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Saturday BBQ Delta Elite Mileage Run! Los Angeles (LAX) to Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW): 5065 MQM at 4.8 CPM in Main Cabin, 3.4 in Basic E!

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Want to enjoy some MQM and BBQ during a Saturday? This run could be for you.

This Delta elite mileage run earns 5065 MQM. It prices out to $177 in Basic E (3.4 CPM) and $244 in Main Cabin (4.8 CPM). Personally, I’d spend extra bucks and get myself a good, comfortable seat (and a shot at upgrades). This one involves a rather fun but long day.

Routing goes like this: LAX-MSP-DFW-ATL-LAX

The trip departs Los Angeles (LAX) late night Friday, December 6/early morning Saturday, December 7.  Connect through Minneapolis (MSP) and arrive at DFW at 11:41 AM.

Your first return flight doesn’t leave until 5:45 PM — which gives you plenty of time to enjoy a BBQ lunch at Hard Eight BBQ in nearby Coppell (read Rene’s review here). It’s about a 10 minute Uber or Lyft ride from the airport.

If you’d rather enjoy some airport appreciation time, remember DFW has a great American Express Centurion Lounge (yay!) but you won’t be allowed in until 2:45 PM (boo!). You can also hang out at THE Club DFW, a Priority Pass lounge — but also won’t be allowed in until 2:45. Until then, you can kick it at the underwhelming DFW Sky Club.

The trip back to LAX starts with a 5:45 PM hop to Atlanta. The ATL to LAX flight lands in Los Angeles at 11:59 PM.

LAX to Dallas DFW Delta Air Lines mileage run on Saturday, December 7

Lounges

Plenty of lounges where you can enjoy complimentary lounge access during this run, providing you have Sky Club membership (but why?), or one of these cards:

The Platinum Card from American Express.

The Platinum Card from American Express

American Express Business Platinum card        The Business Platinum Card from American Express

The Delta Reserve Card from American ExpressDelta Reserve Credit Card from American Express

Delta Reserve Business Card from American Express.Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card from American Express

Los Angeles

Minneapolis

Dallas DFW

Atlanta

Don’t Live in Los Angeles?

If you don’t live in LA, don’t fret. You can position in on Friday afternoon or evening, take the run, and stay overnight at one of the nearby airport hotels within walking distance. (Personally, I suggest the Hyatt Regency LAX, which qualifies for the World of Hyatt credit card‘s annual free night.) Then head home on Sunday.

You can also contact the mileage run staff at Juicy Miles; they’ll find a run from your home base.

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 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 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!

Enjoy!

–Chris

 

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