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Cherry Blossom Run? Raleigh-Durham (RDU) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) Premium Economy Delta Mileage Run: 20,333 MQM at 6.9 CPM

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If you’ve ever wanted to experience the famous Japanese cherry blossom bloom, this could be a great chance to see it — and pick up some MQM!

This Delta Air Lines mileage run from Raleigh-Durham (RDU) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) takes place right about when it should happen.

Enjoy Premium Select in an A350 (read Rene’s review) between MSP and HND. You’re in Comfort+ on the US domestic legs.

Like the Minneapolis run we posted a while ago, the return date is flexible. So perhaps you can stay a few days and enjoy the sights a little longer.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Dates: Depart April 5, arrive April 6. Return April 7.
  • Route: RDU-MSP-HND. Overnight in Tokyo. HND-MSP-ATL-RDU
  • Cost: $1394.45 in Premium Select
  • MQM: 20,333 (6.9 CPM)
  • MQD: $1,278

Delta mileage run: RDU to HND in Premium Select.If you have IHG points (consider getting the IHG Premier Rewards Credit Card), I highly recommend staying at The Strings by InterContinental. It’s connected to Shinagawa train station and about a 15-minute train ride from Haneda.

Need Something Sooner? Later? More MQM or MQD?

Join many Rene’s Points readers enjoying great deals tailored to their personal specifications! Contact the Juicy Miles mileage run team. These folks are professional mileage run agents.

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)

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!

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

Featured image: Cherry blossom sakura lined Meguro Canal in Tokyo, Japan. ©iStock.com/NeoPhoto

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1 Comment

  1. Very interesting. Nice find! Nice to see one that works from the southeast.

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