices at $1,168.05 and hauls in 17,464 MQM.

The trip goes from Las Vegas to Los Angeles (in Delta Comfort+) and then LAX to Haneda (in Premium Select). Stay a night in Tokyo and fly the reverse back to Vegas. (While this trip involves a 777, René reviewed the A350’s Premium Select during the inaugural trip. Read his post for an idea of your trip will be like!)

There are a couple of potential downsides. This mileage run

  • takes place during the middle of the week
  • leaves Las Vegas at 6:15 AM

So if you don’t live in Vegas, you’ll have to stay over the night before at a hotel — or find something to do on the Strip. 🙂

But if you can find a way to make this work, this could be pretty sweet.

(Big hat-tip to Gilbert at God Save the Points for the heads-up on this run!)

I found two dates available:

  • Depart Monday, December 2 and return Thursday, December 4
  • Depart Tuesday, December 3 and return Thursday, December 5

Here’s how it breaks down.

  • Route: LAS-LAX-HND. Overnight in Tokyo. HND-LAX-LAS.
  • Cost: $1,168.05 in C+ and Premium Economy
  • MQM: 17,464 (6.7 CPM)
  • MQD: $1,014

Las Vegas to Tokyo Haneda Delta Air Lines Premium Select Mileage Run.

Many LAX international flights depart from the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT), so you’ll likely need to take the Delta shuttle bus to/from your Haneda flights. Allow 30 minutes, just to be safe.

Gold, Platinum, and Diamond Medallions: keep in mind you’re SkyTeam Elite Plus, so you and a guest have complimentary access to the LAX SkyClubs (T2, T3, and the T3 “satellite”/overflow lounge) during this run, as it’s an international trip.

If this run doesn’t work for you, 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 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

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!

Enjoy!

–Chris

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